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New State Law Aiming To Lower Prescription Drug Prices Takes Effect | CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A state law taking effect in Maryland Monday will take on large pharmaceutical companies by creating a prescription drug affordability board tasked with tackling rising prescription costs.

Board members will be fighting to make prescription drugs more affordable in the state, including putting a cap on prices for some medications.

The law will have a huge impact on Parkinson’s disease patient Larry Zarzecki.

“You’re now looking at about $4,000 a month,” he said, showing off twelve pill bottles.

It was a life-changing diagnosis followed by sticker shock.

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