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

April 19, 2018

The Daily Record Steve Lash April 13, 2018 A divided federal appeals court Friday struck down a Maryland law designed to prevent unwarranted price increases by the generic-drug industry, saying the statute unconstitutionally encroaches on Congress’ province to regulate interstate commerce. In its published 2-1 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the 2017 law […]... Read more »

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

The Baltimore Sun Ian Duncan April 13, 2018 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. In a 2-1 ruling, the 4th Circuit Court […]... Read more »

Maryland weighs new approach to curbing prescription drug costs

February 20, 2018

Washington Post February 16, 2018 Josh Hicks A Maryland bill that would make the state a national test case for controlling prescription drug costs has garnered broad legislative support in Annapolis but could put the state on a legal collision course with the pharmaceutical industry. The proposal, introduced by Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-Baltimore City) […]... Read more »

Attorney General Brian Frosh endorses Rx Cost Commission

February 5, 2018

"...The lives and health of Marylanders, and people all over the country, are threatened when the prices of medicine upon which they depend to survive and thrive are raised beyond their ability to pay. Establishing a commission to monitor and oversee those prices is an important step to take..."... Read more »

Maryland fights prescription drug price-gouging; reader’s letter

January 4, 2018

Delmarva Now Susan Olson, Reader January 2, 2018 If you are taking prescription drugs, you have probably noticed a dramatic increase in prices. This is not necessarily because these drugs are more expensive to manufacture or distribute than they were just a few years ago. The price increases have to do with price-gouging, the unconscionable increase […]... Read more »

Maryland Group To Release Plans To Improve Prescription Drug Prices

November 16, 2017

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 »

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 »

Fighting for fair drug prices

July 18, 2017

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 »

Drug groups sue Maryland over Rx ‘price gouging’ law

July 11, 2017

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 »