• FDA: Morning-after pill to move over the counter

    By Associated Press Posted: April 30, 2013 – 6:30 pm ET The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it — an attempt to find middle ground just days before a court-imposed deadline to lift all age restrictions on the emergency contraceptive. Today, Plan B… Read more »

  • Fallout for States Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

    Fallout for states rejecting Medicaid expansion By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press Posted: April 22, 2013 – 8:00 am ET Tags:   Rejecting the Medicaid expansion in the federal health care law could have unexpected consequences for states where Republican lawmakers remain steadfastly opposed to what they scorn as “Obamacare.” It could mean exposing businesses… Read more »

  • Painful side effects

    Painful side effects Drug-abuse problems evade paltry anti-fraud efforts in Medicare Part D  Modern Healthcare By Joe Carlson Posted: April 12, 2013 – 12:01 am ET Tags: Fraud, Legal, Medicare, Pharmaceuticals, Regular Feature   The abuse of prescription painkillers causes more fatalities than heroin and cocaine use combined—more than 40 deaths every day. Yet programs that could stop the types of… Read more »