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Drug Affordability Review Board


Last updated 5/11/2021 at 3:13pm

The Senate had a long debate last Thursday and Friday on SB-175, the Prescription Drug Affordability Review Board bill. No doubt the sponsors' hearts are in the right place, but...

In a nutshell, the bill creates a board of appointed officials with no accountability to the citizens to review prescription drug prices and cap those prices that they believe are too high. This board's decision carries the weight of law, each violation results in a $1,000 fine.

Despite the best of intentions, this bill has the potential to make critical drugs completely unavailable to Coloradans at any price....

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