Pharma Industry Braces as Dems Hash Out Drug Price Package

Although House Democratic leaders recently suffered a setback when a trio of moderates in a key committee voted against a sweeping set of drug pricing reforms, health care policy experts tell AIS Health that the pharmaceutical industry has every reason to be worried about the prospect of government price controls becoming law.

As one Capitol Hill insider put it: “The drug lobby has never been as worked up and worried before as they are right now, and the reason is because there is an extreme likelihood that something is going to pass.”

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Leslie Small

Leslie has been reporting and editing in various journalism roles for nearly a decade. Most recently, she was the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer, an e-newsletter covering the health insurance industry. A graduate of Penn State University, she previously served in editing roles at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado.

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