Banning Pharmacy “Gag Clauses”
From Patient Services Incorporated: Health Reform Update Summary- Week of October 1, 2018
“The House and Senate approved two measures last week by nearly unanimous margins that would ban the use of so-called “gag clauses” in pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) contracts. The bills (S.2553 and S.2554) would prohibit clauses that prevent pharmacists from informing consumers when a prescription drug would be less costly without using health insurance. S.2553 would prohibit such clauses in the Medicare market, while S. 2554 would do so for commercial plans. President Trump is expected to sign both measures.