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California Lawmakers Expected To Pass Drug-Price Bill That Other States May Copy

September 12, 2017
[ Clarification: An earlier version of this story mischaracterized communication between Sen. Ed Hernandez and Gov. Jerry Brown. ] Despite strong drug industry opposition, the California Assembly on Monday (Sept. 11) passed a bill to require that drug makers notify purchasers before significantly raising prices and require health plans to report the percentage of premiums spent on drugs. The bill could be used as a model by other states seeking to help consumers afford their medications. S.B. 17 heads back...


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