Thursday, June 29, 2017

Health care: More meetings, but only among Republicans ... -
25 mins ago - Washington (CNN) There was more optimism than progress for the Senate health care bill Wednesday as Republicans regrouped after kicking a health care ...

Senate Republicans May Give Up Tax Cut in Effort to Save Health Bill
4 mins ago - Mr. McConnell's bill would repeal that tax, like most other taxes in Mr. Obama's health carelaw. ... She said the investment tax differed from other taxes in the Affordable Care Act, like an excise tax on medical devices, because those taxes can increase costs for consumers.

Dazed GOP bolts Washington in health care disarray - POLITICO
4 hours ago - Senate Republicans skipped town on Thursday afternoon facing stiff internal opposition to their health care proposal and a Fourth of July recess in which critics will pummel their effort to repeal Obamacare. ... The money would then be used to help low-income people afford health care.

Conservatives seek changes to Senate healthcare bill | TheHill
6 hours ago - Conservative senators seeking changes to the chamber's ObamaCare repeal-and-replace legislation met Thursday with GOP leaders and the Senate ...

Federal Medicaid spending to fall 35% in two decades under Senate ... hours ago
Senate Republicans' bill to repeal and replace Obamacare will cut federal Medicaid spending by 35% over two decades compared with current spending, ...

Gottlieb Says FDA Will Continue To Prohibit Office-Use Compounding

Gottlieb Says FDA Will Continue To Prohibit Office-Use Compounding

Inside Health Policy (subscription)-1 hour ago
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) said Republicans' plan to include in the report accompanying the 2018 FDA spending bill a measure encouraging the agency to ...

Rand Paul says splitting up health care bill could improve chances ...

CBS News-1 hour ago
Rand Paul said Thursday that the health care bill should be split into two pieces ... The repeal bill, he said, could repeal Obamacare's taxes and regulations and ...
What the Republican Health-Care Holdouts Want
Featured-The Atlantic-22 hours ago
What if the health care bill were about health care?
Opinion-Detroit Free Press-15 hours ago

If these two Republicans can't agree, the Senate can't pass its health ...

Washington Post-3 hours ago
... each other on the Finance Committee, the crown jewel of tax and health-carepolicy. ... “I continue to have real concerns about the Medicaid policies in this bill, ...
Portman and McConnell clash over health bill
In-Depth-Politico-9 hours ago

Walgreens CEO doesn't see Amazon entering pharmacy market, but ...

CNBC-29 minutes ago
The new deal will also put it in a strong position to compete if companies such as Amazon get into the pharmacy business, he said. "When we first began ...

Imprimis Sells Pennsylvania Facility And Sinus Assets -
2 hours ago - Other than drugs compounded at a registered outsourcing facility, all Imprimiscompounded formulations may only be prescribed pursuant to a physician ...

IMPRIMIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (NASDAQ:IMMY) Files An 8-K ... › Equities › Nasdaq › Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc
6 hours ago - The Company operates through the business of developing drug therapies ... on developing and dispensing a portfolio of non-proprietary compounded drugs fo

Prepublication Requirements - Joint Commission
1 day ago - licensed independent practitioner to administer. medication(s) to a patient in clearly defined. circumstances that become active upon the release. of the orders on specific date(s) and time(s) • Orders for compounded drugs or drug mixtures not.

[PDF]Prepublication Requirements - Joint Commission
1 day ago - Orders for compounded drugs or drug mixtures not commercially available. •. Orders for medication-related devices (for example, nebulizers, catheters).

Gottleib underscores need for compounded drug safety | SmartBrief
1 day ago - FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb emphasized the continuing need for strong regulatory oversight of compounded drugs and other safety provisions of the 2013 ..

N.J. doctor who took bribes from compounding pharmacy gets prison Reuters · 22 hours ago

N.J. doctor who took bribes from compounding pharmacy gets prison

Reuters · 22 hours ago

FDA warning slams drugmaker that made teething tablets containing belladonna

IRS investigates patient charity as a possible 'conduit' for Big Pharma sales

06/29/2017 09:38 AM EDT

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled a strategic plan to eliminate the agency’s existing orphan designation request backlog and ensure continued timely response to all new requests for designation with firm deadlines. The agency’s Orphan Drug Modernization Plan comes a week after FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb committed to eliminating the backlog within 90 days and responding to all new requests for designation within 90 days of receipt during his testimony before a Senate subcommittee.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

FDA Grandfather Language Passes House Subcommittee hours ago
A measure to change the grandfather date of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) deeming regulations from Feb. 15, 2007 to Aug. 8, 2016 has ...
FDA Funding Remains Level Despite Trump's Budget Proposal
Inside Health Policy (subscription)-Jun 27, 2017

FDA takes important steps to increase patient access to prescription ... hours ago
These actions are among the first taken under the agency's Drug Competition Action Plan, announced by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in late May.

The Senate healthcare bill could result in a 'nightmare scenario' for ...

Business Insider-7 hours ago
"Senate Republicans may not realize it, but their repeal-and-replace health-carelegislation, if passed, would set the U.S. on the road to European-style price ...

Poll: Fewer than 4 in 10 approve of Senate healthcare bill

The Hill-8 hours ago
The poll also finds that 41 percent of voters said the bill will make the nation's healthcare system worse, and 42 percent said it will increase costs for their families ...
Most Voters Oppose Senate Health Care Bill's Cuts to Medicaid
Highly Cited-Morning Consult-12 hours ago

The Battle Over American Health Care: What's At Stake In The ...

NPR-5 hours ago correspondent Sarah Kliff says Republicans determined to replace and repeal Obamacare are finding it's "awfully difficult to write a bill that would get ..

Bipartisan Agreement on Health Care Masks a Deep Divide

National Review-14 hours ago
Kasich expanded Obamacare in his own state, saying that St. Peter would want government health-care spending expanded, and he mirrors both Trump and ...

Trump optimistic about healthcare bill's fate

BBC News-4 hours ago
US President Donald Trump has said he believes the Senate healthcare bill will "get over the line" and secure the votes it needs to pass. A vote on the bill was ...
What the Republican Health-Care Holdouts Want
Featured-The Atlantic-3 hours ago
Parker: What's ailing health care
Opinion-Chicago Tribune-5 hours ago
Senate Republicans scramble to save GOP health care bill
Blog-Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)-19 hours ago

Trump predicts a 'big surprise' on health care as Senate GOP ...

CNBC-4 hours ago
In two public appearances Wednesday, he predicted a "big surprise" on health care a day after the Senate GOP delayed voting on its bill amid opposition from ...

High Importance! Sports doctor gets jail time for taking $60k in kickbacks in return for steering patients to compounding pharmacy

Toms River Sports Medicine Doctor Gets Jail Time In Bribery ... hours ago
As a compounding pharmacy, PRU prepared medication using different types and dosages of drugs in order to provide more personalized medications for ...

Victims of 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak urged to file claim for ...

WILX-TV-9 hours ago
... by the Minnesota Department of Health shows shows vials of the injectable steroid product made by New England Compounding Center implicated in a fungal ...
Compounding Pharmacist Indicted After Infant Hospitalized

ModernMedicine · 9 hours ago
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Consumer complaints about potentially dangerous cosmetics are on ...

MinnPost-39 minutes ago
“The FDA has much less authority to recall cosmetics from the market in stark contrast to drugs or medical devices,” said Dr. Steve Xu, a corresponding author of ...
Study highlights the ugly side of the beauty industry
In-Depth-Chicago Tribune-40 minutes ago

Use of Fentanyl Patches in Nursing Homes Persists After FDA Warning

Pain Medicine News-10 hours ago
Despite FDA warnings regarding the risk for adverse effects from administering long-acting opioids to patients who had not developed opioid tolerance throug

Drugmakers Are Racing to Find Alternatives to Opioids

Bloomberg-3 hours ago
In the wake of mounting overdoses and deaths from the opioid-addiction crisis sweeping across the U.S., drugmakers are racing to come up with safer ...

US attorney: Locals must lead fight against opioid epidemic

Bloomington Pantagraph-13 hours ago
SPRINGFIELD — The fight to control an opioid epidemic that claimed almost 2,000 lives in Illinois last year will be fought at the community level with a battle ...

Health Care, Medicaid Cuts And The Opioid Crisis

WPSU-19 hours ago
With an overdose epidemic worsening, nearly one-third of Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for commonly abused opioids such as ...
Opioid Crisis About Much More Than Opioids
PR Newswire (press release)-Jun 27, 2017