Tag: prescription drugs

Nearly 1 in 5 Antibiotics Prescribed to Medicaid Patients Without Infection Diagnosis

A new Northwestern Medicine study has found alarmingly high rates of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for patients on Medicaid, the public health insurance program for those with lower incomes. Using Medicaid insurance claims between 2004 and 2013, the study evaluated 298 million antibiotic prescriptions filled by…

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Opioid Makers/Distributors Dumped On Reports Of Federal Criminal Probe

By Tyler Durden Federal prosecutors have reportedly opened a criminal investigation into whether pharmaceutical companies intentionally allowed opioid painkillers to flood communities. As The Wall Street Journal notes, the feds are employing laws normally used to go after drug dealers, according to people familiar with…

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