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UnitedHealth’s Andrew Witty gets no pity in Congress


Witty gets no pity UnitedHealth CEO Andrew Witty was the target of both a Senate and House hearing yesterday, and he faced the full wrath and exasperation of lawmakers angry about the Change Healthcare cyberattack that disrupted payment processing across the country, my colleague Brittany Trang reports. Read the rest…

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Supply chain middlemen ‘pocket half of US branded medicine spending’


BRG – which says it aims to bring “clarity” to drug distribution and payment processes – said insurers, PBMs and government programmes received more than $141 billion in spending on brand medicines in 2020, up from $50 billion in 2013.


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STAT+: Lawmakers grill UnitedHealth CEO on Change cyberattack: ‘Your company let the country down’


Senators repeatedly interrupted Witty, trying to keep him to concrete answers and promises. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were exasperated with UnitedHealth.

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STAT+: Washington wants to avert another Change Healthcare-like fiasco. Here’s what could be coming


Washington is cracking down on the technology running behind the scenes in health care following a debilitating cyberattack on a health care payments processing company — and it could have major implications for hospitals and the vendors selling crucial IT.

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What to know about generic Viagra

The Checkup by Singlecare

When ordering online, choose pharmacies that require a valid prescription, have a secure payment process, and offer customer support. Avoid buying from websites that offer extremely low prices or claim to provide Viagra without a prescription, as these may be signs of counterfeit products.

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CMS Finalizes Guidance on Medicare Part D Manufacturer Discount Program

The FDA Law Blog

Point-of-Sale (POS) Discounts and Payment Processes: As under the CGDP, PDP sponsors will provide applicable discounts at the POS. CMS will provide this by January 2024 but will not extend the recalculation option to manufacturers that have not signed a Discount Program agreement.

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