The Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would provide funding to force drugmakers to include the price of a drug in direct-to-consumer advertisements, according to The Hill.
“More information gives transparency to the transaction, and will help give American consumers a break and start to slow down the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs,” Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat, said.
The measure, which was pushed by Durbin and Sen. Chuck Grassley, was part of a health care spending bill which cleared the Senate Thursday, and now awaits House approval.
“What we’re up against here is a very powerful interest in this town,” Grassley said Thursday.
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