FDA finds asbestos in J&J baby powder; Pelosi’s drug price bill passes first House committee; Sanofi recalls heartburn medicine Zantac over traces of carcinogen.
Juul suspends sale of fruity flavors; New cases of vaping-related illness slow this week; Pelosi’s drug pricing bill “dead on arrival” in the Senate.
Beene joined the agency this week as president.
Healthcare-related topics included tax increases under Medicare For All and holding pharma accountable for the opioid epidemic.
Drug distributors in talks to settle opioid lawsuits for $18 billion; J&J Q3 earnings beat expectations; Ancestry launches genetic health testing.
Patients are looking for tools like doctor directories and the ability to book appointments on branded pharma websites.
Nearly all patients with vaping illness end up in hospital; Purdue tries to halt opioid lawsuits; House panel requests marketing documents from e-cigarette Vuse.
The Concussion Legacy Foundation and Fingerpaint are warning parents about the risks of tackle football before age 14.
MM&M’s Platinum award goes to teen vaccine advocate Ethan Lindenberger; The Titanium award for best in show went to The Rape Tax campaign; Marketers from Novartis, Amgen and ReachMD won gold.