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Lawmakers approve drug “price gouging” bill

April 13, 2017

Hours before adjourning for the year, state lawmakers approved a first in the nation bill that would allow Maryland’s Attorney General to sue the makers of generic drugs over sharp rice increases—or price gouging. It was part of an effort to hold down the sharply escalating prices of generic prescription drugs. ... Read more »

Maryland lawmakers send bill on drug price gouging to Hogan

April 11, 2017

If signed by Gov. Larry Hogan, the bill would make it illegal for generic drug manufacturers to engage in price gouging — defined as an "unconscionable increase in price" — for certain prescription drugs. Manufacturers would be required to submit documents to the Attorney General's office proving the validity of any major price increases and those found in violation of the law could be subject to penalties including a $10,000 fine.... Read more »

Maryland Legislature addresses prescription drug cost

February 16, 2017

Maryland is now ground zero in the battle over curbing the cost of prescription medication, and the fight is also taking place over the air waves.... Read more »

Md. health officials call for drug affordability legislation

About 300 generic drugs’ prices more than doubled from 2010 to 2015, according to a 2016 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Moreover, the report found that the “price increases generally persisted for at least one year” after the initial hike.... Read more »

Health care advocates make pitch for bills to block drug price hikes

The General Assembly is considering a pair of bills. One would require drug companies to give notice of and explain significant price hikes. The other would authorize the attorney general to sue makers of generic drugs who engage in price gouging.... Read more »

Lawmakers target escalating drug prices

January 26, 2017

Maryland House and Senate Democrats are moving to stamp out prescription drug price gouging and force drug makers to reveal how their drugs are priced. ... Read more »

Maryland Lawmakers Push to Rein in Drug Prices

January 11, 2017

The pair of bills are backed by some top Democrats, the Legislative Black Caucus and an array of interest groups representing doctors, seniors and minorities.... Read more »

Adam Jones premiers health exchange radio ad

February 2, 2015

The Baltimore Sun January 30, 2015 Andrea McDaniels Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has joined the push to sign up Marylanders for health insurance under Obamacare. He recorded a radio ad released Friday at an event with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Attorney General Brian Frosh and other public officials. The add encourages people to call […]... Read more »