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Md. leaders hope drug board sets the bar for the nation

Signs advertise new products available inside a CVS store with the new HealthHUB in Spring, Texas. The drugstore chain's HealthHub stores will have about twice as much space devoted to health care as other locations. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Maryland lawmakers, elected officials and advocates praised the novelty of a new law to create a board to review the prices of high-cost prescription drugs, even as the earliest possible action it could take on prices is 2021. The law ...

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Md. prescription drug bill filled with compromises

"Black, Hispanic young adults are two to three times more likely to not have health insurance compared to their counterparts, white young adults. So there’s a health equity component to this, as well,” says Sen. Brian Feldman, D-Montgomery. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Sometimes compromise means recognizing things could have gone worse. That seems to be the view of advocates of measures aimed at controlling what Marylanders pay for their medication. Legislation introduced in January would have created a board to set upper ...

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Health insurance advocates accept Md. session’s small steps

5-1-18 Baltimore,  MD- Beth Sammis, president, Consumer Health First, speaks at a hearing at the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange in May. (Maximilian Franz)

A week after President Donald Trump reasserted his desire to see the Affordable Care Act go away, Maryland lawmakers have passed or are poised to pass legislation designed to protect the landmark health law.  In theory. The reality is that ...

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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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