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Prescription drug costs under review in Maryland

January 14, 2020

A new board that will investigate how to keep prescription drugs affordable in Maryland met for the first time Monday to discuss hiring staff members and finding an office.... Read more »

Maryland’s new prescription drug board meets for first time

A unique state board in Maryland that will investigate and work to bring down the cost of overly expensive prescription drugs is meeting for the first time Monday in Annapolis.... Read more »

Prescription Drug Affordability Panel Gets to Work

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 »

Forum About Rising Drug Costs Jan. 6 In Ellicott City

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 Prescription Drug Board Sets First Meeting

A prescription drug affordability board in Maryland that is the first of its kind in the nation has scheduled its first meeting next month, leading state lawmakers announced Friday.... 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 »

Md. drug board set to begin meetings next week

The Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board will hold its first meeting next week as the commission designed to find ways to reduce prescription drug prices in the state must also begin the mundane tasks of administration. Van Mitchell, appointed by outgoing Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and House Speaker Adrienne Jones ... 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 »