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

May 9, 2017

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 »

Maryland Lawmakers’ Final Efforts Before 90-Day Session Ends

The General Assembly considered 2,800 bills this session, and Monday night, they were going through the last of them. There were some landmark decisions, as Maryland is the first state to empower the attorney general to go after off drug companies for price gouging.... Read more »

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

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 Democratic majority. All but a few GOP delegates supported the measure.... Read more »

Hogan must fund healthcare

April 17, 2015

The General Assembly has done its job. But now Governor Hogan must act to keep Maryland's health care progress going. We strongly urge the governor to use the funds allocated by the General Assembly for critical health care programs.... Read more »