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Senate Bill 0427


Senate Bill 0427

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF SB427 (Updated April 9, 2001 5:34 PM - DI 84)


Generic drugs under CHIP. Requires a pharmacist who fills a prescription that is covered under the children's health insurance program (CHIP) to fill the prescription with a generically equivalent drug product and inform the customer of the substitution if the substitution results in a lower price, unless the prescribing practitioner indicates that the prescription must be filled with a brand name drug. Defines "television station" as a broadcasting station: (1) that is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as a commercial television station; and (2) whose transmission is received in Indiana. Requires a legend drug manufacturer to provide to the office of Medicaid policy and planning (OMPP) four times each year a list of legend drugs advertised on a television station during the previous quarter. Requires a legend drug manufacturer to provide each pharmacy that participates in the Medicaid program with copies of a verbatim written transcript of each advertisement. Requires OMPP to require prior authorization for a legend drug advertised on a television station during the previous quarter. Provides that if a manufacturer fails to comply with advertising and reporting requirements for a legend drug, a prescription for the legend drug may not be filled under the Medicaid program. Requires a pharmacist, when dispensing a legend drug that requires prior authorization due to being advertised on a television station, to provide the patient with a copy of the verbatim written transcript of any advertisement regarding that drug.
    Current Status:
     Passed 2nd reading - 2nd House
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