Tag: pharmaceuticals

Baltimore, Anne Arundel Counties Suing Opioid Makers and Distributors

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Hydrocodone pills. Photo via Flickr, CC by 2.0

Two counties bordering Baltimore are suing pharmaceutical firms and distributors for contributing to the deadly opioid crisis that’s hit Maryland.

This Progressive Group Created its Own Grading System for Md. Lawmakers

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Where do your delegates stand on fracking? How did your district’s senator vote on the issue of mandatory lead testing in schools?

Botanical Drug Research Firm Moving from NoVa to SoBo, Bringing 200 Jobs

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Vitreon America is leaving Northern Virginia behind for a new home in South Baltimore.

Maryland Joins Other States in Probing Big Pharma’s Marketing and Sales of Deadly Opioids

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Attorneys general around the country are now exploring whether the pharmaceutical industry is at fault for marketing and selling opioids that have spawned a deadly epidemic. Today, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said Maryland is in on the fight, too.

With Hogan’s Signature, Bill Would Let Attorney General Fine Price-Gouging Drug Companies

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This year, Maryland became the first Republican-led state to ban energy firms from drilling for natural gas. Another bill that now sits on Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk would make Maryland the first to target another industry known for a controversial practice.

Elijah Cummings Vs. Most Hated Man in America

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Rep. Elijah Cummings
Rep. Elijah Cummings

Former Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli became known as “the most hated man in America” after his company acquired the manufacturing license for an antiparasitic drug and abruptly raised the price from $13.50 to $750 per pill. (It didn’t help that he turned out to be the person who paid $2 million for the only copy of the Wu-Tang Clan’s latest album and won’t share it.) In December he was arrested on fraud charges to which he has responded with a characteristically smug attitude. Now he’s trolling Rep. Elijah Cummings on Twitter.

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