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    News of the Day

    An update on news of the day included an investigation into pharmaceutical price-fixing.

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    Biopharmaceutical Development

    Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf talked about the development of drug products derived from biological sources, also known as “biopharmaceuticals.” He also…

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    Generic Drug Marketplace

    Dr. Janet Woodcock testified at a hearing on the review and approval process for generic prescription drugs. She also addressed senators' concerns over the lack of generic alternatives for…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Have your medication costs increased?”

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    EpiPen and Drug Pricing

    Caitlin Owens talked about the sharp rise in the cost of the EpiPen allergy injection, which has renewed concerns over drug pricing decisions.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to a question about pharmaceutical company Mylan’s repeated price increases for its EpiPen: “Is more congressional oversight needed on drug…

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    Senator Ben Cardin Town Hall Meeting in Ocean City, Maryland

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) held a town hall meeting in Ocean City, Maryland, at the Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference. Senator Cardin responded to questions ranging from the…

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    Alexandria Apothecary Shop

    The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop was profiled and guests talked about how the practice and business evolved during the time the shop was in operation.

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    Synthetic Drug Use

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the increasing use of synthetic drugs that mimic the effects of illegal narcotics. Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials…

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    Opioid Addiction Legislation

    Becky Vaughn talked about efforts by the National Council for Behavioral Health and others to lobby Congress to pass legislation dealing with opioid addiction.

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    National Lieutenant Governors Association Meeting, Drug Innovation and Development

    Panelists talked about the state of innovation in the biopharmaceutical industry and how new drugs were being applied to treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Speakers included representatives from groups including…

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    The Price Is Not Right

    The Price Is Not Right was one of the second-prize high school central division winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Brandon Burnett, a twelfth grader at Jenks High…

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    Opioid Abuse and Injury Prevention

    Dr. Debra Houry talked by video from Atlanta about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations on opioid prescriptions, the rise of heroin addiction in the U.S., and her…

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    Pharmaceutical Drug Addiction

    The topic of opioid addiction was on the agenda of the nation’s governors at their annual winter meeting in Washington, DC. They talked with a panel about expanding treatment, sharing medical…

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    Generic Drug Approval Process and Accessibility

    Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, testified at a hearing on the accessibility of generic drugs. She talked about progress being made on…

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    Prescription Drug Market

    Chief executive officers (CEOs) of several pharmaceutical companies and two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials testified at a hearing on prescription drug cost increases. The CEOs…

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    Blood Medicine

    Kathleen Sharp talked about her book, Blood Medicine: Blowing the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever, about the prescription drug Procrit, also known as EPO. Developed in the 1980s, EPO…

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    Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

    Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), Governor Peter Shumlin (D-VT), federal drug policy officials, and advocates testified at a hearing on heroin and…

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    Humboldt

    Emily Brady talked about her book, Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier. She described how the growing drive to legalize marijuana was affecting the economy of Humboldt County, California, and what…

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    Pharmaceutical Purchasing and Management

    Andy Slavitt spoke about pharmaceutical innovation and drug costs. Then, panelists discussed innovative purchasing strategies for the pharmaceutical industry. “Purchasing Strategies and Utilization…

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