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Mar 28, 2014
Mar 28, 2014

Massachusetts bans sale of FDA-approved Zogenix painkiller

WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) – Officials in Massachusetts
have blocked sales of Zogenix’s controversial but
U.S.-approved painkiller Zohydro, prompting the drugmaker to
criticize what it called an “unprecedented action.”

The state’s ban “only serves to unfairly restrict patient
access,” the company said in a statement late Thursday.
“Ultimately, the ban on the prescription medication will add to
patient suffering in the state,” it added.

Mar 28, 2014

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rogers to retire, host U.S. radio show

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and an outspoken defender of U.S. surveillance programs, said on Friday he would leave Congress after this year to host a talk radio show for Cumulus Media Inc.

“I had a career before politics and always planned to have one after,” the Michigan Republican said in a statement. Rogers plans to start his Cumulus show in January, the Detroit News reported.

Mar 28, 2014