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Governor Gavin Newsom signs legislation banning “pay for delay” to fight runaway prescription drug costs

| Oct 8, 2019 | California

Building on the state’s first-in-the-nation investments in the California budget and the Governor’s executive actions to lower prescription drug costs, Governor Gavin Newsom [Monday] signed into law three bills to lower the cost of prescription drugs and increase access to care for California families. These bills will block pharmaceutical companies...[ Read More ]

Governor Gavin Newsom signs executive order to confront youth vaping epidemic

| Sep 16, 2019 | California

Governor Gavin Newsom signed today an executive order to confront the growing youth epidemic and health risks linked to vaping. The executive order directs the Department of Public Health (CDPH) to launch a $20 million statewide digital and social media public awareness campaign to educate youth, young adults and parents...[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments

| Jul 24, 2019 | California

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Kelly Pfeifer, 52, of San Francisco, has been appointed deputy director of mental health and substance use disorder services at the California Department of Health Care Services. Pfeifer has been director of high-value care at the California Health Care Foundation since 2014. She was chief...[ Read More ]

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