Canada’s Federal court ruled recently that the country’s Patented Medicine Prices Review Board – a federal tribunal that regulates pricing on branded medicines – could not extend price control measures to cover generic drug companies.
A report published Friday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report characterized the 2013-2014 influenza season as the first season since 2009 that H1N1 generated fewer levels of outpatient illness and mortality as compared with seasons when influenza A (H3N2) is predominant.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology last week issued a policy paper, "A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure," which outlines the government's pledge to support interoperable electronic health records to most Americans.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated a health advisory, recommending an inactivated poliovirus booster for adults traveling to countries with an active wild polio virus in circulation.
Health Media Network and the American College of Cardiology on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership that will significantly increase the size of HMN's Cardiology Network while broadening the distribution of ACC's CardioSmart Initiative.