MedCity News – The FDA Commissioner believes it’s time that some rules be placed around the lab-developed-testing industry. Scott Gottlieb declared his intent to have Congress legislate how LDTs operate.
US News & World Report / The Associated Press – The FDA is requiring manufacturers of the most widely prescribed painkillers to provide extensive training to doctors in an attempt to reduce the number of patients who become addicted, and stem the ongoing opioid crisis.
The Washington Post – In recent years, one new tool — genetic modification — has appeared especially promising. Two studies recently published in the journal Science illustrate the potential of genetic engineering for fighting malaria.
The Washington Post – When the Zika virus became a global terror two years ago — inflicting severe birth defects on the babies of pregnant women who were infected with the virus and alarming health officials worldwide — scientists were mystified.
CBS News – At the third formal meeting of the Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and Opioid Crisis, officials in the pharmaceutical industry and government detailed new partnerships and efforts in the hopes of limiting the use of opioid prescriptions for combatting pain.