• Trump meets with two contenders to lead NIH

    11 days ago - By STAT

    Two leading candidates to serve as director of the National Institutes of Health in the next administration met with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday.
    The president-elect met at Trump Tower with Dr. Francis Collins , the current NIH director, and Congressman Andy Harris of Maryland, who has expressed an interest in serving in the administration.
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  • Trump's anti-pharma talk? No problem, say Rx Value lobbyists

    11 days ago - By STAT

    A new lobbying partnership aimed at preventing government drug-price intervention is unfazed by President-elect Donald Trump's anti-pharma salvo from his first press conference on Wednesday.
    The President-elect's comments didn't surprise Joel White, the president of Horizon Government Affairs and the new head of the Rx Value Campaign, which was formed to oppose government intervention on pharmaceutical pricing in favor of free-market solutions. The coalition's mission was first reported in Politico earlier Wednesday morning.
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  • Trump Says He'll Have His Own Obamacare 'Replacement' Plan Soon

    Trump Says He'll Have His Own Obamacare 'Replacement' Plan Soon

    11 days ago - By The Huffington Post

    WASHINGTON ― At his first post-election press conference on Wednesday, president-elect Donald Trump said he will release his own plan to “repeal a...
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  • Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump Is Right About Big Pharma

    Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump Is Right About Big Pharma

    11 days ago - By The Huffington Post

    Sen. Bernie Sanders couldn't catch all of President-elect Donald Trump's circus of a press conference on Wednesday. The Senate is bombarded with confirmation hearings, and like other senators, Sanders was prepping for a marathon “vote-a-rama” session that will set congressional budget priorities for the next year.
    But one line caught the progressive senator's attention: Trump's claim that the prescription drug industry is “getting away with murder.”
    “We have to... create new bidding procedures for the drug industry, because they're getting away with murder,” Trump told reporters. “Pharma...
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