Massachusetts Medical Society
A new Maryland law that creates a prescription-drug affordability board to help the state regulate drug prices may be a harbinger of what’s to come in drug-pricing legislation. The law permits cost reviews when drug prices or price increases exceed specified thresholds. Establishing affordability boards may be a natural next step that more states take to exert a stronger influence over price spikes and still survive legal challenges.
Christopher Robertson & Tara Sklar,
Affordability Boards: The States’ New Fix for Drug Pricing,
New England Journal of Medicine
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