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September 25, 2017

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The Week That Was: Insurers Named in Opioid “Blame Game”

“Happy Monday” is an oxymoron for many of you, but over here at TWTW headquarters we’re feeling psyched. Our favorite fall TV shows are finally starting back up and we’ve DVRed (yes, it’s a verb people) the Sanders-Klobuchar versus Graham-Cassidy...

September 18, 2017

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The Week That Was: What Happened…To Martin Shkreli

The Week That Was GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING READERS! We hope you had a restful weekend, because you’re in for a helping heap of The Week That Was. Last week was the equivalent of editorial catnip for our team: Martin Shkreli proved once...

August 29, 2017

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The Week That Was: Opioid Pledges Get Renewed Coverage

TWTW team took some time out of our Monday schedules to pass around a pair of eclipse glasses and soak up the (lack of) sun. We were in good company at New York City’s Highline and across the country. Eclipse...

August 21, 2017

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

Like the rest of the nation, The Week That Was is feeling somber following troubling events in the US and abroad. And, we saw American business leaders wade into the political fray. In this week’s installment, we take some time...

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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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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....