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November 08, 2018 | Daily News

Sens. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on Thursday (Nov. 8) asked the president to endorse their bill to ban settlements between brand and generic drug makers that delay generic competition.

November 08, 2018 | Daily News

Many incumbents whose campaigns received significant brand-drug industry funding lost their races on Nov. 6.

November 08, 2018 | Daily News

FDA issued draft guidance Tuesday (Nov. 6) that it hopes will help encourage drug and biological product sponsors to more often pool together clinical studies so they and the agency can use the information to better evaluate product safety.

November 07, 2018 | Daily News

Several Senate Finance members will not return to the committee, as Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Dean Heller (R-NV) lost their reelection bids on Tuesday night (Nov. 7), while Florida Democrat Bill Nelson on Wednesday morning called for a recount after initial tallies showed him trailing the state’s outgoing Gov. Rick Scott (R) by less than half a point.

November 07, 2018 | Daily News

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) are confident that the interests of their constituencies will be well represented despite the shift from a GOP-led to Democrat-led House, plus some changes in the Senate, after the midterm elections.

November 07, 2018 |

Ten Republican members of the Ways & Means Committee will leave the House in January because they lost their midterm races, ran for higher office, or decided to retire.

November 07, 2018 |

With Democrats taking control of the House, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) is highly expected to chair the powerful Energy & Commerce Committee, and, although he comes from a pharmaceutical-heavy district, he told Inside Health Policy prior to the election results that tackling high drug prices would be a top priority as would overseeing the administration's health care agenda.

November 07, 2018 | Daily News

Ten Republican members of the Ways & Means Committee will leave the House in January because they lost their midterm races, ran for higher office, or decided to retire. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) is likely next in line to be chairman of the health subcommittee, and Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) is up for the overall committee chairmanship.

November 07, 2018 | Daily News

With Democrats taking control of the House, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) is highly expected to chair the powerful Energy & Commerce Committee, and, although he comes from a pharmaceutical-heavy district, he told Inside Health Policy prior to the election results that tackling high drug prices would be a top priority as would overseeing the administration's health care agenda.

November 06, 2018 | Daily News

No matter how the midterm elections play out on Nov. 6, the National Organization for Rare Disorders is confident that congressional support for a key bill, which would offer incentives to companies repurposing drugs for rare diseases, will remain strong and bipartisan even as the bill’s main sponsor in the Senate heads toward retirement, the organization’s director told Inside Health Policy.

November 06, 2018 | Daily News

As public support for legalization of marijuana increases, more states -- including four in the upcoming midterm elections -- are legalizing or considering legalizing marijuana, either for recreational or medical purposes.

November 06, 2018 | Daily News

FDA on Tuesday (Nov. 6) released a new app that agency chief Scott Gottlieb hopes will enable developers to collect real-world data from patients on new medical products.

November 05, 2018 | Daily News

Opinions are divided over whether Democrats would work with Republicans on drug price legislation if Democrats win the House.

November 05, 2018 | Daily News

After the midterms on Tuesday, the House Energy & Commerce Committee will prepare itself for the retirements of two of its senior members, health subcommittee ranking Democrat Rep. Gene Green (TX) and committee Vice Chair Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), as well as the departure of Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA).

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

Democratic lawmakers who are in line for leadership positions if House Democrats take control after the midterm elections have made curbing prescription drug prices one of their top issues.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

Despite opposition from public health advocacy groups and the chair of one of its own advisory committees, FDA on Friday (Nov. 2) approved a new sufentanil sublingual drug-device combination tablet that is five to 10 times more potent than fentanyl, while promising to revisit how it reviews new opioids moving forward.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

FDA’s psychopharmacologic drugs and drug safety advisory committees, in a joint meeting on Thursday (Nov. 1). voted against approval of a proposed new opioid combination drug indicated to treat major depressive disorder.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

A new relationship between FDA and the Department of Defense (DOD) went official Friday (Nov. 2) with the announcement of a memorandum of agreement (MOU) that will formalize a framework agreed upon in January, under which FDA will work with DOD to accelerate access to medical products for the military.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

The federal D.C. District court declined to put on hold hospitals' lawsuit over repeated delays of the 340B ceiling price rule despite HHS' proposed to implement that rule Jan.1, and Judge John Bates told HHS and hospitals to come up with a joint briefing schedule.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

State lawmakers in Maryland and Minnesota are planning to revamp and reintroduce legislation that would create rate-setting commissions for prescription drugs after bills in both states died last session.

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