PTE Re-tell Lecture 真实讲座练习题:为何美国人付高昂的药费

在PTE中,无论是Summarise Spoken Text 还是 Re-tell Lecture的考题大都是从真实的讲座或者演讲中截取的,中间经常经常夹杂很多不同的环境音.很多同学都反映有时未必是听不懂,而是听不到. 鉴于此,墨尔本文波雅思PTE专门为大家总结了真实讲座的PTE练习音频,相比新闻音频来说,整体更加接近PTE考试的真题,内容方面,我们也会为大家提供考试中存在的近似题,最近我们会持续更新,敬请期待!

I have to remind everyone that pharmaceutical cost in the United States are higher than in any developed country. What does that mean? Consumers around the world are paying much less than consumers in the United States. Why is that? That is because pharmaceutical companies charge us for higher costs. They charge us more than they charge anyone else. Now their response is usually that we need innovation and that’s what’s driving cost. But when you really look at it, the truth is that pharmaceutical companies, the vast majority pharmaceutical companies are spending more on marketing than they are on research. They are spending in fact much more usually on marketing than on research. And let me remind everyone that the American consumer, Lauren, the grandparent, the child who needs these drugs, all of us as consumers are paying twice. We pay high drug prices but we also as tax payers pay for the National Institutes of Health the research to fund pharmaceutical companies. So American consumer is really bearing this price on both ends. We are paying high prices, higher than anyone else in the world and we are paying for the research, more researches are done in the United States federal investment than elsewhere.