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Blister pack with dollars instead of pills  In 2018, supplemental rebate agreements negotiated by 46 states, combined with federal rebates, reduced prescription drug spending by more than 35 percent in those states. (Photo: Shutterstock)

For those state policymakers who don’t want to wait to see how—or if—Washington will combat skyrocketing prescription drug prices, experts at the Center for American Progress have a few recommendations for states to act now to reduce the price tag within their own drug spending.

“Prescription drug spending has been rising steadily across the United States since the late 1970s,” the experts write. “Congress is considering multiple approaches at the federal level to reduce drug spending, but state policymakers can also act independently to address this issue in the interim.”

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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