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Hello, everyone, and welcome to another busy day. All EpiPen, all the time, appears to be a new slogan. Nonetheless, the world continues to spin elsewhere, and so we have managed to gather a few other items of interest to help you along. As always, we hope you have a productive day and do keep us in mind when you run across something interesting. Cheers …

Four out of five UK doctors are unable to give patients their first choice of treatment due to drug shortages, PharmaTimes reports, citing a new survey. Of 441 general practitioners queried, 82 percent said shortages had forced them to prescribe a second-choice medicine in the past 12 months, and 18 percent said patients had experienced a negative effect — an adverse event or reduced efficacy — as a result.


For the second consecutive year, California Governor Jerry Brown will have to decide whether to sign into law a so-called Right to Try bill that would allow terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs, the Los Angeles Times reports. He vetoed such a bill last fall. So far, 31 states have passed such laws, and the notion was embraced by the Republican Party in its platform this summer.

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  • Since the ‘Under Fire ..’ post has no comment field, I’ll leave one here under the theme – ‘All EpiPen’ all the time. Based on this comment attributed to Mylans CEO – ‘The company maintains that private insurers too often fail to sufficiently cover the EpiPen..’ – I can see why her MBA was yanked. Insurance co$t$ are still really money. A fact buoyed by the size of her compensation package.

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