New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-I-C-Rome, released the following statement today regarding the “Pharmacy Rescue Package.” The legislation would address flaws in the state’s prescription drug distribution system and regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The governor has until the end of the year to sign the package into law.
“The governor must take action immediately and sign the ‘Pharmacy Rescue Package’ into law to better protect and preserve the state’s independent pharmacies and the critical and personalized care that they provide to New Yorkers. New York’s community pharmacies have been on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. It is imperative that we do all that we can to ensure that these small businesses remain viable within the communities that they serve.”