The Wall Street Journal reported that the agency was focusing on the two-month delay between the March 14 discovery of data manipulation by Novartis’ AveXis unit regarding the therapy Zolgensma and its May 15 launch of a formal inquiry into the matter. Source link
After a relatively quiet IPO market, 2019 has emerged as the year of the digital health IPO with Health Catalyst, Livongo Health, Phreesia, and Change Healthcare all going public and with one more – Peloton – set to debut soon. Will this last? Source link
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AI and machine learning can transform data from health records — “real world data” — into “real world evidence” that will bolster the medical community’s collective knowledge exponentially. Yet, clinical decision support platforms are the only way all this added practice-based knowledge can actually be used to improve...
Marvel Chairman Isaac Perlmutter, lawyer Marc Sherman and physician Bruce Moscovitz – who have associated with President Trump through their membership in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort club – have formed an unofficial troika with authority over VA department affairs, the emails say. Source link
Trump officials argue that current regulation has not kept up with the times and the necessity of coordinated approaches to addressing the opioid epidemic. Source link
Without providing details, GlaxoSmithKline said its trial of BCMA-targeting belantamab mafodotin was positive. The company plans to submit for regulatory approvals later this year – potentially ahead of bluebird and Celgene’s expected filing next year for the CAR-T bb2121. Source link
The company said the investment would help advance work in manufacturing gene therapies that use adeno-associated viral vectors. The Sanford, North Carolina, plant is a legacy of Pfizer’s 2009 acquisition of Wyeth. Source link
Through the 340B program, the government is able to negotiate drug pricing for patients seeking care in certain covered entities and the savings from this program should be passed on to consumers. Source link
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The startup’s Stride Benefits Platform allows companies like DoorDash, Postmates and Instacart to bolster the company’s health recommendation service with ancillary benefits like dental vision and life insurance, as well as mileage and expense tracking and prescription discounts. Source link
All told, the company will be active in 26 markets across 15 states, pending regulatory approval. Source link

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