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Inside Corey Lewandowski’s Failed Romp in Trump’s Swamp

GQ profiles Corey Lewandowski, a one time Trump campaign adviser that launched his own lobby firm after the election, offering access to Trump and influence across government agencies. Health IT vendor Flow Health hired the lobby firm to reverse a decision by the VA to cancel its contract, which it illegally agreed to pay $250,000 for if the decision was reversed.

State Rep. Rehder will file PDMP bill again next year; “I’m a fighter, and I know that we will get this done”

Missouri’s effort to pass prescription drug monitoring program legislation died  Friday afternoon after the Senate added a provision mandating use by providers, a clause the Missouri State Medical Association opposed. The bill then lost support and failed to pass by 6pm Friday, when the 2017 legislative session ended.

Google DeepMind’s use of 1.6m Brits’ medical records to test app was ‘legally inappropriate’

The National Data Guardian at the UK’s Department of Health states in a leaked memo that Google DeepMind’s use of real NHS medical records to test an app designed to diagnose kidney disease was legally "inappropriate.”

Bipartisan bill will be reintroduced to force pharma to justify price hike

A bipartisan group of Senators introduce the Fair Drug Pricing Act, a bill that would require that pharmaceutical companies submit a report to HHS before increasing the price of a drug by 10 percent in one year, or by 25 percent over three years.

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