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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Maryland Legislature addresses prescription drug cost

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —In Session 2017, the high cost of prescription drugs is an issue lawmakers in Annapolis are trying to address. Two bills are under consideration. One requires drug companies to disclose why the medicine costs so much. The other gives the state attorney general the power to go after price gouging.

Maryland is now ground zero in the battle over curbing the cost of prescription medication, and the fight is also taking place over the air waves.

There are dueling radio ads: one supporting legislation aimed at curbing the skyrocketing price of prescriptions, and the other is push back by the pharmaceutical industry.


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