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August 14, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

There’s an old industry myth that August is a slow news month. Not so much this August. As Pod Save America’s Jon Lovett and Jon Favreau put it so aptly on Monday, August is the time for “No news, until...

August 7, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

It’s never a dull week for The Week That Was team, and this week was certainly no exception. Express Scripts added 64 drugs to its exclusion list; mid-week, CVS followed suit with 17 drugs. Bernie Sanders was the only senator...

July 31, 2017

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Our team spent some time in Washington last week, and despite the cooler temperatures, we definitely felt the healthcare heat. While “skinny reform” dominated headlines, and our NYT alerts kept us up until the wee hours of Friday morning, our...

July 24, 2017

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While the dog days of summer rage on, The Week That Was team is cranking up the AC, enjoying more than our fair share of ice cream and avoiding Penn Station at all costs. Highlight of the week: our colleague...

July 17, 2017

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What may have once seemed like it was ripped from the pages of science fiction was realized last week, when the FDA unanimously voted in support of CAR-T, a pioneering therapy that uses the body’s own immune cells to attack...

June 25, 2017

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You know the phrase, everything old is new again? That’s kind of how The Week That Was team felt this week, as we saw more healthcare reform news, more drug pricing news, more talk of tapes and more Uber news....

June 18, 2017

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Another week, another Senate hearing! For most of the country, that meant Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony. But over in our neck of the woods, we’re talking about the Senate HELP Committee hearing on drug prices, which reminded us that...

June 12, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

They say the news never sleeps, and this week, we believe it. Comey-fever gripped the nation, answering some of the nation’s burning questions while raising a few others (tapes, anyone?)… Elsewhere on Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans started working to get...

June 5, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Well folks, it’s officially summertime in the city…but the livin’ is not exactly easy for The Week That Was editorial team! There are just too many hot headlines to choose from. We busted out summer wardrobes and endured the first...

May 22, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crisis in Communications

Hello Readers, This week we profile how: Divine intervention has shone a spotlight on the unmet need of those living with Huntington’s Disease You could buy your prescription on Amazon Prime in the not-so-distant future and doctors can rate drugs...