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Marylanders Speak Out In New Radio Ads For Drug Cost Commission Legislation

March 6, 2018

Starting today, new radio ads will air across the state featuring Marylanders harmed by high cost prescription drugs. ... Read more »

Maryland weighs new approach to curbing prescription drug costs

February 20, 2018

Washington Post February 16, 2018 Josh Hicks A Maryland bill that would make the state a national test case for controlling prescription drug costs has garnered broad legislative support in Annapolis but could put the state on a legal collision course with the pharmaceutical industry. The proposal, introduced by Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-Baltimore City) […]... Read more »

Citizens Group Pushing For Bill to Control Prescription Drug Costs

February 16, 2018

“Legislators don’t need us to tell [them] that this is a problem. They hear from their constituents that prescription drug prices are way too high,” he says.... Read more »

Attorney General Brian Frosh endorses Rx Cost Commission

February 5, 2018

"...The lives and health of Marylanders, and people all over the country, are threatened when the prices of medicine upon which they depend to survive and thrive are raised beyond their ability to pay. Establishing a commission to monitor and oversee those prices is an important step to take..."... Read more »

Have you heard?

January 18, 2018

We’re airing radio ads in key districts in support of our Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative. Check them out!   Senator Joan Carter Conway and Delegate Cheryl Glenn   Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk and Senator Joanne Benson   Dr. Leana Wen of the Baltimore City Health Department and Hank Greenberg of the AARP... Read more »

Media Advisory

January 15, 2018

Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition to Announce Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative... Read more »

Maryland to fight pharmacist ‘gag rule’ on drug costs

January 9, 2018

If Maryland succeeds, it would mean that pharmacies would be allowed to inform customers they can pay less for a drug out of pocket than through their insurance. ... Read more »

Maryland legislation targets pharmacist ‘gag rule’ in PBM contracts: 4 things to know

Maryland lawmakers want to eliminate a "gag rule" that forbids pharmacists from sharing better deals on prescription drugs with patients... Read more »

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen Endorses Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative

December 19, 2017

“As an emergency physician, I have seen patients who have had to make the impossible choice between buying life-saving medications and paying for rent or food. As Baltimore City’s Health Commissioner, I see every day the impact on our people of escalating drug prices, including for naloxone which can keep overdoses from leading to death,” said Dr. Leana Wen.... Read more »

Proposal hopes to cut costs for brand name drugs

December 4, 2017

The President of the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative also released a statement saying they commend Councilwoman Clarke for introducing the Resolution to the City Council.... Read more »