Representative Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) and Representative LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) have introduced two bills making reforms to prescription drugs in Michigan. The legislation creates the Prescription Drug Consumer Protection Board, consisting of thirteen people. Members on the board include consumer health advocacy groups, a pharmacy benefit manager, health insurers, and state department heads. The bills require drug manufacturers to justify to the board any price increase above 12% over a twenty-four-month period. The board would have the power to impose penalties of up to $100,000 per day for a company that refuses to provide information. Additionally, the board could request the state attorney general to investigate any manufacturer that has charged certain amounts and consumers could be refunded for the amounts they paid for their medicine. The legislation has been referred to the House Health Policy Committee for consideration.
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