Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA, left) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) (Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/Sipa via AP Images)

Drug prices in TV ads again? Sen­a­tors take an­oth­er swing with ex­pe­dit­ed bill

Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Grass­ley (R-IA) are hop­ing the third time’s the charm on a bill to force phar­ma com­pa­nies to list drug prices in ad­ver­tis­ing. The two leg­is­la­tors re­quest­ed an ex­pe­dit­ed Sen­ate unan­i­mous con­sent on Tues­day for their co-spon­sored Drug-price Trans­paren­cy for Con­sumers Act (DTC Act) that Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) ob­ject­ed to.

The cur­rent bill was rein­tro­duced in April. How­ev­er, it fol­lows two failed sim­i­lar ef­forts by the sen­a­tors in 2018 and 2020.

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