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Maryland lawmakers to fight drug price gouging

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brianfrosh2CALVERTON – A prescription for Albuterol, a generic drug used to treat asthma, used to cost just $11.

But in six months time, the price rose to $434 – an increase of more than 4,000 percent, according to a 2014 investigation by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD-7) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Maryland lawmakers now hope to prevent such price gouging in the state.

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Delegate priorities for the new year

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With the Maryland General Assembly session opening on Jan. 11, The Sentinel reached out to all the members of the Prince George’s County House Delegation to talk about their priorities for 2017. This is the second part of a series.

 

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