FDA approves first generics of Eliquis

Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two applications for the first generics of Eliquis (apixaban) tablets to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Apixaban is also indicated for the prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which may lead to pulmonary embolism (PE), in patients who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery.

FDA takes efforts to improve quality of compounded drugs from outsourcing facilities through collaboration and education as part of new Center of Excellence

Washington, DC - Compounded drugs can serve an important role in meeting patients’ medical needs that cannot be met by an FDA-approved drug.

Governor Ducey’s 2019 Christmas Message

Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement for Christmas:

Texas Health and Human Services Commission Agrees to Pay Over $15 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Liability for Deficient SNAP Quality Control

Washington, DC - The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (THHSC) has agreed to pay the United States $15,294,360 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in its administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Department of Justice announced Monday.

New Navy Warship To Receive Name “USS Arizona”

Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey Monday released the following statement after the announcement from Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly that a new warship will be given the name “USS Arizona.” No Navy ship has carried that name since the USS Arizona was sunk at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.