In October 2016 Mylan N.V. announced that its subsidiary, Mylan Inc., agreed to pay a $465 million settlement to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve questions surrounding the classification of EpiPen Auto-Injector and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector (EpiPen) for the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program.
Last week, Grace Hospital in Winnipeg fired a pharmacist because the healthcare worker had allegedly accessed patient health information from 56 hospital patients, just “out of curiosity,” according to a report in the Winnipeg Sun.
Massachusetts' Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has instituted a policy shift excluding coverage of prescription drugs compounded for adults. Plaintiffs call this "a callous decision" and "a major blow" to the state's many patients who depend on compounded medications.
In June 2013, the Department of Justice under the Obama administration announced an end to its lawsuits regarding age restrictions on “Plan B One-Step” (levonorgestrel), the morning-after pill. The DOJ decided not to appeal the ruling by Judge Edward Korman of the District Court of Eastern New York.