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Advocacy Group to Take Aim at Prescription Drug Prices in MD

November 16, 2017

The Daily Record November 15, 2017 Tim Curtis A year after the General Assembly passed legislation targeting price gouging by generic drug manufacturers, a health care advocacy group will bring forward legislation in 2018 designed to decrease the prices of all prescription drugs, including brand name and specialty drugs. Under the legislation proposed by the […]... Read more »

Maryland Group To Release Plans To Improve Prescription Drug Prices

CBS Baltimore November 15, 2017 BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A proposal to address measures on prescription drug price affordability is expected to be the topic of discussion on Wednesday morning at the Episcopal Diocesan Center in Baltimore. The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative will release public polling done by the independent research firm Opinion Works that shows strong support for […]... Read more »

Bill Target Drug Pricing

MarylandReported.com November 16, 2017 Cynthia Prairie Fresh off the successful enactment of a law limiting generic and off-brand prescription drug price increases, Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, is pushing for greater limitations on name-brand drugs. His organization’s ideas, he says, are popular — and he has the numbers to show it, […]... Read more »

Maryland Group to Outline more Plans to Improve Drug Prices

WBAL-TV 11 November 15, 2017 Associated Press A group of Maryland health advocates is outlining some new plans to improve prescription drug affordability.  Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative is holding a news conference on Wednesday in Baltimore to talk about a proposal that would create a state commission to determine what Marylanders can pay for expensive […]... Read more »

Health Care Advocacy Group Shifts Focus to Name-Brand Drugs

Maryland Matters November 15, 2017 Samuel Manas  Fresh off the successful enactment of a law limiting generic and off-brand prescription drug price increases, Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, is pushing for greater limitations on name-brand drugs. His organization’s ideas, he says, are popular — and he has the numbers to show it. […]... Read more »

Drug price gouging? It’s personal

November 15, 2017

Mighty Maryland shows the way for California and other states willing to stand up against gouging.... Read more »

Maryland officials tout new generic drug price-gouging law

November 6, 2017

Following Maryland's recent efforts as the first state to enact a law that protects consumers from generic prescription drug price-gouging, local leaders and health care advocates on Tuesday highlighted the benefits of the legislation and urged Marylanders to share their personal stories about drug affordability.... Read more »

Frosh is looking for victims of drug price gouging to share their stories

November 1, 2017

Ovetta Wiggin Washington Post October 31, 2017 If you have been the victim of price gouging for generic drugs, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) wants to hear from you. Frosh is joining with Maryland Healthcare for All, a health-care advocacy group, to identify possible victims of price gouging, a move made possible by […]... Read more »

Frosh, county officials ask consumers for price gouging stories

Tim Curtis Daily Record Business Reporter October 31, 2017 Maryland officials have begun the public rollout of the state’s first-in-the-nation prescription drug price gouging law by soliciting price gouging stories from citizens. Elected officials from Montgomery County and Prince George’s County joined Attorney General Brian Frosh at Riderwood Village, a senior living community in Silver […]... Read more »

Church groups enlisted in end-of-life medical planning initiative

October 23, 2017

Baltimore Sun Jacques Kelly October 22, 2017 Doug Wilson, an elder at West Baltimore’s Kingdom Life Church, recalled the steps he took after he was diagnosed with throat cancer. Before going into the University of Maryland Medical Center, he put down, in writing, the steps he wanted taken during and after his seven-hour surgery. Months […]... Read more »