Tag WASHINGTON

Researchers from Hospital Center Detail New Studies and Findings in the Area of Thrombosis

Dec23

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Hematology Week Current study results on Cardiovascular Diseases and Conditions have been published. According to news reporting originating from Washington, District of Columbia, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “The safety and efficacy outcomes of stent overlap with second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) have not been well established. This study […]

Poverty Inc. helps drive Memphis economy [The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.]

Dec31

Dec. 31It is bigger than FedEx Corp.’s $1 billion-plus local payroll.It is the quiet giant of the local economy.It’s Poverty Inc.From pawn shops and charities to welfare and Medicaid, the poverty industry pumped an estimated $5.39 billion through the city and county in 2010, according to a study by The Commercial Appeal.Poring over reports and […]

Alpha Systems to Provide Document Scanning Services to Howard University Hospital

Oct12

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa.(BUSINESS WIRE) Alpha Systems, a premier provider of electronic patient chart management solutions, announced that Howard University Hospital, one of the largest healthcare providers in Washington, D.C., has selected Alpha Systems to digitize over 10 million pages of medical records. Alpha Systems will scan patient medical records and load these new electronic images […]

CRN Calls New Study on Supplements and Mortality “A Hunt For Harm”

Oct10

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ In response to the published study, "Dietary Supplements and Mortality Rate in Older Women(1)," published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (a publication of the American Medical Association), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, issued the following two-part statement:Statement by Duffy […]

PCMA on IOM Essential Health Benefits Report: Employers and Special Interests Will Spar Over Costly Prescription Drug Mandates

Oct7

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ By urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue "Essential Health Benefits" regulations that ensure affordable, flexible benefits in the exchanges, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has launched a long-overdue debate between employers and some powerful special interests that benefit from costly new mandates, according to […]

FTC Requires Sale of Generic Cancer Pain Drug and Muscle Relaxant as Conditions of Teva’s $6.8 Billion Acquisition of Cephalon

Oct7

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 The Federal Trade Commission issued the following news release:To protect competition in the market for prescription drugs, the Federal Trade Commission will require Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to sell the rights and assets related to a generic cancer pain drug and a generic muscle relaxant, as a condition of its proposed $6.8 […]

For Second Straight Year, Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan (PDP) Features Lowest Monthly Premium Offered In All 50 States and Washington D.C.

Oct3

LOUISVILLE, Ky. and BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that the company will once again offer a Medicare Part D prescription-drug plan (PDP), co-branded with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) to provide significant savings on monthly plan premiums, prescription medicine copayments and cost-shares for Medicare beneficiaries. Since its launch […]

For Second Straight Year, Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan (PDP) Features Lowest Monthly Premium Offered In All 50 States And Washington D.C.

Oct1

Prescription-drug plan copayments as low as $1 (in-store) or $0 (mail-order) after deductible for prescriptions from preferred pharmacies like Walmart, Neighborhood Market or Sam’s Club pharmacies LOUISVILLE, Ky. & BENTONVILLE, Ark.(BUSINESS WIRE) Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that the company will once again offer a Medicare Part D prescription-drug plan (PDP), co-branded with Wal-Mart […]

Merck spent $1.1 million lobbying government in 2Q

Sep29

WASHINGTON Drug maker Merck & Co. spent $1.12 million lobbying the federal government in the second quarter, on issues related to implementation of the health care overhaul and several tax-related matters, according to a quarterly disclosure report.That was up 19 percent from the $944,000 that the Whitehouse Station, N.J., company spent a year earlier.The maker […]

Walgreen 2Q lobbying spending grew to $630K

Sep29

NEW YORK Drugstore chain Walgreen Co. spent $630,000 lobbying the federal government in the second quarter, nearly double what the company spent a year ago.The largest U.S. drugstore chain said its lobbying interests included elements of a bill that would have repealed the 2010 health care reform law. Walgreen said it lobbied on provisions of […]