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First Edition: November 21, 2019

Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations. Kaiser Health News: In This Democratic Debate, Health Care Issues Took A Backseat Marijuana decriminalization. Paid family leave. And, yes, “Medicare for All.” Democrats strayed a little from arguing the intricacies of single-payer health care during their fifth presidential debate on Wednesday, bringing ideas like expunging… Read More »

China gives conditional OK to its first self-developed Alzheimer’s drug

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has granted conditional approval to its first self-developed treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a move that may point to revived opportunities in a therapeutic area where drugmakers have burned billions of dollars without yielding a validated new drug. Oligomannate, which uses extract from marine brown algae as raw material, received a conditional… Read More »

Severely injured patient becomes first African American to receive full face transplant

A 68-year-old man from Los Angeles has made medical history by becoming the first African American to receive a full face transplant. In July, Robert Chelsea also became the oldest patient to undergo the surgery, which was performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, NBC News reports. “May God bless the donor and his… Read More »

Daily on Healthcare, presented by SBEC: First federal opioid trial averted at the 11th hour

Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what’s going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $ 1.00 an issue! FIRST FEDERAL OPIOID TRIAL AVERTED: A major trial over the opioid crisis that was to set the stage for thousands… Read More »