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To Address Drug Affordability, Grab the Low-hanging Fruit

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Correction: This article was corrected on March 1, 2021, to add the Conflict of Interest Disclosure appearing last for Dr Mello.

Corresponding Author: Michelle M. Mello, JD, PhD, MPhil, Stanford Law School and Stanford School of Medicine, Department of Health Research and Policy, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305 (mmello@law.stanford.edu).

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Mello reported receiving grants from Arnold Ventures for projects on policies to address prescription drug costs; receiving consulting fees from the National Academy for State Health Policy for writing reports assessing the legality of prescription drug price regulation proposals; serving as an advisor to CVS Caremark on its value-based formulary product but has not received fees from the company; and receiving personal fees from law firms for expert witness testimony in support of plaintiff drug companies and pharmacies alleging anticompetitive pricing practices. Ms Riley reported receiving grants from Arnold Ventures for projects relating to state policies for improving prescription drug affordability.

Previous Publication: This article was previously published in JAMA Health Forum at jamahealthforum.com.

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