My sense of moral outrage is being sorely tested. While Congress is obsessed with the size of the Federal budget, the drug companies are stealing us blind. Drug company lobbyists spend more than the defense industry. And what do they get for their money? Plenty! Lawmakers have forbidden Medicare from negotiating drug prices. The ”US Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute is not allowed to consider cost-effectiveness comparisons in its recommendations.” NYT October 13, 2013. Importing drugs from other countries is prohibited even though they are much, much cheaper.