State Boards of Pharmacy (“BOPs”) throughout the country are empowered through various laws, rules, and regulations governing administrative agencies, like BOPs, to handle issues with the licensees they regulate, including pharmacies and... Read More
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On Thursday, January 12, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a legislative proposal to regulate “unchecked” Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBMs”) operating in Florida. According to Governor DeSantis, the proposed legislation is designed to... Read More
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Major healthcare and hospital systems are the latest victims in the growing trend amongst insurers and payors who are refusing to reimburse health care providers for their services. Most recently, Valley Health System (“Valley”) filed suit... Read More
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On March 16, 2022, Governor Pete Ricketts approved an important bill for Nebraska’s independent pharmacies. Legislative Bill 767, also known as the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Licensure and Regulation Act (“Act”), creates regulations that... Read More
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Wyoming has introduced a new bill regulating pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), specifically SF0036, also known as the Pharmacy Benefit Managers Act Enhancements “Act”, which if enacted, would amend Wyoming’s Insurance Code and increase... Read More
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On February 25, 2022, House Bill 357 (HB 357) was passed by Florida’s House and will now be considered by Florida’s Senate, bringing it one step closer to being enacted into law. Independent pharmacies in Florida should also be aware of a... Read More
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The Oklahoma Insurance Department (“OID”) recently agreed to a $4.8 million settlement with major pharmacy benefit manager (“PBM”), CVS Caremark, for violations of the state’s Patient’s Right to Pharmacy Choice Act  (“the Act”). CVS... Read More
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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4348 (“Bill”) into law on February 23, 2022 to lower the costs of prescription drugs for Michiganders, ensure that pharmacists can provide honest advice to patients about treatment options and... Read More
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One significant competitive challenge that Washington State independent pharmacies face arises from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) steering patients to use their affiliated pharmacies for mail-order prescription pharmacy services. However, a... Read More
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