A review published in JAMA found that bills introduced into the House and Senate don’t go nearly as far as existing drug pricing regulations other countries. The researchers listed eight key lessons from six nations.
Generic drugmaker Teva indicted in alleged price-fixing conspiracy leading consumers to be overcharged by $350M
The charges, filed in Philadelphia federal court, allege that Teva conspired with four other generic drug companies to fix prices, rig bids and allocate customers. Teva – which the Justice Department and New York’s state government also sued this month for unrelated allegations – said… Read More »Generic drugmaker Teva indicted in alleged price-fixing conspiracy leading consumers to be overcharged by $350M
If all goes according to plan, Penn State University students who opt for an on-campus experience this fall will start in-person classes on Aug. 24 under the banner of a “Mask Up or Pack Up” campaign. By returning to campus, students are agreeing to wear… Read More »One College’s Pop-Up COVID Test: Stop and ‘Smell the Roses’ (Or the Coffee)
Pennsylvania is rolling out its new “Pennie” this fall: a state-run insurance exchange that officials say will save residents collectively millions of dollars on next year’s health plan premiums. Since the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces opened for enrollment in fall 2013, Pennsylvania, like most states,… Read More »‘Pennie’-Pinching States Take Over Obamacare Exchanges From Feds
The new report, from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Center for Connected Medicine, surveyed 101 representatives of hospitals and healthcare systems. Nine out of 10 respondents said they were providing genomic or genetic testing or planning to.
When Marquita Burnett heard Philadelphia was moving to the “green” phase of reopening, she was confused. She was pretty sure the city had already earned a green designation from Pennsylvania’s governor (it had). The next thing she knew, the city was scaling back some of… Read More »When Green Means Stop: How Safety Messages Got So Muddled
HELENA, Montana — States frustrated by private laboratories’ increasingly long turnarounds for COVID-19 test results are scrambling to find ways to salvage their testing programs. Montana said Wednesday that it is dropping Quest Diagnostics, one of the nation’s largest diagnostic testing companies. The Secaucus, New… Read More »States Search for Ways to Deal With COVID-19 Testing Backlogs