New guidelines may help more companies produce “generic” biologics: Medications produced by living organisms used to treat conditions like psoriasis and Crohn’s disease. This could bring more competition to the market and lower prices for consumers, but long-dominant pharmaceutical monopolies could persist.
The Head Tracker picks this one for the day’s most distinctive story. Not that it’s long, or required arduous reporting, but just for being a blast of fresh, northern air. For years, Eskimo and Inuit hunters have used dogs to help find the breathing holes of ringed seals hidden under the snow on offshore ice.