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June 23

Legislation lacks sufficient votes for passage
For facilities serving the uninsured, survival depends on government help
Scientists grow mice in a petri dish
SC formulation can be administered within five to seven minutes
Kappa opioid receptor agonist treats uremic pruritus during hemodialysis

June 22

Aides and lobbyists get first peek at discussion draft
Charges could be as high as $2,000 for those who did not meet PQRS requirements
Original House bill gets “thumbs down”—critics brace for Senate version
Immune response is noninferior to that of Zostavax

June 21

Designated sepsis nurses and coordinators make a difference
Amphetamine-containing product consists of drug-releasing beads
GLP-1 analogue reduces cardiovascular risk in diabetes patients
Commissioner Gottlieb gets tough on schemes to thwart competition
Changes aim to make it easier for small and rural providers to participate

June 20

Lawmakers to start reviewing bill in the next few days
Chronic diseases claim millions of lives and cost trillions of dollars, report finds
Fluoroquinolone is active against MRSA