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Teva reaches $925K settlement with Mississippi in price-fixing case—and it hopes other states will follow suit

After years of facing allegations of price-fixing on a massive scale, Teva Pharmaceuticals has agreed to settle with the state of Mississippi for $ 925,000. That “modest” sum could be just the tip of the iceberg.  The case dates back to 2019 when Mississippi, along with 43 other states, sued 20 generic drugmakers for divvying… Read More »

‘I give my baby bleach baths, people think it’s cruel but it helps his skin’

If there were ever two words you wouldn’t want to hear in the same sentence, it’s baby and bleach. So many horrible thoughts probably just ran through your head, but according to an expert, bathing your baby in bleach could actually be really good for them. In a post on the Instagram account @tinyheartseducation, a… Read More »

Harvard Medical School professor discusses future of psychedelics

Interest in psychedelics as therapeutics has risen in recent years, spurred by studies that have found that the once-maligned drugs used in conjunction with therapy can help in the treatment of psychiatric patients. Amid a rush to commercialize a suite of newly developed products, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has begun a new Center for the… Read More »

Medical device makers influence surgeons with billions in payments

The relationship between spine and joint surgeons and medical device manufacturers is coming under increased scrutiny as the former has received billions in payments from the latter in recent years. Medical device makers have paid $ 3.1 billion to orthopedic and neurosurgeons from 2013 to 2019, based on data from the federal government website OpenPayments,… Read More »