From WFMD Radio

By Kevin McManus

July 1, 2019


Legislation setting up the Prescription Drug Affordability Board officially became law on July 1st, 2019. The board will have the authority, with the approval of the Legislative Policy Committee, to set maximum costs for certain drugs. “At first, the board will only be able to act to keep prescription drug from being too high for county and state governments,” says Vinny DeMarco, the President of the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative.

But DeMarco says the board will eventually have the authority to set prescription drug prices for all Marylanders. “The Board is required to present to the Legislature a plan to make prescription drugs for affordable for everyone And we hope that will happen in 2023,” he says.

Last modified: July 1, 2019