In the News

August 3, 2016

By Sophia Lu

San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce and University of the West held a free education forum featuring elected officials.

July 10, 2016

By the Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Frustrated by the rising cost of prescription drugs, California health advocates hope sunlight and a dose of shame will discourage drugmakers from raising their prices too quickly or introducing new medications at prices that break the bank.

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.