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Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, is promoting a campaign to get the National Institutes of Health to exercise the patent rights it already owns in regards to certain drugs to bring down their price. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. hide caption

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One Way To Force Down Drug Prices: Have The U.S. Exercise Its Patent Rights

Some members of Congress say the U.S. government should use the patent rights it owns for any drugs that were developed with federal grants to drive down the prices of those drugs.

President Trump released his budget blueprint on Thursday, calling for a boost in military spending and deep cuts in the Environmental Protection Agency and other programs. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Unveils 'Hard Power' Budget That Boosts Military Spending

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Birth control pills actually may be safer for teenagers than for older women, a study finds. BSIP/UIG/Getty Images hide caption

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Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pills Would Be Safe For Teens, Researchers Say

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Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, is promoting a campaign to get the National Institutes of Health to exercise the patent rights it already owns in regards to certain drugs to bring down their price. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. hide caption

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One Way To Force Down Drug Prices: Have The U.S. Exercise Its Patent Rights

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Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings on his nomination to the Supreme Court begin on Monday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Judge Gorsuch's Writings Signal He Would Be A Conservative On Social Issues

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Masjid Omar ibn Al-Khattab Mosque in Los Angeles, Calif. Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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With Both Communities Concerned, Latino Muslims Learn About Their Rights

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Yotam Silberstein's fifth album, The Village, is out now. Gulnara Khamatova/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Yotam Silberstein's Painstaking Passion Shines On 'The Village'

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