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fyi is reporting that president trump is believed to be referring to the proposal discussed in october that wo
@pharmajoya @StephArmour1FYI @StephArmour1is reporting that President Trump is believed to be referring to the proposal, discussed in October, that would test indexing the prices paid for select drugs:
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pharma and biotech shares fall on president trump s remarks that an executive order is coming that would limit
Pharma and biotech shares fall on President Trump's remarks that an executive order is coming that would limit how much the U.S. federal government pays for drugs to the lowest price paid elsewhere in the world. @StephArmour1 reports:
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agn and celg shareholders beware the take outs of your companies by abbv and bmy threaten steep tax bills writ
$AGN and $CELG shareholders beware: The take-outs of your companies, by $ABBV and $BMY, threaten steep tax bills, @Saunderswsj writes
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drugs for diseases including cancer are coming to market faster than ever many lack extensive evidence they ca
Drugs for diseases including cancer are coming to market faster than ever. Many lack extensive evidence they can prolong lives, however. @Loftus on the new normal of expedited drug approval:
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a new multiple myeloma treatment receives approval from xpovio from kpti is for use with dexamethasone in adul
A new multiple myeloma treatment receives approval from @US_FDA. Xpovio, from $KPTI, is for use with dexamethasone in adults who have relapsed refractory multiple myeloma and got at least four therapies previously.
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less than 5 of kindergartners in california werent fully vaccinated in 2017 down from 98 four years earlier ac
Less than 5% of kindergartners in California weren’t fully vaccinated in 2017, down from 9.8% four years earlier, according to a new study, which shows the impact of tighter vaccine requirements and education, @Brabbott42 reports
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and here is facebooks blog post on what it is doing to curb medical misinformation
And here is Facebook’s blog post on what it is doing to curb medical misinformation:
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tech platforms are tweaking their algorithms and cutting off advertising for pages and videos promoting scient
Tech platforms are tweaking their algorithms and cutting off advertising for pages and videos promoting scientifically dubious and potentially harmful information about cancer treatment, ⁦@danielas_bot⁩ and ⁦@bobmcmillan⁩ report
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some patients diagnosed with dry eye after lasik and other eye surgeries really have unusual and severe nerve
Some patients diagnosed with dry eye after Lasik and other eye surgeries really have unusual and severe nerve damage, @betswrites reports. One form is called corneal neuralgia.
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doctors are giving shock therapy a second look because it can be effective for patients with severe symptoms a
Doctors are giving shock therapy a second look, because it can be effective for patients with severe symptoms and is safer than previously, @rddysum writes Earlier this year, @US_FDA reclassified as moderate risk, from high.

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so far this year pharma companies have taken 3653 price increases on 1045 different drug products according to
So far this year, pharma companies have taken 3,653 price increases on 1,045 different drug products, according to Raymond James & Associates. Among them: a spray Ambien whose price was just increased by as much as 843%
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roche is nearing a deal to buy gene therapy biotech once for nearly 5bn and i are reporting story coming to we
Roche is nearing a deal to buy gene-therapy biotech $ONCE for nearly $5bn, , and I are reporting. Story coming to website.
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could the viruses all around us be genetically engineered to fight off antibiotic resistant bacteria a case re
Could the viruses all around us be genetically engineered to fight off antibiotic-resistant bacteria? A case report in suggests it's possible, reports.
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sensors in hill roms new bed will check a patients vital signs 100 times a minute and alert nurses when signs
Sensors in Hill-Rom’s new bed will check a patient’s vital signs 100 times a minute and alert nurses when signs suggest the patient’s condition may worsen, ⁦⁩ reports
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pbms have the highest margins among drug supply middlemen bernstein s wilkes estimates
PBMs have the highest margins among drug-supply middlemen, Bernstein's Wilkes estimates
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percentage of young us children who dont receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001
Percentage of young U.S. children who don’t receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001
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the 25 top selling drugs rose in price an average of 598 over the last five years according to wells fargo s m
The 25 top-selling drugs rose in price an average of 59.8% over the last five years, according to Wells Fargo's Maris.
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growing evidence suggests there are different kinds of asthma that may need to be treated differently writes
Growing evidence suggests there are different kinds of asthma that may need to be treated differently, @rddysum writes:
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17 dietary supplement makers are getting letters from alleging they are illegally selling products for alzheim
17 dietary supplement makers are getting letters from alleging they are illegally selling products for Alzheimer’s and other diseases with improper claims, reports
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