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FDA Lays Out Test For Showing Clinical Need For Compounding From Bulks

In long-awaited guidance released Friday (March 23), FDA laid out a two-part test on how the agency will determine whether there is a clinical need for 503B compounders to make drugs with bulk substances, rather than FDA-approved drugs.

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) unsuccessfully attempted after midnight to pass via unanimous consent the House-passed Right to Try bill.

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer told Inside Health Policy that in the wake of Congressional inaction to stabilize the Obamacare marketplaces, the federal government needs to offer states relief from rising premiums or else state insurance markets will fall apart over the next year.

Avalere Health says the number of days that Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries spend in nursing homes has been dropping since 2009, and that decline appears to be driven by fewer hospital admissions and more frequent observation stays.

FDA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on Friday (March 23) seeking input on whether and how it should regulate premium cigars, despite the agency's apparent skepticism over the quality of data it received the last time it made a similar request to stakeholders.

FDA is considering options to exempt certain commodities, including winegrapes and hops, from the records requirements associated with the commercial processing exemption under the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) produce safety rule, the commissioner revealed Thursday (March 15) in a letter to wine and hops associations.

A group of consumer representatives to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) released a report Friday (March 23) that calls for strong state oversight of plans that do not comply with Affordable Care Act consumer protections.

Senate health committee ranking member Patty Murray (D-WA) on Thursday (March 22) rejected Sen. Susan Collins’ effort to call a vote on attaching the GOP's market stabilization package to the omnibus.

The CMS review of one of the first alternative pay models to be recommended by an independent outside organization is moving along swiftly, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said Thursday (March 22), and the agency plans to help doctors deal with restrictions against self-referrals that providers say impede alternative payment model development.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma was noncommittal Thursday (March 22) about the Trump administration's view of state requests to impose lifetime coverage limits on Medicaid beneficiaries, saying only that to obtain CMS approval, the requests must “meet the objectives of the Medicaid program.”