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Data on compounding group's role sought by House panel
The House Energy and Commerce Committee requested information from the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists on its role in helping pharmacies interact with federal and state regulators. The committee continues to probe a meningitis outbreak tied to tainted compounded treatments. Ten lawmakers mentioned a media report that the group told pharmacists how to "sidestep" FDA requests for samples. Reuters
GAO criticizes CMS antifraud efforts
CMS employees and paid contractors often duplicate each other's Medicaid antifraud efforts, and CMS does not fully harness Medicare claims processing tools to fight fraud, the Government Accountability Office found. Politico
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