STAT PLUS: PHARMALITTLE: FTC MEMBER FAVORS MEDICARE NEGOTIATION ON DRUG PRICES; BIOMARIN WEIGHS PRICING WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE DRUG

Good morning. Elizabeth Cooney here again, channeling Ed Silverman as another week draws to a close, that treasured signal to daydream...

THE TRUTH ABOUT JPM: LESS IS MORE

SAN FRANCISCO - Yet another J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference is done. Was it worth it? All in all, this was a really pleasant week...

 
 
 

OPINION: GOOP'S PSEUDOSCIENCE MINISTRY COMES TO NETFLIX

Gwyneth Paltrow's reaction to the description of the vulva in episode three of her Netflix show, ironically titled “the goop lab,”...

OPINION: MICROGLIA: A NEW TARGET IN THE BRAIN FOR DEPRESSION, ALZHEIMER'S, AND MORE?

More than a decade ago, I was diagnosed with a string of autoimmune diseases, one after another, including a bone marrow disorder,...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: ‘WE HAVE A TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS': HOW A VC THINKS HIS NEW COMPANY CAN LOWER DRUG PRICES

A venture capitalist made some waves early in the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference when he announced his new company's mission is...

LISTEN: A J.P. MORGAN RECAP, A PLAN TO BUST PHARMA MONOPOLIES, AND A WEBSITE FOR CANCER PATIENTS

Why weren't there any big deals announced this week? What does the word “equivalar” mean? And why is information about prognosis so...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: LILLY EXEC SAYS ‘THERE ARE NO VILLAINS' IN THE HIGH-PRICED INSULIN MARKET

Several months ago, Eli Lilly launched ListPro, an authorized generic version of its Humalog insulin at half price, or $137.35 a vial....

STAT PLUS: AIRING FRUSTRATIONS WITH PHARMA, A REPUBLICAN FTC COMMISSIONER JUST ENDORSED MEDICARE NEGOTIATION

WASHINGTON - A Republican member of the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday expressed support for allowing Medicare to directly negotiate...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: A VENTURE FIRM WARMS TO FUNDING NEUROSCIENCE

Longtime venture capital star Beth Seidenberg and former Amgen R&D chief Sean Harper say they have funded 10 companies from their new...

15% OF U.S. ADULTS ARE PHYSICALLY INACTIVE, NEW CDC DATA SHOW

More than 1 in 7 adults across all U.S. states and territories are physically inactive, new data from the Centers for Disease Control...

 
 
 

OPINION: THE PUBLIC SCIENCE BEHIND THE ‘MERCK' EBOLA VACCINE

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved an important vaccine against Ebola, five years after an epidemic in West Africa...

THREE AFRICAN NATIONS ROLL OUT FIRST MALARIA VACCINE IN CLOSELY WATCHED TRIAL

TOMALI, Malawi - A pinch in the leg, a squeal, and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: PHARMALITTLE: TENSION IN THE VERILY-DEXCOM TANGO; NOT SO FAST ON THE PFIZER-GSK SPINOFF

Good morning. Elizabeth Cooney here, about to relinquish the guest-host chair when Ed Silverman wraps up his tour of JPM in San Francisco....

HEALTH AUTHORITIES CONFIRM NOVEL VIRUS CASE TIED TO CHINESE OUTBREAK IN JAPAN

Japanese health officials have confirmed a pneumonia case caused by a previously unknown virus that started an outbreak in China, becoming...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: A COURT STRUCK DOWN A BAN ON PHARMA ‘PRICE GOUGING.' ONE STATE WANTS TO REVIVE IT - AND OTHERS COULD FOLLOW

WASHINGTON - In one of their first acts of 2020, state lawmakers will attempt to bring a vanquished bill back from the dead. Lawmakers...

OPINION: WHY BLACK DOCTORS LIKE ME ARE LEAVING FACULTY POSITIONS IN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS

A decade ago, the Department of Health and Human Services made “to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: VERILY TANGOS AT JPM WITH A HEALTH TECH PARTNER - AND STEPS ON A FEW TOES

SAN FRANCISCO - Verily was one of the most-talked-about debutants at this year's J.P. Morgan ball. For the first time in its five-year...

STAT PLUS: PHARMALITTLE: FDA ACTS FASTER BUT WITH LESS PROOF; DEMOCRATIC DEBATERS DOUBLE DOWN ON DRUG PRICING

Good morning. Elizabeth Cooney here at STAT HQ in Boston, pinch-hitting for Ed Silverman, who would no doubt remind you we have survived...

 
 
 

PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN MUTATIONS IN STEM CELLS OF YOUNG DONORS CAN BE PASSED TO RECIPIENTS, STUDY FINDS

Doctors use stem cell transplants to treat patients with certain cancers or blood disorders. And donors, whose blood or bone marrow...

STAT PLUS: REGENERON'S YANCOPOULOS IS STILL BITTER OVER PRALUENT SALES. CAN NOVARTIS DO BETTER?

SAN FRANCISCO - George Yancopoulos, Regeneron Pharma's top scientist, is still a bit bitter about the commercial flop of its cholesterol-lowering...

 
 
 



Harry Maguire to become Manchester United's new captain after Ashley Young...

Harry Maguire to become Manchester United's new captain after Ashley Young joins Inter

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Yes Minister and Heartbeat star Derek Fowlds passes away, aged 82

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Eminem angers fans with 'disgusting' lyrics about Manchester bomb attack

Eminem angers fans with 'disgusting' lyrics about Manchester bomb attack

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rates Marcus Rashford's chances of facing Liverpool

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What time is Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone UFC 246 weigh-in?

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Watch: Laurence Fox's Question Time clash over Meghan

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Future of Prince Harry and Meghan's staff at Frogmore Cottage revealed as...

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‘She is someone else' Meghan Markle's sister attacks Duchess for ‘PR stunts'

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MEGHAN MARKLE'S sister Samantha Markle spoke out on today's edition of This Morning, where she claimed the Duchess of Sussex was “someone else” from the person she portrays... Read more ...

BREAKING Helen Glover and Steve Backshall announce they've welcomed twins...

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Gogglebox star Amy Tapper opens up on dramatic three stone weight loss...

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Gogglebox star Amy Tapper has opened up on her incredible three stone weight loss. Read more ...