A bill that could force drug manufacturers to reveal more information about price hikes faces a crucial committee vote in the California Legislature today (Friday). Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola has the story.
In response to rising prescription costs, one California state senator is trying to limit the ability of drug companies to influence doctors. The bill would place restrictions on gifts from the pharmaceutical industry.
A recent claim by the group, "Californians for Lower Drug Prices" says big pharma has piled up more cash to defeat a November ballot measure than all other state initiative campaigns have raised -- combined. Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols has crunched the numbers.
In Sacramento, a bill to require drug compnaies to disclose how they price high-cost medications was pulled from the California Assembly this week by its author -- because it lacked the votes to pass.The measure supported by consumer advocates and insurance companies, and opposed by the pharmaceutical industry. KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.