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October 22, 2010
By Lewis Krauskopf, UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH.N) is trying to change how it reimburses oncologists using a method the insurer says could improve treatment practices. The U.S. health insurer has... Read more
October 19, 2010
  Less than two months before the FDA is set to make a politically charged decision on the use of Genentech Inc.’s best-selling cancer drug, Avastin,  in breast cancer patients, a potentially... Read more
October 15, 2010
By Darryl Fears, Steven Lipstein was in New Delhi preparing for a hike in the Himalayas last month when his cellphone rang. A colleague at the Association of American Medical Colleges on the other... Read more
October 14, 2010
By Michael McCaughan, Getting money for “Regulatory Science” is a key priority for FDA under Commissioner Hamburg . Her background in biodefense helped shake loose some money—but keeping it will... Read more
October 12, 2010
By Margaret Anderson, Executive Director, FasterCures"…One thing is clear: if we are to solve the most-pressing public health problems we face today, said FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg last week... Read more
October 6, 2010
By MATTHEW PERRONE, The Food and Drug Administration must update its scientific tools for reviewing prescription drugs, medical devices and tracking food safety, according to a research plan laid... Read more
October 6, 2010
FDA Commissioner Releases Regulatory Science White Paper Today, at a "newsmakers" luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug... Read more
September 28, 2010
by Julie Rovner,The Obama administration can continue funding embryonic stem cell research for now , a federal appeals court ruled. Tuesday's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington makes... Read more
September 28, 2010
By KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, In the past, these companies ran wild with no accountability. In the last two weeks, my department has been accused of "thuggery" (this editorial page) and "Soviet tyranny" (... Read more
September 23, 2010
By Julian Pecquet, The Government Accountability Office on Thursday announced the appointment of the 19 board members of the center for comparative-effectiveness  research created by the healthcare... Read more