To Dent Soaring Drug Costs, States Turn to ‘Price-Gouging’ Laws

September 8, 2017

(Managed Care Magazine) – States have taken action on curbing drug costs before, but state-level laws and regulations have usually focused on Medicaid and prescription drug coverage for state employees. But now they are venturing into new territory with laws that require drug manufacturers and distributors to divulge what they charge. No fewer than 13 states have such laws pending. What’s new is the specific mention of price gouging in some of these laws.

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