Allergan, Pfizer Boards Sign Off on $150B Merger Agreement

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 California Healthline, Monday, November 23, 2015 On Sunday, the boards of drugmakers Allergan and Pfizer approved a $150 billion merger agreement that would make the combined company the largest drugmaker, by revenue, in the world, the New York Times‘ “Deal B%k” reports (de la Merced, “Deal B%k,” New York Times, 11/22). The deal is subject…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Enjoy The Flow Of Your Life”

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Mich’s Monday Mantra is coming to you from Your Online HIV Pharmacist. We are coming to you today from Vail Colorado deep within the majestic Rocky Mountains. Our mantra today is “Enjoy The Flow of Your Life”. As you breathe in and breathe out watching and listening to the flow of the Vail River, so…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “See The Beauty In The Storm”

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Mich’s Monday Mantra is coming to you from Your Online HIV Pharmacist at HIV Thrive. Today we are coming to you from the Maroon Bells in Aspen Colorado and our mantra is “See The Beauty In The Storm”. As we go through our lives we face challenges and difficulties that we think we will never…

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Medicare Spending on Hepatitis C Drugs To Surpass $9B This Year

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California Healthline, Monday, November 16, 2015 Medicare spending on breakthrough hepatitis C treatments will increase by nearly twofold this year, surpassing $9 billion, according to data from Medicare’s Office of the Chief Actuary, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports (Alonso-Zaldivar, AP/Sacramento Bee, 11/13). Background Recently developed hepatitis C drugs are highly effective at curing the disease and…

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Majority of Californians Approve of Rx Drug Price Initiative

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California Healthline, Thursday, November 12, 2015 The majority of Californians would support a ballot measure to reduce the cost of prescription drugs in the state, according to a poll by the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the Sacramento Business Journal reports (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 11/11). Background on Initiative The California Drug Price Relief Act,…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Ride The Flow Of The River”

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Mich’s Monday Mantra is coming to you from Your Online HIV Pharmacist at HIV Thrive. Our Mantra today is “Ride The Flow Of The River” as we come to you from the banks of the Roaring Fork River in Aspen Colorado. Go with the flow of the river and absorb the energy of the Universe-…

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AMA Calls on DOJ To Block Proposed Health Insurer Mergers

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California Healthline, Thursday, November 12, 2015 On Wednesday, the American Medical Association called on antitrust regulators to block proposed mergers between Anthem and Cigna, as well as Aetna and Humana, The Hill reports (Sullivan, The Hill, 11/11). Background In July, Anthem announced that it agreed to acquire Cigna for $48.4 billion. The combined company would…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Just Relax”

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This is Mich your Online HIV Pharmacist from HIV Thrive bringing you Mich’s Monday Mantra. Our mantra today is “Just Relax” and we are coming to you from Vail, Colorado set in the majestic Rocky Mountains. Sit back, watch the Moose and “Just Relax” Enjoy #MindsetMatters

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Just Listen To The Silence”

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Mich’s Monday Mantra is coming to you from Your Online HIV Pharmacist at HIV Thrive. We are coming to you from Ghost Rock on Interstate 70 in Utah. Our Mantra today is “Just Listen To The Silence”. Put yourself out in Nature, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life….and Just Listen to The…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “What Lies Behind Us….”

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This is Mich Your Online HIV Pharmacist from HIV Thrive bringing you Mich’s Monday Mantra. Our Mantra today is coming to you from Crystal Cove State Park in Newport Beach, California and today’s mantra is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson ” What Lies Behind us and What Lies Before US Are Tiny Matters Compared…

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