SB 497 has been enacted into law by Governor McKee. This law prohibits PBMs from enacting gag clauses that prevent pharmacists from discussing prescription drug alternatives with their patients. It now allows pharmacists to discuss reimbursement criteria and cost-share or lower cost alternatives with individuals trying to fill prescriptions.
SB 170 has successfully been signed into law, a bill that seeks to cap the cost of insulin for patients with diabetes. This legislation requires health insurance companies that cover prescription insulin drugs to limit their copayment for a 30-day supply of medically-neccessary insulin to $40.