Landmark Law Fighting High Cost Of Prescription Drugs

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A landmark law soon on the books in Maryland is fighting back against soaring prescription drug prices, becoming the first state in the country to make price gouging illegal.

Now, advocates want to hear what you’re paying.

Devin Bartolotta has more on why Maryland families are being asked to share their experiences.

The new law comes into effect at the beginning of fall, and advocates are now searching for evidence to enforce it.

Prescription drugs can mean life or death for millions.

“We had an emergency this past week, where if we hadn’t had the Epi-Pen, he might have died,” says mother of three Suzanne Schlatmann.

But for many Marylanders, like Suzanne Schlattman’s family, they’ve nearly been put out of reach.

Prices for drugs that treat allergies, infections, diabetes and much more, are skyrocketing by hundreds, even thousands of percents.

“At the rate that it’s been increasing, we can’t. It’s not sustainable for our family,” says Schlattman

Families like Suzanne’s have shared their experiences of pharmacy sticker shock.