Healthcare News October 26, 2012

  • Obama: No doubt Romney win could overturn Roe v. Wade

    There’s no question a Romney presidency could spell the end of Roe v. Wade, President Obama said in an interview with Rolling Stone.

  • Obama disagrees with Supreme Court’s healthcare reasoning

    Obama wasn’t surprised by the decision, but thinks the court used the wrong legal reasoning.

  • Senate panel expands meningitis probe as illness spreads

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee is demanding a slew of documents in light of a deadly meningitis outbreak that has spread to 18 states.

    Pressure has been mounting from Congress, now in recess, for answers on the spate of illnesses. Most have been tied to tainted steroid injections administered for back pain. The injections came from the New England Compounding Center (NECC), a Framingham, Mass.-based company that remixes drugs to fit patients’ needs.

    The NECC has recalled all of its products and surrendered its state license. But its role in the outbreak has raised questions about rules that govern so-called compounding pharmacies. The operations are not obliged to follow many of the regulations that apply to drugmakers, and several Democratic lawmakers have called for new laws that would enable stricter oversight. 

  • RNC launches new ‘ObamaCare’ ad in Ohio

    Republicans launched a new attack on President Obama’s healthcare law Thursday as they try to close the gap in the pivotal swing state of Ohio.

    The new Republican National Committee ad slams the law as a massive tax increase. It shows Obama pledging not to raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 per year followed by shows media clips — mostly from conservative pundits — saying the law contains many tax increases.

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