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Have your organization sign our Prescription Drug Affordability Resolution

June 24, 2021

Are you fed up with high drug costs? Your organization should endorse our Prescription Drug Affordability Resolution today! ... Read more »

Speaker Jones Videos on Maryland Successes

January 5, 2021

We are excited to release new videos by Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones encouraging advocates from across the country to emulate Maryland’s landmark Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program and Prescription Drug Affordability Board. Thank you Speaker Jones for your leadership!  ... Read more »

Md. Prescription Drug Affordability Board Finally Gets a Director

December 23, 2020

“I know Andy very well. He’s terrific,” said Vincent DeMarco, head of the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative. “His background is perfect for this job and he will bring a lot of knowledge of the issue. ... Read more »

(POSTPONED) Come to a Listening Session on Prescription Drug Affordability

January 28, 2020

Learn about Maryland's new Prescription Drug Affordability Board and share your thoughts on how to make medications more affordable.... 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 »

What to do about prescription drug costs.

July 14, 2019

Readers offer suggestions to lower the costs that Americans pay.... Read more »

Maryland’s Path to a Prescription Drug Affordability Board

July 1, 2019

This year Maryland became the first state in the nation to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. The law’s July 1st enactment marked the culmination of a multi-year, grassroots effort based on the recognition of a simple truth that pharmaceutical manufacturers have long ignored: drugs don’t work if people can’t afford them.... Read more »

Media Advisory: Maryland Officials to Mark Launch of Prescription Drug Affordability Board Law

At the July 1st news conference, state and local officials will join policymakers and advocates from a variety of statewide organizations to celebrate the new law and discuss how it will lead to benefits for average Marylanders. The news conference will also feature Maryland residents who will share their stories about struggling to afford the medications they need. ... Read more »

New laws take effect in Virginia, Maryland and the District

June 29, 2019

As of Monday, Maryland will become the first state in the country to create an oversight board charged with lowering prescription drug costs.... Read more »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Prescription Drug Affordability Board Legislation to Become Law

May 24, 2019

Maryland legislation to create the nation’s first Prescription Drug Affordability Board will become law, giving the state a tool to establish maximum costs for certain drugs purchased by state and local governments. Governor Larry Hogan announced today he would neither veto nor sign the measure, which means it will go into effect July 1st.... Read more »