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Posts from — June 2017

Thank you for joining the call with Senator Van Hollen!

June 28, 2017

  Thank you so much to Senator Chris Van Hollen and more than 100 of our coalition partners for joining us for a call to discuss the latest on the health care repeal bill.  Yesterday’s vote delay wouldn’t have happened without all of you and your advocacy! Many people on the call wanted to know […]... Read more »

How the drug industry blew it in MD

As Attorney General Frosh said, “The pharmaceutical companies are extremely powerful and they’re usually able to kill bills like this. But they weren’t able to this time because people are really feeling the pain, and because of Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative’s excellent organizing skills.”... Read more »

Costs too great in Senate healthcare bill

The bottom line is that the costs of the proposal — in both dollars and lives — would simply be too great to bear. Without health insurance or Medicaid, thousands upon thousands of Marylanders will have to cope with their health care needs on their own, including those suffering with drug addiction and mental health challenges.... Read more »

Landmark Law Fighting High Cost Of Prescription Drugs

June 12, 2017

A landmark law soon on the books in Maryland is fighting back against soaring prescription drug prices, becoming the first state in the country to make price gouging illegal.... Read more »

Share your story about prescription drug price gouging

June 5, 2017

Thanks to a law passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2017, Attorney General Brian Frosh can take action against pharmaceutical corporations who manufacture generic or off-patent drugs if they raise the price of the drug without justification and in a way that makes it hard for people using the drug to afford it. Are […]... Read more »

Before price gouging law takes effect, advocates hunt for evidence to enforce it

The Maryland Citizens Health Initiative launched a website Sunday to collect examples of price increases that could potentially be used to build future cases against drug companies after the law takes effect in October.... Read more »