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Howard residents voice concern over rising costs at first forum for Prescription Drug Affordability Board

By ANA FAGUY

BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA 

JAN 06, 2020

Excerpt:

Howard County hosted a forum Monday afternoon to get community input on the rising cost of prescription drugs.

It was the first in a series of listening forums planned across Maryland to bring personal stories to the Prescription Drug Affordability Board. The Prescription Drug Affordability Board Act was signed into law in May and assigned a five-person board to look into what can be done at the local and state level to reduce drug costs.

“Unlike anywhere else in the country, we’re going to have a board saying to prescription drug corporations, ‘You want to charge this much, that’s not reasonable. That’s not affordable for Maryland,’ ” said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, a nonprofit organization that aims to educate Marylanders about health care.

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