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Posts from — July 2019

New MD Laws On Beer, Tax Credits, Plastic Foam Ban Begin July 1

July 1, 2019

New laws in Maryland begin July 1 and include new drug pricing regulations.... Read more »

Md. leaders hope drug board sets the bar for the nation

Maryland lawmakers, elected officials and advocates praised the novelty of a new law to create a board to review the prices of high-cost prescription drugs.... Read more »

These new laws in Maryland, DC and Virginia take effect July 1

Maryland created the first state oversight committee to bring down the costs of prescription drugs.... Read more »

New State Law Aiming To Lower Prescription Drug Prices Takes Effect

A state law taking effect in Maryland Monday will take on large pharmaceutical companies by creating a prescription drug affordability board.... Read more »

Prescription Drug Affordability Board Now Law In Md.

Legislation setting up the Prescription Drug Affordability Board officially became law on July 1st, 2019.... Read more »

Maryland’s Path to a Prescription Drug Affordability Board

This year Maryland became the first state in the nation to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. The law’s July 1st enactment marked the culmination of a multi-year, grassroots effort based on the recognition of a simple truth that pharmaceutical manufacturers have long ignored: drugs don’t work if people can’t afford them.... Read more »

Oversight Board Aiming to Bring Down Prescription Cost

The first-ever state- oversight board to bring down the cost of prescription drugs goes into effect in Maryland.... Read more »

Md.’s Prescription Drug Affordability Board an example for America

Maryland can be a springboard for action in other states and at the national level, serving as a policy model for federal lawmakers to consider.... Read more »

Nation’s first drug affordability board becomes law today

A first-of-its-kind measure that created a state board in Maryland to cap payments for expensive prescription drugs becomes law today. ... Read more »

Media Advisory: Maryland Officials to Mark Launch of Prescription Drug Affordability Board Law

At the July 1st news conference, state and local officials will join policymakers and advocates from a variety of statewide organizations to celebrate the new law and discuss how it will lead to benefits for average Marylanders. The news conference will also feature Maryland residents who will share their stories about struggling to afford the medications they need. ... Read more »