Health Care

Colo. prescription drug affordability board a test case for states

It is the first board to identify drugs that meet its criteria for a payment limit in its review.
Bottles of medicine ride on a belt at a mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J., July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Amanda Boone had just started taking a new drug to treat her cystic fibrosis when she was jolted awake by an unfamiliar feeling.

The Colorado woman had spent the previous months exploring a lung transplant and wondering if she would live until her son’s second birthday. But as she lay in bed, she burst into tears, realizing the drug was working. At almost 40 years old, Boone had just taken the first deep breath of her life.

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