Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson and Craig Coughlin to make it easier for individuals who need multiple prescription drugs to access their medications was advanced by a Senate panel on Thursday.
"By making it more convenient for patients to pick up prescription drugs, we can increase the likelihood that people will take the medications they need, which will keep them well and reduce overall health care costs," said Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "This legislation is a simple way to move us toward a healthier New Jersey."
Medication synchronization, or "med sync," allows a patient to pick up refills for all of his or her monthly prescriptions on the same day instead of having to make multiple trips to a pharmacy each month. Streamlining refills has been shown to increase medication adherence, thus lowering overall long-term health care expenditures.