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House Democrats open wide-reaching investigation into Big Pharma

House Democrats are quickly intensifying oversight of the pharmaceutical industry, opening what may be one of the most significant investigations into prescription drug pricing in decades. House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings of Maryland sent letters to 12 drugmakers requesting detailed information and documentation on “price increases, investments in research and development, and corporate strategies… Read More »

Democrats Fight Back Against Lawsuit Threatening Health Law

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Democrats on Thursday officially launched their pushback against a December federal court decision that declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. A group of 17 Democratic state attorneys general formally appealed the Dec. 14 decision in Texas v. U.S. issued by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor.… Read More »

Democrats taking key leadership jobs have pocketed millions from pharma industry

This story is from Kaiser Health News. Three of the lawmakers who will lead the House next year as Congress focuses on skyrocketing drug costs are among the biggest recipients of campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, a new KHN analysis shows. On Wednesday, House Democrats selected Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland to serve as… Read More »