The maker of OxyContin is among numerous drug companies forced to reveal massive hikes in drug prices this year, under a new California law. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

In summary

A California law reveals a big drug price hike, legal weed a year later, a dirty trick may have cost the GOP an Assembly seat and a Brown-Newsom translator.

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