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  • Carter Bills to Combat the Opioid Crisis Signed into Law Today
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    President Donald Trump today signed into law a bipartisan, bicameral package designed to combat the opioid epidemic. Included in the package are three bills introduced by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) as part of his ongoing efforts to end the epidemic. "I am excited and proud that this package was signed into law today," said Carter. "While working with members on both sides of the aisle to create these solutions to combat this crisis, I learned from constituents, colleagues, and ot... Read more

  • Carter Joins President Trump as "Gag Clause" Prohibition Becomes Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) joined President Donald Trump today at the White House as he signed legislation to prohibit "gag clause" provisions into law. Today, President Trump signed two Senate companion bills to Carter's Know the Cost Act. These bills prohibit "gag clause" provisions in Medicare as well as in group or individual health plans. Rep. Carter joins President Trump at the White House for the signing ceremony of legislation to ban "gag clause" provisions Currently, Pha... Read more

  • Opioid Relief Package Includes Carter Bills to Combat Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bipartisan, bicameral opioid package designed to combat the opioid epidemic. Included in the package are three bills introduced by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) as part of his ongoing efforts to end the epidemic. "We are losing 115 Americans every day to the opioid crisis," said Carter. "As a pharmacist, I viewed addressing prescription drug abuse as part of my professional duty and I have continued this work in Congress. I am proud... Read more

  • Carter Applauds House Passage of "Gag Clause" Prohibition
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today applauded House passage of legislation to ban "gag clause" provisions. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved two Senate companion bills to Carter's Know the Cost Act. These bills prohibit "gag clause" provisions in Medicare as well as in group or individual health plans. Currently, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are able to include requirements in contracts that prevent pharmacists from providing advice to their patients on the best ... Read more

  • Energy and Commerce Committee Approves Carter Legislation to Ban "Gag Clause" Provisions
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter's (R-Ga.) legislation today to prohibit "gag clause" provisions. Currently, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are able to include requirements in contracts that prevent pharmacists from providing advice to their patients on the best and cheapest out-of-pocket alternatives to medications covered under insurance. This is commonly known as a "gag clause." As a result, patients may be paying more for their prescriptio... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Measure to Prohibit "Gag Clause" Provisions
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation today to prohibit "gag clause" provisions. Currently, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) are able to include requirements in contracts that prevent pharmacists from providing advice to their patients on the best and cheapest out-of-pocket alternatives to medications covered under insurance. This is commonly known as a "gag clause." As a result, patients may be paying more for their prescriptions than is warranted. The Know the Cost ... Read more

  • Carter Praises DOL Action to Increase Access to Care for Small Business Employees
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today praised the U.S. Department of Labor's announcement to expand Association Health Plans (AHP). Due to increased costs and regulations under Obamacare, many small businesses can no longer afford to offer health insurance to their employees. Expanding AHPs will allow small employers to join together to access similar plans as large employers. This will enable small businesses to provide improved access, increased choices and lower costs for health ca... Read more

  • House Unanimously Approves Carter Opioid Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The United States House of Representatives unanimously approved three bills today introduced by Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) as part of his ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. Carter is the only pharmacist currently serving in the U.S. Congress. "We are losing 115 Americans a day from an opioid overdose," said Carter. "We cannot sit idly by as this epidemic takes more parents, sons, daughters, friends and neighbors. It is plaguing our nation and no community is safe. The... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Increase Transparency and Improve 340B Drug Discount Program for Patients
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation today to increase transparency and improve the 340B drug discount program for patients. The 340B drug discount program was created by Congress to provide front-end discounts on covered outpatient drugs purchased by specified providers, including some hospitals, that serve vulnerable patient populations. For certain hospitals, 340B eligibility is determined partially by their Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) status, a... Read more

  • Carter Introduces Legislation to Remove Barriers to Abuse Deterrent Opioids
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) introduced legislation today to remove barriers to abuse deterrent opioids. Abuse deterrent formulations (ADFs) represent a breakthrough technology that helps prevent the crushing, snorting, and injection of painkillers. Currently, many prescription drug plans present access barriers for chronic pain patients to ADFs including cost-sharing tiers, fail-first requirements, and prior authorization requirements. Instead of receiving ADFs, often patients are... Read more

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