Drugmaker Created To Reduce Shortages And Prices Unveils Its First Products

On Wednesday, Civica Rx , a nonprofit drug company founded last year by a consortium of hospitals and foundations, said it had entered an agreement with a Danish drugmaker to make available injected forms of vancomycin and daptomycin, two antibiotics that are often in short supply. Civica Rx has plans to become an alternative source of generic drugs for hospitals and provide a steady supply of critical medicines at reasonable prices . The company's initial plan is to make 14 drugs and offer...

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State Department Orders Nonessential U.S. Government Employees Out Of Iraq

The State Department has ordered all "non-emergency" U.S. government employees to leave Iraq right away. The travel advisory specifically orders the departure of employees at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Irbil (sometimes spelled Erbil), noting that "normal visa services will be temporarily suspended at both posts." Employees were urged to depart the country by commercial transportation as soon as possible and avoid U.S. facilities within Iraq. It was not immediately clear what...

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Albany, NY – Joining us this week in the Congressional Corner is The Massachusetts Democrat, John Olver to discuss some district and state level transportation projects. Alan asks John about his position on the House Appropriations Subcomittee of Transportation.

Albany, NY – The book 'Congress And Its Members' is still on the table in the Congressional Corner. Today it's opened to the section on Vermont and New York and we start with NY's Maurice Hinchey. Alan wraps up the tour of our northeastern representatives with Congressional Quarterly Legislative Affairs Editor, David Hawkings.

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