ATAP Applauds Virginia in Becoming First State to Pass PBM Legislation This Session
ATAP is pleased to report that a Virginia bill aimed at regulating PBMs (HB 1177), championed by Delegate Todd Pillion (R, 4th), has passed both the House and the Senate and is now headed to Governor Ralph Northam’s desk. Should the Governor sign HB 1177 into law, Virginia will become the first state to enact PBM legislation during the 2018 session.
Florida Update: ATAP Urges Support for PBM Bill as It Clears Another Hurdle
ATAP is pleased to report that a Florida bill aimed at regulating PBMs (HB 351) has cleared another important hurdle: the Health and Human Services Committee yesterday voted unanimously in favor of passing the bill out of committee.
ATAP Responds to White House Report on Drug Pricing Reform
The Alliance for Transparent & Affordable Prescriptions (ATAP) applauds the White House for recognizing the increasingly harmful role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in the prescription drug market in a report released Friday outlining policy options to reduce drug prices and encourage medical innovation.
ATAP Supports New Hampshire Bill to Increase PBM Transparency
On February 7, ATAP sent a letter to New Hampshire legislators expressing its support for HB 1529, which seeks to increase transparency for pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) by requiring them to annually disclose the amount of rebates and discounts received from drug manufacturers. The bill is currently being considered by the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee, following a public hearing on its provisions.
ATAP Rings in New Year by Adding Three New Members to Coalition
The Alliance for Transparent & Affordable Prescriptions (ATAP), a coalition of provider and patient groups concerned about the practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), started off the new year by adding three new members to its coalition: Kentuckiana Rheumatology Alliance (KRA), Ohio Association of Rheumatology (OAR), and International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis (IFAA).
ATAP Responds to State of the Union Address
The Alliance for Transparent & Affordable Prescriptions (ATAP) is encouraged by President Trump’s statement during the State of the Union address last night that reducing prescription drug prices is one of his “greatest priorities.”
ATAP Joins Ohio Pharmacists Association, Other Organizations in Supporting Ohio PBM Bill
ATAP joined the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) and over twenty additional organizations in applauding new legislation introduced by Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) and Representative Thomas West (D-Canton) that aims to end a secretive practice that is causing patients to pay more than they should at the pharmacy counter.
ATAP Applauds Florida House Subcommittee as Florida PBM Bill Clears First Hurdle
ATAP is pleased to report that a Florida bill aimed at regulating PBMs (HB 351) has passed out of the Florida House Health Innovation Subcommittee after Subcommittee Members unanimously voted in favor of the bill on January 17.