FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2019
PBM Accountability Project of New Hampshire Applauds Passage of Senate Bill 226
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – In an effort to address increasing drug prices in the state, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu recently signed SB 226, which would require registration of pharmacy benefit managers. The PBM Accountability Project of New Hampshire, a coalition of Granite State labor, business, patient groups, health care providers, and municipalities, released the following statement following signage:
"The PBM Accountability Project of New Hampshire commends Governor Sununu for signing Senate Bill 226, which is an important step in helping to ensure that Granite Staters pay no more than is absolutely necessary for their prescriptions. We are grateful to Senate President Soucy and fellow co-sponsors of SB 226, along with members of the Executive Departments, Administration Committee and the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee for their efforts to support health care purchasers in New Hampshire. While this is a positive development, we know there is much more work to be done. The PBM Accountability Project of New Hampshire will continue to advance tangible solutions with state officials, the state legislature, local governments, and the Governor to build on this momentum and hold pharmacy benefit managers accountable."
To learn more about the PBM Accountability Project of New Hampshire, visit pbmaccountabilitynh.org.
The PBM Accountability Project of New Hampshire
The PBM Accountability Project of New Hampshire comprises a broad coalition of leaders and stakeholders across New Hampshire, including, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - New England Chapter, AIDS Response Seacoast, Breathe New Hampshire, American Federation of Teachers – New Hampshire, Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local 3, New Hampshire Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, New Hampshire Independent Pharmacists, Lupus Foundation New England, New Hampshire AFL-CIO, Iron Workers Local 7, IBEW Local 2320, and SEA/SEIU Local 1984. The PBM Accountability Project of New Hampshire receives support, insights, and guidance from the following national partners: National Consumers League, National Alliance for State Pharmacy Associations, HMC HealthWorks, United Food and Commercial Workers, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, and America’s Agenda. Our mission is to restore prescription drug savings for New Hampshire patients and purchasers and assure affordability for patients, working families, business and employee groups, taxpayers, our State government, and communities across New Hampshire.