Whack a Mole – Pricing Bills Keep Popping Up Everywhere
Nicodemo (Nico) Fiorentino, Esq., Manager, Research & Compliance, for G&M Health LLC
Over the last several years, the pharmaceutical industry has seen a steady increase in state legislation targeting the cost of prescription drugs. Although the cost prescription of drugs account for a small fraction of healthcare costs within the United States, the industry cannot escape being the number one target. The 2017 legislative session makes it clear that pharmaceutical manufacturers remain surrounded on all fronts. This article examines those states that succeeded in 2016, legislation that has been introduced in 2017, and the rough road ahead.