Golden Supports Bill Fighting Against High Costs of Prescription Medications

By Kings County Politics

March 12, 2018

State Senator Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach) applauded passage of a bill that helps fight the high cost of prescriptions by preventing consumers from overpaying for medications last week.

The new measure (S6940), helps consumers become better informed about the price of drugs and prohibits two costly practices – gag clauses and clawbacks – used by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Each have come into question recently as prescription drug prices continue to rise.

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