Ed Silverman at Pharmalot conducted a very revealing interview with California state senator Ed Hernandez, the Democratic legislator who “shepherded the California pharma pricing bill.”

Ed gamely tries to pin down Senator Hernandez on how exactly the bill will make a positive difference. Senator Hernandez seems unable to articulate any particular mechanism of action. His perspective appears to be: “Well, we did SOMETHING.”  They did something because pharma companies have, for the most part, been ignoring the outrage over the high prices of drugs.