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Powerful Senate committee launches bipartisan probe into insulin pricing https://t.co/olsrMW9nns
Two drugs for spinal muscular atrophy should be priced how low to be cost effective? https://t.co/NZeExmGtv6 by @pharmalot
FDA slammed for ‘reckless decision’ to allow a gout drug to remain available, despite heart risks https://t.co/kRs0s7e9Hh
My kids are home from school one more day. My son is watching: "How microwaving grapes makes plasma" on YouTube. Kids these days.
“You won’t believe how committed I am to make OxyContin a huge success,” Sackler wrote in a May 29, 1999. “It is almost that I dedicated my life to it. After the initial launch phase, I will have to catch up with my private life again.” https://t.co/pziK8DzeZv via @statnews
He sang, played, and wrote a lot of songs. But how's this for a legacy:

@TorkTweet is said to have come up with the piano intro to Daydream Believer.
https://t.co/kw3iMr2FFs
Bernie: “This drug was free for patients just weeks ago.”

More from ⁦@pharmalot⁩. https://t.co/xOiXmghtOE
Deposition: Sackler embraced plan to conceal OxyContin’s strength by ⁦@DavidArmstrongX⁩. https://t.co/RUqNO3Tspw
This ⁦@nickbilton⁩ story on the end days of Theranos is fantastic, filled with dog mess and delusion. https://t.co/AF0Jj23BkF

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Suprise, genomics folks! $ILMN is buying $PACB for $1.2 billion. I spoke to CEO Francis deSouza about why. https://t.co/07W4FUzVHP
This news is a cautionary tale for anyone believing that Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, or (A)nyone is going to come from tech and make easy progress in healthcare. This stuff is hard. https://t.co/sdqhEAlQ5u
‘Stunning’ gap: Canadians with cystic fibrosis outlive Americans by a decade https://t.co/NzjuvhlEXh via @statnews
The Smithsonian unveils a portrait of Henrietta Lacks, the black farmer whose cells led to medical miracles - CNN https://t.co/58R05mZLS7
To people in the drug industry, it's clear nobody should have believed that "complete cancer cure" story. So why did it go viral? https://t.co/Vli9OfCCOb
This morning, Forbes is reducing our estimate of Elizabeth Holmes' net worth to nothing. Here is our reasoning. https://t.co/NB5ykGNAWZ
Lab strips James Watson of final honorary roles after continuing racist statements https://t.co/TCqPzW7rH6
The FDA Is Basically Approving Everything. Here's The Data To Prove It http://t.co/7FqRiUkHvG
Why is Martin Shkreli a household name when John Kapoor and Mike Pearson aren’t?
Total(1) => 0.14575409889221 f_f_QM(2) => 0.14246106147766 indS(2) => 0.10060095787048 indM(2) => 0.040254831314087 indM_1(2) => 0.0022640228271484 indM_2(2) => 0.00076794624328613 indM_4(2) => 0.0026288032531738 indM_5(2) => 0.0058681964874268 indM_6(2) => 0.0027339458465576 indM_7(2) => 0.003460168838501 indM_8(2) => 0.0012698173522949 indM_9(2) => 0.012220859527588 indM_10(2) => 0.0086870193481445 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.0020411014556885 f_f_dT(20) => 0.0018961429595947