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FDA approves Xtoro from Alcon Labs

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension), a new drug that's used to treat acute otitis externa, commonly known as swimmer's ear. 

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FDA reform could be key to lowering costs

After a recent spike in the prices charged for some generic drugs led to outcries from pharmacists, patient advocates and federal lawmakers, a report issued last month suggests that drug costs can be controlled if the Food and Drug Administration changes the way it handles reviews and approvals.

 

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NCPA endorses bill to increase transparency in generic Rx payments

Reps. Doug Collins, R-Ga., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, introduced on Tuesday H.R. 5815 — the Generic Drug Pricing Fairness Act — which creates greater transparency in how PBMs reimburse pharmacies for generic prescription drugs under Medicare Part D, the military’s TRICARE program, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.