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Pharmaceuticals

| Los Angeles Times

Two FDA programs, both instituted before Scott Gottlieb's tenure as head of the agency, have helped streamline the drug approval process, according to a new study. Faster approval means faster money-making for drug companies.

| Miami Herald

The FDA is advising people to stop taking Limbrel, an osteoarthritis drug made by Primus Pharmaceuticals.

Information technology

| Medcity News

Lyft has established at least five partnerships this year to use its ride-sharing services for non-emergency medical transportation. Circulation, which coordinates non-emergency medical transportation, has more than 1000 healthcare facility clients.

Safety, quality and clinical practice

| The Guardian

In 2001, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. Since then, overdoses, HIV infection rates, and drug-related crimes have all dropped off in the country.

In other news

| Stat News

The #MeToo moment has come to biotech. This article, published a day before Time Magazine named #MeToo its person of the year, reports that Sam Isaly, managing partner of OrbiMed Advisors, sexually harrassed women at work.


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