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What is Hogan waiting for?

May 9, 2017

Maryland would be the first state have such a law if Gov. Larry Hogan signs the Frosh bill – or even if he allows the bill to become law without his signature.... Read more »

“Unconscionable” drug price spikes could soon be stopped in one state

CBS National April 11, 2017 Maryland would be the first state to empower the state’s attorney general to take action to stop pharmaceutical price gouging under a measure given final passage by lawmakers on Monday. The bill sent to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan would enable the attorney general to bring civil actions against manufacturers of off-patent […]... 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 »

Bills Head To Governor’s Desk, Following General Assembly Session

WJZ Baltimore April 10, 2017 Pat Warren BALTIMORE (WJZ) — This year’s 90-day session of the Maryland General Assembly has officially concluded. On Monday, lawmakers were making the final push for bills to become laws. The General Assembly considered 2,800 bills this session, and Monday night, they were going through the last of them. There […]... 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 »

Maryland general assembly sends drug price gouging bill to gov.’s desk

BioPharmaDive April 10, 2017 Jacob Bell Dive Brief: Maryland is slated to become the latest state to give its attorney general power to levy civil penalties against “unconscionable” prescription drug price increases. The state’s general assembly sent House Bill 631 to Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk for signing on Monday. The legislation would enable attorney general […]... Read more »

Maryland lawmakers pass a bill aimed at stopping ‘unconscionable’ drug pricing

Fierce Pharma April 12, 2017 By Eric Sagonowsky Taking the fight against high drug prices into their own hands, Maryland lawmakers passed a bill aimed at taking on “unconscionable” pricing practices with their sights set squarely on generics. But drugmakers are blasting back, hoping to convince the governor not to sign it into law. Under […]... Read more »

Maryland Lawmakers Pass Generic Drug Price Gouging Bill

April 11, 2017

The Maryland bill would target generic drugmakers who hike the wholesale acquisition cost (WAC) of their drug by 50% or more in one year, or if the WAC is more than $80, or if three or fewer drugmakers are actively manufacturing and marketing the drug.... Read more »

Maryland lawmakers send bill on drug price gouging to Hogan

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 lawmakers OK measure to fight drug price gouging

Doug Mayer, a spokesman for the Republican governor, said Hogan will review the bill before deciding whether to sign it. The Democrat-led legislature passed the measure with bipartisan support in both houses, more than enough to override a veto by the governor. The vote was 38-7 in the Senate and 137-2 in the House.... Read more »