PBS NewsHour

Lawmakers grill pharmaceutical executives over drug prices

Clip: 02/27/2019 | 5m 56s Video has closed captioning.

Health care costs are a major concern for Americans, who spend more on prescription drugs than residents of any other country. On Tuesday, executives from seven of the biggest pharmaceutical companies appeared before a Senate committee to explain their rising prices. They were questioned about R&D spending, patent extensions and their own compensation. John Yang reports on a contentious hearing.

Aired: 02/27/19

Rating: NR

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