drug prices

Welch seeks drug negotiating power for Medicare

He sent a note to Donald Trump pointing out that the president-elect has expressed support for negotiating and calling on him to check out a bill Welch introduced.

Welch seeks to close loophole in ‘dysfunctional’ drug market

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., has introduced legislation to stop pharmaceutical companies from being able to exploit the so-called orphan drug loophole.

Welch announces prescription drug pricing hearing

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., has announced that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on prescription drug prices. The hearing will be Wednesday, according to a news release from Welch’s office. The announcement comes less than a week after Welch and a colleague wrote a letter to the committee chair […]

Milne calls on Leahy to donate cash from embattled drugmaker

A Leahy spokesperson, when asked whether the senator will give away campaign donations he has accepted from Mylan or its CEO, referred to a statement that didn’t answer the question.

Shumlin jabs controversial drugmaker but holds off full punch

The governor condemned Mylan for raising prices on its EpiPen but defended the company as a good Vermont employer.

House-Senate panel moves toward deal on prescription drug bill

A joint committee agreed to a version of S.216 that would require prescription drug manufacturers to justify substantial increases in the “wholesale acquisition cost” of their drugs.

House backs prescription drug price transparency bill

Under the legislation, the attorney general’s office would require drug manufacturers “to provide justification for the increase in the price of the drug.”

Welch to help lead task force on prescription drug prices

Rep. Peter Welch, I-Vt., will be co-chairman of a task force of Democrats in Congress who want to bring down prescription drug prices.