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House Passes $35-a-Month Insulin Cap as Dems Seek Wider Bill
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House Passes $35-a-Month Insulin Cap as Dems Seek Wider Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill capping the monthly cost of insulin at $35 for insured patients, part of an election-year push by Democrats for price curbs on prescription drugs at a time of rising inflation. Experts... Read More

Prescription Drugs
Senate Finance Committee Far From Consensus on Drug Price Solution
2022-03-18 17:47:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — As the Senate Finance Committee waded into the hot-button topic of prescription drug prices on Wednesday two things were clear from the outset: everyone agrees something needs to be done to make drugs like insulin more affordable and... Read More

Prescription Drugs
Biden Travels to Virginia to Talk Health Care
2022-02-10 20:17:35
by Alexa Hornbeck

CULPEPER COUNTY, Va. — President Joe Biden traveled to Culpeper County, Virginia, Thursday delivering remarks intended to revive provisions of his now moribund Build Back Better agenda related to lowering health care costs and, particularly, prescription drug prices. Mindful of... Read More

Prescription Drugs
Schumer, Pelosi, Moderates Strike Deal to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
2021-11-02 20:53:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Tuesday that Democrats have reached a deal on legislation to lower prescription drug prices. "It's not everything we all wanted. Many of us would have wanted to go much further, but... Read More

Prescription Drugs
Moderates Seek Changes to Drug Pricing Proposal
2021-09-14 21:06:15
by Dan McCue

A group of moderate Democrats led by Rep. Scott Peters sought on Tuesday to change the House debate on how prescription drug prices are set in the U.S., arguing sweeping proposals put forward by progressives could threaten passage of the... Read More

Prescription Drugs
White House Unveils Plan to Cut Prescription-Drug Prices
2021-09-09 19:41:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration on Thursday offered the first detailed look at actions the White House may take in conjunction with congressional action to lower prescription drug prices. The 29-page plan, released through the Department of Health and Human... Read More

Prescription Drugs
Both Sides Lay Cards on The Table on Drug Pricing
2021-07-09 13:16:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A trio of House Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, accused the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies on Thursday of being more concerned with... Read More

Prescription Drugs
Slipping in Polls, President Banks All on Hastily Assembled Pharma Policy
2020-07-24 23:26:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed four executive orders Friday afternoon that he says will dramatically reduce the cost of prescription drugs. But even before his press conference in the Old Executive Office building was over, the orders were being... Read More

Litigation
Georgia City Sues Drug Company Over Medicine That Went from $40 to $39,000

ATLANTA — The city of Marietta, Ga., has filed a class action lawsuit against a drug company after the price of a decades-old medicine went from $40 a vial to more than $39,000. The city, which covers health care costs... Read More

Prescription Drugs
Horn Seeking to Address Prescription Drug Prices in ‘Smart and Effective’ Ways
2019-12-12 15:32:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Kendra Horn believes it should come as no surprise to anyone that reining in runaway prescription drug prices has been a top priority of members of the 116th Congress. "After all, they are something that impacts just... Read More

Prescription Drugs
Cunningham Hit Ground Running When It Came To Tamping Down on Drug Prices
2019-12-04 22:50:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Rep. Joe Cunningham's race for Congress quickly became the stuff of local legend. Here was a first-time candidate, a Democrat running in a staunchly Republican district, who defeated a well-financed GOP opponent,... Read More

Prescription Drugs
Brindisi Working to Rein in High Prescription Drug Prices
2019-12-04 22:48:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., knows the stories all too well. Time and again during town halls and community events in his district, he's heard the first-hand stories of hardworking families who've had to choose between paying for a... Read More

Prescription Drugs
Rep. McAdams Backs Legislation to Speed Generic Medications to Market
2019-12-04 22:39:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - While some continue to merely talk about the need to rein in prescription drug prices, Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, has actually taken action on bipartisan legislation to help lower the cost of often life-changing medications. Along with fellow... Read More

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