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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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Difficult health care choices may be on horizon for Md.

Physicians and health workers join House Democrats to speak out on the impact of the Republican health care plan, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Maryland could have to decide between cutting coverage or spending a lot more money to fund health care if the U.S. Senate Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act were to become law. The Better Care Reconciliation Act unveiled Thursday would ...

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Md. health care groups still wary of federal reforms

Carmela Coyle, president of the Maryland Hospital Association. (File)

Republicans might have pulled the American Health Care Act, but stakeholders in Maryland’s health care community remain wary of any future reform efforts that could come out of the Trump administration or Congress. The Maryland Hospital Association and the Maryland ...

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Study: Md.’s alcohol tax increase led to drop in drunken driving accidents

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The increase in Maryland’s alcohol tax in 2011 has saved lives, advocates said after a new study showed a decrease in alcohol-related car crashes in the last six years. The study, by researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, showed ...

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Some of Medicaid proposal already in place in Md.

Maryland health officials and advocates say they’re still working through 650 pages of Medicaid regulations proposed Tuesday, but the state is already meeting some of the new requirements suggested by the federal government. The proposal introduces new standards regarding managed-care ...

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