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The White House is said to be drafting an executive order on drug pricing, according to BioCentury. The order will instruct executive agencies to use value-based contracts for purchasing medicines, and to pursue trade policies that enhance the intellectual property rights of American drug makers. There was no word, though, on other details or how soon the order may be completed.

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  • You all missed the bus ad imagery. Sage was just channeling Paul Simon; PPD may be one of of those 50 ways to leave your lover: “Just hop on the bus, Gus, don’t need to discuss much” (really can’t with that pacifier in your mouth).

  • An executive order on drug price$ – or should I say ‘Another Executive Order, this time on drug prices.” I guess hoping for some good legislation on the topic is out of the question but once again, ‘style over substance.’

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