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Monday, March 4, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and California Assemblymember Jim Wood unveil new legislation to help curb the increasing drug prices in California. This bill will prohibit collusive agreements in which a drug company transfers anything of value to delay a competitor’s research, marketing, or sale of a competing version of its drug.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Assemblymember Wood welcomes dental students from UCSF and UOP to the Assembly Floor
Assemblymember Wood welcomes dental students from UCSF and UOP to the Assembly Floor
Monday, February 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO–Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) announces a package of legislation and budget requests to improve the support California provides for vulnerable seniors.

Seniors are California’s fastest-growing population. Between now and 2026, the number of Californians 65 and older is expected to climb by 2.1 million, according to projections by the state Department of Finance. Seniors will make up a sharply larger share of the state’s population by 2060 — the only age bracket to grow in scale.

Monday, February 25, 2019

The California Sports Fishing League produced the following press release on AB 1387:

February 25, 2019 (Sacramento, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) has authored Assembly Bill 1387, state legislation that will transition California’s calendar-based fishing license to one that is valid a full 365 days from the date of purchase and a mobile phone app that makes fishing easier and more accessible. The bill, sponsored by the California Sportfishing League (CSL), is co-authored by Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) and a bipartisan group of 12 other legislators.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO–As a commissioner on the California Future Health Workforce Commission (Commission), chair of Assembly Health Committee and a health care provider for almost 30 years, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) has introduced AB 890, legislation that will allow nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice to the full extent of their education and training in order to ensure direct access to millions of Californians who often struggle to find health care providers.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

“When expensive brand name drug patents expire and the drug companies intentionally protect themselves from losing profits to generic manufacturers through these agreements, the only entities making a profit are the brand name drug manufacturer and the generic manufacturer – when all the generic manufacturer needs to do in order to make money is absolutely nothing,” said Wood. “Who loses? The patients who deserve access to less expensive drugs and all of us who end up paying more for health care and, in turn, health care premiums.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO–Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), partnering with California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra, introduced AB 824 to stop pharmaceutical companies from pocketing billions in profits by using a “pay-for-delay” practice that results in an extension of their patents on brand name drugs beyond what Congress intended when it passed the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Today we saw what leadership looks like. Gov. Gavin Newsom was fearless identifying the many issues we face in California and held nothing back as he told us what he wants to do about them.