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Feds say Astellas, Amgen will fork over $125M to settle charity kickback probes

The Justice Department has swept pharma companies large and small into an investigation examining the ties between drugmakers and patient charities, and now two more—Astellas and Amgen—have inked settlements totaling $ 125 million.  Federal prosecutors claimed the companies used charity contributions as kickbacks to help Medicare patients cover the copays for specific medicines. It’s illegal for… Read More »

Trump Administration Blocks Funds for Planned Parenthood and Others Over Abortion Referrals

The Trump administration announced on Friday that it will bar organizations that provide abortion referrals from receiving federal family planning money, a step that could strip millions of dollars from Planned Parenthood and direct it toward religiously-based, anti-abortion groups. The new federal rule is almost certain to be challenged in court. Clinics will be able… Read More »

Pfizer Japan recalls high blood pressure drug over cancer-causing impurity

FILE PHOTO – The logo of U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer Inc. is seen at a branch in Zurich, Switzerland October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese subsidiary of Pfizer Inc is recalling a drug for high blood pressure which was found to contain a carcinogenic substance in its active ingredient valsartan,… Read More »