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Md. lawmakers question legality of prescription drug bill

Republican Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, (center), Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr. and Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, Democrats, call for an end to the federal shutdown at a news conference in Annapolis  Wednesday. (Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation that would make Maryland the first state in the nation to regulate rising prescription drug prices was heard by legislators Wednesday, a month after the courts killed a Maryland law regulating generic drug prices. The death of ...

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Drug price gouging? It’s personal

Fraser Smith Big

As a professional observer of public affairs, I should avoid commenting on issues that affect me personally. Full disclosure in such situations seems prudent. Herewith some thoughts on the General Assembly’s anti-drug price gouging bill. I am, of course, affected ...

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Frosh, county officials ask consumers for price gouging stories

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker speaks at an event encouraging citizens to share their price gouging story. Also on the stage are Attorney General Brian Frosh, State Sen. Brian Feldman, Del. Ariana Kelly, State Sen. Susan Lee, Vincent DeMarco, and former MedChi President Stephen J. Rockower.

Maryland officials have begun the public rollout of the state’s first-in-the-nation prescription drug price gouging law by soliciting price gouging stories from citizens. Elected officials from Montgomery County and Prince George’s County joined Attorney General Brian Frosh at Riderwood Village, ...

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Md. drug price-gouging bill allowed to go into law

A law scheduled to go into effect next month would prohibit a manufacturer or wholesale distributor from engaging in price gouging in the sale of an essential off-patent or generic drug and gives the Maryland attorney general the power to order the manufacturer to submit a statement explaining the reasons behind a significant price increase. (Deposit Photos)

Maryland’s first-in-the-nation bill to prevent price gouging by prescription drug manufacturers will become law Oct. 1 after a U.S. District Court judge denied the Association for Accessible Medicine’s request for a preliminary injunction. Judge Marvin J. Garbis granted the state ...

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Will Md. drug price gouging bill shape national debate?

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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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Md. lawmakers tackled range of health issues in 2017 session

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen (Adam Bednar/The Daily Record).

Under the shadow of federal efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the General Assembly this session passed several bills that look to insulate Marylanders from changes to the health insurance law and passed packages of bills designed to ...

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