Hopefully, Senator (and presidential hopeful) Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will try to take it easy as he continues to recover from his October 2nd heart procedure. The lawmaker had two stents inserted after doctors found an artery blockage. It’s hard to say for sure which medications Sanders is currently taking post-surgery, but typically, individuals with stents are told to take anti-clotting medications such as clopidogrel (Plavix) or ticagrelor (Brilinta) along with anti-cholesterol medications such as Rosuvastatin (Crestor). While Sanders (and millions of other Americans) benefit from these life-saving medications, he continues to vilify the pharmaceutical industry and push for misguided policies that would make these drugs less accessible to wide swaths of the population. With less price-fixing and regulation, patients suffering from heart disease and other ailments can get back on their feet faster and maybe even get a bump in the polls.
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