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Lawmakers Consider Bill To Rein In High Insulin Prices

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Oregon lawmakers are looking for ways to keep insulin prices in check for patients who need the drug to stay alive.

Lawmakers Ready Bills On Prescription Drug Prices, Staffing Shortages 

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Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for another legislative session starting early next month, hoping to pass bills that would tackle soaring prescription drug prices, staffing shortages and a host of other issues.

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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