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Pharmaceutical Industry

Drugs require price controls

I am writing in response to Ian Duncan's article regarding the Maryland General Assembly passing a bill aimed at drug "price gouging" ("Maryland General Assembly passes bill aimed at drug 'price gouging,'" April 10).

Prescription drug pricing in America is a complex and multifaceted process that involves pharmaceutical companies, wholesalers, retail pharmacies, insurers and patients themselves, to name a few key players. However, this article focuses on one core component of this complex system: pharmaceutical companies.

Pharmaceutical companies are...