Monthly Archives: August 2022

Tennessee Sues Walgreens Over Opioid Prescription Attack | Health, Medicine and Fitness

Tennessee’s attorney general said Wednesday he sued Walgreens, accusing the drugstore chain of contributing to the state’s opioid crisis by failing to maintain effective controls against the abuse of prescription painkillers. The lawsuit seeking unspecified civil penalties was filed in Knox County Circuit Court by Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery …

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Average Medicare premiums for prescription drugs will fall in 2023

Premiums for Medicare prescription drug coverage are expected to decline slightly on average in 2023. The average monthly premium for a Medicare Part D plan, which covers prescriptions, will drop to $31.50 next year, down 58 cents from 2022, according to CNBC. At the same time, the maximum deductible for …

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Bill authorizes Medicare prescription drug negotiations

Senate Democrats plan to vote on the measure in a procedure called reconciliation that allows lawmakers to pass a bill by a simple majority, a fast-track process that does not allow for a filibuster of legislation. The United States House of Representatives passed a bill in 2021 that contains most …

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Calls for fillers to be prescription only to stop the “conveyor belt” of procedures

DERMAL fillers are a popular choice for cosmetic procedures in the UK. But groups have now called for the injections to be prescription only to prevent them from being distributed so freely. 1 Sun’s Had Our Fill campaign calls for tougher regulation of £2.75bn industry since 2020Credit: Getty A new …

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