states are shining a spotlight on drug price increases

a recent article in the boston sunday globe on august 19 described a bill passed unanimously this year by the connecticut general assembly which illustrates a popular tactic: “states are shining a spotlight on drug price increases as a first step toward controlling costs.”

under the connecticut law, drug companies must justify price increases for certain drugs if the price rises by at least 20% in one year or 50% in three years.

to me, these laws don’t seem likely to have much of an impact on drug prices. i’m a supporter of adam gaffney and physicians for a national health program. i think their proposal for a single payer is the best way to control drug prices.

what do you think?

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