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Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler was quoted in the article “Drug industry lawsuit shows it wants to keep patients in dark on pricing”, published today in the Los Angeles Times. The article covers Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America’s lawsuit seeking to derail a SB 17, a new California law that will require 60 days’ notice before drugmakers raise prices beyond a certain threshold once it goes into effect on January 1, 2018. In the article, Dr. Scheffler discusses the pharmaceutical industry’s motivation for the lawsuit and future actions they may take.
You can read the full article, part of David Lazarus’ Consumer Confidential column, here.