Confronting the rampant and deadly greed of the pharmaceutical industry, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and several other Democratic lawmakers on Thursday to introduce a package of legislation aimed at dramatically reducing the nation\u0026#039;s sky-high prescription drug prices.\u0022The United States pays by far the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs,\u0022 Sanders declared in a statement. \u0022This has created a healthcare crisis in which one in five American adults cannot afford to get the medicine they need.\u0022\u0022If the pharmaceutical industry will not end its greed, which is literally killing Americans, then we will end it for them,\u0022 the Vermont senator added.The Democratic lawmakers unveiled their legislation at a press conference in Washington, D.C. Watch:\u0022I believe that healthcare is a basic human right,\u0022 Omar said during the press conference. \u0022Instead of taking donations from the pharmaceutical industry, we need to hold them accountable for taking advantage of the American people. Medications are too expensive, and we must act boldly to lower prices.\u0022According to a preview provided to ABC News on Wednesday, the legislative package introduced on Thursday includes:The Prescription Drug Price Relief Act, which would \u0022peg the price of prescription drugs in the United States to the median price in five major countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan\u0022;The Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act, to \u0022direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs under Medicare Part D\u0022; andThe Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act, which to \u0022allow Americans to import safe, low-cost medicine from Canada and other major countries.\u0022\u0022How many people need to die, how many people need to get unnecessarily sicker before Congress is prepared to take on the greed of the prescription drug industry?\u0022 Sanders asked on Twitter.