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Congress Wades Into Emotional Debate Over High-Cost Prescription Drugs
Kaiser Health News

Senators railed against pharmaceutical executives Tuesday for declining to testify before Congress about out-of-control drug prices, as lawmakers on both sides of the U.S. Capitol kicked off investigations sure to rattle one of the nation’s most powerful industries.

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Republican chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, signaled he could compel drugmakers to appear before the committee, saying he was “extremely disappointed” that only two companies have agreed to testify at a later date.