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2006-06-19 11:10:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Monday a request by five states to challenge a key provision of the federal Medicare prescription drug plan directly with the high court. The justices also rejected a separate request by Texas, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri and New Jersey for a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of the provision, pending resolution of the case. The law, the Medicare Modernization Act, enacted by Congress in December 2003, took effect on January...

2006-01-27 19:37:14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A veteran Democratic lawmaker on Friday requested an investigation into how much profit drug companies are set to make from poorer patients now covered under the new Medicare drug benefit. Rep. Henry Waxman of California asked the investigative arm of Congress to look into whether the transfer of low-income patients to the new program "will likely result in a multibillion dollar windfall for drug manufacturers." Under the program, drug coverage for about 6...

2006-01-27 17:18:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A veteran Democratic lawmaker on Friday requested an investigation into how much profit drug companies are set to make from poorer patients now covered under the new Medicare drug benefit. Rep. Henry Waxman of California asked the investigative arm of Congress to look into whether the transfer of low-income patients to the new program "will likely result in a multibillion dollar windfall for drug manufacturers." Under the program, drug coverage for about 6...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
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