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July 6, 2016

POR:KHN

06 JULIO 2016

Los altos precios de las nuevas drogas para la hepatitis C han forzado a las autoridades de salud de California a presupuestar cerca de mil millones de dólares en pagos adicionales para los planes de cuidado administrados el próximo año, y así poder tratar a pacientes del Medi-Cal infectados con el virus.

June 29, 2016

By Pauline Bartolone June 29, 2016

A measure that would compel pharmaceutical companies to disclose and justify drug price increases overcame a show of skepticism by Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday afternoon, passing the Assembly Health Committee 12-4 on a party-line vote.

June 29, 2016

By Ja'Nel Johnson

A key committee in the California Legislature has passed a prescription drug transparency bill after an hour-long debate Tuesday.

The bill would require drug manufacturers give advance notice to purchasers when prices increase by more than 10 percent or when a new drug costs more than $10,000.

June 21, 2016

By Pauline Bartolone

Hepatitis C drug Sovaldi has been priced at about $84,000 for a 12-week course of treatment, but a newer regimen has been priced at $54,000. (Bob Ecker/MCT via Getty Images)

June 9, 2016

POR: ARACELI MARTÍNEZ ORTEGA

Desde hoy, todo aquel que en California quiera comprar cigarrillos o cualquier producto de tabaco, deberá probar que tiene 21 años de edad.

June 9, 2016

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to state Sen. Ed Hernandez about California becoming the second state to raise the smoking age to 21. Hernandez authored the bill to raise the smoking age.

June 9, 2016

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to state Sen. Ed Hernandez about California becoming the second state to raise the smoking age to 21. Hernandez authored the bill to raise the smoking age.

Hear it here: http://www.npr.org/2016/06/09/481433805/california-raises-smoking-age-to-21?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=health&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews