PRESS RELEASE - Assembly Passes Bill to Help Seniors Coordinate Prescriptions
See the latest bill passed below:
Assembly Health Committee Chair
Richard N. Gottfried
822 Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12248 - Tel: 518-455-4941
250 Broadway, #2232, New York, NY 10007 - Tel: 212-312-1492
Contact: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Assembly Passes Gottfried Bill to Help Seniors Coordinate Prescriptions
On June 13th, 2019 the Assembly passed A. 2785, a bill I sponsored that would allow pharmacists to synchronize the dispensing of prescriptions for Medicaid patients so that patients can pick up multiple refills at the same time.
Approximately three out of four seniors today use more than two medications, and one-third of seniors take five or more. This bill has been endorsed by the Northeast Kidney Foundation, Community Pharmacy Association, and Pharmacists' Society among other patient and provider organizations. The companion bill sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman is currently on the Senate floor.