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Canadian Government and U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry Push Back Against Drug Imports

President Donald Trump’s plan to reduce drug costs in the U.S. by importing prescription drugs from Canada is facing opposition from the Canadian government...

Trump Backs Off Medicare Drug Price Negotiations Plan

After campaigning on a promise to negotiate drug prices for Medicare with pharmaceutical companies, President Donald Trump has backed off the idea, publicly criticizing...

Where Are Dr. He Jiankui and the “CRISPR Babies” Now?

One year after He Jiankui, PhD, used CRISPR to modify the DNA of twin embryos to make them resistant to the AIDS virus, the...

Federal Prosecutors Open Investigation Into Opioid Makers and Distributors

Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal probe to investigate whether opioid makers and distributors intentionally allowed opioids to flood U.S. communities. At least six companies...

Vincristine Shortages Expected to Continue Into 2020

The U.S. is experiencing a shortage of the chemotherapy drug vincristine, a critical treatment for leukemias, lymphomas, and brain tumors in adult and pediatric...

U.K. Labour Party Proposes Expanding Government Regulation of Pharmaceutical Market

The opposition U.K. Labour Party has pledged to reform the country’s pharmaceutical market by establishing a publicly owned generic drug manufacturer and expanding the...

Genetic Testing Kit Company 23andMe Moving Into Clinical Trial Recruitment

The consumer genetic testing kit company 23andMe announced that it will partner with tech startup TrialSpark to help match interested customers with nearby clinical...

Hospitals Act Against Trump Administration Price Disclosure Rule

A coalition of hospital industry groups is taking legal action against the Trump administration’s new health care price disclosure rule. The rule would require hospitals...

Increased U.S. Generic Drug Approvals Fail to Boost Competition and Reduce Costs

The number of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals of generic drugs for cancer, heart disease, and other conditions have soared. However, expectations...

Federal Judge Schedules Trial Against Major Pharmacy Chains for Their Role in the Opioid...

Ohio federal judge Dan Aaron Polster has scheduled a trial against CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and other major pharmacy chains in October 2020 for their...
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December 2019, Volume 5, Issue 15

This issue examines the hidden costs of participating in clinical trials, explores the pediatric hematology/oncology workforce, and more.