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Posts from — April 2019

Advocates Welcome Prescription Drug Board

April 10, 2019

Lawmakers this year approved legislation to create a state board to evaluate high-cost prescription drugs for state and local governments.... 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 »

Media Advisory

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative (MCHI) today offered congratulations to the Maryland General Assembly for passing two pieces of landmark legislation to improve health care in the state.... Read more »

Media Statement: Speaker Busch

April 7, 2019

Nobody has done more to expand health care access and improve public health in Maryland than Speaker Mike Busch. We will dearly miss him.... 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 »

Capping Prescription Payouts

Advocates in the General Assembly are pushing to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. Hear from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and Gerard Anderson, who directs the Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management... Read more »

A Pill the Senate Needs to Swallow

The legislation, designed to create a new oversight board that would address the high cost of prescription drugs, is only halfway through the General Assembly–it has not yet passed the Senate. The legislative session ends on April 8.... Read more »

Creation of Prescription Affordability Board Up to Md. Senate

With less than a week left before the 90-day Maryland General Assembly ends Monday, it’s up to the Senate whether to create an independent board to oversee the costs of prescription drugs.... Read more »

House Committee Approves Legislation to Create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board

April 2, 2019

The House Health and Government Operations Committee voted 20-3 to approve House Bill 768, sponsored by Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk, to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. It would address the high cost of prescription drugs by setting limits on how much the state and local governments pay for high-costs medications. ... Read more »

Addressing the cost of prescription drugs in Maryland

April 1, 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 »