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Stacks of pills and coins Despite urging from White House, 13 of the committee’s 15 Republicans voted to remove a controversial proposal to prevent drug prices from rising faster than inflation under Medicare. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The fight between policymakers intent on lowering prescription drug prices and the drugmakers who keep raising them intensified Thursday, as a slew of Republican senators threatened to side with manufacturers against legislation supported by their own committee chairman and president.

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