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State sway in Rx claims now law; Hutchinson says ensuring fair play aim

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Photographs by Staton Breidenthal

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, flanked by Rep. Michelle Gray, R-Melbourne, and Sen. Ron Caldwell, R-Wynne, signs the pharmacy benefit bill Thursday at the state Capitol.

Saying he wants to "ensure fair play in the marketplace," Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill Thursday authorizing the state to regulate companies that pay prescription drug claims for insurance companies.

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House Speaker Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, on Thursday watches the vote for Senate Bill 6, which would amend the law to allow 5... + Enlarge

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