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Alzheimer’s Groups Seek Broad Medicare Coverage for Pricey Drugs

Industry-backed Alzheimer’s advocacy groups are seeking to rally lawmakers and political candidates around their push for Medicare to broaden coverage for Biogen’s expensive drug Aduhelm and others like it.

US Urged to Engage HIV Patients in Gilead Drug Royalties Clash

A coalition of 35 public-interest groups is urging the federal government to include HIV-prevention advocates and patients in its push for a new trial over patent royalties from Gilead Sciences Inc.’s Descovy and Truvada treatments, alleging the company has profited from government-funded research and delayed access to life-saving drugs.

Indivior, States Reach $103 Million Settlement Over Suboxone Plot

Indivior Inc. reached a $102.5 million settlement with 42 states that claimed the drugmaker ran an illegal scheme to extend a monopoly over its opioid addiction treatment Suboxone.

Arsenic Limits in Apple Juice Finalized by FDA 10 Years Later

Inorganic arsenic in apple juices shouldn’t exceed 10 parts per billion under guidance finalized by the FDA Thursday—nearly a decade after the agency first proposed the limit.

Biden to Tap Mandy Cohen for CDC Chief, Replacing Walensky

President Joe Biden intends to nominate Mandy Cohen, North Carolina’s former health secretary who led the state’s response to the pandemic, to be director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Employers Await Mental Health Parity Help as Frustrations Build

Employers that provide health insurance are keeping an eye out for two developments from the Department of Labor as they struggle to comply with reporting requirements for their mental health coverage amid ongoing frustration with the insurers that administer their plans.

Beyond Abortion: The Fight Over Fetal Personhood Is Here

When do legal rights begin, at birth or before that? This video looks at the fetal personhood movement, and what it could mean for the future of abortion. We explore its history and the constitutional argument underpinning it.

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