Senate committee votes in favor of Azar as new HHS head; FDA and DoD launch breakthrough designation program; Walmart offers free opioid disposal solution
Novartis Oncology taps Pfizer exec as CEO; healthcare jobs become the largest source of U.S. employment; HHS nominee wary about drug-pricing negotiations
Ketchum, Ogilvy, Porter Novelli, Weber Shandwick, and FleishmanHillard are among the firms that have been awarded past Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services IDIQ accounts.
Dynavax receives FDA approval for hepatitis-B vaccine; Novartis strikes R&D deal with gene-editing startup; White House nominates new HHS head
GSK hires Google biotech exec to lead R&D; Merck gets FDA-approval for CMV therapy; ex-Lilly exec reportedly top HHS secretary pick
Sanofi ties price increases to growth rate; Regeneron to target 7,000 docs on new eczema drug Dupixent; NIH and biotech execs meet White House officials
Susannah Fox is the former chief technology officer for HHS.