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Major California Newspapers Join Call for Legislature to Act on Prescription Drug Transparency

By Steve Smith
July 24, 2017

Today, two of California’s largest newspapers joined the growing chorus in support of SB 17 (Hernandez), a vital measure to provide transparency in prescription drug prices. The LA Times and Sacramento Bee both editorialized in favor of the bill, which would require drug companies to provide advance notice before they jack up prices, introducing a level of transparency that’s on par with every other part of the health care system.


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Iconic labor leader Eugene V. Debs was imprisoned for refusing to fight in WWI. While in prison, he ran for president and received 1 million votes in 1919!

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