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prescription drug affordability board

Jul 1, 2019

Md. leaders hope drug board sets the bar for the nation

Maryland lawmakers, elected officials and advocates praised the novelty of a new law to create a board to review the prices of high-cost prescription drugs, even as the earliest possible action it could take on prices is 2021. The law to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board took effect Monday, and lawmakers hope this attempt […]

Apr 9, 2019

Md. prescription drug bill filled with compromises

Sometimes compromise means recognizing things could have gone worse. That seems to be the view of advocates of measures aimed at controlling what Marylanders pay for their medication. Legislation introduced in January would have created a board to set upper payment limits on what Marylanders could pay for high-cost prescription drugs. By the time the […]

Apr 1, 2019

Health insurance advocates accept Md. session’s small steps

A week after President Donald Trump reasserted his desire to see the Affordable Care Act go away, Maryland lawmakers have passed or are poised to pass legislation designed to protect the landmark health law.  In theory. The reality is that amendments to most of the bills have left the measures with a narrower scope than […]

Mar 6, 2019

Md. lawmakers question legality of prescription drug bill

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation that would make Maryland the first state in the nation to regulate rising prescription drug prices was heard by legislators Wednesday, a month after the courts killed a Maryland law regulating generic drug prices. The death of that generic drug law hung over the hearing as lawmakers wanted to make sure they […]

Jan 3, 2019

Local Maryland officials to support prescription drug board

Leading local officials in Maryland's largest counties are expected to support a proposal to create a state board to review the affordability of prescription drugs.

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