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California Legislative Beat: Transformative Healthcare Bills of 2018 (Pt. 1)

Year two of California’s 2017-2018 legislative session has been an active one. As lawmakers work diligently, The Source will take a brief look at some 2018 bills that can potentially change the California healthcare landscape.

 

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Litigation and Enforcement Highlights – June 2018

Pharmaceutical litigation and enforcement actions took the spotlight in the news last month. In this edition, we highlight two high profile enforcement cases and continue to follow the Allergan patent saga. In enforcement, we saw developments in the FTC’s antitrust enforcement against generic drug

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Reference Pricing: When Transparency Is Not Enough

In most markets, consumers can compare prices and shop for the items they want. For example, to buy a new pair of shoes, a consumer can typically drive to a shopping mall and choose from a number of stores. Each store typically carries a number of different styles and brands. The consumer might choo

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The Source Roundup: June 2018 Edition

Happy June! In this edition of the Source Roundup, we cover five academic articles and reports from April and May. The topics this month include: (1) barriers for generics to lower specialty drug prices, (2) a call to reform pharmaceutical systems in the United States and Canada, (3) efforts by stat

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Will Putting “American Patients First” Result in Lower Drug Prices?

On May 11, 2018, the Trump Administration released American Patients First, a blueprint to lower drug costs (the blueprint). The report details four challenges with the prescription drug market, including high list price

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California Legislative Beat: Noteworthy 2017 Bills Still Pending That Should be Passed

As year two of the California legislative session goes into full swing, a couple of bills introduced in 2017 are still active and waiting to be passed. This month’s post will look at four active 2017 bills that should be considered for passage.

 

SB 199:

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