N.J. bill pushes Rx price Web site

June 5, 2006

Proposed legislation would require that New Jersey pharmaciesreport retail Rx price data weekly to the state so that citizenscould comparison shop by visiting a public Web site. Consumerswould log onto the site to search drug prices by zip code.

N.J. bill pushes Rx price Web site

Proposed legislation would require that New Jersey pharmacies report retail Rx price data weekly to the state so that citizens could comparison shop by visiting a public Web site. Consumers would log onto the site to search drug prices by zip code. It would cost the state an estimated $1 million to build the Web site. Gov. Jon Corzine (D.) plans to sign the bill if it lands on his desk.

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