prescription drugs

Tom Umberg

Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) will introduce Senate Bill 1084, the California Safe Dispensing Act, a measure to eliminate opioid pilfering – a powerful on ramp to the nation’s current opioid addiction crisis. “As President Clinton’s Deputy Drug Czar, I am intimately familiar with the statistics, stories, and policy quandaries …continue reading

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The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) released the Prescription Drug Cost Transparency Report for Measurement Year 2018. The report looks at the impact of the cost of prescription drugs on health plan premiums and compares this data from the first two reporting years of 2017 and 2018. Among …continue reading

The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) issued the following statement today on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) comprehensive prescription drug plan, H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act: “Prescription drugs now account for $450 billion in total healthcare spending, including $84 billion paid by employer health plans. Many …continue reading