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Federal judge says HHS Secretary Alex Azar exceeded legal authority in setting 340B drug payment rates

A federal court has sided with the American Hospital Association and others in ruling that the Department of Health and Human Services unlawfully cut payment rates for certain outpatient drugs. HHS Secretary Alex Azar exceeded his legal authority in setting new reimbursement rates in the outpatient prospective payment system rule for 2018, United States District… Read More »

Data on safety, effectiveness of common acne drug unreliable, some researchers say – Reuters

(Reuters Health) – – Isotretinoin, a drug for severe chronic acne, has long been linked to miscarriages, birth defects and other serious problems, but a research review suggests much of data on the drug’s safety, effectiveness and side effects may be unreliable. The analysis in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews concludes that the available… Read More »

Novo keeps adding capacity, and jobs, to its North Carolina drug plant  

Just months after announcing a $ 65 million expansion that will boost capacity at the North Carolina facility where it makes diabetes medications, Novo Nordisk says it needs yet more and will top it off with another $ 22 million and another 22 jobs. A Novo spokesman Wednesday confirmed an announcement by development officials in… Read More »