Hillary Clinton is out with a new plan to deal with the rising cost of some prescription medications.

FOX's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:

The Democratic Presidential candidate wants to create a government consumer response team to keep an eye on the costs of prescription medications, amid a consumer outcry over the soaring cost of the EpiPen, a life-saving allergy drug.

Under Clinton's plan, if the team finds companies are gouging people, they could face financial penalties. The government could also speed up the approval of competing drugs and make alternative drugs more available.

Over the past decade, the cost of the EpiPen has jumped from $100 a pack to around $600.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News.

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