Hearing: “Negotiating a Better Deal: Legislation to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs”

Subcommittee on Health (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 (11:30 AM)

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Washington, D.C.
Member and witness participation will be through the Cisco WebEx Virtual Platform. Public access via the Committee website at http://energycommerce.house.gov.

Witnesses

Ms. Therese Ball
Patient

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 04/30/2021 at 04:58 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM

Mr. Michael A. Carrier
Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 04/30/2021 at 04:58 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM

Ms. Khrystal K. Davis
Rare Disease Caregiver & Patient Advocate, Texas Rare Alliance Founding President

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 03:50 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM

Dr. Gaurav Gupta
Founder, Ascendant BioCapital

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 05/01/2021 at 09:31 AM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM

Ms. Rachel Sachs
Associate Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 04/30/2021 at 04:58 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM

Text of Legislation

  • H.R. 3, the “Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act” [PDF] Added 04/27/2021 at 04:27 PM
  • H.R. 19, the “Lower Costs, More Cures Act of 2021” [PDF] Added 04/27/2021 at 04:27 PM
  • H.R. 153, the “Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2021” [PDF] Added 04/27/2021 at 04:27 PM
  • H.R. 2815, the “BIOSIM Act” [PDF] Added 04/27/2021 at 04:27 PM
  • H.R. 2831, the “Prompt Approval of Safe Generic Drugs Act” [PDF] Added 04/27/2021 at 04:27 PM
  • H.R. 2843, the “STOP GAMES Act” [PDF] Added 04/27/2021 at 04:27 PM
  • H.R. 2846, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require PDP sponsors of a prescription drug plan under part D of the Medicare program that use a formulary to include certain generic drugs and biosimilar biological products on such formulary, and for other purposes [PDF] Added 04/27/2021 at 04:27 PM
  • H.R. 2853, the “BLOCKING Act” [PDF] Added 04/27/2021 at 04:27 PM

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Briefing Memo [PDF] Added 04/30/2021 at 04:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from the National Community Pharmacists Association [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from the ERISA Industry Committee [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A July 22, 2018, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics journal article entitled, “A Significant Anticancer Drug Approval Lag Between Japan and the United States Still Exists for Minor Cancers” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A January 8, 2019 Intrado Newswire article entitled, "U.S. Continues to Lease New Drug R&D, but Asia-Pacific is Starting to Rise, According to the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development" [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A May 29, 2019, McKinsey & Company article entitled “Biopharma in China: Insights into a market at a crossroads” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - An August 12, 2019, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation publication entitled, “China’s Biopharmaceutical Strategy: Challenge or Complement to U.S. Industry Competitiveness?” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - An October 16, 2019, STAT article entitled, “CBO estimate on Pelosi drug bill misses its long-term impact on health” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - An October 21, 2019, memorandum from the Congressional Research Service entitled, “Legal Analysis of Title I of H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - An October 25, 2019, STAT article entitled, “Nonpartisan congressional report suggests Pelosi’s drug pricing bill could be found unconstitutional” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A 2019 Report from the National Council on Disability entitled, “Quality-Adjusted Life Years and the Devaluation of Life with Disability” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A November 12, 2019, STAT article entitled, “It’s tiny biotechs – not big drug makers – that fear ‘nuclear winter’ from Pelosi’s drug pricing bill’ [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from 13 biotechnology investors [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A November 18, 2019, STAT Plus article entitled, “In a rare political move, prominent biotech venture capitalists speak out against Pelosi’s drug pricing bill” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from 138 emerging biotechnology companies [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A 2019 letter from Phillip L. Swagel, Director, Congressional Budget Office to Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A fact sheet from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A July 24, 2019, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society article entitled, “Do Biopharma Companies Really Spend More on Marketing Than R&D?” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A January 30, 2020, Wall Street Journal article entitled, “Pharma to the Rescue” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - An August 11, 2020, BioWorld article entitled, “As venture capital slows in China, biotech booms” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A November 4, 2020, Inside Sources opinion piece entitled, “Socialized Medicine and Rationing COVID Care Defy American Principles” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A January 19, 2021, brief from Biopharma Dive entitled, “Biohaven adds to a long list of Alzheimer’s drug failures” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A January 28, 2021, Wall Street Journal article entitled, “Europe’s Self-Defeating Vaccine Fight” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A February 3, 2021, Fortune article entitled, “EU’s slow vaccine roll out risks 100 billion euros in extended lockdowns and lost growth” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the parents of two sons afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis to Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health, Alberta, Canada [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A March 2021 fact sheet from PhRMA entitled, “HR 3 Threatens Patient Access to Treatments” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A March 1, 2021, Bloomberg News article entitled, “Xi Mobilizes China for Tech Revolution to Cut Dependence on West” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - An April 5, 2021, STAT article entitled, “Thank private risk-taking, not public funding, for COVID-19 vaccines, therapies” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - An April 14, 2021, RealClear Health article entitled, “Don’t Repeat Europe’s Vaccine Catastrophe” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - An April 20, 2021, Fierce Pharma article entitled, “Bluebird bio lays off staffers in Europe as Zynteglo rollout hits an early reimbursement snag” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - An April 20, 2021, brief from Biopharma Dive entitled “Bluebird to withdraw gene therapy from Germany after dispute over price” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A document of statements from 20 health care organizations [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the Alliance for Aging Research [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A press release from Incubate, a coalition of life science venture capital organizations [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A blog post from PIPC [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from ten U.S. Senators to the Honorable Xavier Becerra, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Liz Richter, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - An April 2021 PhRMA analysis entitled, “Examples of New Medicine Availability in the United States vs. Other High-Income OECD Countries” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A press release from the Alliance for Aging Research [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - An April 22, 2021, blog post from the Chronic Care Policy Alliance entitled, “Letter to Congress: Chronic Care Policy Alliance Opposes H.R. 3” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A Weekly Checkup from the American Action Forum [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - An April 26, 2021, Forbes article entitled, “Europe Negotiates A Poor Vaccine Rollout” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A fact sheet entitled, “The United States Has Breakthrough Treatments Not Available Abroad” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - An April 28, 2021, STAT article entitled “H.R. 3’s international reference pricing misses the mark” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the National Council on Disability [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A Charles River Associates assessments entitled, “Government Scorekeepers Likely Underestimate the Impact of Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R.3) on Investment and Innovative Medicines” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A blog post from the Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the Alliance for Aging Research [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A press release from the Part B Access for Seniors and Physicians Coalition [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A September 13, 2020, The Irish Sun article entitled, “Our son and daughter both have terminal disease that’s robbing them of their ability to talk, walk, eat and see" [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A September 17, 2020, Nine News article entitled, “‘Burning liquid fire’: Sick Aussies endure agonizing injections while painless drug is available overseas” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A press release from Doctors for America [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A 2020 AmerisourceBergen model report entitled, “Modeling the Population Outcomes of Cost-Related Nonadherence: Model Report” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from the American Pharmacists Association [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A press release from Health Care Voter [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the Center for Medicare Advocacy [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from Public Citizen [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from Families USA [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from Patients for Affordable Drugs Now [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from Lower Drug Prices Now [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from the Medicare Rights Center [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from Social Security Works [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A white paper from West Health Policy Center [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from the American College of Physicians [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A press release from the Endocrine Society [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - An August 11, 2020, CTV News Canada article entitled, “‘It will be too late for her’: Parents race to afford ‘world’s most expensive drug’” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A 2019 Report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration entitled, “Twelfth Annual Report on Delays in Approvals of Applications Related to Citizen Petitions and Petitions for Stay of Agency Action for Fiscal Year 2019” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A fact sheet from the Part B Access for Seniors and Physicians Coalition entitled, “Survey of German Physicians Reveals Concerns with Government Intrusion in Health Care Decisions” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A September 3, 2020, Daily Record article entitled, “Slash red tape to help NHS save lives” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from the National Association of Health Underwriters [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the National Taxpayers Union [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the Alliance for Retired Americans [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A May 2021 report from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society entitled, “Fixing Medicare Part D: How a Patient-First Approach to Out-of-Pocket Costs Will bring Treatments Within Reach” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A July 27, 2020, CTV News London article entitled, “Huron County, Ont., mom leading fight for new cystic fibrosis treatment” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A statement from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the Patient Access Network Foundation [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A fact sheet from the Part B Access for Seniors and Physicians Coalition entitled, “Survey of French Physicians Reveals Concerns with Government Intrusion in Health Care Decisions” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A fact sheet from the Part B Access for Seniors and Physicians Coalition entitled, “Survey of U.K. Physicians Reveals Concerns with Government Interference in Health Care” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A fact sheet from PIPC entitled “Access Restrictions in Germany” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A document of recommendations from Americans for Prosperity [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A letter from the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A July 1, 2020 New Zealand Herald article entitled, "Pharmac refuses funding for life-saving drug Spinraza" [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A July 15, 2020 New Zealand Herald article entitled, "Otago farmer's upsetting cancer diagnosis after shrugging off headaches" [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Document for the Record - A November 2019 fact sheet from Eversana entitled, “U.S. Physicians overwhelmingly disagree with Germany’s determination of the value of diabetes medicines” [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM

Member Statements

  • Opening Statement of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Ranking Member of the Full Committee [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Brett Guthrie, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., Chairman of the Full Committee [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM

Hearing Record

  • Member Attendance [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:30 PM
  • Preliminary Transcript [PDF] Added 05/14/2021 at 01:42 PM

First Published: April 27, 2021 at 03:49 PM
Last Updated: May 14, 2021 at 01:42 PM