State Legislative Action to Lower Pharmaceutical Costs

*Updated Oct. 4, 2018*

Find the status of state legislation to curb prescription drugs below. Use the category button to search by type of legislation or click on a state to view its drug bills. Click here to view a chart listing legislation by state. View state action in 2017 and 2015-2016.


Know about a bill to add or have information to update? Contact Jennifer Reck. This map and chart are supported by The Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

Pharmacy Benefit Manager: These bills regulate pharmacy benefit managers and outlaw “gag clauses” that prevent pharmacists from telling consumers when there are cheaper drug options available. The bills can also require fuller disclosure about the business relationships between pharmacy benefit managers, health plans, and pharmacies to protect consumers.

Total Bills: 91