EpiPen Moms Speak Out For CA Prop 61 And Against Drug Company Price Gouging

News that Mylan must pay $465 million to the US government for overcharging Medicaid for the EpiPen is the poster child for why Californians need Proposition 61. That’s why EpiPen moms and kids spoke out this week for the ballot measure, saying it would save lives. They warned Californians against deceptive drug company advertising against Prop 61.

Wanted: Court To Block Building Of LA Basin Power Plants We Don’t Need

If no one ever explained this, Californians might want to know that the California Public Utilities Commission has constitutional status. The PUC is where the buck stops on regulation of investor-owned utilities, so what it says goes—even when the billion-dollar projects it approves are needless and destructive of the environment. 

Kaiser Family Foundation Gives Stage to Opponents of Prop 61's Drug Pricing Reform

What do supporters of drug price negotiation have to say when the pharmaceutical industry tries to shoot down drug pricing reforms?

You'd never know if you were watching Tuesday's webcast on prescription drugs and “Election-Cycle Proposals for Lowering Costs” hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) charity, which runs the nonprofit news service Kaiser Health News.

Tearful Victory

I just talked to Bob Pack, who learned that the Governor has signed into law legislation requiring that doctors check an existing prescription database before prescribing narcotics to patients for the first time.
 
The new law would have prevented the deaths of his young children, Troy and Alana, who were run over on a roadside twelve years ago by an addict with multiple prescriptions who fell asleep at the wheel.  
 

Drug Companies Against Prop 61 Repeat Rent-A-Vet Strategy

You have to have the deepest respect for the women and men who serve our nation and put their lives on the line for Americans. That’s why it’s particularly galling when a Sacramento lobbyist profits by making money from drug companies under their name.

Self-Driving Cars, Drones, And The Western Grid: What They Have In Common

Self-driving cars. Grocery deliveries by drone. A humming “Western grid” providing the cheapest, cleanest power ever. Governor Jerry Brown invoked them all during a lunch break at a special symposium in Sacramento on the future of California’s electrical grid.

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