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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

07 Dec 2017

Sage shares surge as depression drug succeeds in mid-stage trial

Drug developer Sage Therapeutics Inc's shares soared as much as 85 percent to a record high on Thursday after its experimental drug to reduce the symptoms of depression succeeded in a mid-stage trial.

21 Nov 2017

Cytokinetics sinks on abandoning ALS drug after failed trial

Cytokinetics Inc shares plummeted nearly 28 percent on Tuesday after the drugmaker said it would stop developing one of its treatments for ALS, a fatal neuro-degenerative disorder, after the drug failed to improve lung function in a key trial.

20 Nov 2017

Reimbursement cuts on lab tests pressure U.S. lab firm shares

A federal agency on Friday rolled out deep cuts to reimbursement rates for some lab tests under Medicare, a move that could save the government as much as $3 billion over five years, but hurt margins of U.S. laboratory companies.

15 Nov 2017

Acorda reports five deaths in Parkinson's trial, shares plunge

Acorda Therapeutics Inc said five people died in trials for its Parkinson's disease drug, the latest in a series of setbacks for the drugmaker, sending its shares down 38 percent.

09 Nov 2017

Dynavax's hepatitis B vaccine gets FDA nod on third try, shares up

Dynavax Technologies Corp's hepatitis B vaccine won the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval on the third attempt and Chief Executive Eddie Gray told Reuters the company was open to, but not waiting for, a partner to market the drug.

01 Nov 2017

Hurricanes, fewer patients hurt Community Health's third quarter results

Lower patient admissions and hurricane-led disruptions in business led Community Health Systems Inc to report a wider-than-expected loss in the third quarter and the debt-laden hospital operator cut its full-year revenue forecast.

20 Oct 2017

Imprimis Pharma to take on Allergan's Restasis with cheaper product

Shares of Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc sky-rocketed as much as 91 percent on Thursday, after the company said it would launch a cheaper alternative to Allergan Plc's controversial dry eye drug, Restasis, by next month.

17 Oct 2017

Amneal, Impax combine to tackle generic drug pricing pressure

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC is buying fellow generics drug maker Impax Laboratories Inc in an all-stock deal as a bulwark against a tough drug pricing environment.

10 Oct 2017

Lilly's breast cancer drug fails to help lung patients

Eli Lilly and Co said its recently approved breast cancer drug failed to meet a late-stage trial's main goal of improving overall survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

10 Oct 2017

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts to buy eviCore for $3.6 bln

Express Scripts Holding Co said on Tuesday it would buy privately held specialty healthcare benefits manager eviCore healthcare for $3.6 billion to bolster its medical benefits management business amid the threat of losing a major client.

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