Senate sponsor of cancer drugs bill urges passage

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican co-sponsor of a bill designed to make chemotherapy drugs that can be taken at home in pill form more affordable says she supports changes the Assembly made to the proposal.

Sen. Alberta Darling issued a statement Monday calling on the Senate to pass the bill as soon as possible. The Senate is scheduled to be in session April 1 for its final meeting day of the year.

The Assembly passed the bill early Friday morning after including a $100 copayment cap. That was not a part of the bill when the Senate approved it last week.

Darling calls the changes reasonable and says she expects the bill to get bipartisan support again in the Senate.

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