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    Medicare Prescription Drug Program

    Two Health and Human Services Department officials testified on reducing fraud and abuse in the Medicare Part D prescription drug for older Americans. The hearing focused specifically…

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    National Institutes of Health Funding and Medical Cures Legislation

    Melanie Zanona was interviewed about a House bill to fund the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The legislation would also revamp biomedical…

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    Veterans Suicide Risk

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the heavy reliance on medication by veterans and the possible adverse effects of opioid therapy, including the risk of suicide.

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    Drug Shortages in the U.S

    Peter Loftus talked about his Wall Street Journal article on the impact on patient health of growing drug shortages in the U.S.

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    Biological and Chemical Threat Preparedness, Pharmaceutical Response

    Panelists talked about biological and chemical threat preparedness, response, and recovery. They spoke about the requirements for medical countermeasures, including the rapid development…

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    Q&A with Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman

    Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman, director of PharmedOut, talked about the organization, the money made by the pharmaceutical industry, the advertising the industry produces, how pharmaceutical…

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    Book Discussion on Generic

    Dr. Jeremy Greene talked about his book, Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine, about the rise of the generic drug industry in the United States and the differences between brand…

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    Purdue University Psychoactive Substances Research Collection

    Stephanie Schmitz talked about Purdue University’s Psychoactive Substances Research Collection. The collection includes rare books and medical research on the use of psychoactive…

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    Antibiotic Resistance and Drug Development

    Dr. Janet Woodcock testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on combating antibiotic resistance and improving drug development. She outlined her concerns in…

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    Drug Development and Approval

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on ways to expedite the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) drug development and approval…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Has the U.S. lost the 'war on drugs'?” At the beginning of the program, C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news…

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    Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing on prescription drug abuse and its role in the increased use of Heroin in the U.S. They also spoke about…

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    Question Time

    Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition on a range of issues. Prime Minister Cameron called the kidnapping of 300 Nigerian…

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    Food and Drug Administration Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the fiscal year 2015 initiatives and priorities for her agency. She answered questions on antibiotics…

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    State Approaches to Prescription Drug Abuse

    Members of the National Governors Association Health and Human Services Committee discussed state efforts to combat prescription drug abuse. Governor Bentley of Alabama in his remarks…

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    Drug Shortages

    Officials from the Food and Drug Administration and the Government Accountability Office testified on the findings of an report on the FDA’s efforts to address drug…

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    Medicare Part D Anniversary

    Charles Ornstein talked about the ten-year anniversary of the creation of Medicare Part D, which offers discounted prescription drugs to qualified Medicare recipients. He discussed the…

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    Heather Bresch at the Washington Ideas Forum

    Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan Laboratories, spoke at the Washington Ideas forum about the pharmaceutical industry. Topics included the impact of the government on competitiveness,…

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    Senate Drug Compounding Bill

    Noah Bierman was interviewed via Skype about the Senate compounding pharmacies bill.

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    Senators Harkin and Alexander on Compounding Pharmacies Bill

    Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Health Committee, urged passage of H. 3204, to regulate compounding…

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