Senate approves bill to lower drug prices, improve transparency

alreporter.com - 05-17

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A bill that can lower prescription drug costs for Alabamians passed the Alabama State Senate 27-0 on Wednesday. The bill—if passed in the House of Representatives and signed into law—will outlaw “gag clauses” used by pharmacy benefit managers. These contractual gag clauses keep pharmacists from informing a customer they could save money by purchasing a prescription out-of-pocket, rather than through insurance.