Canadian Drug Price Reference Bills Introduced In Five States

By Gabrielle Wanneh / January 29, 2021 at 4:26 PM
With 2021 state legislative sessions barely underway, lawmakers in five states have already introduced legislation to tie prices of drugs sold in those states to Canadian prices. The bills, which are based on model legislation by the National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP), would enable states to establish internationally referenced rates for the 250 most costly drugs in the state. States would cap prices at the level of the cheapest prices available among Canada’s four largest provinces. Those Canadian...

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