EpiPen. HIV Drugs. Hep C Treatment. Insulin.

The list of drugs that have grabbed headlines for dizzyingly high prices are just the tip of the iceberg. Pharmaceutical companies’ habit of pushing the limits on drug prices is costing states like California billions and driving up the cost of healthcare.

Enough is enough. It’s time for solutions.

It’s Time To Tackle Out-of-Control Prescription Drug Pricing

The pharmaceutical industry has spent years stalling transparency legislation in California, but our state’s families deserve better. It’s time to end the waiting game. It’s time to pass SB 17 (Hernandez).

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SB 17: A Call for Transparency

Health coverage protects us from most of Big Pharma’s price gouging, but drugs with six-figure price tags drive up the cost of care for everyone. We need to get to the bottom of the Rx price crisis – that’s why 90% of Americans are in support of drug price transparency.
In California, more than 100 organizations representing people from all walks of life have officially signed on in support of SB 17. Leaders like the Los Angeles Times, Sacramento Bee, AARP, California Labor Federation, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Consumers Union and many more have come together to help pass the bill and bring Big Pharma’s pricing tactics out of the dark.

SB 17 Will:

Give A Heads
Up On
Price Hikes

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Drug companies will give payers notice of major price increases for the most expensive drugs

Help Plan
For
Increases

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Payers can plan ahead for significant price increases on medications

Provide Data
To Inform
Solutions

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Lawmakers can review historical trends on drug costs to inform solutions

Create
Public
Accountability

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Public will have access to basic information on what drives price hikes and drug spending