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In Blow To Pharma, Maryland Law Punishing Price Gouging Allowed To Go Into Effect

KHN Morning Briefing

A group representing pharmaceutical makers asked a judge to stop the law from going into effect, but U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis found that “an erroneous grant of a preliminary injunction would cause substantial harm by permitting the sale of essential drugs to Maryland residents at unconscionable prices.”

Nation Could Be Hit With Drug Shortages After Hurricane Slams Puerto Rico

KHN Morning Briefing

The agency is closely tracking 40 high-priority drugs that are deemed essential and could run short nationally following potential damage to the island’s dozens of drugmaking plants. Meanwhile, the hurricane killed most mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus.

Massachusetts Asks To Be Able To Limit Which Drugs Medicaid Has To Cover

KHN Morning Briefing

The somewhat controversial move would shift the state toward what is known in the insurance world as a closed formulary. This allows an insurer to provide coverage for only certain drugs that are made available on favorable terms. Meanwhile, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) takes to Twitter to demand President Donald Trump take action on high prices, and a new study finds a promising drug’s costs is limiting the number of people who can take it.