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Week Ahead: Senate, House committees set sights on Big Pharma
Modern Healthcare

Jan. 29: Buckle up, Big Pharma, it’s going to be a bumpy ride in Congress this year. Senate Finance Committee Chair Chuck Grassley will gavel in the first of a series of hearings on soaring drug prices. “We already know what the problem is. It’s time to look at bipartisan solutions and work to turn them into law,” Grassley said in a statement. The Iowa Republican, who is retiring in two years, plans to re-introduce legislation with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) to stymie so-called pay-for-delay tactics drugmakers use to slow the introduction of generics. The two also will introduce a bill to allow importation from approved Canadian pharmacies.