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Nov 20, 2018
 |  BC Extra  |  Politics & Policy

Sanders, Khanna propose compulsory licensing to reduce U.S. drug prices

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Tuesday plans to introduce legislation that would impose compulsory licenses on drugs if their prices exceed a reference price derived from an international price index.

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) said he will introduce a version of the bill in the House of Representatives during the next congressional session. Both bills are titled the Prescription Drug Price Relief Act.

While the legislation may pass the House,...

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