Novartis sales reps will testify about lavish meals, U.S. says | Bloomberg
Novartis 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 | Axios
Trump 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%.
Joe 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 Management
Dr. 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.
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Taste buds dull as people gain weight. Now scientists think they know why | NPR
As mice gained weight, they lost taste buds because of inflammation, scientists found. They think the same is true in humans.