11/29/10 Pharmacy News Round-Up

November 29, 2010

Here are the top 3 pharmacy news stories today, as selected by the PharmacyWeek staff:

Health law snag may cost hospitals
Partisan tensions on Capitol Hill are delaying efforts to fix an error in the federal health care law that could cost Children’s Hospital Boston and others like it millions of dollars in added drug costs.
The Boston Globe

Researchers Study New Test to Prevent Overuse of Antibiotics in Pregnant Women
A more rapid laboratory test for pregnant women to detect Group B strep (GBS), the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborns, is being studied by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Infection Control Today

Patients could soon need prescription for Aspirin
A headache awaits people who use those tax-free health spending accounts to pay for over-the-counter (OTC) allergy relievers, heartburn blockers and other drugstore remedies. Starting next year, you’ll need a prescription for the drugs to qualify.
Rome News-Tribune


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