[Ip-health] The CA State Assembly Health Committee staff analysis of Pharmaceutical Cost Transparency Act (AB463); includes who supports and opposes

Claire Cassedy claire.cassedy at keionline.org
Mon Apr 20 14:06:38 PDT 2015


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The CA State Assembly Health Committee staff analysis of Pharmaceutical
Cost Transparency Act (AB463); includes who supports and opposes

Submitted by James Love on 20. April 2015 - 16:32

The California Assembly Health Committee has published an analysis of
AB463, the Pharmaceutical Cost Transparency Act of 2015. The bill will be
marked up by the committee on Tuesday (April 21). The analysis was written
by Dharia McGrew. It recommends three amendments to the bill, and provides
a discussion of the benefits of the required disclosures, with context, and
describes the support and opposition. The staff report is attached, and
below is a list of 33 groups supporting and 22 opposing the bill. The
supporters are a diverse collection of consumer groups, health care
providers and insurance companies, and business and employer groups. The 22
groups opposing the bill are mostly drug companies, and interestingly, do
not include some of the better known drug companies, such as BMS, Gilead,
Merck or J&J, although these companies are represented by BIO and PhRMA,
which both oppose the bill.

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REGISTERED SUPPORT / OPPOSITION:

Support

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
America's Health Insurance Plans
Anthem Blue Cross
Association of California Life and Health Insurance Companies
Blue Shield of California
California Association of Health Plans
California Hepatitis Alliance
California Labor Federation
California Nurses Association
California PACE Association
California School Employees Association
California Teachers Association
Consumers Union
Fresno Chamber of Commerce
Greater West Covina Business Association
Health Access
Health Net
Industry Manufacturers Council
Kaiser Permanente
Laborers International Union of North America Local 777 and 792
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Molina Healthcare
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Richmond Chamber of Commerce
San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
San Gabriel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce
SEIU California
Small Business Majority
State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce
Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Policy Group
Valley Industry and Commerce Association

Opposition

AbbVie
Allergan
Amgen
Astellas Pharma
BayBio
Biocom
Biogen
Bayer
BioMarin Pharmaceutical
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Boehringer-Ingelheim
California Healthcare Institute
California Manufacturers & Technology Association
Eisai
Genzyme
Orange County Business Council
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc
Pfizer
Pharmaceuticals Research and Manufacturers of America
Sanofi
Sunovion
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

*Links:*
[1]
http://keionline.org/sites/default/files/AB-463-Assembly-Health-Committee-Analysis_0.doc



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