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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'?” br/ At the beginning of the program, C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read…

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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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    Johnson and Johnson Drug Marketing Settlement

    Attorney General Eric Holder, along with other federal officials, announced a $2.2 billion settlement with drug maker Johnson & Johnson over the company’s marketing practices, which…

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    Food and Drug Administration Painkiller Policy

    Barry Meier spoke by video from New York City about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recommendation to tighten its policy on painkillers, a step that would require approval…

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    Patent Settlements for Generic Drugs

    Witnesses testified on drug company “pay-for-delay” deals, a ploy by to keep generic alternatives off the market. The Supreme Court recently ruled that these deals are…

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    Medicare Drug Prescription Abuse

    Officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Health and Human Services Department testified on prescription drug abuse in the Medicare…

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    Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program

    Witnesses testified on the quality of information available to participants in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

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    Compound Pharmacies

    Anna Edney talked about the congressional investigation into compounding pharmacies, including the role of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in regulating these pharmacies. A…

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    Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Impact Panel

    Joy Lovelace testified on the meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that killed her husband, Eddie Lovelace, who contracted the disease from a tainted injection. The outbreak was linked…

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    Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Pharmaceutical Panel

    Barry Cadden invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and would not testify at a hearing on the meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that was linked to 32 deaths in 19 states, and sickened 440…

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