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Posts from — July 2017

Raising Alcohol Taxes Can Curtail Assaults and Suicides

July 20, 2017

Scientific American Kunmi Sobowale July 1, 2017 The woman disappeared. She had been coming to our group therapy sessions for months, and suddenly she stopped. Other group members told me why: she had been beaten so badly by her husband that she ended up in the hospital. The assault happened while her husband was, to […]... Read more »

Statement of Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative on the apparent failure of the attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act

July 18, 2017

We are thrilled that the Republican Congressional leadership’s shameful attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is apparently stalled for the foreseeable future. This is good news for the many millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Marylanders whose lives have been made immeasurably better by the ACA. We at the Maryland Health Care […]... Read more »

‘I’m scared to death’: Advocates, recipients fear for Medicaid’s future in Maryland

delmarvanow Jeremy Cox July 17, 2017 The symptoms came out of nowhere. Chris Sabas had been accepted at a seminary in Canada to become ordained in the Anglican Church when she began experiencing myriad neurological problems. The numbness, involuntary muscle movement and vertigo were so debilitating that the 43-year-old was forced to abandon her plans and move […]... Read more »

Ending price gouging is the correct prescription

Baltimore Sun Stanley Rodbell July 13, 2017 In his commentary, “Marylanders misled by drug pricing bill” (July 12), Chester “Chip” Davis Jr. complains that generics are unreasonably targeted by the new bill. His claim is wrong. Contrary to the generic manufacturers saying that they are the “good guys,” they’re not. I just bought a generic drug in […]... Read more »

Fighting for fair drug prices

Baltimore Sun Brian J. Feldman July 13, 2017 Contrary to Chester Davis Jr.’s recent commentary in this esteemed newspaper, Maryland’s new price-gouging law, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, will help thousands of Marylanders as they struggle to afford to pay for their prescription drugs (“Marylanders misled by drug pricing bill,” July 11). We have all […]... Read more »

Maryland Sued Over New Pharmaceutical Price Gauging Law

July 11, 2017

CBS Baltimore Devin Bartolotta July 8, 2017 BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Drug companies are fighting back against a new price gouging law in Maryland that gives the attorney general power to sue for big price hikes. The companies are urging a judge to throw it out. The price gouging law was intended to help Maryland families, but drug […]... Read more »

Drug groups sue Maryland over Rx ‘price gouging’ law

Washington’s Top News Nick Lannelli July 7, 2017 WASHINGTON — A group representing manufacturers of generic prescription drugs filed a federal lawsuit against Maryland Thursday, trying to stop the state’s new “price gouging” law from taking effect. The Association for Accessible Medicines filed the suit in U.S. District Court, calling the measure “an unconstitutional overreach.” […]... Read more »

Drug trade group sues Maryland over first-in-the-nation price-gouging law

The Washington Post Ovetta Wiggins July 6, 2017 A generic-drug trade group is suing Maryland over a price-gouging law that is set to go into effect in October. In a federal lawsuit filed Thursday against state Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) and Dennis Schrader, the secretary of the state Department of Health, the Association […]... Read more »