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    Subdivision 1. Applicability. For purposes of sections 16B.93 to 16B.96, the terms in
this section have the meanings given them.
    Subd. 2. Contractor. "Contractor" means an individual, business entity, or other private
organization that is awarded a contract by the commissioner to negotiate and administer the price
contracts for prescription drugs under section 16B.94, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 3. Nongovernmental Pharmaceutical Contracting Alliance or Nongovernmental
Alliance. "Nongovernmental Pharmaceutical Contracting Alliance" or "Nongovernmental
Alliance" means the alliance established and administered by the commissioner under the
authority granted in section 16B.94.
    Subd. 4. Manufacturer. "Manufacturer" means a manufacturer as defined under section
151.44, paragraph (c).
    Subd. 5. Prescription drug. "Prescription drug" means a drug as defined in section 151.44,
paragraph (d)
    Subd. 6. Purchaser. "Purchaser" means a pharmacy as defined in section 151.01, subdivision
, including pharmacies operated by health maintenance organizations and hospitals.
    Subd. 7. Seller. "Seller" means a person, other than a manufacturer, who sells or distributes
drugs to purchasers or other sellers within the state.
History: 1997 c 202 art 2 s 27

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