Rob Gundermann – chair of the Wisconsin Pharmacy Patient Protection Coalition (WPPPC) and president and CEO of the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging and Health Groups today issued the following statement regarding WI Governor Tony Evers signing the SB 3 PBM bill into law in Wausau:
“Today, with Governor Tony Evers signature, Wisconsin joins more than 40 other states in establishing a law that will hold Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) accountable for rising prescription prices across the state. For too long, the most vulnerable in the prescription drug process – Wisconsin patients, including many who are elderly or living with chronic conditions – have been at the mercy of an unfair system controlled by PBMs. Senate Bill 3 is bi-partisan legislation, that now protects these patients from the powerful middlemen in the prescription supply chain by shining the bright light of transparency on their actions.
“The new Wisconsin law will hold Pharmacy Benefit Managers accountable and create stricter reporting and licensing requirements across the board. We applaud Governor Evers and all the bill sponsors on both sides of the aisle for their commitment to helping lower prescription drug prices in Wisconsin.”