S. 637 - Creating Transparency to Have Drug Rebates Unlocked (C-THRU) Act of 2017

Health. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend titles XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide greater transparency of discounts provided by drug manufacturers. (by CRS) 
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There have been no votes on this bill.

Creating Transparency to Have Drug Rebates Unlocked (C-THRU) Act of 2017

S. 637 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to amend titles XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide greater transparency of discounts provided by drug manufacturers. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend titles XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide greater transparency of discounts provided by drug manufacturers.
Other Titles
  • Creating Transparency to Have Drug Rebates Unlocked (C-THRU) Act of 2017
  • Creating Transparency to Have Drug Rebates Unlocked (C-THRU) Act of 2017
  • Creating Transparency to Have Drug Rebates Unlocked (C-THRU) Act of 2017
Sponsor
Ron Wyden
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Government information and archives
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Inflation and prices
  • Medicare
  • Prescription drugs
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    Major Actions
    Introduced3/15/2017
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced3/15/2017
    3/15/2017Introduced in Senate
    3/15/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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    Contributions

    1. November - December 2010 For $43,518 Against $37,500
    2. January - February 2011 For $152,623 Against $110,900
    3. March - April 2011 For $340,789 Against $252,450
    4. May - June 2011 For $438,212 Against $222,580
    5. July - August 2011 For $200,864 Against $92,400
    6. September - October 2011 For $356,401 Against $235,013
    7. November - December 2011 For $313,320 Against $158,650
    8. January - February 2012 For $233,176 Against $140,700
    9. March - April 2012 For $461,598 Against $250,550
    10. May - June 2012 For $481,457 Against $357,532
    11. July - August 2012 For $444,301 Against $160,500
    12. September - October 2012 For $906,236 Against $319,200
    13. November - December 2012 For $140,225 Against $101,950
    14. January - February 2013 For $122,208 Against $92,850
    15. March - April 2013 For $606,916 Against $239,810
    16. May - June 2013 For $505,973 Against $393,400
    17. July - August 2013 For $181,871 Against $131,525
    18. September - October 2013 For $464,054 Against $227,150
    19. November - December 2013 For $352,850 Against $212,482
    20. January - February 2014 For $319,755 Against $169,950
    21. March - April 2014 For $495,643 Against $250,350
    22. May - June 2014 For $723,701 Against $285,800
    23. July - August 2014 For $471,567 Against $255,300
    24. September - October 2014 For $840,451 Against $357,900
    25. November - December 2014 For $231,723 Against $97,700
    26. January - February 2015 For $191,944 Against $136,005
    27. March - April 2015 For $498,658 Against $392,940
    28. May - June 2015 For $494,976 Against $337,675
    29. July - August 2015 For $234,524 Against $197,086
    30. September - October 2015 For $412,333 Against $215,605
    31. November - December 2015 For $373,531 Against $260,165
    32. January - February 2016 For $223,804 Against $147,381
    33. March - April 2016 For $439,747 Against $542,029
    34. May - June 2016 For $499,983 Against $460,640
    35. July - August 2016 For $380,583 Against $285,465
    36. September - October 2016 For $476,693 Against $323,648
    37. November - December 2016 For $49,766 Against $41,143

    Votes

      10 Organizations Support and 2 Oppose; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      Creating Transparency to Have Drug Rebates Unlocked (C-THRU) Act of 2017

      10 organizations support this bill

      Alliance for Transparent and Affordable Prescriptions
      Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). RE: C-THRU Act of 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017, from Arthritis Foundation.
      American College of Rheumatology
      American College of Rheumatology (2017, March 22). ACR Commends Growing Chorus of U.S. House and Senate Leaders Working to Lower Specialty Drug Costs. Retrieved September 12, 2017, from American College of Rheumatology.
      Arthritis Foundation
      Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). RE: C-THRU Act of 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017, from Arthritis Foundation.
      coalition of state rheumatology organizations
      Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). RE: C-THRU Act of 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017, from Arthritis Foundation.
      Global Healthy Living Foundation
      Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). RE: C-THRU Act of 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017, from Arthritis Foundation.
      Lupus and Allied Diseases Association
      Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). RE: C-THRU Act of 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017, from Arthritis Foundation.
      National Community Pharmacists Association
      National Community Pharmacists Association (2017, April 26). NCPA Responds to PCMA Complaints about PBM Rebate Transparency Bill. Retrieved September 12, 2017, from National Community Pharmacists Association.
      National Organization of Rheumatology Managers
      Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). RE: C-THRU Act of 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017, from Arthritis Foundation.
      Rheumatology Nurses Society
      Undersigned organizations (2017, May 8). RE: C-THRU Act of 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017, from Arthritis Foundation.
      Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition
      SCPC (2017, March 16). Wyden “C-Thru” Bill Helps Pull Back Curtain on Duplicitous PBM “Rebates,” Suspect Pricing Schemes, Related Anti-Competitive Behavior. Retrieved March 17, 2017, from SCPC.

      2 organizations oppose this bill

      Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
      Schatz, Tom (2017, June 1). CCAGW to Senate Finance: Oppose S. 637. Retrieved September 12, 2017, from Council for Citizens Against Government Waste.
      Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
      PCMA (2017, March 15). PCMA: C-Thru Act Will Increase Costs, Undermine Competition. Retrieved March 17, 2017, from PCMA.

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      Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 115th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
      Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

      Contributions by Legislator

      Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Support
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Oppose
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$180,150$168,100
      Tammy BaldwinDWI$108,427$18,600
      John BarrassoRWY$324,293$108,250
      Michael F. BennetDCO$227,280$193,850
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$97,450$84,350
      Roy BluntRMO$318,580$215,518
      Cory A. BookerDNJ$88,685$276,138
      John BoozmanRAR$114,430$21,000
      Sherrod BrownDOH$269,716$26,470
      Richard BurrRNC$239,300$250,799
      Maria CantwellDWA$44,542$28,100
      Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$138,583$55,416
      Ben CardinDMD$259,884$48,900
      Tom CarperDDE$76,130$194,010
      Bob CaseyDPA$183,178$263,580
      Bill CassidyRLA$773,196$149,600
      William Thad CochranRMS$105,809$50,659
      Susan M. CollinsRME$170,850$50,700
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$54,200$165,450
      Bob CorkerRTN$233,171$89,630
      John CornynRTX$365,358$131,050
      Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$58,083$14,129
      Tom CottonRAR$236,479$16,441
      Mike CrapoRID$88,852$130,800
      Ted CruzRTX$197,909$40,595
      Steve DainesRMT$67,650$46,550
      Joe DonnellyDIN$54,600$111,812
      Tammy DuckworthDIL$161,605$17,535
      Dick DurbinDIL$128,150$32,250
      Mike EnziRWY$110,250$127,600
      Joni ErnstRIA$28,315$5,600
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$42,722$60,150
      Deb FischerRNE$78,239$46,000
      Jeff FlakeRAZ$93,500$46,750
      Al FrankenDMN$95,905$12,216
      Cory GardnerRCO$140,800$128,850
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$113,628$90,450
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$114,473$74,050
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$171,185$71,150
      Kamala D. HarrisDCA$45,423$2,447
      Margaret Wood HassanDNH$45,760$17,161
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$321,522$343,310
      Martin HeinrichDNM$94,191$70,250
      Heidi HeitkampDND$40,422$47,250
      Dean HellerRNV$135,750$51,250
      Mazie K. HironoDHI$18,050$20,000
      John HoevenRND$17,860$35,565
      Jim InhofeROK$32,850$23,750
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$190,975$161,500
      Ron JohnsonRWI$147,635$47,650
      Tim KaineDVA$135,750$80,400
      John KennedyRLA$29,150$3,700
      Angus S. King, Jr.IME$61,767$4,500
      Amy KlobucharDMN$122,272$15,750
      James LankfordROK$121,496$21,500
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$5,550$41,000
      Mike LeeRUT$36,200$46,000
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$47,998$131,750
      Ed MarkeyDMA$61,990$153,950
      John McCainRAZ$93,825$9,500
      Claire McCaskillDMO$115,212$45,450
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$470,800$326,450
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$151,710$198,400
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$92,702$12,450
      Jerry MoranRKS$106,700$84,250
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$45,900$45,500
      Chris MurphyDCT$154,001$28,210
      Patty MurrayDWA$225,370$283,364
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$117,685$26,250
      Rand PaulRKY$222,922$38,335
      David PerdueRGA$113,100$42,650
      Gary C. PetersDMI$132,150$53,750
      Rob PortmanROH$284,780$292,350
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$84,800$23,000
      Jim RischRID$24,650$15,500
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$167,264$159,500
      Mike RoundsRSD$79,004$31,600
      Marco RubioRFL$99,800$89,725
      Bernie SandersIVT$24,954$250
      Ben SasseRNE$85,541$40,600
      Brian SchatzDHI$36,189$17,000
      Chuck SchumerDNY$296,625$203,550
      Tim ScottRSC$260,347$224,400
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$105,849$22,200
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$20,900$18,000
      Debbie StabenowDMI$222,172$40,200
      Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
      Dan SullivanRAK$32,112$11,400
      Jon TesterDMT$121,108$90,000
      John ThuneRSD$133,240$70,900
      Thom TillisRNC$167,654$48,150
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$277,836$237,766
      Tom UdallDNM$50,235$12,500
      Chris Van HollenDMD$446,464$96,213
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$187,180$89,800
      Elizabeth WarrenDMA$120,272$65,180
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$70,313$68,050
      Roger F. WickerRMS$70,350$18,500
      Ron WydenDOR$337,440$184,950
      Todd YoungRIN$188,650$146,300

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      Legislator Filters
      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Support
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Oppose
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$180,150$168,100
      Tammy BaldwinDWI$108,427$18,600
      John BarrassoRWY$324,293$108,250
      Michael F. BennetDCO$227,280$193,850
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$97,450$84,350
      Roy BluntRMO$318,580$215,518
      Cory A. BookerDNJ$88,685$276,138
      John BoozmanRAR$114,430$21,000
      Sherrod BrownDOH$269,716$26,470
      Richard BurrRNC$239,300$250,799
      Maria CantwellDWA$44,542$28,100
      Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$138,583$55,416
      Ben CardinDMD$259,884$48,900
      Tom CarperDDE$76,130$194,010
      Bob CaseyDPA$183,178$263,580
      Bill CassidyRLA$773,196$149,600
      William Thad CochranRMS$105,809$50,659
      Susan M. CollinsRME$170,850$50,700
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$54,200$165,450
      Bob CorkerRTN$233,171$89,630
      John CornynRTX$365,358$131,050
      Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$58,083$14,129
      Tom CottonRAR$236,479$16,441
      Mike CrapoRID$88,852$130,800
      Ted CruzRTX$197,909$40,595
      Steve DainesRMT$67,650$46,550
      Joe DonnellyDIN$54,600$111,812
      Tammy DuckworthDIL$161,605$17,535
      Dick DurbinDIL$128,150$32,250
      Mike EnziRWY$110,250$127,600
      Joni ErnstRIA$28,315$5,600
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$42,722$60,150
      Deb FischerRNE$78,239$46,000
      Jeff FlakeRAZ$93,500$46,750
      Al FrankenDMN$95,905$12,216
      Cory GardnerRCO$140,800$128,850
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$113,628$90,450
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$114,473$74,050
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$171,185$71,150
      Kamala D. HarrisDCA$45,423$2,447
      Margaret Wood HassanDNH$45,760$17,161
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$321,522$343,310
      Martin HeinrichDNM$94,191$70,250
      Heidi HeitkampDND$40,422$47,250
      Dean HellerRNV$135,750$51,250
      Mazie K. HironoDHI$18,050$20,000
      John HoevenRND$17,860$35,565
      Jim InhofeROK$32,850$23,750
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$190,975$161,500
      Ron JohnsonRWI$147,635$47,650
      Tim KaineDVA$135,750$80,400
      John KennedyRLA$29,150$3,700
      Angus S. King, Jr.IME$61,767$4,500
      Amy KlobucharDMN$122,272$15,750
      James LankfordROK$121,496$21,500
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$5,550$41,000
      Mike LeeRUT$36,200$46,000
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$47,998$131,750
      Ed MarkeyDMA$61,990$153,950
      John McCainRAZ$93,825$9,500
      Claire McCaskillDMO$115,212$45,450
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$470,800$326,450
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$151,710$198,400
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$92,702$12,450
      Jerry MoranRKS$106,700$84,250
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$45,900$45,500
      Chris MurphyDCT$154,001$28,210
      Patty MurrayDWA$225,370$283,364
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$117,685$26,250
      Rand PaulRKY$222,922$38,335
      David PerdueRGA$113,100$42,650
      Gary C. PetersDMI$132,150$53,750
      Rob PortmanROH$284,780$292,350
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$84,800$23,000
      Jim RischRID$24,650$15,500
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$167,264$159,500
      Mike RoundsRSD$79,004$31,600
      Marco RubioRFL$99,800$89,725
      Bernie SandersIVT$24,954$250
      Ben SasseRNE$85,541$40,600
      Brian SchatzDHI$36,189$17,000
      Chuck SchumerDNY$296,625$203,550
      Tim ScottRSC$260,347$224,400
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$105,849$22,200
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$20,900$18,000
      Debbie StabenowDMI$222,172$40,200
      Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
      Dan SullivanRAK$32,112$11,400
      Jon TesterDMT$121,108$90,000
      John ThuneRSD$133,240$70,900
      Thom TillisRNC$167,654$48,150
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$277,836$237,766
      Tom UdallDNM$50,235$12,500
      Chris Van HollenDMD$446,464$96,213
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$187,180$89,800
      Elizabeth WarrenDMA$120,272$65,180
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$70,313$68,050
      Roger F. WickerRMS$70,350$18,500
      Ron WydenDOR$337,440$184,950
      Todd YoungRIN$188,650$146,300

      Interest Groups that support this bill

      $ Donated
      Other physician specialists$10,477,315
      Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,811
      Nurses$1,050,997
      Health & welfare policy$632,146
      Pharmacists$589,993
      Health professionals$53,712

      Interest Groups that oppose this bill

      $ Donated
      Pharmaceutical manufacturing$8,438,574
      Fiscal & tax policy$55,350
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