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Hogan allows drug price-gouging bill to become law

May 31, 2017

Gov. Larry Hogan will allow to become law a measure that gives the state attorney general the power to sue generic drug manufacturers over price gouging... Read more »

As States Wage Battles on High Drug Prices, Drugmakers Fight Back

May 17, 2017

Maryland’s legislature in April approved a bill that would allow the state attorney general to sue manufacturers of generic drugs for price increases deemed to be excessive; the governor is reviewing it, a spokeswoman said.... Read more »

House passes health care bill, setting up harder fight in Senate

May 9, 2017

"We think the Trump-Ryan bill would be a disaster for millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Marylanders," said Vincent DeMarco, president of Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, ahead of the House vote.... 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 »

Bill would allow AG to pursue drug companies for price gouging

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 »