Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act

nc-stampSB 384 – Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act

Primary Sponsors: Sen. Danny Britt (R – Robeson),  Sen. Bill Rabon (R – New Hanover), Sen. Wesley Meredith (R – Cumberland)

HB 466 – Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Brenden Jones (R – Bladen)

This bill would regulate pharmacy benefit managers.

This bill outlines three consumer protections including the following:

  • Cost share for a prescription drug/clinical efficacy of a lower priced drug;
  • Store delivery services;
  • Collecting copayments that exceed submitted charges for which pharmacy is paid.

Sen. Danny Britt (R – Robeson) introduced the bill in the Senate Health Committee on April 20, 2017. The bill was debated during the Committee, and members of the public were allowed to speak.

This bill received a favorable report, and will move to the Senate Judiciary Committee.


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