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Regeneron vows ‘vigorous’ defense against allegations it paid kickbacks for eye drug

Drugmaker Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has said it will “vigorously” defend against allegations by the Department of Justice that it paid kickbacks through a foundation in connection with a drug it markets for macular degeneration in order to cover Medicare beneficiaries’ copays. On Wednesday, the U.S. district attorney for Massachusetts filed suit against the Tarrytown, New York-based […]

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Judge rules against hospitals in price transparency lawsuit

A federal judge ruled against hospital groups in their lawsuit challenging new price transparency rules. The American Hospital Association and other hospital groups filed suit in December after the Department of Health and Humans Services finalized a rule that would require hospitals to disclose price information, including negotiated prices with insurers. Hospitals claimed that the […]

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Top members of coronavirus task force advised against Trump’s Tulsa rally

Leading members of the coronavirus task force warned White House officials about the health risks of holding large-scale indoor campaign rallies and advised against the mass gatherings, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, and task force response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx both vocalized concerns internally in […]

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Helicopters, Police Checks, Fines: Australia’s Easter Travel Crackdown Against Coronavirus

See the latest stories on the coronavirus outbreak.   MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia will deploy helicopters, set up police checkpoints and hand out hefty fines to deter people from breaking an Easter travel ban, officials warned on Friday, in their toughest crackdown against the coronavirus, even as its spread slows. More than half of Australians identify themselves as Christians, […]

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Dr. Deborah Birx Sees ‘Some Flattening’ Of The Curve, But Warns Against Complacency

Some “shoots of success” indicate social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders have begun to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections in the U.S., according to White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, but Americans need to remain vigilant. “We are beginning to see some flattening of the number of new cases per day in […]