SAN FRANCISCO — The J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference has well and truly wound down. We’ve got some takeaways for you — to savor until next year.
People couldn’t stop talking about the Michaels
Some of the biggest buzz of JPM centered around STAT’s finding that men named Michael outnumbered female CEOs giving company presentations at the main conference. And beyond that factoid, there was plenty of conversation about just how few women and people of color could be found packed in the hallways of the Westin St. Francis hotel all week. — Rebecca Robbins
Drug pricing debate is here to stay
Turns out Congress is still struggling to wrap its head around how drugs go from factories to families, illustrated by a recent ontological debate between President Trump’s nominee for HHS director and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). And while that cat takes an extended vacation, pharma’s merry rodents remain at play, charging ever more for their drugs and testing the bounds of those self-imposed “social contracts.” — Damian Garde