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Celebrating Five Years of State Action to Lower Drug Prices

This blog from the National Academy for State Health Policy highlights five years of state action to lower drug costs. Since 2016, over a thousand new bills to constrain drug prices have been introduced across the nation, with legislative action in every state. Since 2017, forty-eight states have enacted 166 state laws to regulate pharmacy benefit managers, unlock the black box of pricing through transparency laws, enable the wholesale importation of drugs from Canada, create Prescription Drug Affordability Boards and more.