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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 »

Media Advisory

March 27, 2019

House Overwhelmingly Approves Legislation to Create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board To Curb Drug Costs for Local and State Government... Read more »

House dems fight off GOP amendments on Rx bill

A final House vote on the legislation is expected Wednesday or Thursday.... Read more »

Legislation could bring prescription drug affordability board to Maryland

March 26, 2019

"We need to start somewhere dealing with exorbitant prescription drug costs. Other countries pay a lot less for prescription drugs, the same drugs Americans use," said DeMarco.... Read more »

Urge your legislators to support HB 768, the Prescription Drug Affordability Board bill!

March 25, 2019

Use our Action Page to contact your legislators and urge them to co-sponsor legislation to be introduced by Senator Kathy Klausmeier and Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board... Read more »

Media Release

House Committee Approves Legislation to Create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board To Curb Drug Costs for Local and State Government... Read more »

House panel drastically scales back Rx Bill

March 22, 2019

Maryland Matters March 22, 2019 Bruce Depuyt A bill to rein in prescription drug prices received a strong, bipartisan boost in the House Health and Government Operations Committee on Friday, with the measure’s supporters expressing cautious optimism that Maryland may have found a way to provide consumers relief from unrelenting sticker shock at the pharmacy […]... Read more »

Bill would create prescription drug affordability board

March 7, 2019

WBAL-TV March 6, 2019 By David Collins ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Legislation designed to hold down the cost of prescription medication is picking up support in Annapolis. The measure, which has gained the support of the Maryland Association of Counties, would establish a prescription drug affordability board. The bill’s supporters, including the mayor of Baltimore and […]... Read more »

Pugh, County Execs Take to the Airwaves to Promote Prescription Drug Affordability Board

Maryland Matters By: Josh Kurtz March 6, 2019 As lawmakers and advocates begin their big push this week for legislation that seeks to hold the line on rising prescription drug prices, they are being aided by Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh (D) and the executives of Maryland’s seven largest counties. Pugh and the execs have each […]... Read more »