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Bay Area Counties Join Gov. Newsom’s Push to Lower Drug Prices
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At a press conference at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco on Thursday, Mayor London Breed announced that San Francisco, Alameda and Santa Clara counties would join Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to collectively bargain with pharmaceutical companies for lower drug prices.

“When we have people struggling on the streets of San Francisco, with mental health challenges and substance use disorder, or people spending thousands of dollars on life-saving medications for HIV/AIDS, or people fighting a battle with cancer, we need to be focused on helping them recover and heal,” said Breed. “Not whether or not they can afford to pay for the medication.”