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Assemby approves limit on cancer drug cost
The Mercury News

Some cancer patients in California could see their out-of-pocket costs reduced under a bill that has passed one house of the Legislature. AB219 caps the cost to patients for oral anticancer drugs at $100 per prescription. It passed the Assembly Monday on a 62-10 and was sent to the Senate. Democratic Assemblyman Henry Perea of Fresno, the bill’s author, says the treatment can cost thousands of dollars per month and may be a patient’s only option.