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Judge clears way for Maryland drug price-gouging law

October 2, 2017

NASDAQ Deena Beasley September 29, 2017 Sept 29 (Reuters) – A U.S. District Court judge on Friday cleared the way for Maryland to implement the nation’s first law designed to penalize drugmakers for price gouging by denying the generic drug industry trade group’s request for an injunction. The state’s new law will go into effect […]... Read more »

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

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 »

Drug industry on tenterhooks as Maryland price-gouging law nears

September 18, 2017

Reuters September 15, 2017 Deena Beasley (Reuters) – As U.S. consumer outrage grows over prescription drug prices, state authorities and patient advocates in Maryland are preparing to enforce the nation’s first law designed to punish drugmaker price-gouging. The state Attorney General’s office said it will field complaints and investigate “unconscionable increases” in essential generic medicines […]... 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 »

Ending price gouging is the correct prescription

July 18, 2017

Baltimore Sun Stanley Rodbell July 13, 2017 In his commentary, “Marylanders misled by drug pricing bill” (July 12), Chester “Chip” Davis Jr. complains that generics are unreasonably targeted by the new bill. His claim is wrong. Contrary to the generic manufacturers saying that they are the “good guys,” they’re not. I just bought a generic drug in […]... Read more »

Fighting for fair drug prices

Baltimore Sun Brian J. Feldman July 13, 2017 Contrary to Chester Davis Jr.’s recent commentary in this esteemed newspaper, Maryland’s new price-gouging law, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, will help thousands of Marylanders as they struggle to afford to pay for their prescription drugs (“Marylanders misled by drug pricing bill,” July 11). We have all […]... Read more »

Maryland Sued Over New Pharmaceutical Price Gauging Law

July 11, 2017

CBS Baltimore Devin Bartolotta July 8, 2017 BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Drug companies are fighting back against a new price gouging law in Maryland that gives the attorney general power to sue for big price hikes. The companies are urging a judge to throw it out. The price gouging law was intended to help Maryland families, but drug […]... Read more »

Drug groups sue Maryland over Rx ‘price gouging’ law

Washington’s Top News Nick Lannelli July 7, 2017 WASHINGTON — A group representing manufacturers of generic prescription drugs filed a federal lawsuit against Maryland Thursday, trying to stop the state’s new “price gouging” law from taking effect. The Association for Accessible Medicines filed the suit in U.S. District Court, calling the measure “an unconstitutional overreach.” […]... Read more »

Drug trade group sues Maryland over first-in-the-nation price-gouging law

The Washington Post Ovetta Wiggins July 6, 2017 A generic-drug trade group is suing Maryland over a price-gouging law that is set to go into effect in October. In a federal lawsuit filed Thursday against state Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) and Dennis Schrader, the secretary of the state Department of Health, the Association […]... Read more »

How the drug industry blew it in MD

June 28, 2017

As Attorney General Frosh said, “The pharmaceutical companies are extremely powerful and they’re usually able to kill bills like this. But they weren’t able to this time because people are really feeling the pain, and because of Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative’s excellent organizing skills.”... Read more »