California Drug Importation Bills Fall On Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Vetoes
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
The governor calls on pharmaceutical companies to participate in a “voluntary, negotiated” plan to help the state’s low-income uninsured residents obtain drugs. If companies fail to offer discounts, Schwarzenegger vows to “use all the options at my disposal” to secure cheaper drugs.
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