As we have previously reported, prescription drug pricing is an early focus for Congressional hearings this year. This week the Senate Finance Committee held its second hearing on drug pricing, and the following hearings are on the schedule next week:

Other planned health policy committee hearings for the week of March 4 include the following:

In other Congressional action, earlier this week the Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on the opioid epidemic, focusing on prevention, treatment, and recovery at the state and local level.