By Andrew Karpan (October 1, 2021, 9:18 p.m. EDT) – A New York federal judge has found that Pfizer’s planned efforts to provide financial assistance to Medicare beneficiaries for an expensive drug that treats fatal heart disease are in violation an anti-recoil law.
In a ruling Thursday night, U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil dismissed a lawsuit brought by Pfizer Inc. against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last year in its efforts to market two drugs that treat transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy, a rare disease affecting the heart muscle, which causes the heart to stiffen and limit its ability to pump blood to the …
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Photo by Jana Birchum At the time of publication, abortion is still legal in Texas before the first detection of fetal heart activity, which typically occurs around six weeks. However, if the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Roe v. Wade mirrors the court’s final ruling that performing an abortion (but not receiving one) will become […]
More than 1.4 million families across Los Angeles County started the new year with less money in their pockets. For the first time in six months, monthly Child Tax Credit (CTC) installments have not been sent out because the Senate has yet to pass the House-passed “Build Back Better Act”. The end of Child Tax […]
Although Benjamin Franklin was considered radical in 1753 when he founded the Academy of Philadelphia, his vision was practical. Excluding that “an investment in education always pays the best returns,” he understood what we now know: Strengthening Pennsylvania’s economy requires providing high quality, affordable education for our future. workforce. Yet more than a century later, […]