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Senate Committee Questions Rx Prices

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A Senate Committee is questioning officials from the pharmaceutical industry about drug prices.

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A Senate Committee is questioning officials from the pharmaceutical industry about drug prices.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12493/7134045?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:04:33 +0000 Senate Committee Questions Rx Prices A Senate Committee is questioning officials from the pharmaceutical industry about drug prices. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12493/7134045?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KOZL -- please call police right away. david: political coverage now at nine... david: members of a senate committee question officials from the pharmaceutical industry over the cost of prescription drugs. washington correspondent drew petrimoulx reports on their tough questions and the industry response. members of the senate health committee grilled officials from the prescription drug industry about prices and other issues. sen. bill cassidy, r-la: "theres a guy from lafayette louisiana who text me about three times a week talking about how his daughter cannot afford insulin." the senators questioned why americans pay more than other countries for prescription drugs. sen al franken, d-mn: "in a number of cases twice as high, four times as high." and about prices differences between customers within the u-s. sen lisa murkowski, r-ak: "who gets discounts who doesn't, why its fair for one hospital to charge something that the other doesn't." those speaking for the industry included drug manufacturers who pushed back against the notion that costs are out of control. . lori reilly, pharmaceutical research and manufacturers of america: "price increases have certainly moderated over the last few years." meanwhile, an organization of pharmacists expressed frustration. thomas menighan, american pharmacists association "essentially they have no negotiating power and they are sort of told what they have to do and they can take it or leave it." sen lamar alexander, r-tn: "how a drug gets from the manufacturer to the patient is complicated." drew petrimoulx, reporting: "the hearing was just one in a series being held by the senate health committee. the panel is looking to take a piecemeal approach to improving the healthcare system after congress failed to pass comprehensive reforms." at times tensions boiled over.. showing the angle over a lack of action to tackle increasing costs of healthcare. in washignton... im drew petrimoulx... kolr10 news... ozarkfirst...




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