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Oregon Senate passes 60-day notice bill for drug price hikes

Jun 13, 2019 - Portland Business Journal (Oregon)

A bill requiring pharmaceutical manufacturers to give a 60-day notice of planned price increases for certain prescription drugs is heading to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature.

House Bill 2658 passed the Oregon Senate on a unanimous vote, with four excused, earlier this week.

Similar legislation in other states created enough pressure to stop planned increases, according to the Oregon Coalition for Affordable Prescriptions, a group of 20 organizations that supported the bill.

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