Los Angeles County Joins Gov. Newsom's Effort To Drive Down Prescription Drug Prices
Allen Martin tells us that Los Angeles County is joining Governor Newsom's effort to drive down the price of prescription drugs. The goal is to use their market power to negotiate lower prices with drug makers. (4-17-2019)

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