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Governor Brown Signs Groundbreaking Drug Price Transparency Bill

What does the California Drug Transparency Bill (S.B. 17) Actually Do?

On Monday, October 9, Governor Jerry Brown signed S.B. 17, the California Drug Transparency Bill into law. Br

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Source Short: A Basic Understanding of What’s Really Driving Healthcare Costs

It’s common knowledge that the U.S. spends more than any other country on health care. In a series of blog posts, David Lansky, PhD of the Center for Health Journalism aims to give us a basic summary and understanding of the many factors contributing to the out of control healthcare spending.

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Interesting California Bills that Did Not End Up on the Governor’s Desk This Year

The California legislature has finished up the first year of a two-year legislative cycle. While enrolled bills await the Governor’s signature, today’s article will discuss three bills that are still pending in the legislature and why they should pass. These bills include granting a state agency

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Source Shorts: Medicare Officially Kills Program to Pilot Pharmaceutical Payment Reform

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare officially dropped any attempt to implement a pilot program that would change the way drugs were reimbursed under Medicare Part B. This pilot reform attempt

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Bailout or Bust? How CSR Payments Are in a Precarious State.

 

What’s Happened

Earlier this year, President Trump began discussing the idea of eliminating cost sharing reduction (“CSR”) payments to insurance companies. (Continue Reading

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Pfizer files Groundbreaking Lawsuit against J&J Alleging Anticompetitive Practices

Pfizer filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, September 20, alleging Johnson & Johnson (J&J) made “exclusionary contracts” with insurers regarding their drug Remicade.  Remicade (inflix

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