Shares ofMedivation IncMDVN
were trading lower by more than 6 percent heading into Tuesday's market open as the company's drug pricing have come under scrutiny by the U.S. congress. According toABC News, a group of U.S. lawmakers initiated a campaign to potentially lower the price of Medivation's prostate cancer drug. Reps. Lloyd Dogget and Peter Welch, along with Senator Bernie Sanders are calling on the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health to cut prices for Medivation's drug, Xtandi. The lawmakers are arguing that the price of Xtandi is 4 times larger in the U.S. compared to the rest of the world.
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