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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 »

How the drug industry blew it in MD

June 28, 2017

As Attorney General Frosh said, “The pharmaceutical companies are extremely powerful and they’re usually able to kill bills like this. But they weren’t able to this time because people are really feeling the pain, and because of Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative’s excellent organizing skills.”... Read more »

Before price gouging law takes effect, advocates hunt for evidence to enforce it

June 5, 2017

The Maryland Citizens Health Initiative launched a website Sunday to collect examples of price increases that could potentially be used to build future cases against drug companies after the law takes effect in October.... Read more »

Hogan lets drug price-gouging bill, dozens others become law without signature

May 31, 2017

Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday he will not block a new law giving the Maryland attorney general's office authority to take generic drug makers to court to challenge allegedly excessive price increases.... Read more »

Maryland on-track to give attorney general power to sue for drug price-gouging

May 9, 2017

Washington Post April 10, 2017 Ovetta Wiggins and Josh Hicks Maryland could become the first state to give its attorney general the power to take legal action against drug companies that dramatically increase the price of off-patent or generic drugs under a measure that is moving through the General Assembly. Attorney General Brian E. Frosh […]... Read more »

Maryland Lawmakers Approve Bill To Fight Drug Price-Gouging

Reuters and Huffington Post April 10, 2017 Ian Simpson  Maryland lawmakers have passed a first-in-the-nation measure that lets the state attorney general sue generic drug makers that sharply raise prices in a move aimed at fighting what legislators call “price-gouging.” The bill overwhelmingly was approved by the Democratic-controlled legislature on Monday and hailed by Maryland […]... Read more »

Lawmakers approve drug “price gouging” bill

WYPR April 12, 2017 Brendan Reynolds 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 […]... Read more »

Generic drug price gouging could be penalized in bill sent to Hogan

Maryland Reporter April 10, 2017 By Dan Menefee A prohibition on generic drug price gouging now heads to Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk for signature after the House concurred in Senate amendments Monday morning. The House voted 137-2 for the bill, HB631, and the Senate approved it on Friday 38-7 with a handful of Republicans joining the […]... Read more »