President Donald Trump called on Democratic Sen. Jon Tester to resign on Saturday via Twitter, after internal records raised doubts about allegations that led White House physician Ronny Jackson to withdraw as a nominee to head the Veterans Affairs Department. Current and former colleagues alleged that Jackson had freewheeling prescribing practices, drank on the job and claimed he “got drunk and wrecked a government vehicle” at a Secret Service going-away party, according to the office of Tester, who represents Montana. 'Tester should resign' Allegations made by Senator Jon Tester against Admiral/Doctor Ron Jackson are proving false. The Secret Service is unable to confirm (in fact they deny) any of the phony Democrat charges which have absolutely devastated the wonderful Jackson family. Tester should resign. The.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2018 ....great people of Montana will not stand for this kind of slander when talking of a great human … [Read more...] about Trump tweets about Ronny Jackson allegations, North Korea and more
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THE PROGNOSIS A blister pack of Erlotinib tablets, a cancer treatment drug manufactured by Roche. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg) We're expanding! The Cybersecurity 202 by Derek Hawkins is coming to your inboxes tomorrow. Sign up here for the smartest and scoopiest news and analysis on the politics and policy of cybersecurity. Who’s going to be portrayed as the big, bad wolf when President Trump is expected to deliver a major speech on drug costs later this week? Drugmakers, pharmacy middlemen and insurers are all determined it won’t be them – and in case it is, they’re readying their defenses. Industry insiders say Trump’s twice-delayed speech may take place Friday, although the White House hasn’t confirmed that. When it does happen, get ready for plenty of intra-industry finger-pointing as the president gives his take on the country’s unprecedented spending on prescription drugs and how to make medicines more affordable for Americans. … [Read more...] about The Health 202: No one wants to be the big, bad wolf of drug costs
Walmart is making its opioid policy more strict, limiting the duration of such prescriptions and requiring that they be filled electronically.The company announced on Monday that within 60 days, it will only fill first-time acute opioid prescriptions for seven days or less nationwide, and it will limit the dosage to 50 morphine milligram equivalents, or MMEs, per day. The CDC publishes MME conversion guides to help pharmacists figure out the right dosage for each type of prescribed opioid.There are more than 5,300 Walmart and Sam's Club locations in the United States.The new restrictions follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A CDC study found that people who were prescribed at least one day of opioid therapy had a 6% chance of being addicted a year later — but for those prescribed eight or more days of treatment saw that chance spiked to 13.5%. The CDC also notes that patients who are prescribed higher dosages are more likely … [Read more...] about Walmart tighten its opioid prescription policies
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Law eliminating life-without-parole drug sentences goes into effect Life without parole sentences for habitual drug offenders are eliminated under a law that went into effect last month. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 6 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau Published 6:00 a.m. ET April 8, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 6 COMMENT EMAIL MORE LANSING — A Macomb County man sentenced to life in prison without parole because of a 2000 drug offense could get a reprieve with a new law that went into effect last week. The bill eliminates the requirement that habitual drug offenders get … [Read more...] about Law eliminating life-without-parole drug sentences goes into effect
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