October 9, 2019
The Supreme Court on Monday denied drugmaker Acorda Therapeutics' request to hear a case regarding patents for the company's multiple sclerosis treatment Ampyra, meaning generic versions of the drug can remain on the market.
October 8, 2019
Medicare last week began the latest payment adjustments to hospitals under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, and more than 2,500 hospitals will face penalties for fiscal year 2020, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis.
The Supreme Court on Friday announced that it will hear a case challenging a Louisiana law that would impose new requirements on abortion providers, marking the first major abortion-related case the high court will hear since President Trump's conservative-leaning justice nominees were confirmed.
The Federal Aviation Administration requires airlines to carry certain lifesaving drugs onboard every flight but, in recent years, a growing number of airlines have received exemptions for planes to fly without all the drugs because of shortages.
October 7, 2019
President Trump on Friday issued a proclamation that could deny immigrants' visas if they cannot prove they can afford to cover their medical expenses or that they will be enrolled in health coverage.
The Federal Trade Commission last month sent warning letters to seven law firms and marketing companies, warning that their ads seeking patients for personal injury lawsuits against drugmakers could violate federal law and cause patients to avoid taking their medications.
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced it has ordered six e-cigarette makers to turn over information about their sales and marketing practices.
October 4, 2019
President Trump on Thursday issued an executive order that aims to expand private Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, more closely align Medicare fee-for-service payments with MA and commercial plans, and implement other Medicare reforms.
In a letter to the editor published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, Mayo Clinic physicians wrote some patients sickened with a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes and vaping have shown airway and lung damage resembling a chemical burn.
A federal judge this week ruled that a Philadelphia nonprofit can open a medically supervised injection site under U.S. law, an unprecedented ruling that could open the door for other cities to pursue so-called "safe-injection" sites to combat the opioid epidemic.
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