LEGAL AND REGULATORY
Hillary Clinton proposes stricter regulation of opioid painkillers; the FTC argues drugmakers make slight changes to drugs to prevent generics; MannKind layoffs continue
An analysis conducted by J&J executives found that 58% of FDA warning letters and untitled letters over the last two years omitted risk information.
Democrats request subpoena over Valeant price hikes; Clinton adds research incentive to drug-pricing proposal; Roche files approval for novel MS therapy
PhRMA hires Ubl as CEO; two drugs report superior results in kidney-cancer trials compared to the standard of care; Novo Nordisk's shares rise on Tresiba approval
Turing CEO backs down on price hike; Amgen's and Allergan's cancer biosimilar shows positive results; study finds text message reminders can change health behavior
The agency announced a new committee to help integrate patient perspectives into the regulation of medical devices.
New analysis says Paxil is not safe or effective for teens; some FDA reviewers voted against Addyi approval over side effects; HHS partners with AstraZeneca on antibiotic development
Obama nominates Robert Califf as FDA commissioner; The Huffington Post debuts investigative series on J&J; Amgen acquires cholesterol-lowering drug
Proteus and Otsuka seek approval of "digital" drug; J&J moves its US media-buying business back to UM; FDA committee votes no on Purdue's new opioid
Amarin begins legally promoting off-label uses of its prescription fish-oil drug, while Pacira sues the FDA over the label for its pain drug, Exparel.