HB18-1179 - Prohibit Price Gouging On Prescription Drugs

Concerning a prohibition against price gouging on certain prescription drugs.

The bill:

  • Prohibits a pharmaceutical manufacturer or wholesaler from price gouging on sales of essential off-patent or generic drugs;
  • Makes the practice of price gouging a deceptive trade practice under the 'Colorado Consumer Protection Act'; and
  • Requires the state board of pharmacy and the executive director of the department of health care policy and financing to report suspected price gouging to the attorney general. The attorney general is authorized to seek subpoenas and file lawsuits with the appropriate district courts.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)
Latest update: April 19, 2018
04/19/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 04/23/2018 - No Amendments
04/16/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/19/2018 - No Amendments
04/13/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over to 04/16/2018 - No Amendments
04/12/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/11/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/14/2018 - House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/08/2018 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
02/02/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment