Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review
April 1, 2021
Legislation to give patients more control over their prescription drugs passes Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
Legislation to make certain reforms to how Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) operate in Tennessee was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee. Senate Bill 1617 would help ensure patients can use the pharmacies they choose and trust rather than being forced by their insurance companies to use specialty pharmacies that often don’t meet patients’ needs. This is particularly important for patients with chronic, complex or rare diseases.
PBMs are com...