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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The bill has been referred to committee. 
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

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    support this bill

    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
    $14,105,974

    oppose this bill

    Pharmaceutical manufacturing$8,438,574
    Fiscal & tax policy$55,350
    $8,493,924

    Interest groups that support this bill gave 66% more as interest groups that oppose this bill

    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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