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Senate HHS Chair Files Priority Pharmacy Legislation

Friday, March 8, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brian Sparks
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Sen. Lois KolkhorstSenator Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham), chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, filed legislation March 8 to address two of pharmacy's top priorities for the 86th Legislative Session.

SB 2261, relating to the practices and operation of pharmacy benefit managers and providing for administrative penalties, is a companion bill to HB 2231 by Rep. Tom Oliverson (R-Cypress).

SB 2262, relating to delivery of outpatient prescription drug benefits under certain public benefit programs including Medicaid, is a companion to HB 3388 introduced earlier this week by Rep. J.D. Sheffield (R-Gatesville).

TPA thanks Sen. Kolkhorst for supporting this legislation and looks forward to advancing these significant priorities that will benefit pharmacists and their patients.

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