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FDA combats high drug prices by expediting review of generics

FDA combats high drug prices by expediting review of generics

By Alex Kacik  |  June 27, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration took steps Tuesday to try to curb drug prices by increasing competition in the pharmaceutical market. The agency published a list of off-patent branded drugs without approved generics and will expedite review of generic drugs that have few competitors.

Feds don't need warrant to subpoena Oregon drug data

By Associated Press  |  June 27, 2017

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency does not need a court order to subpoena a prescription drug database kept by the state of Oregon. The ruling did not specify whether those subpoenas would violate constitutional protections.

Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets nine years

By Associated Press  |  June 26, 2017

The co-owner of a compounding pharmacy deemed responsible for the deaths of 76 people in a national meningitis outbreak tearfully apologized to the victims on Monday and was sentenced to nine years in prison, far less than the victims had wanted.

Antitrust regulators challenge Sanford Health's N.D. physician group merger

By Alex Kacik  |  June 23, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota’s attorney general challenged Sanford Health's proposed acquisition of the physician group Mid Dakota Clinic, alleging the combined group would have at least a 75% share of the physician primary-care market in Bismarck, N.D.

From the frontlines of the battle over healthcare reform

From the frontlines of the battle over healthcare reform

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 23, 2017

The Senate's proposed bill to replace Obamacare was immediately met with widespread dissent from members of both parties in Congress, healthcare providers, some insurers and perhaps most vehemently, patient advocacy groups. Here are the thoughts, opinions and comments made on the BCRA.

Prosecutors seek 35-year term in deadly meningitis outbreak

By Associated Press  |  June 23, 2017

Prosecutors say the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak should be sent to prison for 35 years for showing "an unconscionable disregard for the lives of the patients."

Providers mobilize to oppose Senate ACA repeal bill

By Alex Kacik  |  June 22, 2017

The Senate's proposed bill to replace Obamacare was immediately met with widespread dissent from healthcare providers throughout the country, including one of the largest for-profits, Tenet Healthcare.

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