Tag Archives: Prescription drug

Mass Gift Ban Repeal Efforts Fizzle

An effort in the Massachusetts legislature to repeal the state’s ban on many gifts to healthcare providers has failed. The year-old ban is considered one of the most restrictive in the country, banning restaurant meals, various gifts and requiring reporting on transfers of value above $50. “This repeal effort was started by legislators concerned that […]
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Unbranded Pharma Sites Gain Traction

Image by alles-schlumpf via Flickr The popularity of unbranded pharma Web sites amongst consumers appears to be on an up tick, according to new data released by Manhattan Research this week. The report, “Unbranded Web sites: Brand Reach throughout the Patient Life Cycle” looked at how many consumers actively use unbranded pharma sites and to […]
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Pharma Cheers Health Reform Legislation

Image by SEIU International via Flickr After months of increasingly rancorous debate, the House finally approved legislation March 21 that makes significant changes in the nation’s health care system. The Senate is slated to approve the House-passed changes to its original reform bill shortly. Of most importance to pharmaceutical companies, the legislation promises to significantly […]
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FDA Panel Calls for Ban on Narcotic/Tylenol Combo Drugs

Image via Wikipedia A joint committee of three FDA advisory groups voted on Tuesday to recommend the elimination of prescription combination drugs containing acetaminophen due to a spike in instances of liver-induced toxicity. The panel of experts, physicians, and regulators voted 20 to 17 in favor of banning acetaminophen combo drugs such as Vicodin and […]
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