Inside Drug Pricing - 10/07/2019

First State Pay-For-Delay Bill Awaits California Governor’s Signature

By Rachel Cohrs / October 1, 2019 at 10:36 AM
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has until Oct. 13 to sign what would be the nation's first pay-for-delay bill, which was spearheaded by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Although Democrats control California’s legislature and governor’s office, consumer advocates said it was difficult to get the bill passed because they had to battle the drug industry. The measure would codify a presumption that pay-for-delay agreements are anticompetitive and would burden drug makers with proving otherwise. Days before the legislature passed the...

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