Thus far in 2019, 33 states have enacted a record 51 laws to address drug prices, affordability and access — beating the previous record of 45 laws enacted in 28 states set last year. That’s according to a Kaiser Health News (KHN) article citing data from the National Academy for State Health Policy, which notes that the measures include ones that establish drug-price oversight boards, authorize importing prescription drugs and ban “gag clauses” in PBM contracts. “Both Democrat and Republican leaders have shown a willingness to pursue strong measures that help consumers but also protect state taxpayer dollars,” Hemi Tewarson, director of the National Governors Association’s health programs, told KHN. Read more at
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