Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the US Food and Drug Administration, has long favored deregulating medical devices and drugs, write Judith Garber and Shannon Brownlee from the Lown Institute in an opinion piece at Stat News.

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The South China Morning Post reports that Hong Kong plans to add HK$20 billion (US$2.6 billion) to a research endowment.

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