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Harrisburg PA 17120-2088
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101 Ehalt Street, Suite 105
Greensburg, PA 15601-2300
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Youngwood, PA 15697
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House Approves Nelson’s Medication Synchronization Bill
5/1/2018
HARRISBURG – The House today approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) that would allow consumers to synchronize the refiling of their prescription drug medications.

“This commonsense legislation would make filling prescriptions more convenient as it would eliminate multiple visits to the pharmacy by allowing all prescriptions to be filled on the same day each month,” Nelson said. “Many people, especially seniors, take multiple maintenance medications. Different refill dates throughout the month can make it difficult, especially for those who use public transportation, to pick up their medicine. Studies have shown that when medications are not synchronized, a reduction in taking medications as prescribed occurs.”

House Bill 1800 would allow consumers to receive their prescription drug medications from a pharmacy on the same day each month. It would bar an insurance company from denying coverage for a partial fill of a script in order to facilitation medication synchronization. Thirty-five other states have enacted or introduced similar legislation.

The bill now goes to the Senate for its consideration.

The 57th Legislative District includes the following Westmoreland County communities: the city of Greensburg; the townships of Hempfield (part) and Salem; and the boroughs of Delmont, Hunker, New Stanton, South Greensburg, Southwest Greensburg and Youngwood.

Representative Eric Nelson
57th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Tracy Polovick
717.260.6358
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