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MD health group attacks high costs of prescription drugs

September 28, 2016

With EpiPens and other prescription drugs rising in cost, families who desperately need them but do not have health insurance are bearing a huge financial burden, according to community advocates.... Read more »

Coping with the skyrocketing costs of EpiPens

September 23, 2016

WJZ News CBS Devin Bartolotta September 22, 2016 There is renewed outrage over the astronomical cost of life-saving prescription drugs, one day after EpiPen’s maker, Mylan, had a heated face-to-face discussion with Congress over its prices. Mylan isn’t the first to stand in front of government officials and defend their through-the-roof prices, but some are […]... Read more »

Advocacy group pushes for transparency

September 13, 2016

Baltimore Sun Erin Cox September 8, 2016 A coalition of Maryland health care advocates want to require drug companies to explain why medications cost so much and to empower the state’s attorney general to investigate pharmaceutical companies for allegations of price gouging. The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative announced Thursday they will seek legislation next year […]... Read more »

Proposals would address skyrocketing prescription drug prices

The Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative wants to make drug companies disclose how they come up with prices and give the state attorney general the authority to go after price gouging.... Read more »

Health care advocates push MD to address prescription drug prices

“We think they are fair, reasonable proposals that can make prescription drugs more affordable. It’s good policy and good politics,” said Vincent DeMarco... Read more »

Media Advisory: New Poll Shows MDers Very Strongly Support Measures to improve Prescription Drug Affordability

September 8, 2016

“As we turn our attention to making sure health care is affordable, we will focus our attention on addressing the sky rocketing prices of prescription drugs." ... Read more »

MD sets healthcare example

May 5, 2016

We know that people who have access to quality health coverage are more secure, have better health outcomes and don't have to worry that one illness or injury will put them and their family in a downward spiral. ... Read more »

Interfaith Health Network Serves Baltimore Communities

April 21, 2016

The Maryland Faith Community Health Network brings together health care providers and faith leaders to help foster health among congregation members through formalized information-sharing and patient support. ... Read more »

Maryland Faith Community Health Network brings patients, faith together

February 16, 2016

WBAL February 15, 2016 BALTIMORE —A new program aims to create more coordinated health care for Marylanders by getting faith communities involved. For decades, churches and faith communities have helped their congregations in times of need, especially when one is admitted to a hospital. But knowing that isn’t always easy. “This has been a tremendous […]... Read more »

Religious institutions enlisted to help keep fellow worshipers healthy

Baltimore Sun February 15, 2016 Andrea McDaniels When an elderly parishioner wound up in the hospital recently, Rev. Dellyne Hinton of Gwynn Oak United Methodist Church didn’t find out until days later. The woman had her pastor’s number stored in her cell phone, which was left at home when she was rushed to the hospital. […]... Read more »