Breadcrumb Home Technology March 21, 2018 01:00 AM News from other sources Modern Healthcare Tweet Share Share Email More Print PharmaceuticalsNovartis sales reps will testify about lavish meals, U.S. says | BloombergNovartis sales reps bribed doctors with fancy food and drink so they'd prescribe the company's drugs.Drug prices are still going through the roof | AxiosTrump has repeatedly called for lower drug prices. But since he took office, 20 prescription drugs' prices have gone up by more than 200%, and 39 have gone up by at least 100%.Information technologyJoe Biden: To save and improve lives using data, details matter | Fortune"These health data issues are not new and we must all get serious and specific about the details to take action in the near term," Biden wrote about the interoperability problems Seema Verma and Jared Kushner raised at HIMSS.UPMC's Shrestha to help VA with Open API Pledge initiative | Health Data ManagementDr. Rasu Shrestha, chief innovation officer at UPMC, will head the VA's Open API Pledge initiative, encouraging healthcare organizations to work with the VA to support FHIR.In other newsTaste buds dull as people gain weight. Now scientists think they know why | NPRAs mice gained weight, they lost taste buds because of inflammation, scientists found. They think the same is true in humans. 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.