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"Pay to Delay" Strategy Upheld by Court.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:31 PM

A jury says it is within the bounds of law for a drug company with a blockbuster drug to pay potential generic competitors to delay coming to market with a generic me-too, a strategy known as "pay to delay."

The drugmaker, AstraZeneca, had reached agreements with the generic firms to delay until late May 2014 the generic firms' introduction of a generic versions of the acid reflux drug Nexium (esomeprazole).

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CDC: Smoking Hits All-Time Low
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 07:18 PM

In 2013, only 17.8% of adults smoked cigarettes, down from 20.9% in 2005, the agency said in the Nov. 28 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

That's the lowest rate since the CDC began tracking the numbers in 1965, the agency said in a statement.  What's more, people who still light up are smoking less often and smoking fewer cigarettes, according to data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).

The analysis showed:

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The Joint Corp. Prices Initial Public Offering
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 07:16 PM

The Joint Corp., a national healthcare franchisor of chiropractic clinics, has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 3,000,000 shares of common stock at an initial price to the public of $6.50 per share. The shares have been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol “JYNT.”

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FDA Announces New Calorie Rules for Restaurants
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 06:45 PM

The FDA announced new rules that require chain restaurants and vending machine operators to post calories for food and drinks on their menus.  The rules, which have been in the works since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, apply to restaurants that have more than 20 locations nationwide.

The rules will also include labeling requirements for restaurant-style food in grocery stores, big-box stores, coffee shops, ice cream stores, movie theaters, and amusement parks. "Restaurant-style foods include foods generally eaten on the premises, or while walking away, or soon after arriving at another location.

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CDC Report Finds Sodium Consumption High Among U.S. Children
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 06:41 PM

More than 90 percent of U.S. children, aged 6-18 years, eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.  “Too many children are consuming way too much sodium, and the result will be risks of high blood pressure and heart disease in the future,” CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, said. “Most sodium is from processed and restaurant food, not the salt shaker. Reducing sodium intake will help our children avoid tragic and expensive health problems.”

Using data from CDC’s 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, CDC researchers determined that about 43 percent of sodium eaten by children comes from the 10 foods they eat most often: pizza, bread and rolls, cold cuts/cured meats, savory snacks, sandwiches, cheese, chicken patties/nuggets/tenders, pasta mixed dishes, Mexican mixed dishes, and soups.

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