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pills in bottle made of dollars The Right Rebate Act would give the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the ability to fine companies that knowingly misclassify drugs in the future. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Last month, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced new legislation to ensure that drug companies play by the rules of the Medicaid program. The bill is aimed at preventing drug companies from overcharging Medicaid, a practice that has been consistently costing taxpayers billions of dollars. While the legislation is an excellent indicator of future bipartisan cooperation on the issue of prescription drug affordability, much more needs to be done.

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