Monthly Archives: March 2016

Memos Released Detailing Pharmaceutical Companies’ Internal Documents on Price Hikes

The Washington Post reports in “Wonkblog” that Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) released two memos detailing key findings from over 250,000 pages of documents provided to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee by Turing Pharmaceuticals and another 75,000 by Valeant. According to … Continue reading

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Valeant’s Cold-FX Revealed In 2004 Trials To Be Ineffective Against Colds

Fortune reports the current class-action lawsuit against Valeant Pharmaceuticals revealed the results of a trial study conducted in 2004, which found that Cold-FX, which Valeant acquired along with its producer Afexa Life Sciences in 2011, “doesn’t treat cold or flu symptoms, … Continue reading

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Phoenix Hospice to Pay $2.2 Million for False Medicare Billing Claims

The Arizona Republic reports Phoenix hospital provider Serenity Hospice and Palliative Care agreed to pay $2.2 million “to settle claims it falsely billed medicare for patients who were admitted to hospice care.” Serenity founder and former president Ruth Siegel “agreed to be … Continue reading

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Study Links Proton Pump Inhibitors to Chronic Kidney Disease

The New York Times reported that “since their introduction in 1990, the drugs collectively known as proton pump inhibitors (common brand names: Nexium [esomeprazole magnesium], Prevacid [lansoprazole], Prilosec [omeprazole]) have become among the most frequently prescribed in the country.” However, “they have … Continue reading

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Know Your Rights: What to Do When You Run into Trouble With the Law

Unfortunately, at some point, many people will run afoul of the law. It may have been an accident. It may have been a mistake. It may have been the result of a bad choice. However, how you approach the situation … Continue reading

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Six Things To Do Now If An Elderly Loved One Is Diagnosed With A Serious Illness

Dealing with a serious illness in your family is always difficult. When it is an elderly loved on who is ill, it can be vital that you start taking care of a few things so that they will not have … Continue reading

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What Are The Most Common Injuries Among Seniors?

Each year many elderly people are brought to the emergency room due to injuries. In many cases, the injuries could have been easily prevented. Senior safety should be a top concern. Slipping and falling in some form or fashion seems … Continue reading

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Pfizer Recalls Three Lots of Lyrica

BioSpace reports that Pfizer has “quietly recalled three lots of its blockbuster drug Lyrica” due to a manufacturing issue “that could have left some capsules deformed or damaged.” The voluntary recall “only involves 50 mg and 75 mg Lyrica capsules with … Continue reading

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Hospital Notifies Patients Of Potential Contact With Improperly Disinfected Endoscopes

The Springfield (MA) Republican reported that Baystate Health spokesman Benjamin Craft said Friday that 293 patients who had colonoscopies between June 2012 and April 2013 at Noble Hospital, which Baystate Health acquired in 2015, were potentially exposed to blood-borne pathogens because the … Continue reading

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For the Prosecution: 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Settle Your Lawsuit

Lawsuit settlements happen so often they have nearly become a cliché. Often, settlements are offered so a company can save its reputation from the bad publicity associated with a trial. However, there are actually plenty of valid reasons why the … Continue reading

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