Category: STAT News

Fearful of a Trump administration, many in research call for a ‘tutorial’ for the president-elect

STAT News Sandro Galea, School of Public Health Biomedical and public health researchers struggled Wednesday to fathom what the incoming Trump administration might mean for their fields, as they tried to separate their personal views about the election (many supported Hillary Clinton) from what’s known or expected about the president-elect’s plans. Expert quote: “It’s deeply […]

With superbug scourge looming, global group bets on biotechs to turn the tide

STAT News Kevin Outterson, School of Law Gunning to beat back a global scourge of superbugs, a transatlantic group is committing tens of millions of dollars, some of that from American taxpayers, to back biotech startups developing novel antibiotics… Expert quote: “If you look at the last eight new antibiotics that were approved by the […]

‘It brought back all the feelings’: Medics in past tragedies grapple with Orlando shooting

STAT News Jeffrey Kalish, School of Medicine When surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Kalish heard about the Orlando shooting, he flashed back to the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, when he rushed to save victims’ legs… Expert quote: “The entire thing is playing out exactly as the marathon did. First, there’s complete sadness, complete disbelief. Then […]

FDA to review physician education for prescribing opioids

STAT News Daniel Alford, School of Medicine As the opioid epidemic continues unabated, the US Food and Drug Administration will hold a two-day session starting on Tuesday to review whether a program for educating doctors about reducing patient risks is accomplishing its goals… Expert quote: “There has to be education about pain management, including when opioids […]