Last Updated: May 30, 2017
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Modern Healthcare: Hospitals use the sterile form of baking soda—a sodium bicarbonate solution, which has baking soda as its base ingredient—in vital situations including heart surgery and other emergency events when a patient’s blood is too acidic, which can lead to (more…)

Last Updated: May 18, 2017
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Today, Premier and 9 other healthcare groups sent a letter to the FDA in response to the agency’s draft guidance on obtaining an interchangeability designation for a biosimilar drug. In the letter, Premier expressed support of the draft guidance, but (more…)

Last Updated: April 26, 2017
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HFMA: Mike Alkire: In March, the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing to examine the state of generic drugs and determine whether slow new drug approvals contribute to higher pricing. At the hearing, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (more…)

Last Updated: April 18, 2017
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Specialty Pharmacy Times: The health care world is largely moving towards a focus on value, rather than paying a pre-specified cost for prescription drugs that may or may not successfully treat a specific patient. This shift has important implications for manufacturers, (more…)

Last Updated: April 19, 2017
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Specialty Pharmacy Times: Specialty drugs require increased monitoring and education provided by various health care professionals. More than ever, pharmacists are being included in innovative care teams to improve patient outcomes, especially when it comes to disease states, such as cancer. (more…)