Senate Bill 2296 Allows Pharmacies To Synchronize Prescriptions
Every once in a while, the Mississippi Legislature comes together to pass a bill that will make life easier for regular Mississippians. Such is the case with Senate Bill 2296. Many of us of a certain age rely on multiple prescriptions to manage our various ailments or conditions. What has been a part of our regular healthcare regimen are multiple trips to the pharmacy to fill prescriptions that come due at various times during the month.
I voted for and strongly supported SB2296 to allow pharmacies to synchronize prescriptions. That means we will be able to go to the pharmacy once a month and get all prescriptions filled simultaneously. The bill sailed through the Senate and overwhelmingly passed in the House by a vote of 118-1. We are anticipating that the bill will be signed by the Governor this week. It will go into effect January 1, 2019.
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