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Maryland officials and health care advocates hope to make prescription drugs more affordable

From The Maryland Reporter

By Bryan Renbaum

January 6, 2020

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Bipartisanship was on full display Monday as Maryland elected officials and health care advocates came together to kick off the first public discussion forum on a state prescription drug board that will have the power to set upper payment limits for high-priced prescription drugs purchased or paid for by state and local governments.

“This is a bipartisan issue,” Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, a Republican, said, at the Ellicott City 50+ Center to an audience comprised of several dozen predominantly senior citizens.

Vincent DeMarco, president, Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, said his organization would implement the Prescription Drug Affordability Board and thanked the county executives for making it happen.

“People say you can’t do things in a bipartisan way. Well, these folks showed that it can be done.”