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New York Enacts New Law Protecting Pharmacies

As part of their state budget agreement, New York recently enacted NY State Assembly Bill A9507C, including much needed tools for community pharmacies to use in improving patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs, while also helping pharmacists achieve an even playing field against Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs).

The new law’s provisions include fair pharmacy audits, the elimination of pharmacy gag clauses, and prohibitions on patient copay clawbacks, as well as expanded authority for pharmacists to immunize.

Governor Cuomo’s actions provide much needed help for community pharmacies. If you or your pharmacy need assistance with Assembly Bill A9507C, contact Frier Levitt Government Affairs today.