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As NPR’s Alison Kodjak reports:

“The drug is called Iclusig and it was approved in 2012 to treat a subset of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia.

“Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., sent a letter to Ariad Pharmaceuticals asking it to explain the medication’s $200,000 price tag.

“The two lawmakers say the company boosted the price repeatedly and at the same time cut the dose, effectively raising the costs even more.

“In the letter, the lawmakers demanded details about the company’s profits and any programs it offers to cut patient costs.”

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