FDA Updates for Week of June 20, 2022

June 25, 2022

FDA approves tumor-agnostic cancer therapy, Clovis pulls Rubraca indication, Purdue launches opioid reversal, FDA plans advisory committee meeting for Xphozah, and Manarini and AbbVie submit applications.

Making Contraception More Available

June 23, 2022

Demand for birth control obtained through telehealth or without a prescription continues to grow, and some states have loosened up their rules. Meanwhile, groups and organizations involved in contraception are bracing themselves for the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court decision today overturned Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion.

FDA Updates for Week of June 13, 2022

June 18, 2022

In COVID-19 news, the FDA expanded emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for children down to 6 months of age. The FDA also approved Skyrizi for Crohn’s disease, Olumiant for alopecia, as well as two rare disease therapies: Imcivree for obesity associated BBS and Amvuttra for neuropathy associated with rare disease. Additionally, FDA extended the PDUFA date Brukinsa.

The Future of Employer Sponsored Healthcare Plans Is Cost Management

June 12, 2022

Adding tax-preferred savings, perhaps with an employer match, can prompt employees to accumulate assets so they are prepared to shoulder out-of-pocket costs. Using reference-based pricing can establish benchmark fees and put a ceiling on payments across a network.