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    White House Commission on Opioids to Trump: Declare a National Emergency

    The White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis on Monday urged President Donald Trump to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency under the either the Public Health Service Act or the Stafford Act . In an interim report released Monday afternoon, the commission, chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R),  laid out eight specific actions ahead of a final report to be issued sometime in the future, which will include "a f...
  • Viehbacher: Diet Pill Guidance Needed To Ensure Investment

    Speaking to Reuters on Thursday, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Chairman and Sanofi SA CEO Chris Viehbacher said that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) needs to offer more guidance on their risk and benefit determinations for diet pills. "To make sure we're not ignoring unmet needs in primary care, we need a lot more clarity around the risk-benefit so there's predictability when we invest in these products," said Viehbacher. FDA...