Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready will not enforce many provisions of a law that is intended to give patients the right to choose a pharmacy provider without paying a penalty while the measure faces a legal challenge.

Mulready agreed Tuesday not to cite violators of the new law after a national trade association representing pharmacy benefit managers sued in federal court.

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association is asking a judge to prevent the state from enforcing the Patient’s Right to Pharmacy Choice Act, which gives patients more freedom in where they get their prescriptions.

They’re asking the judge to rule that specific federal laws surrounding prescription drugs and health plans supersede the Oklahoma law that took effect Nov. 1.

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