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Posts in "Pharmaceuticals"
August 1, 2014
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced a slight increase in the Medicare Part D program’s premiums for next year. The prescription drug benefit, first implemented in 2006, now offers drug coverage to 39 million people.
July 29, 2014
July 23, 2014
July 15, 2014
The House Energy and Commerce Committee, led by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., over the past few months has been busy examining a range of topics to assist in the development of new legislation to overhaul federal health programs to foster the development of new technologies and medical breakthroughs. The committee is in the process of examining the development and approval process for new drugs and devices. The effort continues later this week with a hearing on leveraging communications technologies.
July 8, 2014
Capitol Hill asks for a lot of things in legislation, and federal agencies eventually do respond. The FDA issued reactions recently to two requests made in bills enacted prior to the current Congress.