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Appeals court rejects hospitals' challenge to 340B cuts

Appeals court rejects hospitals' challenge to 340B cuts

The three-judge panel sided with the federal government and rejected the American Hospital Association's attempt to stop Medicare Part B payment cuts to 340B hospitals. The hospitals vowed to continue fighting the cuts.

FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugs

FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugs

The FDA is evaluating ways to make sure patients don't take an inappropriate over-the-counter drug. That could include adding information to the packaging label and offering online questionnaires to help people decide if a drug is right for them.

Trump administration freezes risk-adjustment payments

Trump administration freezes risk-adjustment payments

The Trump administration is halting billions of dollars of payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act's risk-adjustment program, a move that further disrupts the insurance market and could lead to more premium increases next year.

Data Points: State marijuana laws continue to loosen, feds hold tight

Data Points: State marijuana laws continue to loosen, feds hold tight

On June 26, voters made Oklahoma the 31st state to legalize some form of medical marijuana. Nine of those states (and the District of Columbia) also have approved recreational use, so the legalized pot trade has become big business. In the eyes of the feds, all of this activity is still against the...

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