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Senate advances drug pricing bill, setting up September vote

Dive Brief: Legislation limiting drug price increases in Medicare will face a full Senate debate in September after the Finance Committee approved it on a mixed vote Thursday. The bill could see some modification before then to incorporate additional proposals, potentially including a ban on rebates to payers. In addition, House Democrats are working on… Read More »

Braun unveils bill to force drug middlemen to pass savings to consumers

Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., introduced legislation Tuesday to force insurers that negotiate drug prices to pass savings directly to patients, a measure meant to advance President Trump’s plan for lowering prices. The bill, the Drug Price Transparency Act, would codify a suggested change by Trump’s health chief aimed at lowering prices when patients pick up… Read More »

Senate Democrats introduce bill to allow government to block drug price rises

FILE PHOTO: Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules are arranged on a table in a photo illustration shot September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic/Illustration/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would allow the government to block drug price increases that it decides are unjustified. The bill sponsored by Senators Richard… Read More »