Apr 8, 2017

Statehouse watch: Maryland might target drug price hikes

Patrick Semansky / AP

Maryland Legislature may give the attorney general the power to sue drug companies that hike prices too much, per the Washington Post.

Who supports it: The bill was proposed by Attorney General Brian Frosh, a Democrat. Rep. Elijah Cummings, President Trump's Democratic negotiating partner on drug prices, tweeted in support of it this morning, saying Maryland "has always been a leader on healthcare access."

The next steps: The state Senate approved the bill yesterday, but it still has to negotiate a final version with the House before the legislature adjourns on Monday.

What to watch: Would Republican Gov. Larry Hogan sign it? The Post doesn't say. We're trying to find out from Hogan's office, and will update this post if we do.

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