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Lipinski's bill aims to lower cost of 'life-sustaining' drugs (November 19, 2019)

Alex Ortiz
November 19, 2019

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski introduced legislation last week to lower the cost of life-sustaining prescription drugs for seniors and others on Medicare.

The bill, H.R. 5039, would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to leverage the federal government’s purchasing power along with pricing data from other developed nations to ensure patients receive better pricing and are not being “price-gouged” on their medications, according to a news release.