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nnj and analysis done exclusively for Reuters shows that Americans on average me three times more for the world's top selling drugs and people in Britain , six times more than Brazilians , and as much as sixteen times more than people living in India , reddit pharmaceuticals correspondent bill Burr cried explains why when it comes to the highest cost of medicine , we are number one the big air through the joys of the free market you know system we have here and nbsp arc that there's no one entity very controlled drug prices , it's against the law is in the U. S. for the FDA to make any , our price so it's all based on efficacy and safety , and there are in other countries prices every bit of part of the equation for drug approval each country has their own in Europe for instance there are sort of single parent usually the government , and so they can say is going to be the price so you can't sell the struggle this country while most people may already know the prices for pharmaceutical drugs are higher for Americans and for the rest of the world , people like Hillary Clinton who's been advocating for lower drug costs and this guy who raised the price for a life saving drug by five thousand percent , are making clear what may not have been widely now , the drug prices in the U. S. can continue to go up even after a price is set , or even more every year , and and India and other countries in Japan acne demand price decreases every couple years you know some people just feel like the United States is subsidizing the rest of the world the companies want to get degree turn on what they put into research and development , and they're going to get where they can get it and that's basically in this country