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 •  July 13

The Maryland General Assembly will consider bills that would require drug companies to explain their prices and give notice of price hikes, as well as allow the attorney general to sue drug-makers for price-gouging. (Pam Wood/Baltimore Sun) Contrary to Chester Davis Jr.’s recent commentary in this esteemed newspaper, Maryland’s new price-gouging...

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 •  July 6

Drug companies asked a federal judge on Thursday to throw out Maryland's new prescription drug price gouging law, saying the state's first-in-the-nation measure is both unconstitutional and vague. A trade association representing generic drug firms filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Thursday challenging the law, which takes effect in October...

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 •  April 13

The Maryland General Assembly will consider bills that would require drug companies to explain their prices and give notice of price hikes, as well as allow the attorney general to sue drug-makers for price-gouging. (Pam Wood/Baltimore Sun) A recent article by Erin Cox concerning drug pricing strikes quite a loud chord with me as a physician who...

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 •  April 11

The General Assembly passed a bill that would give the state attorney general powers to sue drug manufacturers that dramatically raise prices, a first-in-the-nation measure aimed at protecting patients from what the measure brands "price gouging." The bill was the top priority for health care advocates during this year's session. The bill allows...

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 •  March 25

Although the legislation Attorney General Brian Frosh proposed to tackle the problem of skyrocketing generic drug prices was novel — if enacted, Maryland would be the first state in the nation to give its AG the power to take pharmaceutical companies to court for price gouging — the concept was fairly simple. It would allow the attorney general to...

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 •  March 15

A new Johns Hopkins study could fuel ongoing efforts to allow women to get birth control pills without seeing a doctor. Bills pending in each house of the Maryland General Assembly would allow pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives. The study led by researchers at Hopkins' School of Medicine found that oral contraceptives can be sold safely...

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 •  March 1

Baltimore Ravens former first-round pick safety Matt Elam was arrest by Miami Beach police on Sunday morning, facing drug charges. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video) His time with the team likely already over, Ravens safety Matt Elam put an ignominious exclamation point on a tenure that will have him remembered as one of the worst draft picks...

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 •  February 17

Amanda Ashley, mother of 6-month-old Alice Dawson, talks about her daughter’s experience with withdrawal after she was born. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun video) Amanda Ashley's baby daughter trembled uncontrollably. Her scream rang through the intensive care unit — high-pitched and shrill. She was so agitated no amount of rocking or cuddling could...

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 •  February 16

Healthcare advocates who are pushing for bills to combat rising prescription drug prices in Maryland drew sympathy but also skepticism from state lawmakers Wednesday. The General Assembly is considering a pair of bills. One would require drug companies to give notice of and explain significant price hikes. The other would authorize the attorney...

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 •  February 14

It has been 30 years since Dr. Robert Gallo became internationally famous for his role in the discovery of the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome. He has wrestled with the question of a cure countless times since then. But only within the last year, he says, did he conclude that working toward a "functional cure" makes the most...