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Insulin-Specific Drug Price Bill Being Considered by House Lawmakers

June 19, 2019, 3:01 PM

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) is considering a drug price bill that specifically addresses high insulin prices.

She told Bloomberg Law in an interview June 19 she was waiting to see how lawmakers would fair in drafting a drug price bill that was “more far ranging,” but “so far they haven’t really come up with one. So we may move ahead with just an insulin-based bill,” she said, referring to herself and Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.).

Insulin prices have served as a case study for high drug prices for lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The most expensive drugs typically treat rare diseases...

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