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House Dems Open Investigation Into Pharma’s Drug Pricing Strategies, Calling The Probe One Of The Broadest In Decades

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings sent letters to drugmakers requesting detailed information about their pricing practices, focusing on drugs that are the costliest to Medicare Part D as well as drugs that have had the largest increases over a five-year period. The move is just the latest in a flurry of legislation and congressional action taken on the topic of high drug prices this year.

As Pharma Returns To Status Quo On Drug Prices, Trump Meets With Top Advisers To Discuss Frustrations

“The president’s been really clear — prices of drugs need to be coming down, not going up,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar, who was reportedly a part of the meeting. Meanwhile, Democrats on Capitol Hill are looking to score some early wins with small drug pricing legislation.