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Senate Parliamentarian OKs Most Of Dems’ Drug Price Controls


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate parliamentarian narrowed Democrats‘ plan for curbing drug costs however left it largely unscathed Saturday, Democrats stated, as social gathering leaders ready to begin transferring their sprawling financial invoice via the chamber.

Elizabeth MacDonough, the chamber’s rules arbiter, stated provisions should be eliminated that might pressure drugmakers to pay rebates if their costs rise above inflation for merchandise they promote to personal insurers.

But pharmaceutical corporations must pay these penalties if their costs for medicine purchased by Medicare rise too excessive.

Other elements of the laws, similar to letting Medicare negotiate prices for the medicine it buys, capping seniors’ out-of-pocket bills and offering free vaccines, all survived.


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