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To Bring Down Big Pharma, This BioHacker Wants To Teach Patients To Make Own Medications

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Michael Laufer’s latest plan involves developing a desktop lab and a recipe book meant to equip patients to cook up a range of medicines, including a homemade version of the expensive hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, on their kitchen counters. In other news: an old FDA program is responsible for higher drug prices and lawmakers want more oversight over the 340B program, which allows hospitals to purchase drugs at a discounted rate.

For Leading Doctors’ Group There’s No Gray Area: Guns Kill People And Are A Public Health Threat

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“Guns do not make individuals, their families, or homes safer and they result in far more deaths to loved ones than to an intruder intending to cause harm,” Dr. Howard Bauchner, editor in chief of the influential Journal of the American Medical Association wrote. In other public health news: obesity rates in children, epidurals, social media and young people, fertility and more.

Gottlieb Says He Can Be Most Effective At FDA, But Dodges Question On Nomination Talks

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“I feel like I want to continue to follow through on the policies we’ve put out and it’s where I think I can be most effective,” said Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, whose name has been floated as a replacement for former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump names an acting secretary for the agency.