California Ups the Ante as States Take On High Drug Prices
Gavin Newsom dived into the highly charged debate over prescription drug prices in his first week as California's governor, vowing action on a topic that has enraged the public but has proved resistant to easy fixes.
His idea: Find strength in numbers. Within hours of taking office on Monday, Mr. Newsom signed an executive order proposing a plan that would allow California to directly negotiate with drug manufacturers.
The state would bring to the bargaining table not just the 13 ...