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    Senator Seeks More Info From Mallinckrodt on Price Increases of Acetaminophen Injection

    • 24 May 2017
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) late last week sent a letter to the CEO of Mallinckrodt seeking more information on price increases of its injectable version of acetaminophen as hospitals reported millions in increased costs. McCaskill, who says in the letter that she’s recently begun an investigation into the manufacturers of the top five opioids by 2015 worldwide sales, notes that BJC HealthCare hospital system in Missouri saw an additional $2.16 million in costs as...
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    FDA Inaction Pushes McCaskill to Target Picamilon Retailers Directly

    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is calling on ten major retailers to pull all supplements containing the ingredient picamilon after what she says has been “weeks of inaction” by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The letters sent Monday to Amazon, the Vitamin Shoppe, CVS, Wal-Mart, Google, Vitamin World, Walgreens, Target, eBay and General Nutrition Corporation (GNC) call on them to pull from their shelves any dietary supplements containing picamilon as FDA has decl...