UK pharmaceutical giant Mallinckrodt filed suit against the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) on Tuesday to defend profitability of their drug, Acthar Gel Injection (Acthar). In their complaint, Mallinckrodt challenges a recent CMS decision that would alter the base date average manufacturer price (AMP) of [...]

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday declared a public health emergency following a measles outbreak in several parts of Brooklyn. The declaration requires residents living in the identified zip codes to receive the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. According to a press release issued by the Mayor’s Office, the mandatory vaccination will be issued [...]

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a bill on Monday that prohibits licensed medical professionals from providing conversion therapy for anyone under 18 years old. In enacting House Bill 140, Massachusetts becomes the sixteenth state, in addition to Washington, DC, that prohibits the practice aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. [...]

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The Quebec government introduced legislation on Thursday that would ban public sector employees from wearing religious symbols while working. Religious clothing such as Muslim headscarves, Jewish skullcaps, Catholic crosses and Sikh turbans would all be prohibited under the new legislation. Since its introduction, the bill has experienced much backlash and is accused of violating peoples [...]

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The US Department of Justice filed a two-sentence letter on Monday to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit detailing support of the December ruling that found the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional. The statement is consistent with the Trump administration’s stance against the Act. The ACA calls for an individual mandate to [...]

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