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Leader of New Prescription Drug Board Says Relief Is on the Way

January 9, 2020

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 »

Media Advisory: Chair of New Prescription Drug Affordability Board to Lead Community Senior Forum About Rising Drug Prices

January 3, 2020

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Van Mitchell, the chair of the new Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board, will lead a Howard County community senior forum 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. US Representative John Sarbanes, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and Maryland AARP official Tammy Bresnahan will also take part in the event, to be held at a senior center in Ellicott City.... Read more »

Doctors Don’t Always Know What Patients Will Owe for Meds

August 28, 2019

While the price of almost any good or service can be found online, most Americans don't know what they'll owe for a prescription medication until they get it. ... Read more »

Have your organization sign our Prescription Drug Affordability Resolution

June 24, 2019

Are you fed up with high drug costs? Your organization should endorse our Prescription Drug Affordability Resolution today! ... Read more »

Urge Governor Hogan to Sign HB 768, the Prescription Drug Affordability Board Bill!

April 9, 2019

Drugs don’t work if people can’t afford them. Please urge Governor Hogan to sign HB768 into law. ... Read more »

Clock ticking on lower prescription drug prices

April 4, 2019

It’s time for the General Assembly to stand with the people — those across the state who simply can’t afford to pay more for their medications — to make prescription drugs more affordable for Marylanders.... Read more »

Media Advisory

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 »

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 »

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 »