NV Law to Lower Costs for Cancer Patients Hailed

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Advocacy groups for cancer patients are hailing a new Nevada law designed to lower costs for patients on oral medication.

Gov. Brian Sandoval this week signed legislation that makes Nevada the 25th state with what supporters call an oral oncology parity law.

The law will require insurers to provide coverage for oral medication that is equivalent to conventional intravenous drugs.

It comes at a time when some 25 percent of anti-cancer drugs under development are oral medications.

Zina Carey of the International Myeloma Foundation praised Sandoval and lawmakers, saying the law will give patients with multiple myeloma affordable access to the most effective treatment for their cancer without having to worry about breaking the bank.

The bill's prime sponsor was Senate Majority Leader Mo Dennis.


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