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As the cost of health care continues to rise, consumers need additional resources to help pay for their medications. The good news is there are a number of consumer options for saving money on the medications your doctor prescribes.
A multistate fungal meningitis outbreak has occurred among patients who received an injectable steroid. The New England Compounding Center (NECC) based in Farmingham, MA, distributed contaminated steroid medication, used in spinal epidural injections and to treat joint pain, to outpatient facilities across the country. Upwards of 14,000 patients have been exposed to these contaminated injections, resulting in 328 cases and causing 24 deaths across 23 states.
The following opinion piece about the Prescription Drug User Fee Act reauthorization appeared in The Hill's Congress Blog in September, co-authored by NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg and Myrl Weinberg, President of the National Health Council.