Nonmedical switching advocacy had some major developments in April, as many state legislative sessions began to wrap up. Nonmedical switching occurs when insurers force patients off medications for financial reasons instead of medical ones. U.S. Pain is among many patient groups who oppose nonmedical switching; studies show it is bad for patients’ health and can be costlier in the long run. While U.S. Pain is involved in related efforts in multiple states, the below updates relate to those states where the organization is most actively involved.

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