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West Virginia

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Pharmacy Laws & Regulations

West Virginia

Pharmacy Laws & Regulations

(All States)

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SIGNED INTO LAW
PASSED HOUSE/SENATE
nEWS UPDATE

PBMS Must Follow the Law or Lose Their License

The West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner is holding pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) accountable for unlawful actions. The Office posted a bulletin notice for PBMs and health benefit plans that enforces a freedom of consumer choice law prohibiting requiring a patient to use a mail order pharmacy. It enforces that a PBM's network cannot only consist of mail order pharmacies, but instead must have a mix of physical stores as well within a reasonable distance from the patient's home. Failure to comply may result in severe consequences such as losing their license.

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West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner

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SIGNED INTO LAW
PASSED HOUSE/SENATE
nEWS UPDATE

Updating the Regulation of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs)

HB 2263 positively impacts locally-owned pharmacies and their patients by protecting their freedom of choice. It requires transparency in drug rebates and premiums, and regulates fair reimbursement for all pharmacies. Overall, it limits the current practices of PBMs that interfere in pharmacies' ability to deliver affordable and necessary patient care.

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West Virginia Pharmacists Association

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