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Generic Opioids

Generic Opioids A projected 60-80 million pills of crushable generic OPANA ER and Oxycontin are set to hit the US market in 2013 when patents owned by Endo Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma will to expire.  Endo Pharmaceutical’s OPANA ER goes off patent Jan 1., and Purdue Pharma’s OxyContin does the same in April. Both drugs…
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Tax Extenders And The Fiscal Cliff

Senior Senate Finance Committee Democratic staff said this morning that the committee stands ready to push a package including tax extenders, a Medicare doc fix, and an Alternative Minimum Tax fix if the White House and Congress fail to reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff before year-end (though failure was not a “prediction”). Next…
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Update: Sequestration and the Fiscal Cliff

***UPDATE: In the days leading up to the election, House Speaker Boehner reinforced our view that a punt on the fiscal cliff is the most likely outcome in the Lame Duck session.  Boehner said a ‘bridge’ over the cliff is the “best (we) can hope for,” dismissing the idea of a grand bargain before the…
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Sequestration And The Fiscal Cliff

Setting the Stage:  The so-called fiscal cliff (a term ascribed to Fed chairman Bernanke) is actually a two-step series of events that could have serious negative impacts on our fragile recovery but which could go a long way toward shrinking our rapidly expanding national debt.  The “cliff” starts in earnest on December 31 with the…
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