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Appendix C: Glossary
Pages 183-188

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... Food and Drug Administration, including vaccines, blood and blood components, allergenic compounds, somatic cells, gene therapy, tissues, and recombinant therapeutic proteins.
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... -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration designation for a medical device, often an in vitro device, which provides information that is essential for the safe and effective use of a corresponding drug or biological product.
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... . health insurance risk pool -- Special health insurance coverage programs for individuals whose health status limits their access to coverage in the private individual health insurance market often due to a pre-existing condition.
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... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration generally requires new drugs to be tested in phase III trials before they can be put on the market.
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... Public Health Service Act provides discounts to qualifying hospital systems for the purpose of subsidizing accessible and affordable medical care among low-income and vulnerable patients. specialty drugs -- General term for medications that feature one or more of the following characteristics: highly expensive, complex molecularly (often derived from living cells)

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