STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Democrats eye negotiating for all drug plans; feds need a part of Oklahoma settlement with Purdue

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As Home Democrats hash out a proposal empowering the federal authorities to barter decrease drug costs, Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking it a step additional and pushing a plan that would profit even these Individuals with personal medical health insurance, Kaiser Well being Information says. A draft plan spearheaded, however not but launched, by Pelosi and different Home Democratic leaders would be sure that costs negotiated on the costliest medicine would apply not solely to the federal government however to all payers, together with employers and insurers.

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