U.S. Sues Rite Aid For Missing Opioid Red Flags

The U.S. government on Monday sued Rite Aid Corp (RAD.N), accusing the pharmacy chain of missing “red flags” as it illegally filled hundreds of thousands of prescriptions for controlled substances, including opioids. In a complaint filed in Cleveland federal court, the Department of Justice said Rite Aid repeatedly filled prescriptions from May 2014 to June 2019 ...

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California Moves To Cap Insulin Cost At $30

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Saturday announced the state is manufacturing its own insulin and capping the cost at $30. California’s CalRx initiative has partnered with nonprofit generic drug manufacturer CIVICA to make the drug and bring the price down by around 90 percent, according to the governor’s office. “California will be manufacturing some of America’s most affordable ...

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Gov. Newsom Proposal Would Add Billions For Mental Health Treatment Beds

In a major legislative proposal to combat the state’s growing homelessness crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Sunday an effort to push billions of dollars toward building a vast network of treatment beds to help California’s mentally ill and drug-addicted residents find care. Through a bond measure that could reach up to $5 billion, the governor ...

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FDA’s Robert Califf Calls On Insurers To Help Providers Participate In Critical Clinical Drug Trials

Insurers must do more to help providers participate in clinical trials that can confirm the effectiveness of drugs granted accelerated approval, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D., told a room full of payer executives Thursday. Califf spoke about how to improve the accelerated approval process during a session at the AHIP 2023 Medicare, ...

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‘Dad Jokes’ Help Kids Develop Into Healthy Adults: Study

A recent study says that despite the embarrassment that “dad jokes” can cause, it might do some kids good in the future. Humor researcher Marc Hye-Knudsen published a study in British Psychological Society‘s journal this week arguing that “dad jokes” actually have a positive effect on development. “When considered properly, dad jokes are an intricately multi-layered and fascinating phenomenon ...

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The ‘Harvard Diet’ May Be The Standard For Living A Long And Healthy Life—Here’s What To Know

You’ve almost certainly heard of the Mediterranean diet and the MyPlate method, but what about Harvard University’s Healthy Eating Plate? Back in 2011, nutrition experts at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health worked alongside researchers at Harvard Health Publications to compile an eating plan for optimal health. “In terms of major chronic diseases like prevention of cardiovascular disease, ...

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