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Senate Passes Drug Repackaging Bill

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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The Florida Senate has passed a bill that limits doctors on how much they can charge for repackaged drugs for workers' compensation patients.

The bill, passed this afternoon by a vote of 39 to 0, caps the amount doctors can charge for the drugs to 12.5 percent over the average wholesale price. It  increases the amount doctors get paid for giving patients the drug from $4 to $8.

It is identical to the bill passed this morning by the House Health and Human Services Committee. 

Lottie Watts covers health and health policy for Health News Florida, now a part of WUSF Public Media. She also produces Florida Matters, WUSF's weekly public affairs show.