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Federal judge says HHS Secretary Alex Azar exceeded legal authority in setting 340B drug payment rates

A federal court has sided with the American Hospital Association and others in ruling that the Department of Health and Human Services unlawfully cut payment rates for certain outpatient drugs. HHS Secretary Alex Azar exceeded his legal authority in setting new reimbursement rates in the outpatient prospective payment system rule for 2018, United States District… Read More »

2 high blood pressure medications added to recall of heart drug

A Food and Drug Administration recall of a heart medication due to a cancer-causing chemical now includes two blood pressure medications. Teva Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of its amlodipine/valsartan combination tablets and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets, both used to treat high blood pressure, according to the FDA. The FDA announced the recall on its… Read More »

Novo keeps adding capacity, and jobs, to its North Carolina drug plant  

Just months after announcing a $ 65 million expansion that will boost capacity at the North Carolina facility where it makes diabetes medications, Novo Nordisk says it needs yet more and will top it off with another $ 22 million and another 22 jobs. A Novo spokesman Wednesday confirmed an announcement by development officials in… Read More »