Castor amendment would push for lowering drug costs

07/24/09 Mitch E. Perry
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Tampa Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Castor announced today that she is filing an amendment that will require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate payment rates with pharmaceutical manufacturers for prescription drugs.

Congresswoman Castor spoke with WMNF from her Capitol Hill today to speak about that and other issues, with the Health Care legislation ongoing in the House of Representatives.

Castor is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the committee that still needs to vote on the health care bill before it will come before the entire House. She’s also a member of the Health Subcommittee.

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