The Columbus (OH) Dispatch (4/29, Candisky, Schladen) reports that “a wave of reforms to the $400 billion-a-year industry of pharmacy benefit management is cresting across the United States.” According to the National Academy for State Health Policy, 101 bills aimed at reforming pharmacy benefit management “are being considered in 41 states this year.” For example, “Louisiana, New York, and Arkansas each has either passed or is considering measures that would ban…spread pricing,” and “other states are considering various types of bills, such as ones in California and Oregon intended to increase transparency.”

 

Reported by AHLA news.