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High Court OKs Maine Plan to Lower Drug Prices

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High Court OKs Maine Plan to Lower Drug Prices

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High Court OKs Maine Plan to Lower Drug Prices

High Court OKs Maine Plan to Lower Drug Prices

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The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a Maine law requiring drug companies to negotiate lower prescription-drug prices for the state's uninsured residents. The drug industry strongly opposes the law, which allows Maine to leverage its power as a bulk buyer of drugs for Medicaid. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.