The state of Kansas is joining other states in the movement to uncover the deceptive practices of the pharmacy middlemen - PBMs. Some states have already landed multiple-million dollar settlements from one of the wealthiest PBM companies in the country, due to its overcharging of Medicaid programs. Kansas is now launching its own investigation into PBM practices. The state has hired well-known lawyers to help in its investigation, lawyers that have a track record in helping land settlements against unlawful PBM companies.
The Topeka Capital-Journal
President Joe Biden recently signed into law the Ensuring Innovation Act, a bipartisan bill drafted by Kansas Senator Roger Marshall. In effect, the bill will place regulations on drug exclusivity, which have historically delay generic drugs from entering the market and raised the price of prescription drugs. Thus, this law will help to curb market exclusivity and lower out-of-pocket costs for residents in Kansas and beyond.