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August 7, 2017

The California Assembly will be considering legislation in just a few weeks holding drug makers accountable by demanding greater transparency in decisions leading to price increases. It’s a small, but necessary, step toward making health care more affordable, so pay attention when you hear about Senate Bill 17.

July 31, 2017

About 500 University of California workers and students protested the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’s treatment of contracted valet service workers outside the medical center Friday.

July 24, 2017

Led by their trade group, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, drugmakers insist that they have consumers’ best interests at heart and warn that over-regulation would hamper their ability to deliver life-saving drugs.

July 24, 2017

After years of failed efforts, the California Legislature may finally pass a bill that responds to the problem of rising prescription drug costs. But temper your enthusiasm: Though this measure (SB 17) has been fiercely resisted by the pharmaceutical industry, it wouldn’t actually stop manufacturers from raising their prices as high as they think the market will bear. It would just make them reveal more about the cost and value of their drugs as they do so.

July 13, 2017

The University of California Board of Regents reluctantly approved a new $797.5 million budget for the Office of the President, while questioning the constitutionality of new direct funding from the state Legislature.

Just under $300 million of the budget approved Thursday, during the regents’ meeting at the UCSF Mission Bay campus, came directly from the Legislature as part of the state budget deal signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in June.

July 8, 2017

Santa Bárbara, CA (NOTICIAS YA).- En la reciente investigación de la fundación Safe Water for California, esta mostró que más de trescientos sistemas de agua en California no cumplen con las normas de potabilidad que requiere el estado, dicen esto puede poner en peligro la salud de mil

June 27, 2017

Local and state politicians welcomed Tuesday's news that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed the vote on the GOP health bill. But they, along with a number of health industry leaders,  said it won't affect their resolve to fight for the legislation's ultimate defeat.

All five members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors held a news conference Tuesday to protest the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

June 26, 2017

Senate Republicans’ legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would leave an additional 22 million people without health care coverage over the next decade and cut the federal deficit by $321 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis released late Monday.

By 2026, an estimated 49 million people would be uninsured, compared with about 28 million who would lack coverage under current law.