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Posts from — January 2019

Frosh presses states’ rights in drug-pricing appeal

January 29, 2019

In his final bid for Supreme Court review and restoration of a state law aimed at preventing price gouging, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh urged the justices Friday to hold that states may protect their residents from unwarranted price increases for generic drugs, even if those costs are set out of state.... Read more »

Advocates Want Drug Board to Control Prescription Costs

The Maryland General Assembly will be reviewing legislation that would create a first-of-its-kind board to make high-cost prescription drugs more affordable for Marylanders. ... Read more »

Glassman: Regulating drug prices is pro-business

I am a pro-business Republican county executive. I am also a strong supporter of legislation to establish a state Prescription Drug Affordability Board to set fair and affordable costs that Marylanders will pay for certain medications.... Read more »

2019 Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative

January 23, 2019

Summary of the 2019 Prescription Drug Affordability Board Act HB768 Marylanders across the state are struggling to afford the prescription drugs they need, often having to choose between their medication and other necessities, like rent and groceries. As prescription drug costs continue to soar, it is critical that the Maryland General Assembly take action to […]... Read more »

Maryland Could Become First State To Cap Prescription Drug Costs

January 22, 2019

As prescription drug prices are on the rise, Maryland lawmakers are trying to address the costs a new way — by creating a state board that would set rates for certain prescription drugs.... Read more »

Md. needs a Prescription Drug Affordability Board

While the Democratic and Republican parties differ on many issues, there’s one thing that we should be able to agree on: People shouldn’t have to choose between paying bills and purchasing life-saving prescription medications.... 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 »

The Importance of Affordable Health Care

January 17, 2019

We talked with Comcast Newsmakers about what Maryland can do to promote quality, affordable healthcare this legislative session. Check it out!... Read more »

Supreme Court must right wrong striking down Md.’s drug price-gouging statute

January 15, 2019

The Supreme Court must restore the authority of Maryland and other states to address the health needs of their people. Nothing short of our constitutional order and public health depend on the Justices doing the right thing.... Read more »

Poll Shows Strong Support for Rx Drug Measure, Health Care Mandate, Clean Energy

A poll being released Wednesday – the kick-off of the 90-day General Assembly session – shows that voters back a measure to hold the line on the cost of prescription drugs; legislation to create a statewide health insurance mandate; and a bill to boost the state’s renewable energy goals.... Read more »