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SB 637 – Pennsylvania

Status: In Process
Year Introduced: 2017
Link: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0637

This bill would establish the “Pharmaceutical Transparency Commission.” It would require pharmaceutical manufacturers to report annually to the commission for each of the following: the total costs derived in the production of the prescription including: research and development costs and separately , the total research and development costs paid by any predecessor in the development of the drugs, the total costs of clinical trials and other regulatory costs paid by predecessors, the total costs paid for materials, manufacturing, and administration attributable for the drug, the total costs paid by any entity other than manufacturer or predecessor for research and development, any other costs to acquire the drug, including costs for the purchase of patents, licensing or acquisition of any corporate entity, the total marketing and advertising costs, a cumulative annual history of average wholesale price and weighted average cost increases, the total profit attributable to the drug, a description of the manufacturer’s patient prescription assistance program, total profit and  a percentage of company profit derived from the sale of each medication. Provides that pharmacy benefit manger or insurer contracts with pharmacies may not contain a provision that prohibits pharmacists from disclosing information to a customer that would reduce the customer’s out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs.


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