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Powerful Senate committee launches bipartisan probe into insulin pricing
Two drugs for spinal muscular atrophy should be priced how low to be cost effective? by @pharmalot
FDA slammed for ‘reckless decision’ to allow a gout drug to remain available, despite heart risks
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.” 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.
Bernie: “This drug was free for patients just weeks ago.”

More from ⁦@pharmalot⁩.
Deposition: Sackler embraced plan to conceal OxyContin’s strength by ⁦@DavidArmstrongX⁩.
This ⁦@nickbilton⁩ story on the end days of Theranos is fantastic, filled with dog mess and delusion.

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Suprise, genomics folks! $ILMN is buying $PACB for $1.2 billion. I spoke to CEO Francis deSouza about why.
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.
‘Stunning’ gap: Canadians with cystic fibrosis outlive Americans by a decade via @statnews
The Smithsonian unveils a portrait of Henrietta Lacks, the black farmer whose cells led to medical miracles - CNN
To people in the drug industry, it's clear nobody should have believed that "complete cancer cure" story. So why did it go viral?
This morning, Forbes is reducing our estimate of Elizabeth Holmes' net worth to nothing. Here is our reasoning.
Lab strips James Watson of final honorary roles after continuing racist statements
The FDA Is Basically Approving Everything. Here's The Data To Prove It
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