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Bill would allow AG to pursue drug companies for price gouging

May 9, 2017

WBAL  Apri 10, 2017 ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland state Senate passed legislation Friday that gives the state attorney general authority to pursue companies that price gouge generic drugs. The legislation is the first of its kind in the nation, and it’s designed to be a deterrent. Lawmakers are hearing the public outcry. The cost […]... 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 »

Senate vote expected today on Prescription Drug Bill

April 4, 2017

Today the Senate Finance Committee of the Maryland General Assembly is expected to vote on HB 631, a bill to curb rising prices of prescription drugs.... Read more »

Maryland alcohol tax increase linked to drop in drunk driving crashes

March 27, 2017

"It's very very important that the public know that public health policies like this work," DeMarco said. ... 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 continues to lead on health policy

January 3, 2017

Earlier this week, Maryland finalized and had an important plan approved with the federal government to continue to make progress with our life-saving Medicaid program...... Read more »

Maryland Medicaid Turns 50!

October 24, 2016

We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Maryland Medicaid program with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Horizon Foundation at the Park Heights JCC in Baltimore, MD on Thursday October 20, 2016. A special grant from the Consumer Health Foundation allowed us to produce a video with New Lens Media featuring […]... Read more »

MD CARE Act helps caregivers and patients

October 6, 2016

LifeBridge Health, for example, has started a pilot program, the Maryland Faith Health Network, which connects hospitals with churches, synagogues, temples and other faith organizations to improve their congregants' well-being.... Read more »

MD health group attacks high costs of prescription drugs

September 28, 2016

With EpiPens and other prescription drugs rising in cost, families who desperately need them but do not have health insurance are bearing a huge financial burden, according to community advocates.... Read more »

Advocacy group pushes for transparency

September 13, 2016

Baltimore Sun Erin Cox September 8, 2016 A coalition of Maryland health care advocates want to require drug companies to explain why medications cost so much and to empower the state’s attorney general to investigate pharmaceutical companies for allegations of price gouging. The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative announced Thursday they will seek legislation next year […]... Read more »