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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. health care group urges support for anti-price gouging package

A Baltimore-based health care organization is proposing legislation to go after drug companies for price gouging, warning legislators of a poll it said shows voters are willing to make this an issue at the ballot box two years. Legislation proposed by Maryland ...

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Md. hospitals want to engage patients with new ‘Fresh Care’ website

Vincent DeMarco, president of the Citizens' Health Initiative. (file)

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 ...

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Primary wins edge anti-smoking group closer to tax increase

Vincent DeMarco

An anti-smoking group says victories in Maryland's primary election have improved the odds that an increase in the tobacco tax will become a reality in 2015.

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Anti-smoking advocates weigh in on hot Senate race

Julius Henson (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

The Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative Wednesday released a radio ad Wednesday highlighting the difference between Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden and Julius Henson on increasing the tobacco tax.

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