Day: July 16, 2021

STAT+: Amid Purdue bankruptcy talks, Connecticut attorney general accuses some Sacklers of intimidation

In the latest drama surrounding Purdue Pharma, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong lashed out at members of the Sackler family who control the drug maker for threatening to seek sanctions against several states that have panned a bankruptcy proposal filed by the company. In a blistering statement, Tong maintained that attorneys for the Raymond Sackler […]

STAT+: Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings

Hired someone new and exciting? Promoted a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot? Share the news with us, and we’ll share it with others. That’s right. Send us your changes, and we’ll find a home for them. Don’t be shy. Everyone wants to know who is coming and going. And here is our regular […]

STAT+: Pharmalittle: ICER medical experts find no benefit for Aduhelm; FDA panel votes down Fibrogen’s anemia drug

Happy Friday, everyone! This is Elizabeth Cooney, sitting in for Ed Silverman this fine morning. Remember when summer was a slow season for news? No? Either way, here are some items to bolster our case. A panel of medical experts convened by the Institute of Clinical and Economic Review unanimously voted that there is no […]

Opinion: Since the CDC’s mid-May guidance on wearing masks, we’re no longer all in this together

Before there were magnificently effective Covid-19 vaccines, “We’re all in this together” was a crucial message for Americans. More than a message, it was a fundamental fact of the pandemic, even if we were too polarized to feel it or act on it. That message was shattered when the director of the Centers for Disease […]

How a 3D-printed graft could speed healing of ruptured eardrums

In the weeks that followed the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, doctors saw a flood of patients with a common injury: a ruptured eardrum. Ruptured eardrums aren’t rare — patients with chronic ear infections or some traumatic injury often develop them. But the influx of cases made it clear to otolaryngologist Aaron Remenschneider, at the time […]

Opinion: Physicians, mental illness, and the problem with ‘passing’

My patient sits with her back hunched, eyes fixed on the taupe industrial carpet as though she is fervently avoiding Medusa’s gaze. She tells me about the depression that has dogged her life, subverted her career, infiltrated her relationships. She tells me about the medications she’s tried and “failed,” as if patients fail medicines and […]

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