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2019 HB 7174: An Act Concerning Prescription Drugs.

To: (1) Establish the "Connecticut Prescription Drug Program" and the "Connecticut prescription drug program account"; (2) require pharmaceutical manufacturers to send notice to the Insurance Commissioner regarding "pay-for-delay" agreements, and require health carriers and pharmacy benefits managers to reduce the cost of brand name prescription drugs that are the subject of such agreements; (3) require the Comptroller to offer qualified private employers the option to purchase prescription drugs for their employees, employees' dependents and retirees through the Comptroller's purchasing authority; (4) prohibit any health carrier or pharmacy benefits manager from recouping any portion of a claim that such carrier or manager has paid to a pharmacy or pharmacist; and (5) establish a task force to study drug reimportation.

Sponsors

  • Anwar, Saud
  • Dathan, Lucy
  • Garibay, Jane M.
  • Reyes, Geraldo C.
  • Winkler, Michael A.
  • Rochelle, Kara
  • Linehan, Liz
  • Maroney, James J.
  • Palm, Christine
  • Borer, Dorinda
  • Elliott, Josh
  • Gucker, Kenneth M
  • Ryan, Kevin
  • Conley, Christine
  • Verrengia, Joe
  • Gresko, Joseph P.
  • Allie-Brennan, Raghib
  • Looney, Martin M.

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