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Resource ID: #20533
Subject: Pharmaceuticals
Source: Governing Magazine
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Date: Sep-00

Description

"With prescription drug costs soaring, states are taking bold steps to bring them down." This includes measures such as some states using their purchasing power to buy drugs in bulk for their population. But there are even more drastic measures being taken to prevent the cost of prescription drugs from spiraling out of control. In the state of Maine, "the attorney general now has the authority to prosecute drug companies under an old anti-profiteering law," and if all else fails, the state commissioner of health and human services may "impose a maximum price schedule."

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