Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, appears at a news conference with Sen. Ed Markey on issuing subpoenas for pharmaceutical company CEOs to testify regarding drug prices, in the Capitol, Jan. 25, 2024.
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Senators are questioning the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Bristol Myers Squibb on U.S. drug prices at a hearing Thursday, as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle work to rein in high health-care costs for Americans.
The push to cut drug prices is one of those rare hot-button issues that unites the two major political parties, even though they often back different approaches.
Roughly 9 million American adults did not take their drugs as prescribed in 2021 due to the high cost of medications, according to a federal survey. Prescription drug prices in the U.S. are also more than 2.5 times as high as those in other high-income nations, another…