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Government halts research on dangerous airborne pathogens

The White House is temporarily shutting down biomedical research of dangerous pathogens, such as MERS, SARS and pandemic flu strains following several embarrassing safety incidents at government labs.

Obama seeks to beat Alzheimer's by 2025

The Obama administration wants the U.S. to figure out how to effectively treat and even prevent Alzheimer's disease by 2025, arguably a medical equivalent of President John F. Kennedy's challenge to

Obama administration finally proposes doc-disclosure rules

Ready for doc-payment disclosure rules in the U.S.? They've been promised for years now, ever since Sen. Charles Grassley and his cohorts started hammering on drugmakers' payments to physicians,

Supreme Court hears patent-description fight

The U.S. Supreme Court has the chance to make it easier for generics makers to fight against certain patent protections--or to make sure branded drugmakers have to face certain challenges at all. The

Obama to order new FDA action on drug shortages

The Obama administration is wading into the drug-shortage fray. The president plans to sign an executive order that aims to alleviate scarcity of many important drugs, including key cancer therapies,

Obama plan hits pharma with rebates, pay-to-delay ban

President Obama's deficit-cutting plan hits pharma with a one-two-three punch. As he's advocated before, Obama would impose higher drug rebates on dual-eligibles, the low-income Medicare patients who

Reuters: J&J chief gets president's ear on job growth

Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) CEO Bill Weldon (photo) is among the corporate executives set to meet with President Obama Friday afternoon to talk about economic woes and prospects for job creation,

Bloomberg: Pfizer's ex-CEO in running for cabinet post

Will ex-Pfizer chief Jeff Kindler (photo) find his second act in government work? The Obama administration will soon need a replacement for Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, who's been tapped to serve

Obama budget aims to speed generics to market

Branded and generics makers both have something to complain about in President Obama's proposed budget for 2012. Two proposals, to be exact: One that would allow the Federal Trade Commission to crack

Obama pitches $1B boost to NIH funding

For biomedical researchers, the budget fight in Washington, D.C., is getting personal. President Obama's budget includes some actual increases in funding for science, including a $1 billion hike to