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Historic bill to stop price-gouging on drugs becomes law in Maryland

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Historic bill to stop price-gouging on drugs becomes law in Maryland
Historic bill to stop price-gouging on drugs becomes law in Maryland

Going to the World Health Assembly? Join us on May 25th, 2017 for a lively side event!

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Going to be at the World Health Assembly? You're invited on May 25th, 2017, to join us for a lively side event themed "The Role of the Next Generation in Addressing Non-Communicable Diseases". We'll explore the role of young people meaningfully participating in global efforts to reduce the impact of NCDs. See you there!

Going to the World Health Assembly? Join us on May 25th, 2017 for a lively side event!
Going to the World Health Assembly? Join us on May 25th, 2017 for a lively side event!

Press Release: 2017 NextGen Leaders Workshop for NCDs

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This year's NextGen Leaders workshop on NCDs under the theme Accelerating Advocacy & Accountability for Non-Communicable Diseases in East Africa is NOW LIVE (May 5-7), at La Palisse Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda.

Check out the latest press release:

NextGen Leaders Workshop for NCDs

Press Release: 2017 NextGen Leaders Workshop for NCDs
Press Release: 2017 NextGen Leaders Workshop for NCDs

Maryland becomes the first state to pass a bill prohibiting drug price hikes

Congratulations to YP-CDN Baltimore for helping Maryland become the first U.S. state to pass a bill prohibiting drug price hikes

April 10 was a historic day in the fight for drug price transparency and affordability in the U.S.! With the House voting 137-2 and the Senate 38-7, Maryland passed a first-of-the-nation bill (HB 631/SB 415) that bans pharmas' price-gouging on generic and off-patent drugs. The bill achieves this by allowing the state attorney to sue drug makes that sharply raise prices. 
We're proud to say YP-CDN Baltimore Chapter was directly involved in community organizing and advocacy efforts that contributed to this historic feat! Activities included growing the statewide coalition, calling legislators and key constituents, creating infographics and fact-sheets to explain key concepts to legislators, meeting with legislators and legislative staff in Annapolis, and testifying at hearings and work-groups.

Congratulations and thank you, YP-CDN Baltimore, for your work toward this feat!

Read more coverage around the web:
Reuters / Huffington Post / Washington's Top News / Baltimore Sun

Maryland becomes the first state to pass a bill prohibiting drug price hikes
Maryland becomes the first state to pass a bill prohibiting drug price hikes

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