The change of administration in the US has also seen a new leader at the FDA, with Dr Janet Woodcock appointed as interim commissioner by president Joe Biden’s new team. But there are doubts about her suitability for the permanent job because of her handling… Read More »Dilemma for Biden as Woodcock’s audition for FDA chief stumbles
With the Democrats leading the Senate and House, and Joe Biden installed as president, the Affordable Care Act will be restored and strengthened over the next four years, an expert from the Kaiser Family Foundation predicts.
President Joe Biden looks likely to ditch the previous administration’s move to create a quicker route to market for digital health products and other devices following the pandemic emergency. After he took office on Wednesday, Biden quickly moved to freeze a raft of Trump policies,… Read More »Biden likely to ditch Trump’s plans to relax digital health regulations
Agency veteran Dr Janet Woodcock is the new interim FDA commissioner appointed by president Joe Biden to replace outgoing Trump appointee Stephen Hahn. Woodcock has most recently been working with the Operation Warp Speed coronavirus vaccine and drug project started by the Trump administration. While… Read More »Biden appoints veteran Woodcock as interim FDA commissioner
President-elect Joe Biden named Xavier Becerra, the current California attorney general, as his nominee for HHS secretary. A 12-term congressman and vocal supporter of the ACA, Becerra would become the first Latino to lead the federal agency if confirmed.
Wasting no time to start enacting his forthcoming administration’s plan for tackling COVID-19, new president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, has unveiled his coronavirus advisory team. “Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face, and I… Read More »New Coronavirus Advisory Team Announced
Unless president Donald Trump is successful with legal challenges, Democratic rival Joe Biden looks to have won the White House in last week’s election but faces the challenges of a divided Congress when it comes to implementing important health policies. Making healthcare affordable is one… Read More »Divided Congress paves way for drug price reforms on Biden’s watch
Pharma may have avoided a worst case scenario amid the political upheavals in the US elections with the threat of tough drug price legislation lowered, with hawkish Democrats unlikely to win overall control of Congress. With the outcome of the presidential race unclear at the… Read More »Pharma may avoid worst-case drug pricing scenario as US elections deadlocked
Senior care — an increasingly important topic that’s too often overlooked on the campaign trail — is back in the spotlight. And maybe this time it will have some staying power. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has floated a sweeping new 10-year plan that… Read More »Biden Announces $775B Plan to Boost the Caregiver Economy, Support In-Home Care Providers