Assembly to consider chemotherapy drug bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The fate of a bill that would make chemotherapy drugs in pill form more affordable for cancer patients rests with the Wisconsin state Assembly.

The bill easily passed the Senate earlier this week on a 30-2 vote and Gov. Scott Walker has said he would sign that version into law.

But Assembly Republicans are talking about making changes before voting on the bill Thursday, which could put it at risk. Thursday is the Assembly's last planned day in session and the bill must pass both chambers in the same form.

Democratic supporters of the bill have said if Republicans change it that is their way of killing the proposal because the Senate may not go along with the changes.

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