Stacks of pills and coins Proponents said the bills target tactics used by drug companies to extend patent protections and stifle competition from less-expensive generic and biosimilar drugs. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in late July voted unanimously to advance four pieces of legislation aimed at reining in prescription drug prices. The legislation, which would enhance the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to initiate enforcement actions against drug companies, now moves to the Senate floor for a vote.

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