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Mylan Hopes To Sell EpiPens Directly To Consumers And Bypass Pharmacies

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Bloomberg reports on the company’s plans to expand its market and set up its own distribution network. In other health industry news, Walgreens’ CEO talks to analysts about plans for the merger with Rite Aid and a judge rules against Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi on a patent dispute.

Trump’s Pick For HHS Draws Democrats’ Scrutiny Over Health Care Stock Trading

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Senate Democrats are calling for a delay in the confirmation hearings for Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., who has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Democrats want to investigate trades he made while handling legislation in Congress that could impact the value of those shares. A Trump transition team spokesman responded that similar questions could be aimed at Democratic senators who also own health-related stocks. Meanwhile, Trump reportedly is considering former Henry Ford CEO Nancy Schlichting to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Pence Rallies GOP Lawmakers Toward Repeal; But Disagreements Over Strategy Still Emerge

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Republicans are moving toward their long-desired repeal of President Barack Obama’s signature health law. Vice President-elect Mike Pence holds meetings on Capitol Hill as the rank and file begin to focus on some of the realities of taking apart the law that has touched the nation’s $3 trillion health sector and covers millions of Americans.

One Small Texas Hospital Defies National Trends And Finds A Way To Survive

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Although rural hospitals are struggling in many areas of the country, the facility serving Childress, Texas, is thriving. In other health industry news, navigators help patients understand how to improve their care, Washington state officials weigh a takeover of the Group Health Cooperative, a New Hampshire hospital joins the Massachusetts General health system, Kaiser Permanente opens new facilities in California and a survey of millennials shows what they want from health care providers.

Likely On Way Out, FDA Chief Defends Drug Effectiveness

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Elsewhere, fewer drugs were approved this year, critics worry the 21st Century Cures Act could make patients more vulnerable and insurers change how they pay for insulin after higher prices.

Obamacare’s Reach Could Make Dismantling A Difficult Task

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Even as congressional Republicans set to work on making good on their promise to repeal and replace the health law, the past eight years of Obamacare have meant that it has touched much of the nation’s health system and the efforts to undo it will raise a variety of issues, including those about the insurance marketplace.

Getting Down To Business — The Plans To Repeal And Replace The Health Law

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Dismantling Obamacare is job one for the new GOP-controlled Congress and the incoming Trump administration, but lawmakers are wrestling with various strategies to achieve this goal without disrupting the individual insurance market or upending some of the measure’s popular provisions.