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Prescription Drug Affordability Panel Gets to Work

January 14, 2020

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.... Read more »

10 Issues for the 2020 General Assembly Session

January 9, 2020

Maryland has a new prescription drug affordability board … however the board must come up with a way to fund its own operations. The bill crafting a funding mechanism was originally expected in 2021, but the head of the panel said Monday he wants it done this year.... Read more »

Leader of New Prescription Drug Board Says Relief Is on the Way

The leader of Maryland’s effort to force reductions in the cost of prescription drugs expressed cautious optimism on Monday that a new state panel will be able to deliver relief to consumers — but he cautioned that results are not foreordained.... Read more »

Health Advocacy Group Marks 20 Years, Looks Ahead

October 30, 2019

A health care advocacy organization that has pushed Maryland’s political leaders to expand insurance coverage and create a mechanism for reducing prescription drug prices celebrated its 20th anniversary with a party in Baltimore on Wednesday night.... Read more »

Advocates for Rx Affordability Attempt to Nudge Hogan With Poll

May 8, 2019

A poll released Tuesday found that Maryland residents strongly support a measure approved by the General Assembly this session designed to rein in the price of prescription drugs.... Read more »

House Measure Would Allow Board to Investigate High-Priced Drugs

March 28, 2019

The Maryland House of Delegates has approved legislation that would create a prescription drug affordability board with the power to set “upper payment limits” on high-priced medications.... Read more »

House dems fight off GOP amendments on Rx bill

March 27, 2019

A final House vote on the legislation is expected Wednesday or Thursday.... Read more »

House panel drastically scales back Rx Bill

March 22, 2019

Maryland Matters March 22, 2019 Bruce Depuyt A bill to rein in prescription drug prices received a strong, bipartisan boost in the House Health and Government Operations Committee on Friday, with the measure’s supporters expressing cautious optimism that Maryland may have found a way to provide consumers relief from unrelenting sticker shock at the pharmacy […]... Read more »

2019 General Assembly Preview:

January 8, 2019

The Maryland General Assembly kicks off its 439th session on Wednesday with the great expectations that accompany every first year of a four-year legislative term. ... Read more »

Bipartisan Group of Local Officials Backing Prescription Drug Plan

January 2, 2019

A bipartisan coalition of local Maryland officials is getting behind another push to provide relief to consumers who depend on a wide range of medications.... Read more »