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Hillary Clinton promises to “crack down on price gouging” and speed the approval of generic drugs in a new TV ad, the latest in a series that highlights her plan to rein in rising prescription drug costs.

The ad, which will run in Iowa and New Hampshire, features an Iowa family that Clinton says is struggling to pay $400 a month “in medical and drug costs.” According to the campaign, the family— Lynn Kutsch, a hospital nurse, and her 6-year-old son Aidan — is paying the large medical bills because of Aidan’s battle with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess fluid accumulates in the brain.


In the ad, Clinton features two provisions of her drug costs plan: the cap on out-of-pocket prescription drug expenses, set at $250 a month, and her proposal to push the Food and Drug Administration to clear its backlog of generic drugs that are awaiting approval.

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