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DOJ antitrust unit subpoenas Mylan over pricing of doxycycline

(Reuters) – The antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice has subpoenaed Mylan N.V. for information relating to the marketing, pricing and sale of its generic doxycycline antibiotic products, the drugmaker said on Friday. The Department of Justice has sought information on any communication with competitors about the anti-bacterial products, the company said. Doxycycline is a nearly 40-year old antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as acne, pneumonia, Lyme disease, chlamydia and syphilis.
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Study finds unfair HIV-drug pricing in US health plans

A health educator uses a syringe to take a drop of blood from a man's finger to conducting an HIV test, at a health center in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2012Some US health insurance plans are discriminating against people with HIV by placing antiretroviral drugs in a high-cost category and forcing patients to pay more for coverage, researchers said Wednesday. The study in the New England Journal of Medicine warns that the practice is undermining a key provision of President Barack Obama's health care reform, which set out to end health insurers' use of preexisting conditions to deny coverage to sick people. Under some health plans, HIV drugs may cost a patient nearly $ 3,000 more per year than in other plans, said the study led by Harvard University.



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Analysis: Creative drug pricing flourishes in hard-up Europe

LONDON (Reuters) – Fifty percent off the first three months of cancer medicine. Buy a course of eye treatment and get extra injections free. A money-back guarantee if your erectile dysfunction pills don’t work. “Special offers” on prescription medicines are all the rage in state-backed healthcare systems across Europe as governments struggle to balance the books. …
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