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California drug enforcement officials scramble to counter budget cuts [The Sacramento Bee, Calif.]


Aug. 14Rising prices and increased demand for prescription drugs on the black market have turned addicts, nurses and even a postal worker into alleged thieves.Reports of people illegally obtaining prescription forms and pills continue to rise at what law enforcement leaders say is an alarming rate.And now state and local drug enforcement officers are scrambling […]



Wednesday, March 30, 2011Contact: Meghan Dubyak (202) 224-3978FOLLOWING BROWN INTERVENTION, FDA WILL ALLOW CONTINUED PRODUCTION OF AFFORDABLE VERSION OF PRE-TERM PREGNANCY DRUGIn Response to Hearing Question from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, New Announcement from FDA Will Allow Safe Version of Pre-Term Labor Drug to Continue to be Produced by Compounding PharmacistsBrown Questioned Head of HHS […]

FDA to allow low-cost versions of $30,000 pregnancy drug [Detroit Free Press]


March 30Amid a national uproar by pregnant women and their doctors, the federal Food and Drug Administration today told a St. Louis company that it would allow special pharmacies to make a cheaper version of a newly approved drug to prevent premature births, in competition with the company’s higher-price medicine.Ther-Rx Corp. received FDA approval Feb. […]

Following Brown Intervention, FDA Will Allow Continued Production Of Affordable Version Of Pre-Term Pregnancy Drug


WASHINGTON, March 30 The office of Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has issued the following news release:In response to a question posed by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) at a hearing today with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will allow for the continued production of […]

Maryland’s Primary Care Providers Are Embracing Electronic Health Records


BALTIMORE, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Physicians, nurse practitioners and other primary care providers from Ocean City to Garrett County are making the transition from paper to electronic health records, or EHRs, in order to maximize their share of around $20 billion in federal incentives made available through the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services. More […]

FDA won’t stop cheap version of preterm birth drug


ATLANTA Pregnant women will still be able to get a drastically cheaper version of a new expensive drug that prevents premature birth, federal health officials said Wednesday.Since the drug was approved, it’s been unclear whether women would have to pay $1,500 per dose for the licensed version or could continue to have it made by […]

Local hospitals embrace electronic health records [The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky.]


March 29ASHLAND Hospitals in the Ashland area are instituting a new method of compiling and accessing medical records called for through federal health care legislation.Electronic health records, or EHRs, generally contain information about a patient’s test results, diagnoses, prescriptions and other treatment.The health-reform law calls for medical care providers to adopt EHRs by 2014. If […]

Scientists at University College Hospital Release New Data on Sickle Cell Anemia


Fresh data on Sickle Cell Anemia are presented in the report ‘Age at diagnosis of sickle cell disease in a developing country.’ According to recent research published in the African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, "In order to determine the age at diagnosis of sickle cell disease and some of the factors that influence […]

Sen. Brown calls for probe into drug’s cost hike [The Blade, Toledo, Ohio]


March 28U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) called Sunday for a federal investigation of a pharmaceutical company for its 14,900 percent increase in the price of a drug used to prevent premature labor for women in high-risk pregnancies.The prenatal drug Makena, which had been priced between $10 and $20 per weekly injection, now will cost […]

BRIEF: Suffolk woman will remain in treatment until court date [The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va.]


March 28SUFFOLK Velma Brown, 70, who is accused of pushing another woman at a senior citizens’ luau at the National Guard Armory in August 2009, will remain in treatment at a mental health hospital until a hearing in late April, a Circuit Court judge ruled today.Elizabeth Newby, 83, died two weeks after breaking her hip […]