February 25th – March 3rd 2019
In general news, The North Korean summit in Vietnam failed as Kim Jong-un did not offer to eliminate his nuclear forces. President Trump walked away. As the important summit was taking place, the seditionist Democrats staged a kabuki theater hearing with disgraced former-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen aimed at undermining the summit. Elsewhere, The U.S. is close to putting astronauts back into space using American rockets, as SpaceX sent its human capsule, unmanned, to the space station. Humans are scheduled for later this year (50-years ago, the U.S. put a man on the moon).
In healthcare news, congress convened hearings on drug price gouging. The CEO’s of the seven largest companies were in attendance and none agreed to lower process.
On the data front, the EMA is investigating safety issues with Pfizer’s (PFE) Xeljanz. Also, ImmunoGen’s (IMGN) mirvetuximab soravtansine failed in ovarian cancer. Also, Novavax’s (NVAX) RSV vaccine failed. It was a Gates Foundation-backed program
From, the FDA, the agency inexplicably sent a warning letter to a company that imports cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, seemingly fighting attempts by President Trump to combat price gouging.
Finally, have you ever wondered just how easy it is for a doctor to buy one of these “Best Doctor” ratings that you see in airplane magazines? A journalist who is not even an MD was able to get one.