drug pricing transparency

Last month, California Governor signed the most comprehensive drug pricing transparency bill in the nation. SB-17 is intended to promote transparency in drug pricing, reduce overall healthcare spending, and shine light on how drugs are priced. Under the new law, drug manufacturers, PBMs, health plans, and insurers operating in California are required to report drug

Unlike most countries, the U.S. does not regulate drug pricing but allows the market to set them according to demand. On numerous occasions, the U.S. Congress sided with the pharmaceutical industry and failed to pass laws that would change how drugs are priced. In addition, the Trump administration has delayed the implementation of a rule