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H.R.979 FEHBP Prescription Drug Integrity, Transparency, and Cost Savings Act, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 18, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and Labor Policy.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census

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    • WashingtonWatch.com - H.R. 979, The Bipartisan Consensus Managed ... - May 24, 2011 by http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills - U.S. Congress: H.R. 979, The Bipartisan Consensus Managed Care Improvement Act of 2007. -

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      As noted by http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills on May 24, 2011, "U.S. Congress: H.R. 979, The Bipartisan Consensus Managed Care Improvement Act of 2007. - " (http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills/show/110_HR_979.html)
    • The On-Line Buzzletter: Bill tracker: Proposals affecting federal ... - April 13, 2011 by Rgutro - Prohibits a drug carrier from paying a pharmacy benefit manager more than the average manufacturer's price for any drug. Read full story. H.R.979. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) Introduced in House on March 9, 2011. ...

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      As noted by Rgutro on April 13, 2011, "Prohibits a drug carrier from paying a pharmacy benefit manager more than the average manufacturer's price for any drug. Read full story. H.R.979. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) Introduced in House on March 9, 2011. ..." (http://rob-tom-dolly-franklin.blogspot.com/2011/04/bill-tracker-proposals-affecting.html)
    • Lawmakers seek better oversight of federal workers' prescription ... - March 10, 2011 by elong@govexec.com (Emily Long) - "H.R. 979 would save as much as $3 billion by opening up the prescription drug purchasing process, in which drug company middlemen sell to the federal government at inflated prices. The end result is lower drug prices ...

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      As noted by elong@govexec.com (Emily Long) on March 10, 2011, ""H.R. 979 would save as much as $3 billion by opening up the prescription drug purchasing process, in which drug company middlemen sell to the federal government at inflated prices. The end result is lower drug prices ..." (http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0311/031011l2.htm)

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    • Lawmakers seek better oversight of federal workers' prescription drug benefits - March 09, 2011 by GovExec.com - Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., on Wednesday introduced a bill (HR 979) that would increase oversight of pharmaceutical benefit managers, the third-party negotiators whom critics claim are primarily responsible for higher prescription drug prices. ...

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      As noted by GovExec.com on March 09, 2011, " Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., on Wednesday introduced a bill (HR 979) that would increase oversight of pharmaceutical benefit managers, the third-party negotiators whom critics claim are primarily responsible for higher prescription drug prices. ... " (http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=47310&oref=todaysnews)
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