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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Happy Easter, readers! Anyone else see this retro Cadbury commercial running on cable TV last week? After a successful egg hunt, we tucked into our second chocolate bunny of the day (TWTW always eats the ears first)—but before our sugar coma offic…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Domestic issues decidedly took a back seat to international affairs last week, as evidenced by a shift in media coverage. A few health news items did rise to the fore: The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) became the first medical associat…

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Dr. Dave’s Med-Sci Matters

Gene therapy success! For the first time, gene therapy has successfully treated a common genetic disorder:  sickle cell disease (SCD), which affects 100,000 people in the United States and millions globally. People with SCD have abnormal hemoglobin…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Although this weekend marks April Fools’ Day, our stories this week are no joke. The potent combination of Twitter and spandex nearly grounded United Airlines. Senate Dems jumped back into the healthcare debate with new legislation related to drug…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

For once, CSPAN was enthralling in the lead up to the choice Speaker Paul Ryan made last Friday to pull the American Health Care Act after failing to secure enough support from his party. The AHCA was the “repeal and replacement” bill for the Aff…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

As Madness grips the nation’s attention for three weeks, changes to our nation’s healthcare system March on. Bernie Sanders thinks broadcasters are betting on their favorites, while some new pricing plans want to bust payer brackets and replace t…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

March certainly came in like a lion, between the actual snowstorms and flurry of legislative and regulatory activity in Washington. While much of the week’s coverage focused on political posturing around the GOP’s ACA replacement bill, President…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Storylines last week focused on drama, mystery, and intrigue. Our top case revolves around the case of the missing healthcare bill. Following President Trump’s address that focused heavily on overhauling healthcare, the GOP promised to unveil its r…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

As Hollywood celebrated its biggest night of the year, The Week That Was recognizes some outstanding dramas in healthcare. PBMs, the longtime Hidden Figures of the pharmaceutical supply chain, get some unwanted spotlight for alleged clawback practice…

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Dr. Dave’s Med-Sci Matters

Genetically altering humans? Maybe we Khan! While advances in gene therapy research continue to accelerate, an enduring redline has been the germline – no tinkering with the DNA of a human embryo, egg or sperm. Doing so would mean not only that the…

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Whether your cultural point of reference is Jay-Z or Annie!, we can all agree that last week was a “hard knock life” for orphans…orphan drugs, that is. We saw Marathon hit pause on its launch of Emflaza, the steroid approved for treating Duchen…

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