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Burwell says administration is doubling down on drug price, opioid battles
Modern Healthcare

HHS Secretary Silvia Mathews Burwell told lawmakers Wednesday the administration is “pursuing every administrative option” for addressing high prescription drug prices, starting with a few provisions in President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget.Sen. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) said he supports the budget’s call for allowing the HHS secretary to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies on prices for biologics and particularly expensive drugs.”Drug costs are scaring the daylights out of me,” he said.