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Stacks of pills and coins While other drug pricing reform proposals have been voiced, it remains to be seen whether any plan will materialize in time to be used as a campaign tool for the 2020 election. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A one-two punch has put the drug pricing agenda from the White House down for the count. A judge has blocked one rule that would have forced drug companies to disclose prices in TV ads, and a proposal that would have eliminated drug rebates was abandoned after an outcry that it would have raised seniors’ Medicare premiums and cost Medicare millions more for prescription drugs.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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