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Reference price bill tabled in US House and Senate

Reference price bill tabled in US House and Senate

Former US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has introduced a bill in the Senate that would peg US prescription drugs cost at no more than the median price of medicines in Canada, ... The move comes two weeks after the US mid-terms saw the Republicans

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  • Novartis rejects claims it misled Senate over Cohen links Novartis rejects claims it misled Senate over Cohen links

    Report says Novartis discussed drug-pricing with the President’s former ‘fixer’. A US Senate report has concluded that Novartis had a deeper relationship than it previously claimed with Donald ... According to the US Senate Health, Education, Labor

  • After Senate vote, Cures Act is en route to Obama for signature After Senate vote, Cures Act is en route to Obama for signature

    Legislation designed to make new therapies accessible to patients more quickly has been passed by the US Senate, with just a signature by President Obama now required before it comes into ... law. The US Senate voted 94 to 5 to approve the 21st Century

  • Mylan facing US anticompetitive practice probe Mylan facing US anticompetitive practice probe

    Two leading members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee have called for an investigation into Mylan's adherence to market competition laws over its EpiPen sales practices. ... The committee's chairman Charles Grassley and member Patrick Leahy have

  • Dr Robert Califf confirmed as new head of the FDA Dr Robert Califf confirmed as new head of the FDA

    US Senate votes in favour of his appointment to lead the regulator. ... The US Senate has confirmed Dr Robert Califf's appointment to be the new FDA commissioner, replacing Margaret Hamburg who resigned last March.

  • Robert Califf moves a step closer to FDA leadership Robert Califf moves a step closer to FDA leadership

    US Senate committee backs his nomination to serve as the regulator's commissioner. ... Robert Califf has passed another hurdle on his way to take up the top job at the US FDA, with the US Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee

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    This leaves us with two possible scenarios: either Senate republicans fail to pass a repeal and replace bill altogether; or they pass a watered-down version of the House bill that ... is a freelance writer based in the Philadelphia metro area of the US.

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