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Merck & Co.’s touted chief digital officer bolts for Marriott just 2 years into tenure

In a sign of the times, Merck & Co. mimicked other leading drugmakers in late 2018 by hiring its first chief digital officer––a position tailor-made to bring the company’s R&D and marketing into the tech-fueled future. But now, less than two years in, Merck’s digital head is moving on. Jim Scholefield, Merck’s short-lived chief information and digital officer… Read More »

Ex-FDA chief McClellan says ‘structures’ weren’t in place to identify vaping crisis earlier

Former FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan told CNBC on Monday that the regulatory agency did not yet have the structures in place to identify the vaping epidemic among youths earlier. McClellan said former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb, who left the office earlier this year, had tried over the last couple of years to put a more… Read More »

Sen. Durbin to acting FDA chief: Take ‘decisive’ action on vaping or resign

Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill. Caroline Brehman | CQ-Roll Call Group | Getty Images Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin told acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Ned Sharpless to take “decisive action” to curb teen vaping or resign. “It is my strong belief that, if you do not take decisive action within the next ten days,… Read More »

CMS chief unable to provide details on Trump healthcare plan

Dive Brief: CMS Administrator Seema Verma is unable to provide any details on President Donald Trump’s nebulous and long-promised healthcare plan, ostensibly for release in September. However, Verma did confirm the healthcare agency is “actively engaged in conversations” around the plan Thursday, noting CMS doesn’t have the ability to make more sweeping changes to bring down… Read More »