Massachusetts amends anti-kickback law to allow certain prescription drug coupons: Implementation issues
23 July 2012Health Alert
As we summarized in a recent alert, Massachusetts has amended its anti-kickback law effective July 1, 2012 to permit pharmaceutical and biological product manufacturers to provide certain discounts, rebates, product vouchers, or other cost reductions (“coupons”) to consumers in the state, so long as specified conditions are met. (See Sections 128-130 of House Bill 4200, lines 1429-1461.) As manufacturers consider whether to provide such coupons under the law, we have highlighted certain factors they may want to consider.