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Poll: prescription drug pricing legislation has support in Md. swing districts

December 29, 2017

A push to expand Maryland’s ability to control prescription drug prices released a poll Thursday that advocates said shows strong support for the effort in swing legislative districts.... Read more »

AARP Files Friend of the Court Brief in AAM v. Frosh in Support of Maryland’s Anti-Drug-Price-Gouging Law

December 7, 2017

AARP Maryland December 6, 2017 Nancy Carr Consistent with its longstanding efforts to reduce the cost of healthcare for older adults and all Americans, today AARP filed a friend of the court brief in AAM v. Frosh, No. 17-2166, (4th Cir.), supporting Maryland’s recently enacted HB 631—a law that prohibits unconscionable increases in the prices […]... 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 »

A step to stop price gouging

May 9, 2017

Standard Speaker OPINION / PUBLISHED: APRIL 11, 2017 Members of Congress conducted hearings last year and justly pilloried executives for several pharmaceutical companies who had exponentially increased the prices of life-saving medicines. Then, they did nothing. Monday, the Maryland Legislature stepped up and overwhelmingly passed a bill authorizing the state attorney to act against price-gouging. […]... Read more »