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Virginia legislation to speed access to medications

Virginia legislation to speed access to medications

After a contentious start, an amended bill streamlining the prior authorization process for prescription medications is making its way through the Virginia legislature. "It will allow us to take much better care of our patients," said family practitioner Sterling Ransone, immediate past president of the Medical Society of Virginia, a group leading the advocacy effort. Its coalition includes almost three dozen professional health care organizations, including the Lupus Foundation of America, American Academy of Pediatrics, Virginia Chapter, American Heart Association and Virginia Pharmacists Association Senate Bill 1262 passed out of committee Monday, and companion House Bill...

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