Senate panel to vote next week on banning 'gag clauses' in pharmacy contracts

On July 25, the Senate health committee will vote on a measure that would prohibit "gag clauses" in pharmacy contracts. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). "It's so counterintuitive to think that paying out of pocket is going to be cheaper than using your insurance," Collins said earlier this week.

On July 25, the Senate health committee will vote on a measure that would prohibit "gag clauses" in pharmacy contracts. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). "It's so counterintuitive to think that paying out of pocket is going to be cheaper than using your insurance," Collins said earlier this week. "Using your debit card is going to be cheaper than using your insurance card? Who's going to ask that?" Collins also noted, "This situation reveals a troubling lack of transparency in the pharmaceutical system."