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CMS Required To Reverse Medicare Coverage Decision For Anemia Medications

Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) on Thursday introduced a bill (HJ Res 54) that would reverse a CMS decision to limit Medicare coverage for use of anemia medications -- Aranesp, manufactured by Amgen, and Procrit, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson -- in cancer patients, CQ HealthBeat reports (CQ HealthBeat, 9/28).

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Program Seeks To Improve Care, Lower Costs By Directly Involving Pharmacists In Patient Care

USA Today examined a nationwide pilot program that seeks to show that more directly involving pharmacists with patients can improve care and lower the cost of treating patients with chronic illnesses.

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