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Liz Helms of the California Chronic Care Coalition takes some surprising positions on prescription drug costs.
California is among a number of states considering new laws to control the rising cost of prescription medications.
Some parents and advocates say they now support the measure after changes were made to address their concerns.
Proposed legislation would require drugmakers to disclose and justify price hikes. The industry has taken to Facebook and Twitter, warning that the proposal could lead to medication shortages in some regions of the state.
A pioneering program in southern California provides ongoing care and housing to homeless people who are “super-utilizers” of hospital emergency rooms. The effort is reducing ER visits and saving a lot of money.
Costly meds will be discussed at lawmaker hearing on controversial drug price transparency bill.
Aerospace giant’s Southern California employees will have access to MemorialCare’s network of hospitals and clinics, in addition to UC Irvine Health and other providers.
Staff researchers at California’s largest public buyer of health benefits say the goal of reducing drug costs for the state is appealing but might not work in the real world.
The average patient stay costs $4,000 more at Sutter and Dignity hospitals than at other California medical centers, study shows.
County-by-county data gathering and idiosyncratic formats create a mess for analysts trying to size up the program.