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November 12, 2012
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  • Experts see impending changes to Medicare
    Medicare likely will be subject to changes as President Barack Obama and Congress decide how to reduce the country's deficit, according to experts. "I do think cost containment for Medicare and Medicaid will be a very important part of the discussion," according to former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. "In the end, Medicare will have to operate under some sort of cap," the American Enterprise Institute's Joseph Antos said during a webinar hosted by the Association of Health Care Journalists. MedPage Today (free registration) (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Ban on generic OxyContin sought by Canadian health ministers
    Some provincial health ministers are requesting that the Canadian government block generic versions of the narcotic painkiller OxyContin when its patent expires. It would be a "tragedy" to approve generic versions of the drug as they would cause more death and addiction, Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews said. "I am absolutely convinced that the devastation that would be caused ... would far, far outweigh any benefits," Matthews said. National Post (Canada) (11/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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