Individual States and The Federal Government vs. Pharmaceutical Company Pricing???
Check this out. What you will see is that many individual States are writing laws aimed at controlling drug prices. Medicaid programs, which are funded at the State level, obviously have a vested interest in avoiding drug price increases. BUT. Drug companies are not taking this lying down. Nope! They are suing States, claiming that the laws being written infringe on their constitutional rights.
Bottom Line. I’m not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. BUT. As a layperson, this looks a lot like Double Jeopardy to me. And I don’t mean the TV show! While Trump and the Federal Government attempt to get drug prices “under control (?),” should States also be allowed to play in the drug pricing law game?
I’m going with a big “NO” on that one!