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Forum About Rising Drug Costs Jan. 6 In Ellicott City

January 9, 2020

The forum about rising drug costs will be the first of a series of events around the state.... Read more »

Chair of Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board to host forum Monday at Ellicott City senior center

Van Mitchell, the chair of the new Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board, will lead a forum at an Ellicott City senior center to hear about rising drug costs, the first of a series of events around the state to hear from the public about the burden of paying for their medications.... Read more »

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

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.... Read more »

Clock ticking on lower prescription drug prices

April 4, 2019

It’s time for the General Assembly to stand with the people — those across the state who simply can’t afford to pay more for their medications — to make prescription drugs more affordable for Marylanders.... Read more »

Capping Prescription Payouts

Advocates in the General Assembly are pushing to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. Hear from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and Gerard Anderson, who directs the Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management... Read more »

House Committee Approves Legislation to Create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board

April 2, 2019

The House Health and Government Operations Committee voted 20-3 to approve House Bill 768, sponsored by Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk, to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. It would address the high cost of prescription drugs by setting limits on how much the state and local governments pay for high-costs medications. ... Read more »

It’s Maryland’s chance to lead on drug prices

March 28, 2019

The House of Delegates voted 98-40 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would create a prescription drug affordability board, a body that would be empowered to evaluate the cost of particularly expensive medications, or those whose prices increase significantly.... Read more »

Media Advisory

March 27, 2019

House Overwhelmingly Approves Legislation to Create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board To Curb Drug Costs for Local and State Government... Read more »

Legislation could bring prescription drug affordability board to Maryland

March 26, 2019

"We need to start somewhere dealing with exorbitant prescription drug costs. Other countries pay a lot less for prescription drugs, the same drugs Americans use," said DeMarco.... Read more »

Bill would create prescription drug affordability board

March 7, 2019

WBAL-TV March 6, 2019 By David Collins ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Legislation designed to hold down the cost of prescription medication is picking up support in Annapolis. The measure, which has gained the support of the Maryland Association of Counties, would establish a prescription drug affordability board. The bill’s supporters, including the mayor of Baltimore and […]... Read more »