Merck sues Biden administration over Medicare drug pricing talks

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Merck is suing the Department of Health and Human Services over Medicare’s new powers to reduce drug prices under the Inflation Reduction Act. In a scathing complaint filed in federal district court, Merck criticized the negotiation process as a “false” and “amounting to extortion.” Merck has asked the US District Court for the District of … Read more

Here’s how AI-powered tools can help with worker stress and mental health

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Companies are turning to AI-powered mental health tools to help workers deal with stress and burnout. Half of workers experience symptoms of anxiety and more than half of workers have symptoms of depression, according to a recent Deloitte survey. While workers want their employers to offer more mental health resources, it may be easier for … Read more

Social Security, Medicare, Federal Salaries: What payments can be delayed if the debt ceiling stalls

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The US reached its debt ceiling, or debt limit, in January. The nation could run out of money to pay all of its bills as soon as June 1, the so-called “X-date.” The government would not be able to pay everyone on time. It would likely prioritize payments to investors holding US Treasuries, to avoid … Read more