Monning pulls pharmaceutical bill; Assemblyman says he will use time to rally support for next year

Genevieve Bookwalter reports:

Realizing it did not have the necessary votes to pass, Assemblyman Bill Monning on Tuesday shelved his bill that would have reined in the sale of doctors’ prescription records for marketing purposes.

Monning said he might reintroduce the bill, aimed at big pharmaceutical companies, in January if he can drum up enough support.

“We’re going to use this time frame to build more support and do more outreach,” Monning said. He pulled the bill just before it was to go to a vote on Tuesday in the Assembly’s Committee on Health after realizing that the votes he thought were lined up, were not.

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