Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Lots of S. FL Faces in Latest FED Takedown

What Happened
Nina Lincoff reporting in the SFBJ on June 18 , 2015:

More than 30 percent of the people charged in the largest national Medicare fraud takedown in U.S. history were charged in the Southern District of Florida, according to an announcement Thursday <6.18.15> by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Why it Matters
Despite occasional challenges from Southern California, Texas and New York, South Florida continues its reign as Medicare fraud champion.

Read more in the latest issue of Week in Review>>

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Female Viagra Gets FDA Nod

In a 6.5.15 CNN post, Debra Goldschmidt and Catherine E. Shoichet report:

A drug aimed at helping women who've lost their sex drive cleared a key hurdle Thursday <6.4.15>, winning backing from a Food and Drug Administration panel.

An FDA advisory committee voted 18-6 to recommend that the agency approve the drug flibanserin for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in pre-menopausal women.

Dr. Margery Gass, a sexual dysfunction expert at Cleveland Clinic, said after Thursday's vote. "I think women are going to be very appreciative of having something they can try for this problem."

Critics have accused the FDA of 'gender disparity'. This is clear evidence that the FDA strives to protect and advance women's health. Of course, millions of men stand to benefit from the new drug as well.