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FDA commissioner asks for more to be done to stem the opioid crisis

“As commissioner, my highest initial priority is to take immediate steps to reduce the scope of the epidemic of opioid addiction. I believe the Food and Drug Administration continues to have an important role to play in addressing this crisis, particularly when it comes to reducing the number of new cases of addiction,” Scott Gottlieb writes in blog post.

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Recycling bad ideas

It’s hard to argue against making sure every American has basic health insurance. The reality is that Americans have been paying through the nose for years to cover the costs of the uninsured that go without routine, basic care only to wind up later in the emergency room, or on the operating table.

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NACDS CEO meets with HHS Secretary Price

Steve Anderson participated in a listening session, one of a series of events intended to gather information and policy ideas from a wide variety of stakeholders which relate to the affordability, accessibility and availability of drugs for patients.