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Md. legislation would rein in prescription drug costs

Md. legislation would rein in prescription drug costs

Health care spending is skyrocketing in this country. While many national conversations have focused on what will happen to the Affordable Care Act under President Donald Trump's administration, there is another threat to health that cannot be forgotten: the high cost of prescription drugs.

In fact, prescription drugs are one of the most significant drivers of health care costs. Although drug companies' innovation is essential to developing lifesaving drugs, no lives can be saved if people cannot afford medications in the first place.

One out of every four Americans says that paying for their prescription drugs is difficult, according to a

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