Category Archives: Government

ProPublica reports that more than 700 doctors were paid over a million dollars each in 2018 by drug and medical device firms. How industry money reaches physicians.

ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power, has been tracking drug company spending on doctors since 2010. It just updated its database and found that companies are still… Read more »

Health stocks shine on Wall Street as Medicare for All shows signs of slippage.

Support for Medicare for All is showing signs of slippage as top-tier Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders struggle to sell the proposal without providing specifics on… Read more »

Sackler Family, Purdue Pharma not the only ones to blame for US opiod crisis. Not by a long shot.

The News: After months of negotiations and threats, Purdue Pharma LP (Stamford CT) finally filed for bankruptcy earlier this week. But it’s hardly a done deal, according to The New York Times…. Read more »

FDA goes on a rulings binge

      No Comments on FDA goes on a rulings binge

FDA ROUNDUP: In one of the busiest rulings binges of the year, the US Food and Drug Administration last week approved an assortment of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, an AI algorithm… Read more »

Health-sector stocks mostly up after nerve-racking presidential debate.

Winners barely beat out losers last week as health care outshone climate change and gun control (among other topics) at the latest Democratic debate last week. (See our broader health-sector… Read more »

All three of the world’s major drug regulators have busy week despite heat waves, political chaos. You know; the usual.

Last week was a rare case where the world’s leading drugs and devices regulators were all in action simultaneously. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency… Read more »

European drug regulator comes out of hibernation in new Dutch headquarters, rivaling the FDA with rulings; well, just for one week.

It may have taken nearly 6 months and perhaps a Fourth of July holiday-shortened work week here in the US, but the European Medicines Agency (EMA) finally issued some new… Read more »

Brexit referendum slowing the European Medicines Agency’s operations to a crawl.

The News: The European Medicines Agency (EMA) recently addressed its concerns for ensuring business continuity and staff retention which had become huge challenges caused by the Brexit referendum. The EMA… Read more »