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The Inflation Reduction Act contains provisions that are expected to lower drug costs for millions of Americans by allowing Medicare to negotiate some drug prices and by limiting the amount of out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare Part D patients. John Clark John Clark, clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and associate chief pharmacy...

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Wednesday signed the 2021-2022 state budget. Included in the budget is Boilerplate Section 1625, which ensures that independent pharmacies with common ownership of seven or fewer stores would continue to receive the enhanced dispensing fee they have been receiving since earlier this year.  The Legislature attempted to make changes to the Boilerplate to redu...

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On Thursday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bills 155 and 156 to ensure access to emergency insulin supply at a cost affordable to all Michiganders. The governor also signed House Bills 4055 and 4056 to allow the Michigan Department of Treasury to use overall scholastic achievement to determine eligibility for competitive college scholarships instead of relying exclusively on the...

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The Michigan House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill package on Thursday that would allow pharmacists to dispense insulin under “certain emergency circumstances.” “This is great news. I am happy to see such broad support for this legislation,” said bill sponsor and State Senator Kevin Daley, (R-Lum.) “This is good publ...

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Testimony for HB 4348 was heard by the Michigan House Committee on Health Policy on Wednesday. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Julie Calley in February, would require Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to be licensed and regulated in Michigan. Representative Calley explained what PBMs are to the committee on Wednesday, while also giving reasons for why she believes they need to b...

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