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Legislation could bring prescription drug affordability board to Maryland

March 26, 2019

"We need to start somewhere dealing with exorbitant prescription drug costs. Other countries pay a lot less for prescription drugs, the same drugs Americans use," said DeMarco.... Read more »

Urge your legislators to support HB 768, the Prescription Drug Affordability Board bill!

March 25, 2019

Use our Action Page to contact your legislators and urge them to co-sponsor legislation to be introduced by Senator Kathy Klausmeier and Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board... Read more »

Media Release

House Committee Approves Legislation to Create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board To Curb Drug Costs for Local and State Government... 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 »

Bill would create prescription drug affordability board

March 7, 2019

WBAL-TV March 6, 2019 By David Collins ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Legislation designed to hold down the cost of prescription medication is picking up support in Annapolis. The measure, which has gained the support of the Maryland Association of Counties, would establish a prescription drug affordability board. The bill’s supporters, including the mayor of Baltimore and […]... Read more »

Pugh, County Execs Take to the Airwaves to Promote Prescription Drug Affordability Board

Maryland Matters By: Josh Kurtz March 6, 2019 As lawmakers and advocates begin their big push this week for legislation that seeks to hold the line on rising prescription drug prices, they are being aided by Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh (D) and the executives of Maryland’s seven largest counties. Pugh and the execs have each […]... Read more »

Media Advisory

March 6, 2019

Md. Citizens’ Health Initiative to Launch Major Ad Campaign to Support Prescription Drug Affordability Board County Executives and Baltimore Mayor to Appear in Radio Ads Calling for General Assembly Action Contact: Vincent DeMarco, 410-591-9162   WHAT: Press conference to announce launch of major radio and social media ad campaign to support legislation to establish a […]... Read more »

Two Maryland bills are the state’s latest attempt to rein in drug prices

March 5, 2019

The Washington Post By Arelis R. Hernández March 5, 2019 Stahis Panagides walked into his local pharmacy recently to pick up medicine his doctor had prescribed for his Parkinson’s disease. But when he saw the price tag, the 81-year-old from Bethesda, Md., left the pill bottle on the counter. “I am glad we have some of the […]... Read more »

Urge Your Legislators To Support SB 759/HB 768 and SB 802/ HB 814

February 11, 2019

Please contact your legislators to support SB 759/HB 768 to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board and SB 802/ HB 814 to create a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan.... Read more »

Come to Advocacy Day!

January 21, 2019

Register for Prescription Drug Affordability Advocacy Day! February 14th 8:30am-1pm in Annapolis.... Read more »