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The American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL) is an organization of attorneys, pharmacists, pharmacist-attorneys and students of pharmacy or law who are interested in the law as it applies to pharmacy, pharmacists, wholesalers, manufacturers, state and federal government and other interested parties.

ASPL is a non-profit which encourages diversity & inclusion with the Society, regardless of differing backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, orientations, origins, and practice settings. The Society embraces participation and diversity as it leads to advancing our purpose: 

  • Furthering knowledge in the law related to pharmacists, pharmacies, the provision of pharmaceutical care, the manufacturing and distribution of drugs, and other food, drug, and medical device policy issues;
  • Communicating accurate legal educational information; and
  • Providing educational opportunities for pharmacists, attorneys, and others who are interested in pharmacy law

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June 11, 2024

Vermont Governor Signs PBM Reform Bill into Law

Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) signed into law H 233, which strengthens PBM reform and oversight. The law requires PBM certification instead of the state’s previous policy of registration.  The law also prohibits spread pricing, gag clauses, and making classifications of drugs beyond what is established by state and federal government and the Board of Pharmacy.  The law creates fiduciary responsibility for the PBM to the payer.  Broader authority for enforcement and rulemaking is given to the Commissioner of the Department of Financial Regulation (DFR).  The cost of DFR’s examinations of PBMs will be charged to the PBMs.  The law appropriates $405,000 to hire three individuals to oversee PBM regulation, including one enforcement attorney and two investigators.  By January 15, 2025, DFR will report its position to legislative committees whether pharmacies, pharmacists, and other persons injured by a PBM law violation are able to bring an action against PBMs in Superior Court.

[H 233. Vermont General Assembly 30 May 2024.]