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    California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs

    California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could become the first state to make its own prescription drugs under a proposal announced Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who says it would “take the power out of the hands of greedy pharmaceutical companies.”

    The Democratic governor wants the nation’s most populous state to contract with generic drug companies to make medications on its behalf so it could sell them to its nearly 40 million residents. The goal is to lower prices by increasing competition in the generic drug market, Newsom said.
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    Re: California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs

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    California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could become the first state to make its own prescription drugs under a proposal announced Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who says it would “take the power out of the hands of greedy pharmaceutical companies.”

    The Democratic governor wants the nation’s most populous state to contract with generic drug companies to make medications on its behalf so it could sell them to its nearly 40 million residents. The goal is to lower prices by increasing competition in the generic drug market, Newsom said.
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    Re: California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs

    Generic drugs are not a country-wide monopoly. There are plenty of generic drug manufacturers who would love to get a slice of this pie, including some of the majors who have excess manufacturing capacity.

    That is, until Trump & the Repubs pass a law blocking CA & other states.
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    Re: California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Generic drugs are not a country-wide monopoly. There are plenty of generic drug manufacturers who would love to get a slice of this pie, including some of the majors who have excess manufacturing capacity.

    That is, until Trump & the Repubs pass a law blocking CA & other states.
    That is a bill the Roberts' court would overthrow.
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    That is a bill the Roberts' court would overthrow.
    Only if the Constitution prohibits states selling privately invented drugs to make them cheaper.
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    Re: California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs

    Nothing in the Constitution prevents states from such. Utah sells its own booze to customers from private vendors, for instance.
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    Re: California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    California could be 1st state to sell own prescription drugs
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could become the first state to make its own prescription drugs under a proposal announced Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who says it would “take the power out of the hands of greedy pharmaceutical companies.”
    The Democratic governor wants the nation’s most populous state to contract with generic drug companies to make medications on its behalf so it could sell them to its nearly 40 million residents. The goal is to lower prices by increasing competition in the generic drug market, Newsom said.
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    Way to go, Governor!

    Nothing new. Elizabeth Warren, for instance, has suggested that more than a year ago, but being a politician, she never started anything about this.

    However, hospitals seem to have:

    Civica Rx Formed By Hospitals To Make Drugs At Predictable Prices : Shots - Health News : NPR
    6/13/2016 - Obama advisor David Plouffe:
    "It is not enough to simply beat Trump. He must be destroyed thoroughly. His kind must not rise again."

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