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Statement: Prescription Drug Affordability Successes in Yesterday’s Election

November 7, 2018

When the General Assembly convenes in January, there will be at least twenty-eight senators and eighty-six delegates – a supermajority in both the State Senate and the House of Delegates– who have already endorsed legislation to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. ... Read more »

LTE: Mathias’ support for prescription cost initiative praised

November 2, 2018

In the race for the Maryland Senate 38th District seat, one candidate stands out for his leadership on an issue that affects virtually every family in this area: the soaring costs of prescription drugs.... Read more »

LTE: Issue of drug costs a factor in ‘Fight for Five’ Maryland Senate races

The article about contested races for the Maryland Senate did not mention a key issue that is resonating with voters in State House races: the soaring costs of prescription drugs. Across the state, people struggle to pay for lifesaving medications.... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: The medications don’t work if my patients can’t afford them.

October 30, 2018

As a family physician I write prescriptions every day for medications to help my patients stay healthy — yet more and more of my patients tell me they simply cannot afford their medications.... Read more »

Attorney General Frosh appeals to U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Maryland’s law curbing drug price-gouging

October 19, 2018

The Baltimore Sun By: Michael Dresser October 19, 2018 Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Friday appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court an earlier decision by a federal court that struck down a Maryland law to curb unreasonable price increases for generic drugs. The General Assembly passed the so-called “price-gouging” law in 2017 at the […]... Read more »

Maryland attorney general asks Supreme Court to uphold generic price gouging law

Stat By: Ed Silverman OCTOBER 19, 2018 The Maryland Attorney General has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision last spring that a state law enacted to punish generic drug makers for price gouging was unconstitutional. The law permitted the Maryland Medicaid program to notify the state attorney general when an “essential” drug […]... Read more »

Frosh takes generic drug price-gouging appeal to Supreme Court

The Daily Record By: Steve Lash October 19, 2018 Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to revive the state’s law aimed at preventing unwarranted price increases of generic drugs. In papers filed with the justices, Frosh pressed the high court to review and overturn a lower-court decision that struck the […]... Read more »

States Rush to Rein In Prescription Costs, and Drug Companies Fight Back

August 20, 2018

In a lengthy dissent, Judge James A. Wynn Jr. said that Maryland should be able to protect the health and welfare of its citizens. The court, he said, was accepting the drug companies’ view that they were “constitutionally entitled to impose conscience-shocking price increases” on consumers.... Read more »

CTV News: Advocacy Group Is Not Giving Up the Fight to Lower Drug Costs

July 27, 2018

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Statement on Ruling by US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Anti-Price Gouging Law

July 26, 2018

"...we must act to make lifesaving drugs more affordable for Marylanders."... Read more »