Sanders To Introduce Bill Taking Aim At High Prescription Drug Costs
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a candidate for president, has joined with another lawmaker to advance legislation that would empower Medicare to negotiate pharmaceutical prices. Meanwhile, in Senate campaign news, former U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge is launching an effort to unseat Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark.
The Wall Street Journal:
Bernie Sanders To Introduce Bill Targeting High Drug Prices
U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and a fellow lawmaker are taking aim at high prescription drug costs with a new bill that would empower Medicare to negotiate pharmaceutical prices, allow consumers to import cheaper drugs from Canada and require companies to disclose the prices they charge overseas. (Loftus, 9/9)
The Associated Press:
Ex-Prosecutor Launches Bid To Unseat Republican Sen. Boozman
Eldridge stopped short of saying whether he would have voted for the president’s health overhaul, but said he opposes attempts to repeal the law and that he would push to improve it. Boozman and the rest of the state’s all-GOP Republican delegation have called for the law’s repeal. (Demillo, 9/9)