The Senate rejected a plan Tuesday to allow Americans to import low-cost prescriptions from abroad, handing drug makers a victory that may help secure passage of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
Responding to a new report today that drug companies are boosting prices this year in anticipation of Congress passing health care reform, Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said he will offer his bill easing restrictions on importation of cheaper drugs as an amendment to the Senate reform bill.
Conrad receives $1.6 million in health contributions since 1989 Sen. Max Baucus, a leader in the troubled effort in Congress to write a health care overhaul bill, has received more campaign donations from the health industry than any elected federal official except President Barack Obama and three other senators.
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