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Prescription Drug Affordability Board held in Charles

September 29, 2020

In 2019, the Maryland General Assembly passed a bill creating the first Prescription Drug Affordability Board in the nation, regulating prescription drug costs. On Sept. 23, 2020, a board consisting of state dignitaries to provide oversight to citizens convened.... Read more »

(POSTPONED) Come to a Listening Session on Prescription Drug Affordability

January 28, 2020

Learn about Maryland's new Prescription Drug Affordability Board and share your thoughts on how to make medications more affordable.... 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 »

Prescription Drug Affordability

The Prescription Drug Affordability Board is beginning its work by reviewing drug costs in the state and hearing public concerns about making prescription drugs affordable. Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco explains how you can make your voice heard.... Read more »

Maryland’s Path to a Prescription Drug Affordability Board

July 1, 2019

This year Maryland became the first state in the nation to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. The law’s July 1st enactment marked the culmination of a multi-year, grassroots effort based on the recognition of a simple truth that pharmaceutical manufacturers have long ignored: drugs don’t work if people can’t afford them.... Read more »

Prescription Drug Affordability Board advances in House

March 27, 2019

“The goal of the board is to make drugs the most affordable they can be,” said Del. Bonnie Cullison, D-Montgomery, chair of the Insurance and Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee...... Read more »

Maryland could soon have a prescription drug affordability board

March 26, 2019

The drug industry's leading trade group, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, opposes the legislation...... Read more »

WBFF Fox 45: Making Rx more affordable in MD

WBFF Fox 45 March 26, 2019 Vinny DeMarco from the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative joins Fox45 to talk about the push to make prescription drugs in Maryland more affordable.... Read more »

Maryland Panel to Curb Prescription Drug Prices

March 25, 2019

The House Health and Government Operations Committee voted 20-3 Friday to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board.... Read more »

Media Advisory

February 14, 2019

Health Care Advocates Win Major Support from Faith Leaders for Prescription Drug Affordability Board Legislation... Read more »