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Md. 'Drug Cost Commission' would set fair prescription prices

Md. 'Drug Cost Commission' would set fair prescription prices

The soaring cost of prescription drugs is among the greatest drivers in rising rates for Maryland insurance premiums, according to CareFirst CEO Chet Burrell. And, coupled with our aging population, it’s likely to propel health care spending in the U.S. to a record-breaking one-fifth of the economy by 2026.

These trends are unsustainable. Spiraling health care costs hurt Maryland families trying to make ends meet and seniors who are on fixed incomes and feel every increase in the cost of their prescriptions dearly. Law enforcement and first responders are being priced out of maintaining adequate supplies of Naloxone to respond to the opioid crisis, and the Medicaid program is...

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