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Republican senators say fixing individual market should be first step in ACA repeal

Senate HELP committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) suggests that stabilizing the individual marketplaces should come before efforts to reform Medicaid or roll back expansion.

Rep. Tom Price Got Privileged, Discounted Offer on Biomedical Stock, Company Says

The Wall Street Journal reports that Tom Price, President Trump’s nominee to run HHS, was offered a privileged opportunity to buy stock in a biomedical company at a special discount, despite confirmation hearing testimony to the contrary.

This polymer pill could soon drip feed drugs into your body for weeks

Biomedical engineer and MIT professor Robert Langer, recognized as the most-cited engineer in history, invents a long-acting pill that would release a steady dose of a drug for weeks.

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