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Cuomo Signs Prescription Bills into Law

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is prohibiting the practice by some health insurers of requiring prescriptions to be purchased by mail, in what is a win for local drug stores.

The law approved by the Legislature earlier this year was signed Tuesday by Cuomo. It would require prescriptions filled by the local pharmacy to cost no more than the mail order prescriptions some health insurers prefer.

Cuomo also signed into law a measure that requires fertility drugs to cost the same whether purchased at a local pharmacy or by mail order.

Strong lobbies for pharmacies have sought the change after insurers started encouraging or requiring policy holders to use mail-order pharmaceutical companies

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gary from nj

i hope this kind of bill all states pass or fed gov passes. so, customers can go to their choice of pharmacy. With the mandatory mail order system does not benefit patients rather they end up admitting in hospital emergency room when they do not receive there medications on timeor lack of phamacist's direct supervision. There is no patients care in mail order system. All these big giant PBMs filling their pockets with millions of dollars profit. I urge all law makers to do something to relieve the patients like us tobe forced by nonsense-notorius mail orders...

Mar. 31 2012 11:47 AM
Agr from Ny

When does this bill take affect?

Jan. 21 2012 01:24 PM

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