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WASHINGTON — Two Democratic lawmakers are pressing major pharmaceutical companies to explain their pricing strategies for multiple sclerosis drugs.

Reps. Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Peter Welch of Vermont wrote to Bayer (BAYN), Biogen (BIIB), EMD Serono, Novartis (NVS), Sanofi (SNY), Teva, and Roche Pharmaceuticals (ROG) to request documents that reference pricing strategies. They also asked for information about corporate profits, expenses, patient assistance programs, and drug distribution systems.

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