scrip prices 031721SPRINGFIELD – To improve transparency around prescription drug costs, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) moved a measure through the Senate requiring pharmacies to post a notice informing consumers that they may request current pharmacy retail prices at the point of sale.

“Consumers deserve to know the lowest drug prices at their pharmacy so they can make an informed decision about where they buy their prescriptions,” Bennett said. “High prescription drug prices affect us all, and this legislation seeks to provide truth and transparency.”

Under Senate Bill 1682, pharmacies would be required to post a notice informing consumers that they may request current pharmacy retail prices. Customers would also be told the retail price of a prescription drug, both in writing and electronically, prior to purchase.

“It’s critical for consumers to have access to affordable prescription drugs,” Bennett said. “I’m pleased to see this measure advance to the House chamber so the drug industry is held accountable and consumers get the pricing information they deserve.”

Senate Bill 1682 passed the Senate Wednesday and advances to the House floor.

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