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Here’s What a Real Opioid Emergency Looks Like

Let’s be clear — the limited steps ordered by the president to reduce the numbers of people addicted to opioids don’t look anything like a response to an emergency. . . . → Read More: Here’s What a Real Opioid Emergency Looks Like

Flashback: Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

Science & Enterprise is taking a break From 2 to 13 October. Until then, we will re-run some of our recent special reports. Our regular posts will return on 16 October.

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2 May 2016. At a press event in Washington, D.C. last week, Representative Lloyd Doggett of Texas, a champion of lower prescription . . . → Read More: Flashback: Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

Immigration Crackdown “a Disaster” for U.S. Science

A panel of research executives from American universities said the current hostility to immigration in the U.S. is causing fear among many researchers and could have a serious impact on science. . . . → Read More: Immigration Crackdown “a Disaster” for U.S. Science

Precision Medicine, “My Hope for the Future”

A meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. today heard about one person’s struggle with cystic fibrosis and her hope for precision medicine to provide a cure. . . . → Read More: Precision Medicine, “My Hope for the Future”

Patent Office Decides for Broad and Editas in Crispr Case

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided that the gene editing processes developed by Broad Institute and licensed to Editas Medicine do not interfere with techniques for genome editing created by University of California at Berkeley. . . . → Read More: Patent Office Decides for Broad and Editas in Crispr Case

Science Org. CEO: Trump Order “Contrary to Science”

The chief executive officer of the world’s largest general science organization called the Trump administration’s order detaining travelers from Muslim countries to the U.S., including scientists and students, “contrary to the spirit of science.” . . . → Read More: Science Org. CEO: Trump Order “Contrary to Science”

News Blackout Imposed on U.S. Science Agencies [Updated]

Multiple news services today are reporting that the Trump administration is ordering several U.S. government agencies conducting or funding scientific research to cease discussing its activities with the media or public officials. . . . → Read More: News Blackout Imposed on U.S. Science Agencies [Updated]

Report from Maker Faire: Wrist Band Takes Blood Pressure

Report from Maker Faire: Two students designed a blood-pressure measurement device worn on the wrist to provide continuous readings, something a cuff cannot do. . . . → Read More: Report from Maker Faire: Wrist Band Takes Blood Pressure

Report from Maker Faire: Plastic Recycling Made in Space

Report from Maker Faire: Made In Space and Lowe’s stores displayed a system that recycles polyethylene plastic bags and bottles into filament for 3-D printers. . . . → Read More: Report from Maker Faire: Plastic Recycling Made in Space

Another Chance to Get Serious on Drug Pricing

Stephen Ubl at National Press Club, 25 May 2016 (A. Kotok)

Stephen Ubl, president and CEO of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, told a press and industry event in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (25 May) that drug makers are eager to develop more individualized treatments for patients, but proposed regulations on . . . → Read More: Another Chance to Get Serious on Drug Pricing