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Senate committee looks to curb prior authorization for meds

The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Tuesday took testimony from doctors and patients who want the state of Florida to limit the ability of insurance companies to deny medications or require prior authorization for certain drugs.

They appear to have a sympathetic ear in committee Chairman Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-For Myers, who two years ago helped pass legislation requiring insurance companies to cover oral and IV cancer drugs similarly.

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