A look at potential new developments important to health communications and marketing.

A powerful U.S. Senate committee invited seven pharmaceutical companies to testify at a hearing during February 2019 examining rising prescription drug prices.

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee and the House Oversight Committee started hearings focused on high drug prices.

A U.S. Senate committee voted to move forward the nomination of Alex Azar, a former drug industry executive and lobbyist whom President Donald Trump has tapped to be the next secretary of Health and Human Services.

U.S. senators made a last-ditch effort to secure support for the latest Republican attempt to repeal former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, releasing revised legislation to appeal to undecided senators.

Leaders of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said they reached an agreement to finance a federal insurance program for millions of lower-income children and pregnant women that was due to expire at the end of September 2017.