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New bills target pharmacy middlemen for state regulation New bills target pharmacy middlemen for state regulation

New bills target pharmacy middlemen for state regulation

As part of an effort to rein in the rising cost of prescription drugs in Illinois, Democratic state lawmakers introduced bills Wednesday to impose state regulations on a little-known industry, pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, who negotiate drug prices and benefits on behalf of insurance plans.

Senate bill would block presidential candidates from ballot without release of tax returns Senate bill would block presidential candidates from ballot without release of tax returns

Senate bill would block presidential candidates from ballot without release of tax returns

A bill making its way through the Illinois Senate would prevent any presidential or vice-presidential candidate from appearing on state election ballots if they do not release their previous five years of tax return documents. The Executive Committee passed state Sen. Tony Munoz’s Senate Bill 145 on a 13-4 partisan-line vote Wednesday after a brief discussion as to whether the bill runs...
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