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September 21, 2012
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News for the PBM Industry

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  • HHS: Seniors save $4.5B on drug costs
    Discounts from drugmakers mandated under the Affordable Care Act have been passed along to Medicare Part D subscribers in the coverage gap, saving beneficiaries some $4.5 billion since January 2011, HHS says. USA TODAY (9/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • House bill would give decision on MLR waivers to states
    A bill that cleared the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday would give authority to states to grant waivers from the Affordable Care Act's medical loss ratio rule. The CMS currently decides whether to grant insurers waivers from the rule limiting the proportion of premiums they may spend on administrative expenses. HealthLeaders Media (9/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Drug Industry Spotlight 
  • FDA approves generic bronchial mucolytic by InnoPharma
    InnoPharma's abbreviated new-drug application for bronchial mucolytic Acetylcysteine Solution, USP, received FDA approval for oral administration or inhalation. Under a contract, Fresenius Kabi USA will market, distribute and sell the generic drug. The treatment is indicated for inspissated, viscid or abnormal mucous secretion in patients with lung diseases including acute or chronic bronchopulmonary disease. Pharmaceutical Business Review Online (9/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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