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Ohio Ends Pharmacy Middlemen Contracts Over ‘Spread Pricing’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Department of Medicaid is ending the state’s contracts with pharmacy benefit managers which bill taxpayers more than they reimburse pharmacists for filling Medicaid patients’ prescriptions. The Columbus Dispatch reports the department on Tuesday directed Ohio’s managed care plans to terminate contracts with pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, based on the… Read More

Kentucky Lawmakers Urged To Update Ethics Law To Combat Harassment

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – An ethics commission is urging Kentucky lawmakers to update the state’s legislative ethics law to fill a void in the fight against sexual harassment cases that surface at the state Capitol. The Legislative Ethics Commission recommended Tuesday that the ethics law be revised to specifically prohibit workplace harassment by lawmakers against… Read More

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W. Va. Lawmakers Push For Harsher Drug Laws After Car Crash At Playground

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia lawmakers are calling for harsher drug laws following a possible overdose-related car crash that stopped feet away from a playground. Sen. Mike Woelfel, D-Cabell, tells The Huntington Herald-Dispatch that he wants to create a “punishment that fits the crime.” The executive director of Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District,… Read More