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Rebecca Robbins

@RebeccaDRobbins

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@nytimes reporter covering the pharmaceutical industry. 714-478-4224 for calls, texts, Signal, & WhatsApp. rebecca.robbins@nytimes.com

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Amy Qin 秦颖
2 days ago
As the debate over the virus origins raged last week, I picked up the phone & called the Wuhan scientist at the center of the lab leak theories. To my surprise, she picked up. More on what Dr. Shi Zhengli, the "Bat Woman," had to say in our profile. https://t.co/1ERbG759fY
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Carl Zimmer
2 days ago
Novavax’s big US-Mexico trial confirmed their protein vaccine works well, with 90 percent efficacy. It’s late for the US, but not for the world. And it might prove a good booster too. Here is my story for @nytimes https://t.co/YGvfB5QZd7
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Jesse Drucker
4 days ago
1/ MY LATEST: How private equity conquered the US tax system: IRS virtually never audits a $4.5 trillion industry. With @dannyhakim (THREAD) https://t.co/eckvbBniEy
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Noah Weiland
5 days ago
Scoop: The FDA determined that about 60 million J&J doses made at Emergent BioSolutions can't be used because of contamination risk. The agency plans to allow 10 million doses to be used with a warning about the plant's manufacturing practices. https://t.co/O3g5WrFMAW
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Rebecca Robbins
5 days ago
The FDA's approval of $BIIB's Aduhelm is spurring major backlash in the scientific community — most notably, with the resignations of 3 advisers to the agency. The question now is whether lawmakers, payers and patients will balk. With @PamBelluck: https://t.co/DSzzLiNBtG
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@SarahKarlin
Sarah Karlin-Smith
7 days ago
PhRMA CEO pushing back on critcism related to $BIIB approval and pricing. One thing to note is use of word "cure" in 2nd tweet -- the current drug has so far not proven to be anything close to a cure. https://t.co/31gUjFXfzj
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Stephen J. Ubl
7 days ago
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard alarmist predictions about spending on new medicines that were off base. Wildly off base at times. Other dire warnings have missed the mark by an average of 550%. https://t.co/dLj8B73KsA
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Rebecca Robbins
7 days ago
The Medicare Part B program’s total drug spending was $37 billion in 2019 — roughly equivalent to the budget needed treat only about a third of Americans with mild cognitive problems with Aduhelm. https://t.co/FhVC4JP54s
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Rebecca Robbins
8 days ago
"A therapy of this cost is going to have enormous implications for everyone. And by everyone, I literally mean you, too. There’s going to be some 60 & 70 yos on your plan. If they start getting this treatment, you will see your premiums go up.” -@jsross119 https://t.co/FhVC4JP54s
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@carlzimmer
Carl Zimmer
9 days ago
What makes Alpha so…alpha? A new study suggests one element of the variant’s success: it stuns our defenses with a lot of extra viral proteins. Here’s my story https://t.co/y6ms3BXVbX
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@megtirrell
Meg Tirrell
9 days ago
Biogen’s stock is halted on FDA decision but check out shares of Eli Lilly, which has an Alzheimer’s drug in development behind it: https://t.co/fyzRpQl7ft
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Rebecca Robbins
20 days ago
Is anyone studying the demographics of the Covid patients in the U.S. who have gotten monoclonal antibody treatments? Even if you're not ready to report results, I'd like to learn about any studies in the works. rebecca.robbins@nytimes.com
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Sarah Kliff
26 days ago
A man whose father died of the virus last fall uses an Excel spreadsheet to organize the outstanding debts. It has 457 rows, one for each of his father’s bills, totaling over $1 million. He quit his job just to manage fighting the charges. https://t.co/5Vs2tZs0XX
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Emily Anthes
a month ago
For the last few months, I’ve been reporting on what the past year has been like at Colorado Mesa University, a 10,000-student school that has become a real-life, real-time pandemic laboratory. https://t.co/vBjCbPItKw
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@noahweiland
Noah Weiland
a month ago
At two community vaccination sites, I got a glimpse of what the Biden administration has called the next phase of the campaign, with small, door-to-door efforts and an emphasis on local doctors and clergy https://t.co/UkKDGZdKoi
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