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Prescription Drugs

Clinical Briefs for Friday, December 20

Alzheimer’s initiative aims to enhance clinical care … FDA proposes rule allowing drugs to be imported from Canada … New Parkinson’s drug meets safety criteria in mid-stage trial … Medicinal cannabis substitute may treat side effects of Parkinson’s drugs

CMS updates survey guidelines for antipsychotic drugs in dementia care

Report: Medicaid overspent on brand-name drugs

State Medicaid programs spent $329 million more than necessary by allowing certain prescriptions for brand-name drugs to be filled instead of generics in 2009, a conservative think tank said this week.

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