Florida's drug price transparency law takes effect

A new law in Florida allows pharmacists to tell customers whether their cost-sharing obligations are higher than the retail price of their prescriptions.

A new law in Florida allows pharmacists to tell customers whether their cost-sharing obligations are higher than the retail price of their prescriptions. The Prescription Drug Pricing Transparency bill, which also mandates that pharmacists inform patients about the availability of less expensive, generically equivalent medications, took effect on July 1. Gov. Rick Scott signed the legislation into law in March.