Comparison of State Prescription Drug Affordability Board Bills

March 15, 2021

As state legislators work to lower prescription drug costs during the 2021 session, nine states are considering bills to establish prescription drug affordability boards (PDABs). Based on NASHP’s model legislation, a state’s PDAB would have the authority to review certain high-cost drugs and in some cases set payment rates to make the drugs more affordable. Explore the different approaches and implementation timelines of PDAB bills proposed as of March 9, 2021, in this chart. The bills have not yet been enacted, so the language is subject to change. To learn more, read NASHP’s blog, Nine States Advance Prescription Drug Affordability Board Bills.

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