Maryland lawmakers are scheduled to outline a plan on how to protect and improve the federal Affordable Care Act in Maryland.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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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 ...Read More »
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 »
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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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.Read More »
The head of a group that spearheaded a $1 increase in the state’s tobacco tax five years ago wants another increase to combat what he called stagnated smoking rates among adults and children.Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative is proposing another dollar-per-pack increase to the state’s current $2 cigarette tax. The cigarette tax has been raised three times in the last 15 years and has coincided with a 32 percent drop in ...Read More »