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Lawmakers zero in on drug prices
Modern Healthcare

The issue of rising drug costs continues to be a hot political button Democrats seem eager to keep pushing. Congressional Democrats Wednesday announced the formation of a task force to investigate the rising cost of prescription drugs. Spending on prescription drugs grew 11.6% in 2014, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, ending a three-year decline. The effort is being led by Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who along with presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, has been leading the cause this past year.