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Doctor: high drug pricing kills patients

June 4, 2018

She was a victim of inexplicably high drug prices that are intentionally set by pharmaceutical corporations to turn the greatest profit.... Read more »

“Maryland Healthcare For All” Event

May 23, 2018

Vincent DeMarco, with the Maryland Citizen Health Initiative "Maryland Healthcare For All", joins us to talk about a political event happening today. ... Read more »

Democrats running for Maryland governor pledging to support a state individual mandate for health care

The seven major Democrats running for Maryland governor have all signed a pledge to support a plan to shore up Obamacare if they are elected, health care advocates said Wednesday. ... Read more »

Health Insurance Down Payment plan should be the next top priority in Md.

May 10, 2018

That is why in 2019 the newly elected governor and General Assembly need to enact the innovative Health Insurance Down Payment plan, which was introduced in the 2018 session by Sen. Brian Feldman and Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk.... Read more »

Health care advocates praise new ‘gag rule’ prohibition, push for national effort

May 3, 2018

"It's truly inspiring to see Maryland at the forefront of state-led efforts to lower prescription drug costs," he said in a statement.... Read more »

Fourth Circuit appeals court strikes down Maryland’s drug price-gouging law

April 13, 2018

A federal appeals court has struck down a Maryland drug-price-gouging law, a first-of-its-kind measure aimed at lowering the price of off-patent or generic drugs.... Read more »

4th Circuit strikes down Md.’s generic drug price-gouging law

The law, which went into effect Oct. 1, prohibits a significant price increase of an essential off-patent or generic drug and gives the Maryland attorney general the power to order the manufacturer to explain the reasons behind a significant price increase as well as request a court order restraining or enjoining a violation.... Read more »

A Maryland law to prevent ‘unconscionable’ price hikes on old drugs has been struck down

The Maryland law, which went into effect in October, was seen as a model for other state-based efforts aimed at curtailing massive price hikes on generic drugs in Louisiana and Illinois.... Read more »

Maryland law against price-gouging by drug companies is unconstitutional, appeals court rules

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a Maryland law passed last year to stop sharp increases in the price of generic medicines is unconstitutional, a setback to new efforts by states to keep down the cost of drugs. ... 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 »