Drug-Patent Rules, Alleged Abuses Under Senate Panel’s Scrutiny

ALEX RUOFF | May 7, 2019

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Federal patent rules and the debate over whether they make prescription drugs more expensive are set to take center stage at a Senate hearing today. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is leading a push to see if pharmaceutical companies are abusing federal laws to extend the life of their patents and fend off competition by generic drugmakers. That effort will be on display when the Senate Judiciary Committee hears from drug companies’ industry group and advocates for lowering drug prices. “I don’t want patents to be used in a fashion to extend the life of a drug for a profit, that’s what concerns me,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said.

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