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House Passes Bill Lowering Prescription Drug Prices

January 3rd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

In December, the House of Representatives passed a sweeping bill aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, a step toward a long-held Democratic goal that was met with sharp Republican resistance. The bill passed on a largely party-line vote of 230-192. The measure, which would allow the government to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs, is one of House Democrats’ top priorities and is expected to be touted by vulnerable Democrats up for reelection this year. The measure drew support from progressives following months of negotiations that cleared the way for it to pass last month. Congressman David Trone, a Democrat whose district includes Allegany and Garrett counties, said that he is not at all concerned with the strong objections coming from the pharmaceutical industry…

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