September 18, 2023


“Legislation to further strengthen the Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board is expected to come before the 2024 General Assembly. Vinnie DeMarco, the President of the Maryland Health Care for All Coalition, says the legislation setting up the panel was adopted in 2019. “Maryland is very proud to have the first prescription drug affordable board in the country which is working very hard to make high-cost drugs more affordable for state and local government. And we’re hoping that gets done this calendar year,” he says.

DeMarco says the legislation proposed for next year would allow the Board to use upper payment limits to make high-cost drugs more affordable in Maryland. Currently, the Prescription Affordability Board can only act on drug costs for state and local governments. He says this change will make drugs more affordable for all Marylanders. “Drug don’t work if people can’t afford them, and we need this legislation for all Marylanders,” he says.”

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