• An investor's take on Trump's drug pricing rhetoric

    11 days ago - By STAT

    The biopharma industry is reeling in the wake of president-elect Donald Trump's heavy-handed words at his first press conference on Wednesday, where he said he'd get drug pricing under control.
    “They're getting away with murder,” Trump said. “Pharma has a lot of lobbies, a lot of lobbyists, and a lot of power.”
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  • Why Trump is so wrong about drug companies and drug development

    11 days ago - By STAT

    President-elect Donald Trump was hardly timid in declaring Wednesday that drug companies are “getting away with murder.”
    Yet the issue of drug pricing is not as black and white as he brazenly suggests: that expensive drugs are bad and cheap drugs are good.
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  • Just FYI, Urine Is Not Actually Sterile

    Just FYI, Urine Is Not Actually Sterile

    11 days ago - By The Huffington Post

    President-elect Donald Trump declared he was a “germaphobe” Wednesday to deflect unverified allegations that he hired sex workers to perform a “ golden shower ” show, in which urination is part of a sex act.
    Trump probably meant his “germaphobe” defense as a little joke in light of the uncorroborated dossier, published Tuesday by Buzzfeed. It alleges Russian intelligence officials have compromising personal information on Trump, including the event described above.
    Numerous social media users immediately started complaining that this alibi doesn't hold water, citing an oft-repeated claim...
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  • Trump picks a longtime hospital administrator to head the VA

    11 days ago - By STAT

    Veteran hospital administrator Dr. David Shulkin, the current undersecretary of health for the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been tapped for secretary of the department, President-elect Donald Trump announced on Wednesday.
    Shulkin has a background in executive hospital leadership, at many hospitals across the country. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1986.
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  • Donald Trump Taps David Shulkin To Head The VA

    Donald Trump Taps David Shulkin To Head The VA

    11 days ago - By The Huffington Post

    President-elect Donald Trump is nominating David Shulkin, the Department of Veterans Affairs' undersecretary of health, to lead the federal agency.
    Trump announced Shulkin's selection at a Wednesday press conference.
    It is unclear whether the selection of a senior VA official in the agency's current leadership signals a change in the Trump administration's plans to dramatically overhaul the VA.
    Trump transition officials have made clear that as part of the administration's plans to reform the VA, the president-elect intends to increase the role of private health care providers in one form...
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