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 ...Read More »
The drug Naloxone, often sold under the brand name Narcan, has become a critical tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic. But since the drug’s ability to counter overdoses became popularized in 2014, its price has more than doubled. ...
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Maryland groups that have been opposed to American Health Care Act pointed to the Congressional Budget Office analysis released Monday to support their position. The analysis by the nonpartisan CBO found the Republican-backed health care plan would result in 14 ...
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Maryland is in the midst of an unusual experiment to try to keep its citizens healthy and reduce the cost of health care by changing the way hospitals are paid – essentially giving them a financial incentive to keep people ...Read More »
Maryland earns high marks for some of its cancer-related health policies, but needs to put more effort into preventing lung and skin cancer, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Specifically, lawmakers in Maryland ...Read More »
Thursday’s Supreme Court decision was a win for supporters of the Affordable Care Act, but advocates and officials in Maryland — where consumers weren’t in danger of losing insurance subsidies —are still working to implement the law’s goals. The cost ...Read More »
Advocates say there were several victories for health care in this year’s General Assembly session, but they worry that some much-needed changes won’t ultimately get funding from the governor. The final fiscal 2016 budget passed by lawmakers April 13 included ...Read More »