Democrats interrupted Trump’s State of the Union to chant about their drug pricing bill

first_img What’s included? Politics President Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Patrick Semansky/AP Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. By Lev Facher and Nicholas Florko Feb. 4, 2020 Reprints Log In | Learn More Lev Facher GET STARTED Washington Correspondent Lev Facher covers the politics of health and life sciences. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Democrats interrupted Trump’s State of the Union to chant about their drug pricing bill center_img About the Authors Reprints What is it? Tags CongressDonald Trumpdrug pricingWhite House [email protected] Washington Correspondent Nicholas Florko reports on the the intersection of politics and health policy. He is the author the newsletter “D.C. Diagnosis.” Nicholas Florko @levfacher [email protected] @NicholasFlorko WASHINGTON — President Trump’s brief remarks on drug pricing during Tuesday’s State of the Union address appeared uncontroversial: Congress, he said, should pass a bipartisan drug pricing bill.Democrats, however, came armed with a surprisingly strong response: From the back of the House chamber, dozens of lawmakers stood, held up three fingers, and unleashed a three-syllable chant: “H.R. 3.”last_img

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