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P&T News

June 27

Budget analysts again see millions of Americans going without insurance
Reform supplements the GOP’s American Health Care Act
An estimated 9% of charges are initially denied
Agency takes steps under new Drug Competition Action Plan

June 26

Those most likely to abuse opioids are most likely to receive them
Authors call for expedited research
Betrixaban to be launched between August and November
Monoclonal antibody is administered once weekly via subcutaneous injection

June 23

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
Legislation lacks sufficient votes for passage
For facilities serving the uninsured, survival depends on government help

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