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State of Reform : Senate overturns Hogan’s veto over funding drug affordability board

January 18, 2021

The Maryland Senate voted to override several of Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes Friday, including a measure that would fund the Prescription Drug Affordability Board.... Read more »

DEMARCO HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH CARE POLICY GOALS FOR THE UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE SESSION

December 9, 2020

MarylandReporter.com spoke with Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco this week about his group’s three main policy goals for the upcoming legislative session: making prescription drugs more affordable, protecting and building on the Affordable Care Act, and promoting health equity. ... Read more »

Harford executive, Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board say public input is crucial as it works to curb costs of medication

November 3, 2020

Maryland is the first state in the nation to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board — a body charged with reviewing the rising cost of prescription drugs and making recommendations to the Maryland General Assembly on how they can be made more affordable — but input from consumers is crucial as board members and their supporters continue to visit communities around the state.... Read more »

Prescription Drug Affordability Board held in Charles

September 29, 2020

In 2019, the Maryland General Assembly passed a bill creating the first Prescription Drug Affordability Board in the nation, regulating prescription drug costs. On Sept. 23, 2020, a board consisting of state dignitaries to provide oversight to citizens convened.... 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 »

10 Issues for the 2020 General Assembly Session

January 9, 2020

Maryland has a new prescription drug affordability board … however the board must come up with a way to fund its own operations. The bill crafting a funding mechanism was originally expected in 2021, but the head of the panel said Monday he wants it done this year.... Read more »

Prescription Drug Affordability

The Prescription Drug Affordability Board is beginning its work by reviewing drug costs in the state and hearing public concerns about making prescription drugs affordable. Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco explains how you can make your voice heard.... 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 »

Prescription Drug Affordability Board advances in House

March 27, 2019

“The goal of the board is to make drugs the most affordable they can be,” said Del. Bonnie Cullison, D-Montgomery, chair of the Insurance and Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee...... Read more »

Maryland could soon have a prescription drug affordability board

March 26, 2019

The drug industry's leading trade group, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, opposes the legislation...... Read more »