Just how powerful is the FDA? Is Merck about to spend $40 billion? And what’s a “Puff Bar”?
We cover all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. STAT Washington correspondent Nicholas Florko joins us to discuss the FDA’s decision to ban the sale of Juul Labs vaping products and a proposal to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. We’ll also explain the latest news in the life sciences, including a rumored blockbuster buyout and the next Theranos verdict.