Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday he would support a series of bills passed by Democrat lawmakers that will limit their own spending on insulin, asthma inhalers and EpiPens for 2 million residents covered by state-regulated health plans.

As part of the attempt to curb the rise in drug package prices, it also requires pharmacy managers to disclose the details of the contracts they enter into between insurance companies and pharmacies.

“We continue to make great strides in developing drugs that can save lives and cure disease, but they are useless when they are unavailable,” said Sen. Joseph Vital, State Senator, Middlesex, chairman of the Senate Health Committee.

Murphy announced his support at a press conference at the Willingbar Senior Citizens Center.

Proposals by the state legislature come as The Build Back Better bill, which includes a provision that allows the federal government to negotiate prices for certain drugs with manufacturers, has stopped in Congress.

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