From the Week of 2/2/15

Medical research-related news headlines

FDA: Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced that she will leave the FDA in March. The Wall Street Journal blog Pharmalot reviewed Commissioner Hamburg’s tenure.

Medicare: President Obama proposed that Medicare should negotiate drug prices. WSJ’s Pharmalot blog about it comes with a Readers’ Poll.

Federal Budget: The Administration released its budget proposal for the next fiscal year. The proposals include increases for the FDA and NIH. Here’s an agency-by-agency look.

Ebola Trials: As a sign that the crisis is abating, researchers cannot find enough patients for drug trials.

Expanded Access Rules: The FDA has proposed revisions to its compassionate use policies.


See a cute mammal from the inside with this virtual tour of a mouse’s lung. It could be a theme park ride.

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