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Letter: Rising cancer drug prices

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I read about the "price gouging" by drug manufacturers of cancer drugs ["Drug prices criticized," News, June 24].

President George W. Bush gave the pharmaceutical companies a free hand at price gouging by prohibiting Medicare from negotiating prices. What I don't read about is any politician willing to stand up and reverse the Bush giveaway.

When we see a gas station after a major storm raise its prices, officials charge it with price gouging. We are in a major storm in the medical field known as cancer, so let's go after the price-gouging pharmaceutical companies.

David Tannenbaum, Levittown