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Prescription Drug Affordability Panel Gets to Work

From Maryland Matters

By Bruce DePuyt

January 13, 2020

EXCERPT

Members of a new prescription drug panel pledged on Monday to do a deep dive into the factors that cause consumers to experience sticker shock at the pharmacy counter.

The five-member Prescription Drug Affordability Board held its first meeting, a 90-minute organizational session, in Annapolis — under the watchful gaze of a roomful of lobbyists and other observers….

“We’re learning. This is a first-in-the-nation type of activity,” said Gerard F. Anderson, a professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and a member of the board.