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RISING DRUG COSTS BEING TARGETED, AG DEPUTIES SAY

By Katie Lannan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

BOSTON, MAY 17, 2017.....State government is taking steps toward greater transparency around drug pricing in hopes of reining in rising pharmaceutical costs, staff from Attorney General Maura Healey's office said Wednesday.

Assistant Attorney General David Brill, of Healey's health care division, told the Massachusetts Health Council's pharmacy committee that at least three bills before the Legislature address collection and reporting of drug cost data, and the Center for Health Information and Analysis this month issued a bulletin calling for payers to report rebate information along with their total medical expenditures.


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