New Amendment to the Puerto Rico Pharmacy Law
August 27, 2018
During the session ending on June 30, 2018, the Puerto Rico Legislature approved a bill amending the Puerto Rico Pharmacy Law. It was recently signed into Law 186-2018 by the Governor of Puerto Rico. The amendment prohibits physicians, pharmacy benefit managers, manufacturers or distributors of medications, and health insurance companies from promoting or obtaining any economic benefits to prescribe certain prescription medications; provided that such prescription is against the medical criteria of quality or services established in federal and state laws and regulations applicable to the dispatch of medications. This conduct is also classified as a misdemeanor.
Goldman Antonetti & Cordóva, LLC stands ready to assist as you and your business adjust to Puerto Rico’s regulatory and legal changes. If you need further assistance in this area, please contact the following members of our firm:
Alicia Lamboy Mombille, Esq.
Rossell Barrios, Esq.
Francisco J. Dox Millán, Esq.
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