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Step Therapy House Bill Passes Unanimously

On June 29th, the MA House of Representatives unanimously passed a step therapy bill that seeks to place guardrails on the insurer practice of requiring a patient to try & fail on a lower‐cost drug before they will cover the drug prescribed by the patient's doctor. Thank your Rep today!

Latest Updates

January 21, 2022
Massachusetts

Kate Weissman State Lead Ambassador Kate Weissman is a five-year Stage 2B cervical cancer survivor. She has been a part of ACS CAN, serving as the ACT Lead for Congressional District 7, since October 2018. She is dedicated to educating people about cervical cancer and tackling the issue

January 5, 2022
Massachusetts

A newly released, first of its kind study by the American Cancer Society (ACS) shows that Massachusetts’ law ending the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including menthol flavored cigarettes, implemented in June 2020, tremendously decreased menthol and all (menthol and nonflavored) cigarette sales in the state.

September 17, 2020
Massachusetts

BOSTON – Massachusetts Rep. Danielle Gregoire and Massachusetts Sen. John Keenan each received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of their significant contributions to the fight against cancer. Both were recognized for

May 29, 2020
Massachusetts

BOSTON – Last November, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that that would prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products in the Commonwealth, including mint and menthol flavors, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and cigars. It also taxed e-cigarettes at 75% of wholesale and improves access to cessation services.

Massachusetts Events

October 14, 2022
Cambridge, MA

Join us for the 15 th Annual ACS CAN Research & Health Equity Forum , held virtually on October 14th, where we convene leaders from life sciences, health care, government, academia, and businesses to network and discuss how we can work together to accelerate research and innovation, and advance health equity across the country.

State Contacts

Marc Hymovitz
Massachusetts Government Relations Director
Julia Seremba
Grassroots Manager
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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