Congresswoman to announce bill to control skyrocketing drug prices

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro will announce new legislation on Wednesday to control skyrocketing drug prices.

The Congresswoman will announce the Prescription Drug and Medical Device Review Board Act during a visit to East Rock Pharmacy in New Haven.

The act would create a national review board to stop pharmaceutical companies from engaging in extreme price gouging.

Congresswoman DeLauro’s legislation would establish an Interagency Drug and Device Price Review Board to collect data on drug and device prices and manufacturing costs, and if necessary, take enforcement action against manufacturers that gouge consumers with excessive prices.

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