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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 »

Md. House Approves Creation of Prescription Affordability Board

March 28, 2019

The House of Delegates on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a measure to create a board that supporters say would protect those against the high cost of prescription drugs.... Read more »

Prescription Drug Price Cap Bill Gets Approval From Maryland House

The Maryland House passed a measure to create a state board aimed at making prescription drugs more affordable on Wednesday. The measure now moves to the state Senate for consideration.... Read more »

Maryland House passes prescription drug affordability bill

A measure to create a Maryland board that could set limits on costs of expensive prescription drugs for state and local governments in the state passed the House of Delegates on Wednesday.... Read more »

Prescription Drug Affordability Board advances in Maryland House

HB768 would establish a Prescription Drug Affordability Board – the first in the nation — to establish upper limits on payment for high-cost medication with the aim of reducing costs.... Read more »

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

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 »

House Measure Would Allow Board to Investigate High-Priced Drugs

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 »

Maryland House of Delegates OKs bill to create a prescription drug price board for government employees

The Maryland House of Delegates approved Wednesday a bill that would create a state board to set limits on how much state and local governments pay for medicines for their employees and retirees.... Read more »

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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 »

House dems fight off GOP amendments on Rx bill

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