Legislation


H 491 (see companion bill S 1163; accompanied by study order H 4778) – Massachusetts

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2017
Link: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H491

AN ACT RELATIVE TO TRANSPARENCY AND ACCESS IN HEALTHCARE: requires that each drug manufacturer that has experience a wholesale acquisition cost increase of 15% or more to file a report of the total costs paid for research and development in the prescription drug’s therapeutic category; estimated costs incurred relating to research and development of new products, processes or services, including the costs of research and development of new products or services that were acquired or obtained via a license; research and development costs as a percentage of revenue; estimated total annual revenues for prescription drugs sold in North America; and if the manufacturer sells or markets in the commonwealth four or more prescription drugs covered or purchased by MassHealth pursuant to chapter 118E, total rebates, discounts or other price concessions paid to the commonwealth for such drugs in the aggregate and without disclosure of any information that is likely to compromise its financial, competitive or proprietary nature.


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