Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) (Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP Images)

House com­mit­tee de­bates IRA changes that would im­pact or­phan drugs and oth­er ar­eas

US law­mak­ers in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives are look­ing at mul­ti­ple bills that would make changes to the In­fla­tion Re­duc­tion Act, in­clud­ing how Medicare price ne­go­ti­a­tions are im­ple­ment­ed and which drugs are el­i­gi­ble for ex­emp­tions.

In a three-hour hear­ing by the House Com­mit­tee on En­er­gy and Com­merce on Thurs­day, rep­re­sen­ta­tives were par­tic­u­lar­ly fo­cused on the bi­par­ti­san Op­ti­miz­ing Re­search Progress Hope And New (OR­PHAN) Cures Act and Main­tain­ing In­vest­ments in New In­no­va­tion (MI­NI) Act.

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