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Under a new Trump administration plan, drugmakers could no longer offer rebates to pharmacy benefit managers under Medicare and Medicaid managed care plans, which lower net costs for insurers but those savings often aren’t passed on to patients. (Washington Post)
Environmental pollutants cause more cancers than smoking and deserve more attention from policymakers, said a series of speakers at a conference this week. (Environmental Health News)
On second thought, maybe that imminent “complete cure for cancer” isn’t so imminent after all. (Newser)
In Israel, home to the company behind the “complete cure” claim, a representative of the country’s technology industries said the “irresponsible” comments “damaged the image of Israel’s life sciences industry.” (The Times of Israel)
Genetically modified chickens that produce human proteins in their eggs could represent an inexpensive approach to development of new drugs. (University of Edinburgh, BMC Biotechnology)
She’s 80 but said she feels like she’s 16 and credited that to boxing. (CNN)
Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? (Newsweek)
The FDA declined to approve Sunovion’s sublingual apomorphine film to treat “off” episodes in Parkinson’s disease patients, the drugmaker said.
Where does your state rank in this list of dental health? (WalletHub)
Advice for digital health startups: Don’t call yourselves startups. (CNBC)
Just in time for Super Bowl parties: Does food taste better when your team is winning? (CNN)
And a cautionary note as you’re noshing your way through the Super Bowl: Toothpicks are not an appetizer ingredient. (Fox News, New England Journal of Medicine)
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