HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut pharmacies say they have lost a substantial amount of business under the 2011 state employee bargaining agreement that funnels long-term prescriptions into CVS pharmacies in an effort to reduce costs.

Now some state lawmakers are looking to enact legislation that directs business back to independent pharmacies.

Under the agreement reached between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition, or SEBAC, long-term prescriptions consisting of at least a 90-day drug supply must now be filled through CVS pharmacies or Caremark mail orders. SEBAC represents 45,000 unionized state employees.

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