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From left, Maura Collingsgru,N.J. Sen. Vin Gopal, Rex Reid, Brendon Blake, Mary Jane Celli, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Joann Downey, Eric Houghtaling, Mayor John Pallone and Evelyn Liebman discuss a plan to reduce the cost of prescription medications in Long Branch on Oct. 7, 2019. - U.S. REP. FRANK PALLONE

Pallone discusses legislation to lower prescription drug costs

Last month, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone introduced the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which would lower scripted drug costs by allowing the federal government to negotiate reduced prices for Americans, stopping drug companies from charging more in the U.S. than in other countries for the same drugs, and creating a $2,000 out-of-pocket limit on prescription drug costs for seniors through Medicare Part D.

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