Medical devices and equipmentWatchdog says FDA missed cancer risk in surgical device | The Wall Street Journal
Surgical devices that can spread deadly uterine cancers were on the market for 22 years before a U.S. Food and Drug Administration system designed to catch such problems alerted the agency, a new watchdog report set for release soon confirmed.
PharmaceuticalsTrump sinks pharma stocks on Medicare drug price negotiation | Bloomberg
President Donald Trump supports Medicare drug price negotiations, his spokesman said Tuesday, remarks that sent pharmaceutical stocks swinging again as investors tried to assess whether drug makers will be forced into bidding wars for government business.
FTC says Shire unit used illegal tactics to block generic competition | Boston Business Journal
The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday sued a company that was acquired by Lexington-based Shire in 2013, accusing it of using frivolous regulatory filings and lawsuits to delay generic competition to a branded antibiotic.
Pharmacies thrive selling opioids for depressed small town pain | Kaiser Health News
Eleven drug stores, mostly independents, are scattered about a tiny city of 1,500 people. Many have opened in the past decade — four in the past three years. And prescription pain drugs are one of the best-selling items — the very best seller at some.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceWomen with breast cancer miss out on recommended genetic testing | NPR
Women with breast cancer who are at high risk for having a BRCA mutation that raises cancer risk often don't get genetic testing, or even a chance to speak with a genetic counselor who'd help them weigh the necessity of such a test, a study finds.