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California governor targets prescription drug prices with first act in office

January 8, 2019

Via: Jurist

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Monday that seeks to change the way that the state pays for and acquires prescription drugs.

The order directs state officials to set up what Newsom said would become the nation’s largest single-purchaser system for prescriptions. It directs California’s Medicaid system to negotiate drug prices for all of its recipients. The state would create a list of drugs to purchase in bulk or target for price negotiations.

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