Progressive Groups: Drug-Pricing Bills Without Negotiation Not Enough

March 21, 2019
Progressive groups and labor unions formed a coalition to develop drug-pricing proposals and pressure lawmakers to include Medicare price negotiation in drug-pricing measures this session, coalition representatives announced Thursday (March 21). The Coalition for Fair Drug Prices introduced vague policy principles Thursday, but Families USA Executive Director Frederick Isasi said detailed proposals are forthcoming. The group’s general policy priorities include Medicare price negotiation, transparency across the supply chain, patent and market exclusivity changes, and ensuring trade agreements do not “expand...

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