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Nearly two years ago, Vermont became the first state in the country to adopt a law requiring drug makers to justify price hikes for medicines. The move was greeted with cautious enthusiasm by consumer advocates and lawmakers who hoped the effort might be the first step toward forcing the pharmaceutical industry to constrain its pricing.

But the latest progress report has dashed those hopes and state lawmakers are working on a fix.

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  • If the Boston Globe submits an article as a part of their daily online paper,
    there should not be a subscription to the adjunct publication involved.
    Produce the entire article or list other articles as those of interest.
    This seems to be happening more often. Rather frustrating. FYI – lah

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