By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News – Feb 15, 2018
Norm Thurston is a “free-market guy” — a conservative health economist in Republican-run Utah who rarely sees the government’s involvement in anything as beneficial.
But in a twist, the Utah state representative is now pushing the state to flex its muscle to spur federal action on ever-climbing prescription drug prices.
“This is something that a red state like Utah could do,” Thurston said. “Those outrageous cost increases are not the result of the free market.”