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first_imgSENATOR BRAUN’S WEEK-IN-REVIEWFor the week beginning March 3 This week, Senator Braun introduced three bills to tackle rising prescription drug costs through adding transparency to pricing negotiations, clearing the way for more prescription drug approvals by the FDA, and providing oversight and accountability for the pharmaceutical industry.THE WASHINGTON TIMES:Senator Mike Braun: Restoring sanity to our drug pricingSenator Braun announced the drug price bills in an op-ed published by the Washington Times, detailing his solutions to lower prescription prices.THE WASHINGTON POST:Paulina Firozi: One GOP senator is urging the drug industry to make good on lowering prices“Drug company executives indicated last week they would be willing to slash their prices if they no longer were forced to pay middlemen the kind of discounts that many blame for driving up the cost of prescription drugs for consumers.Now, a first-term Republican senator is trying to turn that pledge into a reality with a new bill banning the practice of “rebates” in which drugmakers pay middlemen in the confusing drug-pricing chain to make sure their drugs are covered by insurers. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) this week introduced a measure to end rebates negotiated between drugmakers and pharmacy benefit managers in transactions conducted in the private sector.”Click here or below to read the full article:INDIANA FRONT PAGESBraun’s drug price proposals were featured in front-page stories for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette and the Indianapolis Star, by Brian Francisco and Kaitlin Lange respectively:Click here or below to read stories from the Journal Gazette and Indy Star:FOX BUSINESS CHANNELSenator Braun took to Fox Business’s The Evening Edit to talk about the news of the day and his prescription drug price initiatives:MSNBC LIVE WITH HALLIE JACKSONSenator Braun appeared on MSNBC to offer his take on President Trump’s emergency declaration, trade talks with China, and the Michael Cohen hearings.Click here to watch the full interview:FOOTNOTES” For updates, follow Senator Mike Braun on Facebook and Twitter.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more