Senate Rejects Slimmed-Down Obamacare Repeal as McCain Votes No

New York Times

The Senate in the early hours of Friday morning rejected a new, scaled-down Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, derailing the Republicans’ seven-year campaign to dismantle President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and dealing a huge political setback to President Trump.

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As drug prices drop, generics makers fight back with deals

Reuters

Generic drug makers are turning to M&A to shield themselves against a concerted effort by U.S. regulators to crack down on steep drug prices.

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U.S. House panel spotlights use of FDA rules to slow generic drugs

Reuters

Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday discussed ways to prevent drugmakers from using rules developed to safeguard patients to instead block the sale of cheaper medicines.

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U.S. Senator expands opioid probe to distributors, drugmakers

Reuters

U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill on Thursday expanded an investigation into the causes of the opioid crisis plaguing the country, seeking information from four more drugmakers and three drug distributors.

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The FDA did a good thing for digital health today — even skeptics agree

CNBC

On Thursday, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced a pilot program to look into a “pre-certification” for medical software start-ups.

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Could frequent, moderate drinking ward off diabetes?

PIX11

It’s not every day that medical studies say alcohol could be good for you. People who drink moderately often have a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who never drink, according to a new study published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

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College student’s first assignment: Take care of your health

Democrat & Chronicle

Regardless of your major at the State University College at Geneseo, you’re expected to finish with a degree of competence in managing your own health.

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