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May 23

Centers postpone operations, delay chemotherapy
Wholesale acquisition cost is $39,000 per year
California takes steps to reduce overly aggressive care

May 22

President leans toward dumping insurer subsidies
Snail-paced regulators get up to Silicon Valley speed
Analyst gives treatment 50/50 chance of coming to market

May 19

The AGs hope to prevent cuts in subsidy payments to insurance companies
Finding could lead to the first broadly effective ebolavirus therapies and vaccines
Approval marks the fifth type of cancer for which the drug is indicated
Researchers analyzed data from large studies that included more than 800,000 men
Use of in vitro assay data could potentially apply to other medications

May 18

Agreement aims to make all outcomes—even if negative—“more findable, accessible, and reusable”
Drug demonstrated clinically meaningful results with infrequent subcutaneous administration
Median and five-year relative survival is improving, especially for those younger than age 50
After 56 weeks of treatment with Saxenda, 91.7% of early responders maintained or lost additional weight