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Local pharmacist inspires patient-choice state law

JOHNS CREEK, Ga.

The Pharmacy Anti-Steering and Transparency Act, which will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020, prohibits insurers and benefits managers who have ownership in a pharmacy from steering patients to that business. The law endeavors to reduce conflicts of interests, increase transparency and give patients more choice.

The law was inspired in part by local pharmacist Jennifer Shannon, who saw first-hand how coercive steering practices can negatively impact patient care.

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