PUTT’s Statement on President Trump’s Executive Orders for Drug Pricing Reform
July 27, 2020
PUTT’s Statement on President Trump’s Executive Orders for Drug Pricing Reform7/27/2020
Following Friday’s announcement by President Trump of the signing of four new Executive Orders aimed at reducing the price of prescription drugs for Americans, Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency (PUTT) is cautiously optimistic that some of these Executive Orders will result in the fulfillment of promises made by the President two years ago.
While we are most hopeful for the Executive Order “prohibit(ing) secret deals between drug manufacturers and pharmacy benefit manager middlemen, ensuring patients directly benefit from available discounts at the pharmacy counter” we respectfully ask the Trump Administration to consider the following questions:
GPhA APPLAUDS GOVERNOR KEMP FOR SIGNING FIRST-IN-NATION PBM LEGISLATION PROTECTING PATIENT CHOICE, ACCESS TO THEIR PREFERRED PHARMACY
Georgia Pharmacy Association (GPhA)
August 6, 2020
In a culmination of General Assembly efforts to reign in practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and their affiliated pharmacies, Governor Brian Kemp signed a new package of bills into law that would protect patients’ choice of pharmacy and increase public access to drug pricing information by requiring online drug price reporting.
“This legislation represents one of the most comprehensive and forward-thinking pieces of legislation in the country and will help preserve patients’ right to choose their pharmacy, protect them and their providers from unscrupulous practices and save taxpayers money,” said Georgia Pharmacy Association CEO Bob Coleman. “GPhA and our members are grateful to Governor Kemp, Lt. Governor Duncan, Speaker Ralston, Representatives Knight, Cooper, and Hatchett as well as Senator Burke for their leadership and commitment to Georgia’s patients and providers.”
The new law strengthens already groundbreaking state legislation passed in 2019 designed to rein in the
unchecked power PBMs have exhibited over patients and providers. Continue Reading