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Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs

S.102 - Prescription Drug Price Relief Act of 2019

This bill establishes a series of oversight and disclosure requirements relating to the prices of brand-name drugs. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to review at least annually all brand-name drugs for excessive pricing; HHS must also review prices upon petition. If any such drugs are found to be excessively priced, HHS must (1) void any government-granted exclusivity; (2) issue open, nonexclusive licenses for the drugs; and (3) expedite the review of corresponding applications for generic drugs and biosimilar biological products. HHS must also create a public database with its determinations for each drug.

H.R.3 - Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act

This bill establishes several programs and requirements relating to the prices of prescription drugs, health care coverage and costs, and public health.

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