Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno

Clinton announces plan to address 'unjustified' price hikes on life-saving drugs

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Truckee Meadows Community College in RenoBy Amanda Becker and Ransdell Pierson WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton said on Friday that if elected to the White House she would create an oversight panel to protect U.S. consumers from price hikes on long-available drugs and import alternative treatments if necessary, adding to her pledges to rein in drug prices. Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, would seek to give the panel an “aggressive new set of enforcement tools,” including the ability to levy fines and impose penalties on manufacturers when there has been an “unjustified, outlier price increase” on a long-available or generic drug, her campaign said.

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