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Brazil's Senate approves bill forbidding drug price hikes in 2021

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A health worker checks chloroquine pills distributed by the Ministry of Health at the pharmacy of the Nossa Senhora da Conceicao hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Porto Alegre, Brazil, May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Diego Vara

Brazil's Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would forbid drug makers from raising prices in 2021, as the country battles the world's second-deadliest pandemic after the United States.

The bill will next pass to the lower house of Congress for consideration.

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