By Bruce DePuyt
September 12, 2022
Excerpt: By creating an entity with a mandate to provide consumers with relief, lawmakers boasted, they were making Maryland the first state to take the pharmaceutical industry head on.
Vincent DeMarco, head of Maryland Healthcare for All, an advocacy organization, expressed optimism that whatever price-cutting mechanism the board latches onto will survive scrutiny. “States do that all the time,” he said. “They do that with utilities. States do that with so much that they get involved in protecting their citizens from all kinds of acts.”Last modified: November 16, 2022