Trump signs bills lifting prescription drug gag clauses

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A new law will go into effect nationwide to help make cheaper prescription medicine more accessible to millions of Americans.

President Trump on Wednesday signed two new bills lifting gag clauses for prescription drug consultations.

The gag clause gave insurance companies control of what pharmacists could say to you, barring them from telling you if there’s a cheaper alternative to your meds.

Under the new law, pharmacists will be allowed to tell patients about lower-cost options.

Congressman Buddy Carter says it will be a big cost-saver for many.

“I’ve always said the most immediate and most significant impact we can have on prescription drug prices is transparency within the pricing chain. We need that,” he explained. “That’s the only way to bring prices down on prescription drugs. If we can get that, I can guarantee you we will see a lower price at the prescription counter.”

The legislation received support from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers.

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