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Drug Affordability Measure Heads to Maryland Senate (1)

March 27, 2019, 6:50 PMUpdated: March 27, 2019, 8:50 PM

Maryland is moving toward setting limits on the price of some high-cost prescription drugs.

The House of Delegates passed by 98-40 a bill (H.B. 768) March 27 that would create a “prescription drug affordability board” to determine how much the state and local governments would pay for medications. The legislation still needs approval by the Senate, and the Legislature adjourns April 8.

A similar measure failed during last year’s legislative session.

The board would be the first of its kind in the nation and would represent a significant step in lowering drug costs for all Marylanders, Vincent DeMarco,...

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