Report: Prescription drug savings sought in Massachusetts

BOSTON Massachusetts is the only state that does not allow the use of coupons to purchase prescription drugs, but some people hope to change that, according to published reports.

The Boston Business Journal reported Tuesday that a group of lawmakers, health officials and members of professional and industry groups rallied to support legislation that would allow the use of discounts from manufacturers and co-pay assistance programs to help pay for drugs.

The newspaper quoted a spokesman for the Massachusetts Independent Pharmacists Association as saying that previous attempts to enable the use of coupons have been blocked by insurance companies that fear profit loss.

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