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Posts from — August 2019

Critics Suggest Hogan Is Ignoring Key Elements of Prescription Drug Bill

August 29, 2019

The statute says very explicitly the board is independent and the board chair ‘shall hire an executive director, general counsel and staff.' It can’t be more clear than that.”... 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 »

Media Advisory: Cardin to spotlight need to lower prices for prescription drugs

August 22, 2019

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 at 1:30 PM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin will visit Baltimore’s Northern Pharmacy and Medical Equipment for a roundtable discussion with community pharmacists, public health experts and patients’ advocates on the fight to lower the cost of prescription drugs. ... Read more »

Volunteers Tapped to Set Policy for Reaching Uninsured

August 16, 2019

Starting next year, Marylander residents who lack health insurance can check a box on their state tax returns indicating they don’t have coverage. The state will then investigate to see if that individual qualifies for federal tax credits that could make private coverage free or very low cost.... Read more »