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The Prescription Drug Conundrum: Pharmaceutical Coverage, Costs, and Affordability — Issue Brief


A 2-page issue brief that discusses significant trends in prescription drug coverage, expenditures, utilization, along with how the pharmaceutical industry prices drugs. The brief also looks at what states are doing to control drug costs and to address issues of affordability and access for low-income and elderly populations, how health plans are controlling prescription drug costs, and proposed prescription legislation in California. The brief lists the panel for a California Health Policy Roundtable held in Sacramento, California on September 11, 2000.