Tag Archives: U.S.

Drugmakers Jazz, Alexion, Lundbeck to pay $123 million to resolve U.S. charity kickback probe

BOSTON (Reuters) – Three drugmakers will pay $ 122.6 million to resolve claims they used charities that help cover Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs as a way to pay kickbacks aimed at encouraging use of their medications, including some expensive ones. The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc, Lundbeck and Alexion Pharmaceuticals… Read More »

The digital drug: Internet addiction spawns U.S. treatment programs

CINCINNATI (Reuters) – When Danny Reagan was 13, he began exhibiting signs of what doctors usually associate with drug addiction. He became agitated, secretive and withdrew from friends. He had quit baseball and Boy Scouts, and he stopped doing homework and showering. Danny Reagan, a former patient of the Lindner Center of Hope’s “Reboot” program,… Read More »

Shorter waits for new patients at VA than in private sector, U.S. study finds

(Reuters Health) – In many cases, veterans get a first appointment at VA hospitals quicker than the general public gets first appointments with health care providers, government researchers report. The researchers, all from the VA, compared wait times there for new patients to those for new patients in the private sector as determined by an… Read More »