Tom Price (U.S. politician)

How one failed drug ensnared so many GOP lawmakers

Chris Collins walks out of court with media holding microphones near him.
Chris Collins leaves a New York court. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

One Australian drug company — with only one (failed) product in one (failed) clinical trial — just keeps tripping up current and former House Republicans.

Driving the news: Federal prosecutors in New York indicted Rep. Chris Collins yesterday on charges of insider trading, stemming from the sale of shares in a company called Innate Immunotherapeutics.

Tom Price spent more than $1.2 million on airfare at HHS

A private jet in flight
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Former Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price didn't even take the cheapest private jet on some of the trips that helped rack up more than $1 million in total travel bills — on taxpayers' dime, according to a government audit.

By the numbers: The audit from HHS' Office of the Inspector General classified about $340,000 of Price's travel expenses as wasteful, and said the department never even bothered to check whether commercial flights were available or how much they would have cost.