Monthly Archives: December 2010

Drug Maker Mylan Agrees to Settle Medicaid Case for $65 Million

The  drug maker Mylan Inc. has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against it by both the U.S. government and the State of Texas. The suit alleges that Mylan artificially inflated prescription drug prices, causing Medicaid to pay the company … Continue reading

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No Cost-of-Living Adjustment for Veterans Compensation and Pension Benefits in 2011

This was a foregone conclusion, but there will be no increase in veterans pension or compensation benefits for 2011. I wrote previously about no increase in Social Security disability or retirement benefits, and because veterans benefits are based on the same … Continue reading

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Ten Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Medicare

The annual enrollment period for Medicare runs through the month of December. For those who have not yet made a decision, here is a list of ten mistakes to avoid, provided by PlanPrescriber, a subsidiary of eHealth, Inc. 10 Costly Mistakes … Continue reading

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Patient Care Compromised by Drug Makers’ Price Inflation Scheme

The AP (12/7, Caldwell) reported Abbot Laboratories Inc., B. Braun Medical Inc., and Roxane Laboratories Inc. “agreed to pay more than $421 million to settle allegations that the companies reported inflated prices for numerous products,” according to the Justice Department. Assistant … Continue reading

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