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Trump should do more to bolster Senate drug pricing effort, Grassley says

first_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Washington Correspondent Lev Facher covers the politics of health and life sciences. By Lev Facher Jan. 8, 2020 Reprints [email protected] @levfacher Trump should do more to bolster Senate drug pricing effort, Grassley says Log In | Learn More GET STARTED Tags CongressDonald Trumpdrug pricingpolicySTAT+White House Politics center_img What is it? WASHINGTON — A top Republican lawmaker on Wednesday hinted that the Senate stagnation of a bipartisan drug pricing bill has a high-profile culprit: President Trump.The comments mark the second time in as many months that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has suggested Republican Party leadership must act more forcefully on the issue of drug pricing. While the White House has formally endorsed the bill Grassley authored with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Trump has not personally pushed it with nearly the same enthusiasm that he displayed for other GOP health care efforts, like the party’s failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2017. About the Author Reprints Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). Win McNamee/Getty Images What’s included? Lev Facherlast_img read more

Groups Press Gov. Bullock to Address Canadian Coal Pollutants

first_imgConservation and sportsmen groups, a coalition of tribes and some Northwest Montana businesses are ramping up pressure on Gov. Steve Bullock to demand that regulatory agencies in British Columbia follow international standards before approving new coal mines that could jeopardize downstream waters.The advertising campaign echoes the concerns of conservation groups and scientists on both sides of the border who have called on Teck Resources to halt new coal mines in the Elk River Valley, where mining pollutants including selenium have been spilling from waste rock and crossing the international border into Lake Koocanusa.Selenium is a naturally occurring element in sedimentary rocks and coal and can be toxic to fish at elevated levels, which are exacerbated by mining operations and the accumulation of waste rock, according to guidelines by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.Meanwhile, the mining operations continue, even as scientists and researchers from a multitude of agencies work to develop a site-specific plan for protecting Lake Koocanusa, where they continue to monitor the influx of selenium leaching out of the upstream coal mines.Dave Hadden, executive director of Headwaters Montana, one of the groups responsible for placing the ads, urged Bullock to exercise his authority under the Boundary Waters Treaty to demand that the B.C. government adheres to the international standards. Signed in 1909, the Boundary Waters Treaty between Canada and the U.S. stipulates that shared waters cannot be polluted on either side of the border to cause injury on the other side.Montana Trout Unlimited and the National Parks Conservation Association have also supported the ad campaign.The ads feature bullet points about the dangers of selenium pollution, as well as a photograph of a fish whose jaw exhibits deformities typical of selenium poisoning, and urges readers to call the governor and tell him to “stand up for American waters.”A growing body of research has revealed that the Elk River contains elevated levels of mining contaminants like selenium, nitrogen and sulphate, and muscle-tissue samples collected from all seven species of fish present in Lake Koocanusa show increasing trends in elevated selenium levels. Moreover, the influx of selenium won’t abate even if the mining operations shut down production today, such is the scope of the mining footprint.Additionally, a coalition of tribes, including the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the Ktunaxa National Council and the Council of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, recently wrote separate letters to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Hyland, as well as to Bullock and B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak, urging the state and federal officials to address the legacy impacts in the Elk and Kootenai river watersheds and requesting a stronger framework to protect transboundary resources. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more