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U.S. May Get More Ventilators But Run Out Of Medicine For COVID-19 Patients – NPR

Enlarge this image Vizient, a group purchasing organization that negotiates lower prices with drug manufacturers, sent recommendations that the Food and Drug Administration expand access to drugs heavily used with ventilator patients. jamesbenet/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption jamesbenet/Getty Images As hospitals across the country fill with COVID-19 patients, medical personnel are sounding the alarm… Read More »

Trump says coronavirus risk is low, puts Pence in charge of U.S. response

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump told Americans on Wednesday that the risk from coronavirus remained “very low,” and placed Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the U.S. response to the looming global health crisis. At a White House briefing, Trump defended his administration’s handling of the crisis and said health experts were… Read More »

AbbVie touts Humira defense strategy abroad as a positive sign for forthcoming U.S. battle

AbbVie’s strength has long been tied to the performance of megablockbuster Humira, which is facing an existential threat as U.S. copycats creep closer. Despite a “more aggressive” than expected biosimilar challenge abroad, AbbVie believes its defense strategy—and lessons learned—will help it weather the storm. In an earnings call with analysts Friday, AbbVie CEO Rick Gonzalez touted the drugmaker’s… Read More »

A stunning indictment of the U.S. health-care system, in one chart – The Washington Post

The report also shows a growing income gap in cost-related delays. In 2016, for instance, one-fourth of U.S. households earning less than $ 40,000 a year reported cost-related delays, vs. 13 percent for households making more than $ 100,000. In 2019, the rate of cost-related delays among poorer households shot up to 36 percent, while… Read More »