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DEA sets date for 2015 Drug Take-Back event

The DEA announced on Tuesday that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place across the United States on Sept. 26 — except for in Pennsylvania and Delaware where the event will take place on Sept. 12.

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NACDS comments on managed care in Medicaid, CHIP

The National Association of Chain Stores commented this week on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed regulations guiding the use of managed care in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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FDA approves Technivie for chronic hepatitis C treatment

The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it approved Technivie (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir) for use in combination with ribavirin for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4 infections in patients without scarring and cirrhosis.

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Coalition launches to protect access to OTC pain meds

A new coalition has formed to ensure safe access to over-the-counter pain relief remedies. The Protecting Access to Pain Relief Coalition officially launched on June 22 to help ensure that American consumers continue to have access to, and choice of, safe and effective pain relief, including acetaminophen.