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Americans routinely reach for over-the-counter (OTC) drugs to treat a wide variety of ailments. And they have a growing number of choices at their local drugstore: The OTC market now includes more than 300,000 products with annual sales of $32 billion. The items are diverse, ranging from antiperspirants and sunscreens to cough and cold medications and pain relievers. Read More
Many proposed policies to reduce Medicare drug spending would require new legislation, but it’s possible the program could achieve some savings with an existing approach known as the national coverage determination (NCD) process. Read More
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 23 people in nine states had been infected as of March 21 with a particularly dangerous strain of E. coli linked to I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butters and Granola products. Twenty of the reported victims are younger than 18, and 10 have been hospitalized. Seven have developed a type of kidney failure known as hemolytic uremic syndrome... Read More