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Kimberly Adams
May 31, 2019 - 5:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A New Jersey pharmaceutical company will pay more than $7 million to settle civil allegations that it fixed drug prices. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania , Heritage Pharmaceuticals inflated prices and received kickbacks...
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Health care costs.
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Kristen Johanson
May 09, 2019 - 6:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Bucks County doctor has admitted to ordering false medical tests and prescriptions and over-billing health care insurance companies for money and kickbacks. Dr. Domenick Braccia pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, after prosecutors...
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Nearly three dozen doctors and a host of other medical professionals across eight states were charged for illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other dangerous narcotics, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
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April 17, 2019 - 7:19 pm
By Devan Cole, CNN (CNN) - - Nearly three dozen doctors and a host of other medical professionals across eight states were charged for illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other dangerous narcotics, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. Those charged include two doctors who...
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A pharmacist holds a bottle of the antibiotic doxycycline hyclate.
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April 08, 2019 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Telemedicine may be leading to the overprescribing of antibiotics to sniffling children, a new study suggests. Kids with cold symptoms seen via telemedicine visits were far more likely to be prescribed antibiotics than those who went to a doctor's office or clinic, researchers found...
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November 02, 2018 - 8:22 pm
By Ben Tinker, CNN (CNN) -- Epidiolex, the first cannabis-based medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, is now available by prescription in all 50 states. The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in patients 2 and older to treat two types of epileptic syndromes: Dravet...
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FILE- In this July 10, 2018, file photo bottles of medicine ride on a belt at the Express Scripts mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J.
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October 15, 2018 - 10:53 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry's main trade group said drug companies are only willing to disclose the prices on their websites, not in commercials,...
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Philadelphia City councilman Bill Greenlee
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Pat Loeb
October 11, 2018 - 9:37 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the continuing effort to combat the opioid epidemic, Philadelphia City Council will get legislation, Thursday, that would put strict new controls on pharmaceutical sales representatives. Councilman Bill Greenlee plans to introduce a bill that would require anyone...
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Pat Toddy
August 08, 2018 - 8:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The region's largest private health insurer is widening its efforts to combat the expanding opioid epidemic. Independence Blue Cross will be issuing a new requirement to reduce the amount of patients who take OxyContin or oxycodone extended-release tablets. The switch...
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