Sunday 8 April 2012

Yasmin Birth Control Pills-Canadian Facilities-Individual Mandate-The Supreme Court

Apotex Sues FDA Over ‘Devastating’ Import Alert

Three years ago, the FDA issued an import alert for all meds made at a pair of Canadian facilities run by Apotex, which was one of the biggest generic suppliers to the US market, which subsequently recalled 675 batches of different drugs. The move came after the FDA sent warning letters to the drugmaker about [...] read more..

Yaz Panel Was Filled With ‘Irregularities’: Advocates

Three months ago, an FDA advisory panel voted 15-to-11 that the benefits of the Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills outweigh the risks, and the drugs should remain on the market, albeit with added information about a risk of blood clots. The decision followed a long-running controversy - studies by Bayer, which sells the pills, [...] read more..

Obamacare at the Supreme Court, Day One: Rapid Reactions

Today, the Supreme Court heard oral argument on whether or not Obamacare’s individual mandate is a tax, or a penalty.  This matters, because if the mandate is a tax, the suit has to be thrown out. (You can’t sue the government about a tax until the tax goes into effect, whereas you can for a penalty. The mandate doesn’t go into effect until 2014.) My pre-game preview is here. I’m running a live blog over here. I'll have another live blog tomorrow for Day Two. I’ll update this post as frequently as possible. (Source: Healthcare News) read more..

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