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Louisiana begins enrolling 375,000 people into Medicaid 
Posted: 06/07/2016 12:00 am | Category: Newsletter Articles Department of Health and Hospitals will begin the massive task Wednesday (June 1) of enrolling 375,000 people into the state's expanded Medicaid program. The department's goal is to get Medicaid insurance cards into the hands of more than half of the people eligible for the program by July...

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U.S. probes contracts between drugmakers, pharmacy benefit managers 
Posted: 06/09/2016 12:00 am | Category: Newsletter Articles
Reuters The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York is investigating contracts between drugmakers and companies that manage prescription benefits, according to regulatory filings. Federal prosecutors have approached at least three companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Me...

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Valeant Offered Pharmacy Millions in Bonuses, Contracts Show 
Posted: 06/03/2016 12:00 am | Category: Newsletter Articles
Bloomberg Embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. offered tens of millions of dollars in incentives to a pharmacy to sell its products even as the relationship between the two was kept private, according to documents released by a Senate committee. The 818 pages of documents...

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Puff, puff, pass: Microsoft scores first big pot deal 
Posted: 06/20/2016 12:00 am | Category: Newsletter Articles
Yahoo Finance Call it a sign of the (high) times. After the legalization of medical or recreational marijuana in more than 20 states, Microsoft (MSFT)on Thursday will announce its first-ever partnership with a software company that supports the burgeoning cannabis industry. The collaboration invo...

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How a New York company will make money from Louisiana's Medicaid expansion 
Posted: 06/20/2016 12:00 am | Category: Newsletter Articles Medicaid expansion in Louisiana has long been pitched as a way to save the state money, get uninsured people healthier and help stabilize Louisiana's fragmented health care system. But for the New York-based BeneStream, Medicaid expansion also has created a business model. The company's C...

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