Pennsylvania Senate passes prior-authorization biosimilar bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pharmacists in Pennsylvania may soon be required to notify physicians prior to substituing a biologic medicine with a biosimilar medication following the passing of a bill by the Pennsylvania Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Pat Vance, R-District 31, was passed by a 44-to-6 vote. 

The Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania and the Pennyslvania Pharmacists Association stand opposed to the proposed legislation, the AP reported.




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