Trump Signs Two Prescription Drug Pricing Bills

(Washington, DC)  --  Two prescription drug pricing bills are in the books. Signing the bills today, President Trump said they will free pharmacists to discuss lower drug prices with patients.  

The bills remove so-called gag orders on pharmacists, allowing them to inform people when the cash price for a prescription drug is lower than the price in a patient's health insurance policy.  Longstanding gag orders have existed in contracts between insurance providers and pharmacies.  

One of the bills covers Medicare and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries and the other applies to employer-based and individual policies.