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Why did it take so long for the U.S. government to give Medicare the power to negotiate prescription drug prices directly with drug companies?

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 as enacted by Congress contains a non-interference clause (items in square brackets are mine; the rest are verbatim from the ...
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Why did it take so long for the U.S. government to give Medicare the power to negotiate prescription drug prices directly with drug companies?

Because it had to get congressional approval and members of congress opposed it. As of now they only have approval under law to select 10 drugs to negotiate payment for. House Republicans rip prospect ...
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