State Legislative Action on Pharmaceutical Prices

*Updated April 17, 2018*

Find out the status of state legislation to rein in the cost of prescription drugs below. Search by the type of legislation using the category button or click on the map to view all drug cost bills in a particular state. Click here to view a 2018 chart listing legislation by state.

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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: 84