Sen. Gayle Harrell and Rep. Jackie Toledo will be joined by pharmacists from around the state to announce the results of a Florida-specific study on the harmful impact of the pharmacy benefit manager industry on patients and taxpayers. The news conference will take place on the 4th floor of the Capitol in front of the Senate Chambers at 10:30 a.m. TODAY Thursday, January 30.
The report, released by the Florida Pharmacy Association, evaluated more than 359 million individual pharmacy claims over several years and shows that the intervention of PBMs has cost the public millions of dollars. Sen. Harrell, Rep. Toledo, and others are sponsoring PBM reform legislation aimed at lowering drugs costs and increasing patient access by implementing transparency, accountability, and free-market policies. A number of other organizations are supporting comprehensive PBM reform, including the Small Business Pharmacies Aligned for Reform (SPAR).
What: News conference to announce results of new statewide study on PBMs
Who: Sen. Gayle Harrell
Rep. Jackie Toledo
Michael Jackson, Florida Pharmacy Association
James Wright, Pharmacist in Cocoa
When: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Where: 4th Floor, Outside Senate Chambers
400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399
The report will be made available following the news conference.