The report comes as Democrat leadership ramps up pressure on the Senate to pass the party’s sweeping social spending bill.
House Democrats accuse drug manufacturers of unfairly raising prices and gaming the system to delay generic competition in a way that is “unsustainable, unjustified and unfair to patients and taxpayers.”
The party on Friday issued a report that culminated a three-year investigation of 10 companies that sell 12 of the most expensive drugs, including insulin, to Medicare. The report found that those companies collectively raised prices more than 250 times. The drugs in the committee’s investigation now have a median price almost 500% higher than when they were brought to market.
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