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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. health officials call for drug affordability legislation

About 300 generic drugs’ prices more than doubled from 2010 to 2015, according to a 2016 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Moreover, the report found that the “price increases generally persisted for at least one year” after the initial hike.... Read more »

Health care advocates make pitch for bills to block drug price hikes

The General Assembly is considering a pair of bills. One would require drug companies to give notice of and explain significant price hikes. The other would authorize the attorney general to sue makers of generic drugs who engage in price gouging.... Read more »

Lawmakers target escalating drug prices

January 26, 2017

Maryland House and Senate Democrats are moving to stamp out prescription drug price gouging and force drug makers to reveal how their drugs are priced. ... Read more »

Maryland Lawmakers Push to Rein in Drug Prices

January 11, 2017

The pair of bills are backed by some top Democrats, the Legislative Black Caucus and an array of interest groups representing doctors, seniors and minorities.... 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 »

Proposals would address skyrocketing prescription drug prices

September 13, 2016

The Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative wants to make drug companies disclose how they come up with prices and give the state attorney general the authority to go after price gouging.... Read more »

Health care advocates push MD to address prescription drug prices

“We think they are fair, reasonable proposals that can make prescription drugs more affordable. It’s good policy and good politics,” said Vincent DeMarco... Read more »

Maryland health group highlighting drug affordability needs

September 12, 2016

The coalition plans to push for legislation on the three initiatives in Maryland’s next legislative session.... Read more »

Media Advisory: New Poll Shows MDers Very Strongly Support Measures to improve Prescription Drug Affordability

September 8, 2016

“As we turn our attention to making sure health care is affordable, we will focus our attention on addressing the sky rocketing prices of prescription drugs." ... Read more »