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Two drug companies partner with US government for coronavirus treatment and vaccine

Government medical agencies are contracting with two different pharmaceutical companies to try to lock down a vaccine and treatment against the new strain of coronavirus that has been spreading globally. There currently are no vaccines or treatments for the coronavirus, which has infected over 72,000 in China and killed over 1,800 there, but officials are… Read More »

Fury as the Government tells people flying home from Asia to ‘call NHS 111 if you feel ill’

British scientists urge blanket BAN on travellers from Asia until there is a coronavirus vaccine as death toll hits 638 – amid backlash at government’s ‘weak’ advice for passengers to just ‘call NHS 111 if you feel ill’ UK Government has issued new travel advice tonight for Britons flying back Any travellers experiencing symptoms should… Read More »

The government recovered $3B in fraud last year. Nearly 90% was from healthcare

Of more than $ 3 billion recovered by the federal government in fiscal year 2019 from fraud and false claims, 87% involved the healthcare industry, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. It’s the 10th consecutive year the department has recouped more than $ 2 billion from False Claims Act cases with HHS as a client.… Read More »

CBO: Pelosi drug pricing bill would save government $345B over 10 years, but stifle new treatments

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill to let the government negotiate prices on some drugs would save the government $ 345 billion over seven years but stifle innovation of new treatments and cures, according to a new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office. Democrats are likely to use the findings, from an initial report from the… Read More »

Government attorneys, OxyContin maker in settlement discussions as it faces billions in lawsuits

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — State attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments said Tuesday they are in active settlement talks with Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin that is facing billions of dollars in potential liability for its role in the nation’s opioid crisis. Purdue has been cast by attorneys and addiction experts… Read More »

Healthy woman diagnosed with cervical cancer at 25 begs Government to lower smear test age 

‘Healthy’ woman who was told she had advanced cervical cancer aged 25 and had a hysterectomy begs officials to lower the smear test age to 16 Emily-Rae Rushmer had no symptoms other than abnormal bleeding She was diagnosed in November and got progressively more ill over Christmas  She is infertile and went through an early… Read More »