Tag Archives: bacteriophages

Biden pardons thousands for possession of marijuana and moves toward reclassification

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana under federal law, as his administration takes a dramatic step toward decriminalizing the drug and addressing charging practices that disproportionately impact people of color. Biden’s move also covers thousands convicted of the crime in the District of Columbia. He […]

STAT+: Drugmakers will be penalized if they hike prices on patients in private insurance market

WASHINGTON — Democrats’ drug pricing law will still penalize drugmakers if they hike prices on medicines for patients who have private insurance, a top Medicare official said Thursday.  The penalties may factor into drugmakers’ decisions about how to price their medicines as the new law begins to take effect. Some experts and employers have been […]

STAT+: FDA and Covis release dueling documents over the fate of a controversial drug for premature births

In the run-up to an extremely unusual hearing later this month, newly released documents underscore highly contrasting views taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and a manufacturer toward a controversial drug for reducing premature births, which the agency wants withdrawn from the market. For the first time, the FDA has explained in copious […]