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U.S. lawmaker launches investigation into pharma drug pricing

14 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON A top U.S. lawmaker launched an investigation into pharmaceutical industry pricing practices on Monday, less than a week after he and fellow Democrats introduced legislation aimed at lowering medicine prices.

Sen. Sanders, Rep. Cummings introduce bill to lower U.S. drug prices

10 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Elijah Cummings introduced legislation on Thursday aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs for American consumers, critiquing President Donald Trump administration's efforts to curb medicine prices.

Sen. Sanders, Rep. Cummings to introduce bill to lower U.S. drug prices

10 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Elijah Cummings plan to introduce legislation on Thursday aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs for U.S. consumers.

Trump seeks to base Medicare drug prices on lower overseas rates

25 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump, taking aim at "global freeloading," said on Thursday his administration would seek to lower prescription drug prices by basing what the government's Medicare program pays for some medications on the lower prices paid in other countries.

Trump enacts anti-opioid abuse package in rare bipartisan step

25 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON Medical treatment will be more widely available to opioid abusers while mailing illicit drugs will be more difficult under a measure to fight drug addiction that was signed into law on Wednesday by U.S. President Donald Trump. | Video

Trump to sign anti-opioid abuse package in rare bipartisan step

24 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON, Oct 24 Medical treatment would be more widely available to opioid abusers, while mailing illicit drugs would become more difficult under a rare bipartisan measure aimed at tackling the nation's addiction crisis expected to be signed into law on Wednesday by U.S. President Donald Trump.

FDA proposed crackdown on flavored e-cigs puts Juul on notice

13 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering a ban on flavored e-cigarettes from Juul Labs and other companies as it grapples with an "epidemic" of youth e-cigarette use that threatens to create a new generation of nicotine addicts, the agency's head said on Wednesday. | Video

U.S. health secretary says agency can eliminate drug rebates

20 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said it was within his agency's power to eliminate rebates on prescription drug purchases, a key element of the Trump administration's plan to lower prescription medicine costs. | Video

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As shutdown lingers, Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of Union address

With the U.S. government shutdown dragging into its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address - a move that could deny the president the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse.