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Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

Trump also suggests that’s why he initially pushed so hard for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, because the malaria drug had already been tested and approved for other uses. “Well, we’re doing great on vaccines,” Woodward quotes Trump as saying in his latest book, “Rage.” “The problem with a vaccine is a vaccine… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb on coronavirus antibody tests: ‘I would repeat it three times’ to make sure

Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Monday warned about the accuracy of antibody tests for the coronavirus, telling CNBC that people should not trust the results of only one test.  “If you do go out and get an antibody test, and you get a positive result, meaning you have the antibodies, I would suggest you repeat it,”… Read More »

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 »

Federal proposals to limit Medicaid funding would hit community health centers hard

Most states that transitioned to block grant funding for Medicaid — in which the federal government provides a fixed annual sum — would see lower revenue for their community health centers that care for Medicaid beneficiaries and other residents. Under a block grant, total health center revenues generated by the Medicaid expansion population would drop… Read More »