Katie Thomas

Katie Thomas

@katie_thomas

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New York Times reporter covering the health care industry, mainly drugs. Send a secure tip here: https://nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2016/news-tips/

Joined on December 22, 2008
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(update: the website is back up).

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The institute's website was unavailable as of Friday afternoon.

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Former execs said the founder, who stepped down as CEO this year, contributed to the troubles through poor management. This fall, the new CEO negotiated a raise to $405,000. He said he was deferring the raise, but that he deserved to be compensated for the risk he was assuming.

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The move surprised many scientists because their work was financed by government and private sources. This fall, the TB vaccine effort entered into an NIH contract worth up to $45 million. But the institute, the Infectious Disease Research Institute, had struggled for years.

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A nonprofit institute abruptly laid off about a third of its scientists the day before Thanksgiving and shut down research into TB vaccines and neglected tropical diseases. My story:

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New from me: Drug companies have teamed up with unlikely allies -- labor unions -- to fight drug proposals around the country.

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A major university is telling students on Medicaid: buy private insurance plan, or drop out. Students who are on Medicaid are, by definition, low income. Some who can't afford the premium — $1,500 per year — say they're going to have to quit school.

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Quoted @BySheilaKaplan

Juul Says Its Focus Was Smokers, but It Targeted Young Nonsmokers https://nyti.ms/2KNq1Rs 

Compelling and definitive read by @julie_creswell and @BySheilaKaplan

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Quoted @TheWeekly

📣 ICYMI: The $6 Million Drug Claim. What happens when benefit plans are hit with ultra-costly claims? @nytimes subscribers in the U.S. can now watch the FULL episode of #TheWeeklyNYT featuring @katie_thomas and @ReedAbelson. https://nyti.ms/2ZndxIC 

If you missed our @TheWeekly episode about ultra-high drug prices when it came out in August, you can catch it now on the @nytimes website. Subscribers in the U.S. can watch it in full.

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This is a remarkable piece of work from the @Newsday crew, with resonance far beyond Long Island:

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It pays to pay attention in math class! That means you too, aspiring lawyers ...and judges.

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"Her husband’s insulin costs $1,500 a month. 'MTurk covers about half of what he needs to survive,' Ms. Boehm, 40, said. 'Silly insulin.' "

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Update: it's official:

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Quoted @NYTHealth

President Trump is expected to nominate a cancer researcher, Dr. Stephen Hahn, as the next leader of the F.D.A. Some former F.D.A. commissioners said he will experience a steep learning curve as a Washington outsider. https://nyti.ms/2WwDQbs 

It looks like this will happen today.

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Quoted @abbygoodnough

The political challenge of trying to aggressively constrain how much hospitals, doctors and pharma are paid cannot be understated... https://twitter.com/larry_levitt/status/1190270334227943424 …

The political challenge is also a practical challenge: the impact of dramatically overhauling the American health system -- particularly the question of jobs and income. Maybe you don't like your insurer, but what about your hospital and doctor?

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Lipitor, the famous cholesterol-lowering drug, is still generating $2 billion in sales per year for Pfizer even though its patent expired eight years ago. China is a big reason why.

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Happy to be on The Daily today. Thanks to Michael Barbaro and production crew.

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FDA warns EonSmoke, makers of e-liquids in flavors such as mango, cotton candy, sour gummy worm, to stop sales -- says products are on the market illegally.

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Erin Fox
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Vincristine shortage update - @Pfizer starts shipping next week - will have supplies to meet all patient needs. Check out DHCP letter https://www.fda.gov/media/131865/download … and more info @US_FDA drug shortage or @ASHPOfficial drug shortage page. Spread the word!

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