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4th Cir.: State law targeting drug prices struck down (access required)

By effectively controlling drug prices charged in other states, Maryland’s newly-enacted law targeting pharmaceutical price-gouging violates the dormant Commerce Clause. Background In response to reports that pharmaceutical manufacturers were price-gouging for certain medications, Maryland’s legislature passed HB 631 during the 2017 legislative session, over the governor’s refusal to sign it due to constitutional and other concerns. Effective ...