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US national health spending growth remains low for 4th consecutive year

07-01-2014

Overall national health expenditures in the USA grew at an annual rate of 3.7% in 2012, marking the fourth…

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MSF warns of US/Indian tension over generic policy discussion

MSF warns of US/Indian tension over generic policy discussion

25-09-2013

Humanitarian group Médecins Sans Frontières has warned that India is facing political pressure from…

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Canada's Health Minister sets out plan to help reduce impact of drug shortages

16-09-2013

A national protocol for the public notification of drug shortages and a toolkit that identifies steps…

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Drug swap drives down costs for US Medicare

23-08-2013

Therapeutic drug substitutions have the potential to double or even triple annual cost savings compared…

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$200+ billion annual opportunity in USA from using medicines more responsibly, IMS finds

20-06-2013

Avoidable costs of more than $200 billion are incurred each year in the US health care system as a result…

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US Senate confirms appointment of Marilyn Tavenner as CMS Administrator

16-05-2013

US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that the US Senate has confirmed…

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Total real per capita spending on medicines in the USA fell 3.5% in 2012

09-05-2013

Total spending on US medicines fell 3.5 percent on a real per capita basis in 2012 and the use of health…

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News briefs: Dr Reddy's launches generic Accutane; Cyprus drug shortages

29-03-2013

Indian drugmaker Dr Reddy's Laboratories (NYSE: RDY) says it launched Zenatane (isotretinoin capsules…

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Mixed views from PhRMA and GPhA on Obama's State of the Union Address

15-02-2013

There were mixed reactions from two sides of the US drug industry - research-based and generic drugmakers…

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US pharma organizations work together to foster supply chain security and integrity

31-01-2013

The 100th meeting of the USA-based National Conference of Pharmaceutical Organizations (NCPO) - consisting…

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US physician acquiescence to patient demands for brand-name drugs, slammed in JAMA article

09-01-2013

Prescribing brand-name drugs when generic drugs are available generates unnecessary medical expenditures…

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US Congressman Cassidy, et al, propose drug shortage solutions

03-12-2012

US Congressman Bill Cassidy, a medical physician (Republican, Louisiana) and four colleagues, last week…

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Survey reveals 98.9% of US physicians experienced cancer drug shortages in last 12 months

15-11-2012

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a US non-profit organization, announced the results of a drug…

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Medicines for normal aging conditions overtakes costs of treating most chronic diseases; Express Scripts

30-10-2012

In the USA, prescription-drug treatment regimens for conditions that are a normal part of aging are now…

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US FTC issues opinion favoring generics makers' initiative to address drug shortages

09-08-2012

The USA's Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition staff has issued a positive advisory opinion…

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US Medicare prescription drug premiums to remain steady for third straight year

07-08-2012

Average basic premiums for Medicare prescription drug plans in the USA are projected to remain constant…

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Generic Rx drugs saved US health system $1 trillion over past decade; study

03-08-2012

Due to the ever growing use of generic prescription medicines, the American health care system saved…

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FDA itself largely responsible for US drug shortages; report

24-07-2012

American patients and doctors currently confront an unprecedented shortage of critical drugs, which are…

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Meaningless red tape causing US medicines shortages; Oversight Report

28-06-2012

A recent report from the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform documents a critical shortage…

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US medicines spending rose 3.7% in 2011, held back by healthcare reforms, IMS study reveals

05-04-2012

Total health care spending on medicines in the USA increased 3.7% to $320 billion in 2011, a year which…

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Canadian branded and generic pharma collaborate on drug shortages

13-03-2012

In Canada, the Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) and the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical…

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US drug price rises nearly double inflation rate, claims AARP

08-03-2012

A look at US retail prices for a combined set of widely used prescription drugs finds the cumulative…

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New US GAO report highlights critical role of generics in containing health spending

04-03-2012

Prescription drug spending in the USA reached $307 billion in 2010 - an increase of $135 billion since…

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US Senators Kohl and Grassley urge “Super Committee” to encourage generic competition

19-10-2011

As the USA’s Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction - dubbed the “Super Committee”…

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