Inside Drug Pricing - 02/12/2019

Sen. Brown, House Dems Push Two Sets Of Bills To Curb Drug Prices

By John Wilkerson
February 7, 2019 at 2:39 PM
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and House Democrats are pushing sister bills to curb rising drug prices: one would direct Medicare to negotiate drug prices and let the government force generic competition before patents and exclusivities expire when negotiations fail; the other would penalize companies that price gouge. Both bills were introduced last congressional session. Democrats are tripping over one another to attack drug makers. Several drug-pricing bills have been introduced in the new Congress, some of them bipartisan; multiple hearings...

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