S 2108 – Massachusetts

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2017
Link: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S2108

AN ACT RELATIVE TO CONSUMER PROTECTION FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES: would require pharmacies to post a notice to consumers informing them that at the point of sale they may request current pharmacy retail price (the amount a person would pay for the medication if the if without using a health benefit plan) for each prescription medication that the consumer intends to purchase. If a pharmacist, or person acting at the direction of a pharmacist, determines that the cost-sharing for a prescription medication exceeds the current pharmacy retail price, they shall notify the customer of the pharmacy retail price and the difference between it and the consumer’s cost sharing.  Lastly, it would require a pharmacist, absent to the direction of the customer to the contrary, to charge a customer the applicable cost-sharing or the current pharmacy retail price for that prescription medication, whichever is less.

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