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 •  November 11

Drew Angerer/Getty Images The head of the Food and Drug Administration wants Congress — and doctors — to know there is a real treatment solution for the opioid epidemic: medication-assisted treatment (MAT). In testimony to the House on Wednesday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that his agency plans to leverage the use of medications for...

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 •  November 2

Alcohol and tobacco kill far more people than opioids. Should they be considered an “epidemic”?
In 2016, this drug was linked to more deaths than guns, car crashes, or even HIV/AIDS at its peak. Actually, it was associated with more deaths than guns and car crashes combined.I’m not talking about opioids. I’m talking about alcohol.According to the...

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 •  March 10

Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Trump is likely to nominate a doctor and pharmaceutical industry favorite to lead the Food and Drug Administration — Scott Gottlieb, who wants the agency to approve drugs, particularly generic drugs, more quickly. Gottlieb has long been rumored to be on Trump’s shortlist, and Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal...

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 •  March 1

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A college student with a rare disease was one of President Donald Trump’s special guests at his address to Congress Tuesday night, which happens to be Rare Disease Day. Megan Crowley was diagnosed with Pompe, a rare and deadly genetic disorder, when she was 15 months old. Doctors gave her six months to live. Instead of...