Democrats repeatedly brought up Republican efforts to deny Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, a confirmation hearing.
The legislation from Senators Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat, would add the secretaries of the Agriculture Department and Health and Human Services, which oversees the Food and Drug Administration, to a panel that reviews mergers and other deals to ensure that transactions do not harm national security.
How the Trump administration has ignored some of the key lessons in how to pass health reform through Congress, NBC News reports.
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"The idea that perhaps Medicaid programs, which are struggling to pay for those programs, that they could have potentially received rebates is disturbing to me." Mylan has been criticized for listing EpiPen with Medicaid as a generic product even though it listed it with the Food and Drug Administration as a branded product. The classification led to Mylan's...
WASHINGTON, Jan 23- Endo International Plc said on Monday it has reached a proposed settlement with U.S. antitrust regulators under which it will not pay rivals to delay the introduction of generic competitors to its medications. The Federal Trade Commission had alleged Endo paid Impax Laboratories Inc to delay the introduction of a generic version of its...
President-elect Donald Trump officially announced Sonny Perdue as his choice for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, selecting a former Georgia governor over candidates from the Midwest states that dominate U.S. agricultural exports. He was elected to two terms as governor of Georgia, a leading producer of cotton and peanuts, serving from 2003 to 2011.
President-elect Donald Trump officially announced Sonny Perdue as his choice for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, selecting a former Georgia governor over candidates from the Midwest states that dominate U.S. agricultural exports. He served two terms as Georgia governor from 2003 to 2011. Georgia accounted for just 2 percent of total U.S. agriculture...
Mylan has come under fire for raising the price of a pair of EpiPens to $600 from $100 in 2008 and listing it with Medicaid as a generic product even though it is listed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a branded product. Companies pay smaller rebates to Medicaid for generics. Officials at the Justice Department and the Centers for Medicare and...
BEIJING, Nov 17- A powerful U.S. senator said he is concerned that state-owned ChemChina, which is buying Swiss crop protection and seed group Syngenta for $43 billion, could use U.S. sovereign immunity laws to shield itself from claims in U.S. courts. The acquisition by China National Chemical Corp of Syngenta, the largest global investment by a Chinese company,...
Republicans won key Senate races as Democrats have only been able to flip two seats in Illinois and New Hampshire.
Oct 19- In the latest apparent spoof on a U.S. securities regulator's online filing system, a Chicago- area artist with a fondness for inspirational quotes claimed to have acquired about $88 billion worth of Bank of America Corp shares on Wednesday. The filing did not appear to influence the stock price of the second-largest U.S. bank, which joins companies...
There needs to be more transparency in drug pricing, and Mylan still has a lot of questions to answer, Sen. Charles Grassley said Thursday.
Two senior lawmakers on the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee pushed for information regarding sharp price increases for EpiPens.
Led by Civil Rights veteran Rep. John Lewis, House Democrats are trying to force a vote on gun control, NBC News reports.
U.S. President Barack Obama will press Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.
An audit said there were ineffective internal controls to ensure that $2.8 billion given insurers was accurately disbursed.
The Obama administration may need to make still more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government's health insurance website.
Two U.S. congressmen have opened separate inquiries into whether a Treasury Department bureau may have flouted federal hiring rules.
In light of the federal indictments against SAC, Sen. Chuck Grassley says that he would want to see founder Steven A. Cohen testify before Congress.