Friday, 22 Sep 2023


US FDA Approves the Cyltezo Pen, a New Autoinjector Option, Ahead of July 1 Commercial Launch

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Cyltezo® Pen, a new autoinjector option for Cyltezo (adalimumab-adbm), an FDA-approved Interchangeable biosimilar to Humira® (adalimumab). Initially approved as a pre-filled syringe, Cyltezo is indicated to treat multiple chronic inflammatory diseases. The 40 […]

FDA Grants Final Approval of Lumryz (sodium oxybate) for Cataplexy or Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Adults with Narcolepsy

DUBLIN, May 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: AVDL), a biopharmaceutical company focused on transforming medicines to transform lives, announced today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted final approval to Lumryz, an extended-release formulation of sodium oxybate indicated to be taken once at bedtime for the treatment of […]

In Tennessee, a Medicaid Mix-Up Might Land You on a ‘Most Wanted’ List

Life was upended for LaShonia Ingram over the past year, and a shadow still follows her around. Search her name online, and the first result includes the words “fraud” and “most wanted.” “It was horrible. I couldn’t get a job,” said the 42-year-old mother from Memphis, Tennessee. “All doors were being closed in my face.” […]

FDA Approves Jesduvroq

FDA Approves Jesduvroq (daprodustat) for Anemia Caused by Chronic Kidney Disease for Adults on Dialysis February 01, 2023 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Jesduvroq tablets (daprodustat) as the first oral treatment for anemia (decreased number of red blood cells) caused by chronic kidney disease for adults who have been receiving dialysis […]

Journalists Discuss Medicaid Rules, Opioid Settlement Funds, and the Public Health Workforce

KHN correspondent Sam Whitehead discussed Georgia’s push for Medicaid work requirements on WABE’s “All Things Considered” on Nov. 28. Click here to hear Whitehead on “All Things Considered” Read Whitehead’s “Path Cleared for Georgia to Launch Work Requirements for Medicaid” KHN correspondent Aneri Pattani discussed how states are distributing opioid settlement funds on NPR’s “All […]

After Congress Fails to Add Dental Coverage, Medicare Weighs Limited Benefit Expansion

Proposed changes in Medicare rules could soon pave the way for a significant expansion in Medicare-covered dental services, while falling short of the comprehensive benefits that many Democratic lawmakers have advocated. That’s because, under current law, Medicare can pay for limited dental care only if it is medically necessary to safely treat another covered medical […]

Los hospitales derivan pacientes de atención primaria a centros de salud “semejantes” para mejorar las finanzas

Cada vez más hospitales subcontrantan servicios ambulatorios, a menudo poco rentables, para los pacientes más pobres, mediante la creación de organizaciones independientes, sin fines de lucro, que proporcionan atención primaria. Medicare y Medicaid pagan a estas clínicas, conocidas como centros de salud semejantes con certificación federal, mucho más de lo que pagarían si fueran propiedad […]

At a Tennessee Crossroads, Two Pharmacies, a Monkey, and Millions of Pills

CELINA, Tenn. — It was about 1 a.m. on April 19, 2016, when a burglary alarm sounded at Dale Hollow Pharmacy in Celina, a tiny town in the rolling, wooded hills near the Kentucky border. Two cops responded. As their flashlights bobbed in the darkness, shining through the pharmacy windows, they spotted a sign of […]

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