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Distribution of answers submitted by Irish voters.
No, limiting drug prices would also limit the investment in research and development into new life-saving drugs
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Learn more about Drug Price Regulation
In 2015 the Irish government spent €1.7bn on drugs and the HSE has proposed cutting drug spending by €110m in 2016. The proposal was in response to recent steep price increases on drugs including the AIDS drug Daraprim and the EpiPen. Proponents of drug price regulation argue that drug makers raise prices to benefit the value of their stock and invest little of their profits in the development and research of new drugs. Opponents of regulation argue that consumers rely on drug companies to develop new drugs and limiting prices will prevent new lifesaving drugs from being developed. See recent drug price regulation news