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Bits and Pieces

The UConn woman’s basketball team won their 89th straight game last night breaking the Division 1 record of 88 straight set by John Wooden’s UCLA Bruins.  Regardless of how you measure this accomplishment winning 89 straight of anything is special.  … Continue reading

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Provenge – Medicare’s Decision To Pay or Not to Pay

Tomorrow is shaping up as a big day in the biotechnology industry as we will learn whether or not Medicare will pay for Provenge, a recently approved drug for metastatic hormone resistant prostate cancer.  Provenge has been called a vaccine, … Continue reading

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Why Accelerated Approval Supports Lower Drug Prices

Earlier this week a congressional report released by the GAO stated the FDA was lax in their follow-up on drugs granted accelerated approval.  Further, the FDA had never pulled a drug off the market for non-compliance of required follow-on efficacy … Continue reading

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Cash for Clunkers Goes Clunk

Thank goodness this program ends tonight.  While new car owners are sitting at the local pub toasting to a new taxpayer-financed car others are asking why we couldn’t have put $3 billion to better use. Congress approved $3 billion for … Continue reading

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