Sure, but should the government does that, thinking people will realize that it will be the end of new drug development in the US. The government would have to take over the manufacturing of drugs - mostly stealing IP from other countries. Over time, drug development (and of course production, but that's already often the case) would all be overseas covered by foreign patents. When the US started ignoring patents, a trade war would ensue with other countries imposing a tariff on US imports to compensate the foreign drug companies for the IP that the US stole from them (as they should).
Mob rule really doesn't work out that well in spite of what progressives believe as private property rights are pretty important to motivating innovation.