California flag InCalifornia, the amount the state government spends on prescriptiondrugs has risen 20 percent per year since 2012. (Photo:Shutterstock)

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he's done waiting for thefederal government to curtail the rising cost of prescription drugs.

Newsom has his own plan to ease that financial burden— one he hopes other states can join or replicate.

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