A proposed state law would cap out-of-pocket copays at $60 for a two-pack of epinephrine autoinjectors, which retail for $636 in Denver.
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Opinion: Importing medicines from Canada is no guarantee of lower drug prices
A lot of things have to go right — but probably won’t — for Coloradans to achieve even modest savings.
Colorado just released the list of prescription drugs it wants to import from Canada
In an application sent to the federal government, the state is asking to import 112 drugs at an average savings of 65%
Colorado moves another step closer to importing lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada
Colorado has taken another step toward importing lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada, after signing contracts with companies on both sides of the border that will handle the transaction. The state hopes that bringing in regular, everyday prescription drugs from Canada, where they are sold at a lower price than in the United States, will help […]
Colorado’s plan to import prescription drugs from Canada just got a boost, thanks to Congress
Let’s say you take a daily dose of a really common medication — maybe Lipitor, at 10mg a pop. If you walk into a Denver-area pharmacy and pay out of pocket for the brand-name version, you are looking at around $1,000 for a 90-day supply, according to prices tracked at GoodRX. That comes out to […]
Opinion: I’m not supposed to be alive. One pill changed that
When I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 4, taking a pill to treat my disease was unimaginable, almost as unimaginable as me still being alive today. I’m eternally grateful for the medical innovation that has made both those things possible. Today, kids diagnosed with CF are growing up in a different world than […]
Opinion: My insulin hasn’t changed, but the price has risen more than 600%
I was fortunate to be invited to the White House to share my story with President Biden ahead of his recent speech on drug pricing reform in which he called on Congress to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices. That day in the Oval Office, we discussed that if Medicare were able to negotiate […]
Colorado governor signs priority bills to cut health insurance costs, limit prescription drug prices
Some private insurance companies operating in Colorado will soon be required to offer a state-regulated health insurance plan that eventually will be 15% cheaper than current rates under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jared Polis. In addition to House Bill 1232, the health insurance measure, Polis also signed into law legislation creating […]
Colorado lawmakers wage multifront assault on high drug costs
By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News Tired of waiting for federal action to reduce prescription drug costs, Colorado is acting on its own — even if it must do so with one arm tied behind its back. Unable to set prices or change patent protections, the state is exploring creative legislative and administrative approaches to […]
Colorado already allows prescription drug imports from Canada. Lawmakers want to open it up to more countries.
By Patty Niebert, The Associated Press/Report for America Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill to add more countries to a state program that imports prescription drugs from Canada. The state House Health and Insurance committee passed a bill Wednesday that would expand the program if the federal program is also increased. In 2020, under former […]