In the 2018 legislative session, Mississippi introduced several bills to improve price transparency and cost containment for prescription drugs. While most failed to pass, the legislature passed the Prescription Drug Consumer Affordable Alternative Payment Options Act (HB 709), which allows pharmacists to provide patients with information about affordable alternatives of drugs.
The State Database
The Source tracks state activities impacting healthcare price and competition in both legislation and litigation in a searchable database to help stakeholders at the state level understand their legal and regulatory environment as they make efforts to improve access, quality, and efficiency, and reduce costs in healthcare. We currently cover bills from the 2017-2018 legislative term and key statutes from each state. Search the database for specific bills, statutes or cases by using keyword, key issue category, and/or jurisdiction.