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— The FDA is spending the administration’s remaining days combating for its independence, amid an HHS effort to jam by a sequence of last-minute insurance policies.
— A Trump administration shift in vaccine distribution technique is creating new hurdles for shocked states.
— The House will start fining members who refuse to put on masks on the chamber‘s floor.
WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY PULSE — Five years ago today, Dan bylined his first edition of PULSE. Tomorrow’s issue is set to be his last. He’s grateful for everyone who’s woken up with this newsletter.
TENSE FINAL DAYS INSIDE TRUMP’s FDA — HHS and the FDA are spending the Trump administration’s final days locked in another power struggle, after the well being division blindsided the FDA with a sequence of main coverage modifications, POLITICO’s Sarah Owermohle and Adam Cancryn report.
HHS this week accepted guidelines aimed toward lowering scrutiny of medicine and medical units earlier than they attain market – and has since pressured the FDA to log out on an industry-backed plan stripping company oversight of genetically modified animals.
— The strikes have left FDA officers offended and confused. The twin drug and system approval insurance policies have been revealed with no FDA enter, and left company officers scrambling to grasp them. Some staffers have been so upset they pushed for the FDA to place out a counter-statement disputing the brand new insurance policies.