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    Recon: China to Begin Reporting Asymptomatic Coronavirus Cases; Amarin Loses Vascepa Patent Suit

    Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.   In Focus: US Trump says coronavirus guidelines may get tougher; one million Americans tested ( Reuters ) Restrictions Are Slowing Coronavirus Infections, New Data Suggest ( NYTimes ) Top US expert sees 'glimmers' social distancing dampening virus spread ( Reuters ) US coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day ( Reuters ) US Congress eyes next steps in coron...
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    Recon: FDA Approves AZ’s Imfinzi for Untreated Small-Cell Lung Cancer; Merck, Bayer Drug Shows Promise in Heart Failure

    Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.   In Focus: US Trump backs off plan to reopen businesses by mid-April amid coronavirus warnings ( Reuters ) US health experts pushed strongly for Trump to extend coronavirus restrictions: Fauci ( Reuters ) Dr. Birx predicts up to 200,000 US coronavirus deaths 'if we do things almost perfectly' ( NBC ) Lawmakers’ coronavirus response means delays for drug pricing legislation ...
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    Recon: House Passes $2T Stimulus, Heads to Trump for Signature; Vertex Joins List of Drugmakers Halting New Studies

    Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.   In Focus: US House passes historic $2 trillion stimulus despite objections from GOP lawmaker ( CNN ) ( WSJ ) Irate House lawmakers scramble back to DC amid fears of coronavirus vote delay ( Politico ) ( Reuters ) The US Now Leads the World in Confirmed Coronavirus Cases ( NYTimes ) After Considering $1 Billion Price Tag for Ventilators, White House Has Second Thoughts ( NY...
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    Recon: FDA Approves BMS’ MS Drug, Launch Delayed by COVID-19; Pfizer Halts New Studies

    Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.   In Focus: US FDA approves BMS MS drug, Covid-19 to delay launch ( Reuters ) ( STAT ) ( Endpoints ) ( Press ) Pfizer pauses new studies due to coronavirus pandemic ( Reuters ) Pfizer, Mylan say COVID-19 delays will postpone their Viatris merger ( Fierce ) ( Endpoints ) ( Press ) U.S. slashed CDC staff inside China prior to coronavirus outbreak ( Reuters ) HHS lists hydroxy...
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    Recon: Congress, White House Reach Deal on $2T Stimulus; Merck KGaA’s MET Inhibitor Approved in Japan

    Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.   In Focus: US Congress and White House Strike Deal for $2 Trillion Stimulus Package ( NYTimes ) ( Politico ) 5 Key Things in the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package ( NYTimes ) Oracle Providing White House With Software to Study Unproven Coronavirus Drugs ( NYTimes ) ( The Hill ) Trump seeks South Korea's help for medical equipment to tackle coronavirus ( Reuters ) Ma...
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    Recon: Moderna Says COVID-19 Vaccine may Reach Health Care Workers by Fall; BMS Puts New Trials on Hold

    Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.   In Focus: US US has potential of becoming coronavirus epicenter, says WHO ( Reuters ) Trump and FEMA chief contradict each other on Defense Production Act ( CNN ) Trump will use Defense Production Act to secure thousands of test kits ( Politico ) Mnuchin hopes deal is 'very close' on $2-trillion coronavirus aid package in US Senate ( Reuters ) Pelosi: "Real optimism" for ...
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    Recon: Senate Scrambles After Coronavirus Stimulus Stalls Sunday; FDA Rejects Lilly’s Jardiance for Type 1 Diabetes

    Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.   In Focus: US Trump Says Coronavirus Cure Cannot ‘Be Worse Than the Problem Itself’ ( NYTimes ) ( Reuters ) Coronavirus stimulus bill fails to move forward; McConnell cites 'obstruction' ( NBC ) ( Vox ) Senate scrambles to finish coronavirus package by end of day ( Politico ) ( The Hill ) Coronavirus forces states to order nearly one in three Americans to stay home ( Reuter...
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    Recon: US Negotiations Kick Off for $1T Coronavirus Stimulus; UK Bans Parallel Exports of Key Drugs

    Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.   In Focus: US The trillion-dollar coronavirus negotiation kicks off ( Politico ) ( CNN ) States still waiting on coronavirus tests as Trump tells them to do more ( Politico ) Roche CEO says coronavirus test capacity too limited to screen all ( Reuters ) California issues 'stay home' order; US death toll hits 200 ( Reuters ) ( NYTimes ) ( LA Times ) ( NBC ) Schumer urges Tr...
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    Recon: Ventilator Makers Boost Production; HIV Drug Combo Fails in COVID-19 Study

    Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.   In Focus: US Ventilator Makers Ramp Up Production Amid Coronavirus Crunch ( NYTimes ) ( Reuters ) ( NPR ) America Needed Coronavirus Tests. The Government Failed. ( WSJ ) ( NYTimes ) US coronavirus cases surpass 10,000, doubling in two days ( CNBC ) Trump signs coronavirus aid package with paid sick leave, free testing ( The Hill ) ( Politico ) ( ProPublica ) Intelligence...
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    Recon: Senate Aims to Pass House Coronavirus Package; US Clinical Trial Delays Start Piling up

    Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.   In Focus: US Senate to pass coronavirus package as Treasury proposes emergency checks starting April 6 ( Politico 1 , 2 ) Scoop: Bayer to donate potential coronavirus drug to US ( Axios ) Coronavirus has now spread to all 50 states and DC, US death toll passes 100 ( CNBC ) ( CNN ) US companies begin delaying clinical trials due to coronavirus outbreak ( Reuters ) ( STAT )...
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    Recon: White House, Senate Look to Bundle Coronavirus Bill, Stimulus Package; Novo Halts Hemophilia Studies on Safety Concerns

    Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.   In Focus: US Trump urges US to halt most social activity in virus fight, warns of recession ( Reuters ) ( NYTimes ) In Coronavirus Testing Ramp-Up, US Called Private Sector in Late ( Bloomberg ) ( Harvard Gazette ) White House eyes combining House bill with new coronavirus stimulus ( Politico ) ( NYTimes ) Mnuchin to pitch Senate GOP on third coronavirus package Tuesday ( ...
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    Recon: HHS Hit by Cyberattack; US Senate Scrambles on Coronavirus Bill as Europe Locks Down

    Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.   In Focus: US Senate scrambles on coronavirus package as US begins to shut down  ( Politico ) ( The Hill ) Cyber-Attack Hits US Health Agency Amid Covid-19 Outbreak ( Bloomberg ) ( Reuters ) US states plea for coordinated national response to coronavirus ( Reuters ) Government official: Coronavirus vaccine trial starts Monday ( AP ) Sanofi, Regeneron begin testing arthriti...