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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:56 AM

 

Cummings, Sanders investigate three drug companies for 'obstructing' congressional probe



The chairman of the House's oversight committee is launching an investigation into three drug companies for allegedly obstructing a congressional probe into generic drug prices.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the top Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee, said Tuesday they would investigate an apparent coordinated obstruction campaign on the part of Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Mylan N.V. and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

“Not only did your company’s apparent obstruction undermine our investigation, but it may have caused further harm to patients and health care providers by delaying the discovery of evidence about the companies’ price-fixing,” Cummings and Sanders wrote in letters to the firms.

"Furthermore, obstructing or evading a Congressional investigation, including withholding or concealing information, is a violation of federal law.”

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https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/457385-cummings-sanders-investigate-three-drug-companies-for-obstructing

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:13 AM

1. Cummings' House Committee on Oversight and Reform will be conducting the investigation....

 

The Senate Budget Committee won't.
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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:56 PM

4. How dare Cummings and Bernie work TOGETHER on this!!! Obviously Cummings has no idea what

 

Bernie is up to.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:09 PM

5. Two questions: 1. When will Sanders' hearings be held or, alternately, 2. When was he named to the..

 

House Committee on Oversight and Reform?

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Response to George II (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:33 PM

6. Cummings and Sanders said Tuesday they would investigate coordinated obstruction

 

George, I know you know how to read. The word they, is used to refer to two or more people or things previously mentioned or easily identified. The two of them, Cummings and Sanders are working together. It seems that really upsets you. Sanders was never named to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Why would he need to be named to that to work with the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform? Sanders is the top Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee.

I think it's a great idea that the two of them, Cumming and Sanders, both have teamed up to investigate an apparent coordinated obstruction campaign on the part of Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Mylan N.V. and Teva Pharmaceuticals. Don't you?

As to when the hearing will be held I would think Cummings and Sanders will keep us informed. There are more details in the article, should you care to read it.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:44 PM

7. But you don't explain under what authority Sanders will be conducting an investigation...

 

...and what resources he'll be using to do so.

I think it's great the Cummings will be conducting an investigation and ultimate hearings. I hope he yields some positive results.

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:51 PM

8. If you really want to know you can write them and ask. Cummings and Sanders will

 

both do a great job. Yeah, we get it George, you don't like Bernie. What you can do is write or call Cummings and with your connections convince him how bad Bernie sucks and maybe he won't work with him. Or maybe he'll laugh at you. Who knows.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:57 PM

9. As has happened several times in the recent past, this reminds me of a Joni Mitchell song...

 

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Response to George II (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:58 PM

10. Well go sing it sweetheart, I'm not a Mitchell fan. nt

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:36 PM

11. What?

 

10. Well go sing it sweetheart, I'm not a Mitchell fan. nt


I'm not your sweetheart!
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:22 AM

2. My Favorite Members Of Congress Ferreting The Truth

 

Coordinated price gauging is a MAJOR crime, moving beyond fraud or exploitation to racketeering. Let the truth be revealed!
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Response to corbettkroehler (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:41 PM

3. Apparently these pharma corps. have no regard for Congress,

 

certainly not the people.
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