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Additionally, IPAB recommendations are ‘fast-tracked’ and immediately go into effect unless blocked or amended by Congress within seven a few months, which is unrealistic completely. ‘Permitting an unelected, unaccountable body with minimal congressional oversight to have the power to make arbitrary cuts to Medicare will negatively affect timely usage of quality healthcare for our patients,’ stated Dr. John A. Wilson, a neurosurgeon from Winston Salem, NC, and chairman of the AANS/CNS Washington Committee. Dr. Wilson added, ‘Neurosurgery recognizes that people have to control the growth of health-care spending, however the IPAB is the wrong solution for addressing these budgetary challenges just. Instead, Congress must repeal the IPAB and create a bipartisan workable substitute which reimburses physicians successfully and safeguards access of treatment to those in the Medicare plan.’..The attorneys general singled out Miller Brewing Co. For Sparks and Sparks Plus, Anheuser-Busch for Bud Extra and Charge Drinks of Portland for its Liquid Charge and Liquid Core drinks. Anheuser-Busch vice president Francine Katz stated the attorneys general should focus on restricting youth usage of alcohol, particularly hard liquor items that may have 10 moments the alcohol by volume as malt beverages. The federal government approved the Bud Extra labeling already, she said. This product is merely a malt beverage which has caffeine, and is clearly marked as containing alcoholic beverages, Katz said. Actually, Bud Extra has less caffeine than a 12-ounce Starbucks espresso. The attorneys general are not so sure about the drinks’ substances. They requested a federal government investigation into the make-up of alcoholic energy beverages and various other flavored malt drinks to determine whether, based on the %age of distilled spirits contained in the drinks, they are correctly classified as malt drinks under federal law.