Richard Gonzalez, AbbVie CEO (Chris Kleponis/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)

House com­mit­tee to grill Ab­b­Vie CEO next month on sup­press­ing Hu­mi­ra com­pe­ti­tion

Ab­b­Vie CEO Richard Gon­za­lez will be in the hot seat on May 18, again de­fend­ing the com­pa­ny’s mam­moth block­buster drug Hu­mi­ra be­fore the House Over­sight Com­mit­tee as com­pe­ti­tion for the world’s best-sell­ing drug isn’t like­ly to hit Amer­i­can shores for about two years.

Over­sight Com­mit­tee Chair­woman Car­olyn Mal­oney (D-NY) has been ze­ro­ing in on Ab­b­Vie for months now, even threat­en­ing to is­sue a sub­poe­na last Sep­tem­ber for doc­u­ments as part of her com­mit­tee’s on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to drug pric­ing prac­tices.

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