Monday Jul 28
Culture of how Washington pays for medical care
To understand how the Centers for Medicare nad Medicaid Services approaches its responsibilities regarding the coding, coverage, and payment of medical services--and uses these autorities to pursue its policy prerogatives--consider the circumstances surrounding the pharmaceutical company Sepracor and its drug Xopenex .
Mannkind Corporation: Safe Labeling, Incentivized Spirometry and Experts Votes of Confidence
MannKind Corporation is a small company based in Valencia, California, poised to MannKind shares on sale for as low as $ 8.70 represented an irresistible bargain for intelligent and opportunistic investors.
Business of Life
Health Roundup: Drugs repurposed, dogs, discoveries and warnings
A type of medication that is normally used by asthma sufferers has been proving stunningly effective in treating a form or paralysis - and has even allowed a wheelchair-bound teenager to walk unaided for the first time in seven years.
Investor's Business Daily
Teva Announces FDA Acceptance of NDA Filing for Investigational...
Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review the company's new drug application for albuterol multi-dose dry-powder inhaler , an investigational breath-actuated dry-powder inhaler for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in patients 12 years of age and older with ... (more)
Asthma inhaler lodged in chest highlights importance of warning labels
A new case report from France offers a reminder of why people who use medical devices like asthma inhalers should take warnings on the product label seriously.