Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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Apple is planning to roll out healthcare clinics for its employees and their families this spring. Called AC Wellness, the clinics will initially only serve staffers in Santa Clara County, California, where Apple is headquartered. (CNBC)


Aldeyra Therapeutics has reached a pact with Johnson & Johnson for drugs to treat systemic inflammatory diseases. The companies are working on an aldehyde sequestering agent to treat issues arising from ocular inflammation. (Endpoints News)


Twenty states have sued the federal government, claiming the Affordable Care Act is no longer constitutional after the repeal of the individual mandate. The coalition is led by the attorneys general of Texas and Wisconsin. (Reuters)


Pharma companies are set to begin lobbying for antibiotic incentives in a new version of a pandemic preparedness bill. The 2013 update of the law, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act, is set to run out in September. (STAT)


The Trump administration is looking into expanding inpatient mental health treatment through Medicaid in response to the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Texas. President Donald Trump referred to a time when the U.S. had more mental health institutions during a meeting with governors on Monday. (Associated Press)


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