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Families Press CDC for Painkiller Prescription Guidelines

linkis.com — Parents and spouses of people who have suffered or died from opioid painkiller abuse are urging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to publish guidelines meant to curb prescribing of the drugs, saying lax dispensing has caused a national epidemic. Proceed to the page: http://linkis.com/MyNy2

Families Press CDC for Painkiller Prescription Guidelines

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Hearing meant to discuss combating opioid painkiller abuse Parents and spouses of people who have suffered or died from opioid painkiller abuse are urging the U.S.
Jan 28, 2016

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Jan 29, 2016

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Jan 29, 2016

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Officials Call for Stronger Efforts to Combat Heroin, Painkiller Abuse

wsj.com — Governors, senators and law-enforcement officials on Wednesday called for stronger efforts to combat heroin and painkiller addiction, saying the problem was overwhelming police, health-care workers and families in every state. At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, they argued for more federal funding, wider access to substance-abuse treatment and stricter rules for painkiller prescribing to fight the main driver of soaring drug overdose rates.
Jan 27, 2016

Only 20% of people with a heroin or painkiller addiction are getting treated. on.wsj.com/1QtvXKx via @WSJ

Jan 27, 2016

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Jan 27, 2016

RT @JeanneWhalen: Only 20% of people with a heroin or painkiller addiction are getting treated. on.wsj.com/1QtvXKx via @WSJ

Jan 28, 2016

RT @JeanneWhalen: Only 20% of people with a heroin or painkiller addiction are getting treated. on.wsj.com/1QtvXKx via @WSJ

Jan 28, 2016

Governors, senators and law-enforcement officials call for stronger efforts to combat opioid abuse, by @JeanneWhalen wsj.com/articles/offic…

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Muscular Dystrophy Drugs Face New FDA Questions

wsj.com — Hopes are dimming that the drug industry will be able to quickly deliver a treatment for one of the most keenly researched diseases of recent years-an inherited muscle-wasting disorder called Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Advances in understanding the disease sparked a research-and- development boom in recent years, and fueled excitement that boosted some small companies' stock prices.
Jan 21, 2016

RT @Lin_ling_88: Muscular Dystrophy Drugs Face New FDA Questions - Setbacks For 2 Drugs Cloud Future For Effective DMD Treatment #WSJ wsj.com/articles/muscu…

Jan 21, 2016

Duchenne research has spurred hope--and disappointment as drug candidates falter with FDA. on.wsj.com/23fWkuE @jeannewhalen @amydmarcus

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Medtronic Likely to Buy Shares, Repay Debt With Money Transferred From Overseas

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Medical-device maker's $50 billion acquisition of Covidien helped boost its results Medtronic PLC reported on Thursday that revenue climbed in its latest quarter while adjusted earnings were slightly better than expected, as results were propelled by its acquisition of Covidien PLC.
Dec 03, 2015

MDT says 5% U.S. tax it will pay 2 bring $10 bn to U.S. is “withholding or capital gains tax," not an earnings tax on.wsj.com/1lycoGj

What Is a QALY? - WSJ

Dec 01, 2015

What is a QALY? A healthcare metric with a funny name, and a lot of power overseas. on.wsj.com/1MVEvbQ via @WSJ

Dec 01, 2015

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Dec 01, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: What is a QALY? A healthcare metric with a funny name, and a lot of power overseas. on.wsj.com/1MVEvbQ via @WSJ

Dec 01, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: What is a QALY? A healthcare metric with a funny name, and a lot of power overseas. on.wsj.com/1MVEvbQ via @WSJ

Dec 02, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: What is a QALY? A healthcare metric with a funny name, and a lot of power overseas. on.wsj.com/1MVEvbQ via @WSJ

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Why the U.S. pays more than other countries for drugs

marketwatch.com — Norway, an oil producer with one of the world's richest economies, is an expensive place to live. A Big Mac costs $5.65. A gallon of gasoline costs $6. But one thing is far cheaper than in the U.S.: prescription drugs.

Why the U.S. Pays More Than Other Countries for Drugs

wsj.com — Norway, an oil producer with one of the world's richest economies, is an expensive place to live. A Big Mac costs $5.65. A gallon of gasoline costs $6. But one thing is far cheaper than in the U.S.: prescription drugs. A vial of the cancer drug Rituxan cost Norway's taxpayer-funded health system $1,527 in the third quarter of 2015, while...
Nov 30, 2015

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Nov 30, 2015

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Nov 30, 2015

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Nov 30, 2015

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Nov 30, 2015

RT @WSJbreakingnews: The U.S. pays more for drugs, as Norway and other state-run systems drive hard bargains on.wsj.com/1jvYxyR

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Valeant pharmacy cut off by two largest pharmacy-benefit managers in U.S.

marketwatch.com — The two largest pharmacy-benefit managers in the U.S. said they're ceasing work with a pharmacy used by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., dealing another blow to Valeant. CVS Health Corp. said it is terminating pharmacy Philidor Rx Services LLC from its network, after audits found the pharmacy wasn't complying with terms of its agreement.

CVS Cuts Off Philidor, Pharmacy Used by Valeant Pharmaceuticals

wsj.com — CVS Health Corp. said it terminated a pharmacy used by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. from the network used by its pharmacy-benefit unit, after audits found the pharmacy wasn't complying with terms of its agreement. The move by CVS Caremark, the second-biggest pharmacy-benefit manager in the U.S.
Oct 29, 2015

CVS Cuts Off Philidor, Pharmacy Used by Valeant $VRX down 10%+ late wsj.com/articles/cvs-c…

Oct 29, 2015

The two biggest drug benefit managers in the U.S. have cut off Philidor, the pharmacy closely tied to Valeant. on.wsj.com/1jVfwM6

Oct 29, 2015

CVS, Express Scripts cut off Philidor, pharmacy used by Valeant on.wsj.com/1jVfwM6 via @WSJ

Oct 29, 2015

UnitedHealth's OptumRx Also Cutting Ties with Philidor, pharmacy used by Valeant. on.wsj.com/1jVfwM6 via @WSJ

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