2009 Senate Bill 47

Create prescription drug price web site

Introduced in the Senate

Jan. 27, 2009

Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R-32)

To require the Department of Community Health to create a web site listing the 150 most common drugs used by the state’s medical assistance program and certain other drugs; the “usual and customary” price paid under that medical assistance program; the location of a nearby pharmacy where a person who logs on to the web site can buy the drugs at that price; and other information related to drugs. Also, to require the department to maintain a toll-free telephone number that would give out information on government prescription drug subsidy and information programs.

Referred to the Committee on Health Policy

March 10, 2009

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the bill pass.