Tue 24 Jan2017

The Hill: 2016 FDA drug approval numbers — what can Trump conclude?

Jan 24 2017|Media|

In 2016, the FDA approved just 22 novel new medicines, a six-year low and half of the 45 approved in 2015. That’s the top line bad news; unfortunately, there is a more […]

Tue 3 Jan2017

WSJ Review & Outlook: The FDA’s Rigged Drug Committees

Jan 3 2017|Media|

If FDA is going to run these committees merely to achieve a predetermined outcome, then let’s skip the exercise. Drug sponsors should at least be allowed to object to candidates for the panel and be […]

Wed 28 Dec2016

The Hill: How Donald Trump can benefit patients by reducing red tape at the FDA

Dec 28 2016|Media|

President-elect Trump has called for reform of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put greater focus on the need of patients for new and innovative medical products.
I outlined a method by which this could […]

Wed 28 Dec2016

The Week: Will Donald Trump’s GOP abandon the drug industry? by Dylan Scott

Dec 28 2016|Media|

Dr. Joseph Gulfo, executive director of the Lewis Center for Healthcare Innovation and Technology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, who has advocated for an FDA overhaul, said he took the president-elect’s concerns […]

Thu 22 Dec2016

STAT News: Trump the first crack in the drug industry’s right flank? by Dylan Scott

Dec 22 2016|Media|

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is unorthodox, to say the least, when it comes to his opinions about the drug industry.

The GOP has historically been a staunch ally for drug companies. But […]

Thu 22 Dec2016

MedPage Today: Who Will Trump Pick to Helm the FDA? by Shannon Firth

Dec 22 2016|Media|

WASHINGTON — President-elect Trump has yet to announce potential candidates to lead the FDA, but several health policy experts shared their picks with MedPage Today.

At least two names have been bandied about —