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Mills’ drug-pricing bill advances

Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, presents his bill Tuesday that would make prescription medication prices more transparent to physicians.

BATON ROUGE – The House Committee on Health and Welfare moved a bill to the Senate floor that would require the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy to create a website that contains transparent pricing information for prescription drugs.

Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, says his Senate Bill 59 is intended to give physicians more information about drug costs which can use in discussion with patients who are in need of prescription medication.

For example, some cholesterol medication range in cost from 6 cents to $10 per unit, according to Mills. “I’m not saying that should be the deciding factor, but it could be.”

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