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The legislation would have required drug companies to notify the state and insurers about expensive new treatments or price hikes.
The end of August is the deadline for lawmakers to make a final decision on the measure, which would require pharmaceutical companies to provide advance notice of large price increases and introduction of expensive new drugs.
California is among a number of states considering new laws to control the rising cost of prescription medications.
Physicians remain opposed to removing supervision
In exchange for steering clear of the fight, the board that oversees California’s physicians requested amendments to a bill that would require doctors and other medical practitioners to inform patients if they are on probation.
The higher legal age for tobacco use is widely expected to reduce addiction; it also applies to e-cigarettes.
California is inching closer to a first-in-the-nation request for a federal ruling that would allow the state’s Obamacare exchange to sell health plans to immigrants who are living in the country illegally.
On Monday, for the first time in California history, Latinos will hold the two most powerful positions in the legislature. And that could mean a renewed political focus on health care, particularly for adult immigrants without papers.
A new study says poor and violence-prone neighborhoods are a significant contributor to childhood trauma and a threat to the mental and physical well being of their residents.
The California Drug Price Relief Act would mandate that the state pay no more for prescription drugs than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. David Gorn sat down with Rand Martin, Sacramento lobbyist for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which is sponsoring the ballot measure, and Kathy Fairbanks, campaign consultant for the committee opposing it.