Pharmaceuticals

Senate President pushes drug bulk purchasing

Senate President pushes drug bulk purchasing

Rosenberg wants to pool buying power with other states

CONCERNED ABOUT THE RISING COST of pharmaceuticals, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg is pushing a budget proposal that would direct the state to use bulk purchasing to negotiate lower prices with drug manufacturers. The proposal builds on a House budget measure authorizing the state to purchase the drug naxalone, often marketed under the brand name Narcan,(...)

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