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Maryland Legislature addresses prescription drug cost

February 16, 2017

Maryland is now ground zero in the battle over curbing the cost of prescription medication, and the fight is also taking place over the air waves.... Read more »

Md. health officials call for drug affordability legislation

About 300 generic drugs’ prices more than doubled from 2010 to 2015, according to a 2016 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Moreover, the report found that the “price increases generally persisted for at least one year” after the initial hike.... Read more »

Health care advocates make pitch for bills to block drug price hikes

The General Assembly is considering a pair of bills. One would require drug companies to give notice of and explain significant price hikes. The other would authorize the attorney general to sue makers of generic drugs who engage in price gouging.... Read more »

MD legislation would rein in prescription drug costs

January 23, 2017

Ensuring that life-saving and life-enhancing prescription drugs remain accessible and affordable is key to promoting the health, wellness and security of families and communities.... Read more »

Media Advisory: Super Health Sunday

January 21, 2016

State Officials and Health Advocates Launch Super Health Sunday, Release Radio Ad featuring Orioles Superstar Adam Jones To Encourage Health Coverage Enrollment Baltimore, MD (January 19, 2015) – On Thursday, January 21st at 10am at the Perkins Square Baptist Church, 2500 Edmondson Avenue in Baltimore City, health care advocates and state officials will hold a […]... Read more »

City’s top health official advocates for cigarette tax hike

February 27, 2015

  WBAL NBC February 25, 2015 By Jennifer Franciotti BALTIMORE —Baltimore City’s health commissioner traveled this week to Annapolis to ask lawmakers to raise the state’s cigarette tax, saying just $1 more per pack will save lives. Lawmakers are considering a proposal to raise the current $2-per-pack tax by $1. Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana […]... Read more »

Baltimore Oriole stumps for health care

February 2, 2015

“Pick up the phone and call 2-1-1 or go to the website, http://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov, to enroll,” Jones said.... Read more »

Media Advisory

January 28, 2015

Orioles Superstar Adam Jones Joins State Officials And Health Advocates To Release New Radio Ad To Encourage Health Coverage Enrollment... Read more »