Pharmacist holding prescription "Americans have the right to know which payment method—insurance or cash—would provide the most savings when purchasing prescription drugs," Senator Susan Collins said of the new bill. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A bill introduced in the Senate by a bipartisan group of lawmakers would ban so-called "gag clauses" that bar pharmacists from proactively telling consumers that it could be cheaper to pay out of pocket for their prescriptions than to use their insurance.

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