New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
March 3, 2020

Kate Spiner, Director of Communications | 603-573-6103

New Hampshire Joins 45 Attorneys General in Defending States' Rights to Regulate the Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald joined a coalition of 45 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court on March 2, 2020, supporting states' rights to regulate prescription drug costs.

In the case, Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, the Supreme Court of the United States will decide whether federal law preempts state regulations of Pharmacy Benefit Managers or PBMs. New Hampshire currently has statutes in place that could be affected by the Supreme Court's decision.  New Hampshire signed the amicus brief in order to defend state statutes and New Hampshire's ability to regulate within its borders.

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