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02.21.14

What is the best way (if any) to control health care costs in China?

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The public recently praised a Chinese doctor in Zhengzhou city because the 4 pills of anti-allergy drug that she prescribed cost only 4 Chinese cents (less than 1 US cent) to treat a 2-year-old patient’s rashes. Many Chinese netizens wish more doctors could behave like this one since expensive drugs are becoming prevalent to treat […]

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12.13.13

FDA Issues Guidelines on Use of Antibiotics in Livestock

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On December 11, 2013, the Food Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidelines aimed at phasing out the use of antibiotics that are critical to human health in food-producing animals,  including penicillin, azithromycin and tetracycline. Aside from treating infections in animals, livestock producers have been using antibiotics to induce growth in an animal and maximize feed. The […]

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02.15.13

Professor Gostin Chairs and Co-Authors National Academy Report on Dangers of Fake Drugs

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A committee formed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Academy of Science, and chaired by O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Faculty Director and Georgetown University Law Center Professor Lawrence Gostin has issued a new report, “Countering the Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drugs,” which offers recommendations to the United States and […]

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03.15.10

Negotiating Prices in Part D

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Post by Kevin Outterson Associate Professor & Co-Director of the Health Law Program BU Law Last week, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced a bill (H.R. 4752) to overturn the 2003 ban on government-led price negotiations for Medicare Part D drug plans.  The bill has 73 co-sponsors so far.  While perhaps well intentioned, this bill will […]

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11.10.09

Drug & Device Provisions in HR 3962

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Kevin Outterson, Boston University Law The following is a summary of the drug & device provisions in HR 3962, as passed by the House on Saturday, Nov. 7. Winners: PhRMA; BIO; seniors in the donut hole; transparency PhRMA & BIO escape with minimal net financial costs; on balance the bill might be revenue positive for […]

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