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EpiPen settlement proposal not enough, price contributes to higher out-of-pocket costs

March 28, 2017

The $465 million settlement proposed by Mylan, the manufacturer of the epinephrine autoinjector EpiPen, to resolve its misclassification of EpiPen as a generic drug for the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program, underestimates the actual cost of Mylan’s strategy, according to a recent research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

A second research letter, also published in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggested that out-of-pocket costs for the EpiPen more than doubled among commercially insured patients.

 

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Inexpensive, oral bovine rotavirus vaccine effective for children

March 28, 2017
Three doses of a live, low-cost and heat-stable oral bovine rotavirus pentavalent vaccine could prevent cases of severe rotavirus gastroenteritis in 66.7% of children in…
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Paid malpractice claims among US physicians declined significantly

March 28, 2017
Between 1992 and 2014, there was a significant decline in paid malpractice claims, possibly due to several factors, including the passage of traditional tort reforms…

Patients with autism at significantly higher risk for injury-related death

March 28, 2017
Patients with autism are nearly three times more likely as the general population to die of injuries, with children at an exceptional risk, according to research…

CDC: incidence of influenza-like illnesses, deaths remain elevated in US

March 28, 2017
Despite a decrease in influenza activity in the United States, the number of outpatient visits and deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza remain high, according to…
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Changing Strabismus Surgery Distribution at Shanxi Province Eye Hospital in Central China

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, March/April 2017, Volume 54 Issue 2
To investigate whether there has been a changing trend of strabismus surgery in a provincial eye hospital in the…
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Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation: July 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Hematology and oncology are areas where all pediatric trainees get exposure during residency. Yet, these few weeks in…
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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Glaser comments on the possible repeal of the ACA under Trump’s administration

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