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At least four pharma CEOs to testify at Senate drug pricing hearing

Feb 07, 2019 , Reuters
Drugmakers Pfizer Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Sanofi SA said on Wednesday that their chief executives plan to testify at a Senate hearing on rising prescription drug prices later this month....
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Senate Responds As Pennsylvania Supreme Court Could Annul A 2002 Law, To Trial Lawyers' Benefit

Feb 07, 2019 , Forbes
The Pennsylvania Senate will study whether forum-shopping by medical malpractice lawyers raises health care costs in the areas they target - a move that comes as the state Supreme Court considers allowing those lawyers to file cases in the courts of their...
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Pharma execs will testify before Congress 'one way or another,' US senator says

Feb 06, 2019 , CNBC Health
Pharmaceutical executives have already declined the Senate Finance Committee's invitation to testify about drug prices. Sen. Ron Wyden floated this possibility of issuing a subpoena forcing them to...
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Merck CEO Frazier to testify at Senate drug pricing hearing

Feb 06, 2019 , Reuters
U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co Inc said on Tuesday that its Chief Executive Ken Frazier plans to testify at a Senate hearing later this month examining rising prescription drug prices....
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Senate panel hears pitch on physician-dispensed generics

Feb 06, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A Senate panel focused on bringing down healthcare costs hears a different pitch on drug pricing: swap insurers for...
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Industry orgs applaud Senate letter on pharmacy issues

Feb 06, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association praised a letter from senators to Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar urging action on DIR fee reform and an end to unfair practices to pharmacies. Read More...
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Powerful Senate committee invites pharma executives to testify

Feb 05, 2019 , Reuters
A powerful U.S. Senate committee on Monday invited seven pharmaceutical companies to testify at a hearing later this month examining rising prescription drug prices....
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Congress Wades Into Emotional Debate Over High-Cost Prescription Drugs

Jan 30, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Key House and Senate committees kick off hearings on drug prices, and patients’ families weigh in with tragic...
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Senators voice interest in Medicare Part D, Part B reforms

Jan 30, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate Finance Committee in its highly anticipated foray into drug-pricing issues eyed structural reforms for Medicare Part B physician reimbursement and Part D's catastrophic coverage...
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Week Ahead: Senate, House committees set sights on Big Pharma

Jan 27, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Buckle up, Big Pharma, it's going to be a bumpy ride in Congress this year. Senate Finance Committee Chair Chuck Grassley will gavel in the first of a series of hearings on soaring drug...
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Federal government to re-open temporarily with funding for FDA, IHS

Jan 26, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats reached a temporary deal to reopen the federal government for three weeks, restarting funding for several agencies including the FDA and Indian Health Service. The Senate will vote Friday...
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New lab fee schedule may overbill Medicare, Grassley warns

Jan 26, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate Finance chairman wants HHS to make sure Medicare isn't getting overbilled for lab tests after a government watchdog report flagged potential problems in the new fee...
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Abortion-Rights Movement Sets Sights On State-Level Gains: ‘2019 Holds Real Promise For Progress’

Jan 25, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
While anti-abortion advocates are pivoting to focus on Senate confirmations of judicial nominees and federal rules, abortion-rights groups like NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood see their opening on the state level....
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Senate GOP leaders join coalition disputing organ allocation policy change

Jan 24, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A 22-senator coalition has asked HHS Secretary Alex Azar to explain the department's role in a proposal to end the geography-based system for distributing organs for transplant. THe new policy has not gone into effect...
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Senate health committee leaders introduce key funding bill

Jan 19, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Senate health committee GOP Chair Lamar Alexander and top Democrat Patty Murray introduced five-year funding for community health centers and other key healthcare funding under the panel's...
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Azar's reference drug pricing model makes inroads with GOP

Jan 19, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Trump administration's idea to tie Medicare drug spending to other countries' lower prices is popular with progressive Democrats, but can HHS Secretary Alex Azar bring Senate Republicans on...
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Drug Prices Are Rising Again. Is Someone Going To Do Something About It?

Jan 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
As drugmakers hike prices, interest to rein them in grows on Capitol Hill. Next week marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, and both the House, whose leaders back abortion rights, and the Senate, controlled by abortion foes, are holding statement votes. And the government shutdown is still affecting health programs. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Alice Ollstein of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these...
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U.S. attorney general nominee open to reconsidering healthcare position

Jan 16, 2019 , Reuters
President Donald Trump's pick to be the next U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, told a Senate panel on Tuesday he is willing to reconsider the Justice Department's current position of not defending the country's healthcare law, commonly called Obamacare, in court....
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Grassley takes Finance Committee gavel, eyes hospital oversight

Jan 13, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Tax-exempt hospitals, the 340B drug discount program and accreditation programs are in the sights of the Senate's veteran champion for...
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Wis. Republican Lawmakers See Bumpy Road Ahead For Legislation Protecting Preexisting Conditions Coverage

Jan 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The state's Senate and the Assembly have struggled in the past to find common ground. "I don’t want to overpromise on that right out of the gate," Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) said, even as Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) announced his chamber would be taking up a bill protecting the coverage. Other health law news comes out of Connecticut and California, as...
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