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P&T News

December 8

Slightly more than half say health care coverage is Washington’s responsibility
Hospitals must supply both verbal and written notification to patients
Chronic therapy increases risks of harmful consequences, including death
President Obama expected to sign far-reaching legislation

December 7

Republican leaders say “step-by-step” process could take several years
Report predicts loss of $400 billion in hospital revenues as people lose coverage
Prescription device provides insulin dosing recommendations
New ovarian cancer indication joins several previous cancer approvals

December 6

Open letter expresses liberal concerns
Physicians prefer newer, more-costly drugs over generics
Second-line treatment extends survival by 5.7 months compared with platinum-pemetrexed
Treatment tops sitagliptin, exenatide, insulin glargine, and placebo in clinical trials

December 5

President urges increased enrollment as law faces GOP axe
Association offers suggestions for cutting red tape
Spending averaged nearly $10,000 per person
Post-marketing study links treatment to reduced risk of cardiovascular death
Treatment is superior to imatinib in adults with CML

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