Improving Support for Maryland’s Working Families: Price Gouging Prohibition

I was proud to support HB 631, a bill the House and Senate passed to give the state attorney general power to sue drug manufacturers that dramatically raise prices. This first-in-the-nation measure works to protect patients from drug companies price gouging for off-patent or generic drugs.   

When a drug company doubles or triples – or multiplies by 50 – the price of medication, it imperils the health and finances of patients and their families, and it threatens public health.  This new law will give Maryland a necessary tool to combat unjustified and extreme price increases for medicines that have long been on the market and that are essential to our health and well-being.