Senate unveils bill to change rules regarding pharmacy benefits managers

Gob. Ron DeSantis prescription to rein in drug prices is finally being put down in writing. 

More than a month after DeSantis repeated his call for significant changes, a top Senate Republican filed a nine-page bill that alters the rules on how pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) can operate in the commercial, Medicaid and self-insured market, including in Florida’s state group health insurance program.

SB 1550, filed by Sen. Jason Brodeur would ban PBMs from requiring their customers to use mail-in pharmacies and, moreover, give all pharmacists a guaranteed drug acquisition cost.

The bill also requires drug manufacturers to report to the

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