WASHINGTON –Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement after the Committee voted to send four bills to the Senate floor to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Graham led a hearing on prescription drug pricing in May.
“Great day for the Senate Judiciary Committee. Today we reported out four bills, and each in their own way will lower the cost of prescription drugs.
"I really appreciate my Democratic and Republican colleagues trying to find solutions to the high cost of prescription drugs. I believe today was a step forward in that endeavor.
“I look forward to taking this legislation up on the floor as soon as possible.”
S. 1227, Prescription Pricing for the People Act of 2019 would require the Federal Trade Commission to study the role of intermediaries in the pharmaceutical supply chain and provide Congress with policy recommendations.