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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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UMD professor receives grant for copper research

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KimCOLLEGE PARK – Copper imbalances in humans and animals can cause numerous health problems, even heart attacks.

A researcher at the University of Maryland recently received a prestigious grant to study how organs within the body “signal” to each other about their copper levels, and how problems with this communication pathway can contribute to health issues and diseases.

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