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Proposal hopes to cut costs for brand name drugs

December 4, 2017

The President of the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative also released a statement saying they commend Councilwoman Clarke for introducing the Resolution to the City Council.... Read more »

Advocacy Group to Take Aim at Prescription Drug Prices in MD

November 16, 2017

The Daily Record November 15, 2017 Tim Curtis A year after the General Assembly passed legislation targeting price gouging by generic drug manufacturers, a health care advocacy group will bring forward legislation in 2018 designed to decrease the prices of all prescription drugs, including brand name and specialty drugs. Under the legislation proposed by the […]... Read more »

Bill Target Drug Pricing

MarylandReported.com November 16, 2017 Cynthia Prairie Fresh off the successful enactment of a law limiting generic and off-brand prescription drug price increases, Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, is pushing for greater limitations on name-brand drugs. His organization’s ideas, he says, are popular — and he has the numbers to show it, […]... Read more »

Health Care Advocacy Group Shifts Focus to Name-Brand Drugs

Maryland Matters November 15, 2017 Samuel Manas  Fresh off the successful enactment of a law limiting generic and off-brand prescription drug price increases, Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, is pushing for greater limitations on name-brand drugs. His organization’s ideas, he says, are popular — and he has the numbers to show it. […]... Read more »

Share your story about prescription drug price gouging

November 5, 2017

Thanks to a law passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2017, Attorney General Brian Frosh can take action against pharmaceutical corporations who manufacture generic or off-patent drugs if they raise the price of the drug without justification and in a way that makes it hard for people using the drug to afford it. Are […]... Read more »

Judge: Maryland can act against drug price-gouging, for now

October 2, 2017

Star Tribune Brian Witte September 29, 2017 ANNAPOLIS, Md. — An effort by drug makers to block Maryland’s first-in-the-nation law against pharmaceutical price gouging was denied by a federal judge on Friday. A group representing makers of generic prescription drugs sought to stop the law from taking effect this Sunday, calling it an “unconstitutional overreach” […]... Read more »

Don’t let pharma take down a new Maryland price gouging law

September 11, 2017

Washington Post Jeremy A. Greene – Op-Ed September 8th 2017 Jeremy A. Greene is a professor of medicine and the history of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the author of “Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine.” In May, Maryland became the first state to take action against the alarming trend […]... 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 »

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 »

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

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 »