Blues Plans, California Move to Manufacture Generic Drugs

An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that all Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliates joined a partnership with Civica Rx. As of Feb. 17, 18 Blues plans had joined the agreement. This version has been corrected.

The high price of prescription drugs has frustrated payers for years. Recently, that frustration has led some insurers to enter the drug production business — and states could follow their lead.

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Peter Johnson

Peter has been a reporter for nearly a decade. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered a wide variety of topics in his hometown of Seattle, where he continues to live. Peter’s work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic and The Stranger. Peter attended Colby College.

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