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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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