Tag Archives: prescription drugs

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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4th Circuit hears arguments on Md.’s drug price-gouging 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)

Attorneys for an industry group opposed to Maryland’s generic drug price-gouging law told judges in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday that a lower-court judge improperly dismissed a portion of their challenge alleging the law attempts to ...

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Anne Arundel announces suit against opioid manufacturers, doctors

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin (oxycodone) pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Anne Arundel County filed suit Thursday against a group of opioid manufacturers, distributors and local doctors with claims ranging from Maryland Consumer Protection Act violations to unjust enrichment. The lawsuit comes four months after the county announced it was contemplating ...

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Poll: Prescription drug pricing legislation has support in Md. swing districts

In 2015, 3.6 million Medicare Part D enrollees had drug spending above the program’s catastrophic threshold of $7,062, according to a recent report released by the Kaiser Family Foundation.(phodopus / Depositphotos.com)

A push to expand Maryland’s ability to control prescription drug prices released a poll Thursday that advocates said shows strong support for the effort in swing legislative districts. Voters in the 8th and 38th Districts indicated significant support for measures ...

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AARP, Public Justice Center among nonprofits supporting Md. price gouging law

(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

The constitutionality of Maryland’s law to curb sharp increases in the prices of generic drugs, scheduled for argument in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals next month, has drawn the interest of regional and national nonprofit organizations who have ...

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Judge won’t enjoin Md. from enforcing its drug price gouging law


A federal judge has declined to enjoin Maryland from enforcing its first-of-its-kind prescription drug price gouging law while a trade group appeals the dismissal of its claim the law violates the dormant Commerce Clause. Senior U.S. District Judge Marvin J. ...

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