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Posts from — January 2019

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski spoke with Governor Hogan about upcoming issues

January 7, 2019

WYPR 88.1 By John Lee  January 7, 2019 Excerpt:  “Ed Johnson with the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative asked the county’s house members to support legislation to establish a Prescription Drug Affordability Board, that would look at costs and set rates. Johnson: Including high cost brand medications, high costs that prevent Maryland patients for accessing prescription […]... Read more »

County Executive Gardner One of Several Local Officials Supporting Prescription Drug Affordability Board

January 4, 2019

It would establish fair and affordable drug prices for Marylanders.... Read more »

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

Drawing on its sovereign power to protect the health and welfare of its residents, Maryland enacted the Anti-Price-Gouging Act. This statute prohibits a drug manufacturer or distributor from charging “unconscionable” prices for critical, off-patent and generic medicines.... Read more »

Local Maryland Officials To Support Prescription Drug Board

January 3, 2019

Leading local officials in Maryland’s largest counties are expected to support a proposal to create a state board to review the affordability of prescription drugs.... Read more »

County executives endorse legislation to regulate prescription drug costs

A large bipartisan group of county executives converged Thursday to support state legislation designed to regulate, stabilize and reduce the high cost of prescription medicine.... Read more »

State officials to support effort to control rising costs of prescription drugs

"These drugs are way more expensive in our country than in other countries and it makes a lot of sense to have a commission that regulates the prices in Maryland."... Read more »

Minimum wage, health care, top issues in 2019 legislature

Legislators will debate a variety of health care issues, including high prescription drug costs and whether to restore an individual mandate for health insurance. ... Read more »

Md. county executives back drug affordability measure

All of Maryland’s county executives Thursday endorsed a proposal to rein in prescription drug prices by creating a drug affordability board in Maryland.... Read more »

Howard County Executive Ball advocates bill to create state prescription drug panel

“Prescription drug prices are hurting people across Howard County and we need to stand up and speak up to help all Marylanders afford their medications."... Read more »

Maryland Officials to Support Prescription Drug Board

Leading local officials in Maryland's largest counties are expected to support a proposal to create a state board to review the affordability of prescription drugs.... Read more »