Flurry Of Drug Pricing Bills Offer US Congress Range Of Policy Options
If pharma got to choose, it would pick the bills that seek to discourage price increases instead of the ones that allow the government to negotiate drug prices or use international reference pricing. It is unclear whether any legislation will pass, but without a Republican majority in the Senate, the risk for industry has never been greater.
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