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Regulations.gov causes confusion with false notice it was closed

Jan 18, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Regulations.gov, the website used to view and submit comments on federal regulations and rules, will be shut down for at least 24 hours due to technical difficulties. The site's landing page said it was closing due to the government...
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Immunomedics' cancer treatment fails to win accelerated approval from the FDA

Jan 18, 2019 , Reuters
Immunomedics Inc said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to grant accelerated approval for its breast cancer treatment, sacituzumab....
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Invest in health for global security and growth, Gates urges donors

Jan 18, 2019 , Reuters
Donating billions of dollars to global funds that fight poverty and disease is one of the best investments governments can make to boost security and economic growth, philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates said on Thursday....
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Love Home and Planet intros plant-based home products

Jan 18, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Love Home and Planet’s products are vegan, not tested on animals, dermatologist-tested and contains packaging made from recyclable plastic that also is recyclable, the company said. Read More...
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Tyson: Kaiser's Oakland housing initiatives first step toward national model

Jan 18, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson said his organization's recent initiatives to address homelessness and housing instability in the Bay Area are a first step to develop a model that could be replicated throughout the system's national...
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This diabetic federal worker rationed her insulin during the shutdown because debt was scarier than dying

Jan 18, 2019 , CNN Health
A furloughed federal worker who is diabetic said she resorted to rationing her insulin medication because "the thought of having more debt was scarier than the thought of dying" in her sleep....
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Fiber One intros cereal made with strawberries

Jan 17, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The new Fiber One Strawberries and Vanilla Clusters Cereal, features steel cut oats, vanilla clusters and real strawberries, the company said. Read More...
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Medicaid block grant waiver reports revive hospitals' funding worries

Jan 17, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Trump administration is quietly considering allowing states to apply to convert their Medicaid programs into block grants that cap federal spending, which some experts say would lead to lower Medicaid payments for safety-net...
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Amgen's postmenopausal osteoporosis drug wins FDA panel backing

Jan 17, 2019 , Reuters
An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday that benefits of Amgen Inc's osteoporosis treatment for postmenopausal women at high risk for fracture outweighed its risks and overwhelmingly voted for the drug's approval....
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Study: Many Poor Women Can't Afford Tampons, Pads

Jan 17, 2019 , WebMD
About one-fifth -- 21 percent -- said they had to go without pads or tampons on a monthly basis, and nearly half said they often had to make tough choices between buying food or period-related...
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One Brands launches dark chocolate sea salt bar

Jan 17, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
One Brands new dark chocolate sea salt bar contains protein and a blend of salty and sweet flavors, the company said. Read More...
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Hearing aid users often do not see doctors to ensure devices help

Jan 17, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - In 2020, a new U.S. law will allow people to buy hearing aids over-the-counter, but that may not improve access to hearing care, a new study suggests....
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U.S. shutdown taking toll on FDA, USDA inspection roles: experts

Jan 17, 2019 , Reuters
The partial government shutdown is taking a toll on key safety inspection duties performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture, food safety experts said on Wednesday....
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Drug Prices Bring Together Unlikely Allies In The Form Of Powerful Democratic Chairman, HHS Secretary

Jan 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“We are headed for the same goals, but not necessarily the exact same legislation, so I've got to tell you I came out of the meeting feeling hopeful that this is something that we can do on a bipartisan basis," said House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) after meeting with HHS Secretary Alex Azar....
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UnitedHealth, Largest U.S. Health Insurer, Beats Expectations For Fourth-Quarter Profits

Jan 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
UnitedHealth says higher-than-expected medical costs in the fourth quarter of 2018 were limited to states for which it manages their Medicaid...
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Walmart Expected To Drop CVS Prescription Drug Coverage Due To Reimbursements Dispute

Jan 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
CVS said that Walmart is seeking an increase in what the retailer gets paid for prescriptions, which would “ultimately result in higher costs for our clients and consumers.” But a person familiar with Walmart’s position said Walmart didn’t ask CVS to increase the amount it pays the retailer when shoppers fill a prescription, according to the Wall Street...
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The FDA has five weeks till money runs out for approving new drugs

Jan 17, 2019 , CNN Health
The US Food and Drug Administration has roughly five weeks of funding left to review new drug applications during the shutdown, commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Monday on Twitter....
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SeroVital Advanced looks to fight aging from inside

Jan 17, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
SeroVital Advanced contains an evening and morning blend, both of which aim to give consumers such results as skin benefits, increased energy and improved sleep, the company said. Read More...
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New Legislation About Drug Trials Offers Hope For Children With Incurable Cancers

Jan 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The U.S. is set to begin testing drugs on children, a step researchers say many drugmakers skipped because it was risky and costly. “It is an incredibly exciting time,” said Crystal Mackall, a pediatric-cancer researcher. “We have lots of drug companies who want to speak with us suddenly.” Other public health news focuses on a new breast cancer treatment; hemp-derived product regulations; access to dental treatments; killings of transgender people; LGBTQ communities facing bias;...
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Shopko files for Chapter 11 protection, will auction Rx business

Jan 17, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
In addition to optioning its pharmacy business during the Chapter 11 process, Shopko said it would be closing 38 stores and relocating 20 optical centers to freestanding locations. Read More...
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