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Prescription drug board, other laws, take effect in Maryland

From The News & Observer

By Brian Wittee

June 30, 2019

EXCERPT

In a separate new Maryland law, the state will be able to create a review board on prescription drug costs. The five board members haven’t been named yet. Supporters say the law is a step toward creating an independent board with the authority to evaluate expensive drugs and recommend methods for addressing high costs.

The board will be able to set upper-payment limits on prescription drug costs for state and local governments, with approval from a legislative panel in 2022.