MM&M recognized outstanding work in healthcare marketing last night at the 2018 MM&M Awards. If you couldn’t make it to the event, you can check out all the winners online. (MM&M)
Among the candidates President Donald Trump is considering as his next attorney general is Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (Wall Street Journal). However, Azar allies threw cold water on the idea, according to Politico Pulse. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to step down by the end of the year.
Johnson & Johnson has been cleared of liability in a New Jersey talc lawsuit. A New Jersey woman claimed she developed mesothelioma after using J&J’s talc products, including baby powder, but a jury rejected those claims. The drugmaker is facing more than 10,000 similar cases nationwide. (Reuters)
Drug distributors are ramping up campaign contributions as politicians publicly scold them. The three largest distributors, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson, have spent more than $3 million on political donations. (STAT)
Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo has failed in a late-stage lung cancer trial. The immunotherapy failed to extend survival for patients with small cell lung cancer, compared to chemotherapy. Opdivo has been approved to treat non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer that had prior treatments. (Reuters)