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Prescription Drug Price Bill Before Senate

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When Congress returns next week, a bill to cut prescription drug costs will be on its plate. It was crafted by a bipartisan team, and it scaled its first hurdle in the Senate.

Crunch Time In Salem: Lawmakers Consider Must-Do Lists

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SALEM – A legislative session marked by partisan tension is entering its final weeks with plenty of unfinished business on the health care front.

Schrader Wants to Speed Up Approval Time for Generic Drugs

The Lower Drug Costs Through Competition Act would give the FDA six months to approve generic drugs, for which a brand name version of the active drug has already been authorized. The bill has bipartisan support, and he believes it could be passed as part of the year-end negotiations in President Obama’s lame-duck session.

U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader has introduced legislation with bipartisan support that he believes will limit pharmaceutical profiteering and encourage manufacturers to produce generic versions of drugs for which there’s currently no competition.

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