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Intermountain Healthcare to pay $1M settlement in drug case

Intermountain Healthcare to pay $1M settlement in drug case

The Salt Lake City-based health system will pay the federal government $1 million to settle allegations that a former medical assistant illegally diverted thousands of painkillers and other pills for personal use by herself and family members.

FDA to pave clearer path for generic drugs

FDA to pave clearer path for generic drugs

The FDA's new guidance aims to make it easier for generic firms to plan how they can copy complex drugs like epinephrine auto-injectors, which should ultimately lower pharmaceutical prices.

North Carolina officials taking over mental health agency

North Carolina health department officials temporarily took over a regional managed-care mental health agency Monday because of "serious financial mismanagement" by its leaders in the wake of state reviews criticizing its spending and executive pay.

FDA to crack down on risky stem cell offerings

U.S. health authorities will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell procedures that pose the gravest risks to patients amid an effort to police a burgeoning medical field that previously has received little oversight.

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