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Prescription Drug Pricing Act would save more than $94 billion in the first decade, CBO says

The Prescription Drug Pricing Act, penned by Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and co-sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, is in a weird state of limbo, sitting on the Senate’s legislative calendar for months. But if and when it ever passes, it could stand to save billions. Based on estimates from the Congressional Budget Office, the… Read More »

Big Pharma grounds employees: GSK, Bristol, Roche, Sanofi and more limit travel due to coronavirus

Biopharma companies are hunkering down as the COVID-19 epidemic breaks out worldwide. In a FiercePharma survey of biopharma companies late last month, most drugmakers said they were simply limiting travel to hard-hit countries such as China, South Korea and Italy. Now, as more cases pop up across the U.S., Europe and Asia, their tone has shifted. GlaxoSmithKline has “instructed all employees… Read More »

Are grandma, grandpa sleepy during the day? They may be at risk for diabetes, cancer, more

Older people who experience daytime sleepiness may be at risk of developing new medical conditions, including diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, April 25 to May 1, 2020. The condition called hypersomnolence… Read More »