December 20, 2022
By Scott Maucione
“The idea of state agencies pushing to regulate drug prices caught on. Since Maryland passed the bill, six other states formed their own affordability boards, according to Vincent DeMarco, president of Maryland Healthcare For All, a group that lobbied for the bill to create the board.
“It established a way that states can make high-cost drugs more affordable for their people,” DeMarco said. “Politically, it was important to note that a big pharma can be defeated. Drugs don’t work if people can’t afford them. That is why the board is so, so important for Maryland and the nation.”
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