Trump’s first day in office
We’ve all removed the “elect” from President Donald Trump, and now it’s time to find out what he plans to do. Among the unknowns: Who’s going to run the FDA? Will Trump keep Francis Collins on for the long term? And just how serious is he about policing drug prices? Today begins biopharma’s new reality of parsing the president’s every move in hopes of figuring out what’s in store.
Tom Price goes back on the stand
Tom Price, Trump’s pick to lead HHS, will go before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday. This is the real one: The committee will then vote to advance his nomination to the full Senate. Expect much of the same from last week’s hearing: Democrats trying to pin Price down on Obamacare and Medicare, Republicans reassuring people they won’t leave them out to dry as they repeal and replace the ACA.