Breadcrumb Home Technology February 16, 2018 12:00 AM News from other sources Modern Healthcare Tweet Share Share Email More Print PharmaceuticalsAzar defends Trump drug pricing proposals, pushing back against criticism | StatCritics say that Trump's ideas for lowering drug costs, contained in his most recent budget proposal, won't actually change much. But Alex Azar begs to differ.Information technologyHHS wants to leverage data to track controlled substance prescribing | Health Data ManagementTrump included in his budget proposal a requirement for states to track "high-risk billing activity" to spot prescribing and use patterns that could be evidence of abusing Medicaid.FDA budget requests include clinical software, natural language processing, real-time device data | MobihealthnewsIn his budget request for fiscal year 2018, the FDA head proposed building a natural language processing-enabled medical data enterprise so clinical data could influence product review.In other newsDiplomats in Cuba suffered brain injuries. Experts still don't know why. | The New York TimesSome American diplomats in Cuba seem to have concussion symptoms. But they were never hit in the head. It's unclear what caused their brain injuries. Some say it could have been a "sonic attack," but the FBI said that wasn't the case. Letter to the Editor Send us a letter Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor, and we may publish it in print. Recommended for You Sponsored Content View the discussion thread.