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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 »

Come to Advocacy Day!

January 21, 2019

Register for Prescription Drug Affordability Advocacy Day! February 14th 8:30am-1pm in Annapolis.... Read more »

Sports Betting, Schools, Roads: What To Expect From Maryland’s 2019 General Assembly Session

January 9, 2019

Montgomery County Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk will be proposing the Prescription Drug Affordability Board Act.... Read more »

State Lawmakers Will Retool Rx Drug Rate-Setting Commission Bills

November 1, 2018

Inside Health Policy November 1, 2018 By: Rachel Cohrs State lawmakers in Maryland and Minnesota are planning to revamp and reintroduce legislation that would create rate-setting commissions for prescription drugs after bills in both states died last session. New Jersey lawmakers also have introduced bills that are still pending for the state’s 2018-2019 session. Brand […]... Read more »

Drug pricing goes local: State lawmakers around the country are pledging to take on pharma, too

STAT News November 1, 2018 By: Lev Facher WASHINGTON — Frustrated by inaction from the federal government, lawmakers at the state level have taken the issue of drug pricing into their own hands, in many cases turning pharmaceutical industry influence into a signature issue in their local campaigns. In Wisconsin, the Democratic nominee for governor […]... Read more »

Politics and prescription drugs for Maryland government retirees

July 9, 2018

The Maryland Citizens Health Initiative is working to build support for the creation of a state commission tasked with increasing drug affordability...... Read more »

Maryland’s year of health care

April 10, 2018

Health care advocates sought to follow up on last year’s anti-price gouging bill for generic prescription drugs with one that would regulate prices for name-brand drugs...Given the outsized role drugs play in health care costs, we urge the Senate to make it a priority.... Read more »

Md. Lawmakers Push Bill To Regulate Prescription Drugs Prices

February 19, 2018

Several Maryland lawmakers are proposing to rein in the cost of prescription drugs.... Read more »

Federal Appeals Court Hears AAM’s Challenge Of Maryland Price Gouging Law

January 29, 2018

Maryland's first-in-the-nation drug price gouging policy, which allows a state attorney general to sue essential generic and off-patent drug makers when the AG believes the drug price was subject to an "unconscionable increase,” became law last May... Read more »

State Legislatures Start Out Strong in 2018 with Bills to Curb Rx Drug Costs

January 23, 2018

With the federal government continuing to take no action to curb drug costs, states legislatures across the country are intensifying their efforts in 2018 to staunch the financial hemorrhage to health care budgets caused by escalating prescription drug costs.... Read more »