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March 06, 2020 | Daily News

House Energy & Commerce Committee leaders ask FDA to share information about the types of temporary withdrawals it is seeing in the generic drug market and how the agency is monitoring the marketing status of generic drugs.

March 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Health Resources and Services Administration no longer aims to put out new guidance on the 340B program, shifting away from its earlier plans.

March 05, 2020 | Daily News

FDA will receive $61 million for COVID-19 response efforts under the fiscal 2020 supplemental funding deal that passed the Senate in a 96-1 vote Thursday (March 5).

March 05, 2020 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn announced Friday (Feb. 29) that the agency approved the first generic of Daraprim, one of the drugs responsible for making drug prices a high-profile political issue.

March 05, 2020 | Daily News

Sandoz, a subsidiary of Novartis, said it would keep prices low on essential drugs that could help treat coronavirus after Democrats warned of the possibility of drug companies price gouging during an epidemic.

March 04, 2020 | Daily News

FDA on Wednesday (March 4) published a final guidance featuring language that one major industry group had said opens up a path for authorized biologics.

March 04, 2020 | Daily News

The coronavirus emergency funding deal includes $3.1 billion for developing vaccines and drugs, plus $300 million to cover the cost of those drugs for those who can’t afford them, but it does not give the government more power to control prices of COVID-19 drugs and vaccines.

March 04, 2020 | Daily News

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) wants to use Small Business Administration loans to help pharmaceutical companies construct facilities to manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients in the United States, the lawmaker told reporters Tuesday (March 3).

March 03, 2020 | Daily News

India on Tuesday (March 3) restricted the export of 26 active pharmaceutical ingredients and finished drug products containing those APIs, several of which, according to one hospital group, are already in shortage in the United States.

March 03, 2020 | Daily News

Several antimicrobial resistance experts have begun to cite concerns about a possible waive of secondary bacterial and fungal infections in COVID-19 patients that could evolve into antimicrobial resistance diseases and said the lack of new antibiotic development could exacerbate an already-climbing death rate from the epidemic.

March 03, 2020 | Daily News

Several antimicrobial resistance experts have begun to cite concerns about a possible wave of secondary bacterial and fungal infections in COVID-19 patients that could evolve into antimicrobial-resistant diseases and said the lack of new antibiotic development could exacerbate an already-climbing death rate from the epidemic.

March 02, 2020 | Daily News

The heads of several major pharmaceutical companies told White House officials on Monday (March 2) that they expect to have COVID-19 vaccines developed and ready for the public within the next year or so, as many are already in early phases of clinical trial testing.

March 02, 2020 | Daily News

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former Vice President Joe Biden both call for increasing federal funding for public health programs and providers to fight the coronavirus.

March 02, 2020 | Daily News

The White House budget office on Friday (Feb. 28) finished reviewing a final FDA guidance that could open a pathway for authorized or branded biosimilars, if language included in the draft version remains unchanged.

February 28, 2020 | Daily News

FDA announced the first shortage of a human drug as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and used the opportunity to push legislative proposals it says would help the agency prevent or mitigate medical product shortages.

February 28, 2020 | Daily News

The majority of companies in the brand drug lobby PhRMA are working on a coronavirus vaccine or donating money to fight the virus, according to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

February 28, 2020 | Daily News

Reps. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Bill Posey (R-FL) introduced legislation to protect U.S. consumers from potentially contaminated foreign pharmaceuticals by giving FDA authority to require black box warnings on products that are manufactured without adequate supervision.

February 27, 2020 | Daily News

Policy and patient advocacy groups are calling on the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review to rerun its analysis on the cost-effectiveness of three drugs to treat acute migraines, using ICER’s updated framework that considers societal factors.

February 27, 2020 | Daily News

In a change of tune, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday (Feb. 27) that coronavirus drugs and vaccines developed with the help of government funding will be affordable to all Americans.

February 26, 2020 | Daily News

Democrats pounced on HHS Secretary Alex Azar after he refused Wednesday (Feb. 26) to promise that a coronavirus vaccine would be affordable for everyone.

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