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Lawsuit: Drugmaker improperly used charity to pay kickbacks

Federal prosecutors say a pharmaceutical firm improperly used a charity to pay kickbacks that subsidized Medicare patients’ copayment obligations, allowing the firm to keep raising prices for the drug. The suit filed Wednesday claims the scheme was designed to enable Mallinckrodt to raise the price of Acthar from $ 50 to $ 32,000. The drug… Read More »

Emergency responders to California wildfire used a patient lookup system to harness volunteer providers

NASA Earth Observatory image of Camp fire by Joshua Stevens When it comes to responding to disasters like the recent wildfires in California, caring for displaced patients is hard enough. And it gets worse unless you have access to their health information. The Patient Unified Lookup System, known as PULSE, was developed for just that… Read More »