HARRISBURG – Legislation that would increase transparency and consumer choice in the prescription drug marketplace now awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature to become law. House Bill 943 would end the “gag clause” imposed on pharmacists, barring them from informing customers of lower-cost alternatives at the pharmacy counter. Such a prohibition stems from language contained in some pharmacy contracts that disallows pharmacists from disclosing any information to their customers that could potentially reduce their out-of-pocket costs for medications. Supporters of the bill say they have heard from many pharmacists who want to help their customers find low-cost alternatives, but they are unfortunately forbidden from doing so.