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This Device Is The First Marketed To Treat Opioid Withdrawal, But Evidence It Works Is Lacking

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:45:00 +0100

The FDA this week for the first time authorized the marketing of a device to relieve opioid withdrawal symptoms, which have been compared to a bad case of flu. But well-designed studies of its effectiveness haven't yet been done, so any benefits from the device could be due to the placebo effect. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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Eris signs definitive pact to buy Strides ’ India portfolio for Rs 500 cr

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:51:42 +0100

The acquisition is Eris ’s fourth and the largest buyout in the last 18 months. With this, the company will be among the top ten companies in the Central Nervous System (CNS) segment. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)



CDC: 90% Of Americans Need To Eat More Fruits And Vegetables

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:11:00 +0100

A CDC study showed how most Americans aren't eating nearly enough fruits and veggies. Summer Sanders as well as other celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Stephen Curry, and Kristen Bell with the FNV Campaign are trying to change that. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Rev. Jesse Jackson In A Battle Against Parkinson's Disease

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:24:00 +0100

The 76 year old American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician just revealed that in 2015 he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease (PD). Here's what the diagnosis means. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)






Fair haven completes its renovation

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:29:55 +0100

Fair Haven, a Methodist Homes retirement community, has completed a $42.5 million construction and renovation project.   This renovation officially makes Fair Haven the largest continuing care retirement community and the first in Alabama to fully implement the Household Model for resident care.  The Household Models is a relatively new approach to how long-term care centers approach and house their patients and residents. “Methodist homes adopted the household model of care, we are the first… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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A Brilliant And Touching Film That Turns A Little Girl's Ambition Into Our Own

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:53:00 +0100

Want to see a beautiful, touching film of a little girl with a big heart and even bigger ambition? I don't want to say another thing because it will spoil the film. So give it a watch and then I'll break it down. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



How do we fix health care in America? Colorado medical executive has some ideas

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:38:16 +0100

Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright focuses on improving relationships and redefining metrics of success in new book, "Back to Balance." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Parody Of A " Drug Commercial " Goes Viral And Propels Briteside Cannabis Company

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:52:00 +0100

Britseside makes a splash " advertising " mood enhancing cannabis - but also does serious Ecommerce (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



How to fix health care? Colorado medical executive has a prescription

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:42:43 +0100

Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright focuses on improving relationships and redefining metrics of success in new book, "Back to Balance." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



The Rising Medicare Scams You Need To Know About

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:36:00 +0100

In the latest Medicare scams, crooks attempt to gather personal information and swindle people, including by purchasing pricey replacement Medicare cards. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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Doster begins renovation of UAB Hospital Highlands

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:22:10 +0100

Birmingham-based Doster Construction Company has recently started its renovation of downtown's UAB Hospital Highlands.   The 3,500-square-foot renovation will convert the existing sports medicine gym to seven new examination rooms. The rooms will be modeled after those that were recently added into the new Whitaker Clinic at UAB Hospital. Doster is working with the same owner and design team - UAB Health Service s Foundation and Gresham Smith& Partners of Birmingham.   “Doster suggested that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Hospital Emergency Rooms

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:13:19 +0100

Rank Business name / Prior rank Patient visits in 2016 Percent change Emergency department units Eme (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Hospitals and Hospital Systems

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:12:57 +0100

Rank Business name / Prior rank Patient days in 2016 Percent change Certified beds Specialty service (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Exclusive: Medistar to develop health care tower in Texas Medical Center

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:11:23 +0100

The health care-focused developer will break ground on the 550,000-square-foot health care tower in the second or third quarter of 2018. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



WVU to build children's hospital tower

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:02:08 +0100

WVU Hospitals plans to build a $152 million tower that will house WVU Medicine Children's hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., significantly expanding the pediatric service's reach. The hospital, which is currently located on the sixth floor of the J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital campus in Morgantown, will add 150 beds to the system. It'll be attached to the hospital's existing southeast tower. The design, by IKM Architecture in Pittsburgh, will be built within three years and w ill include, among other things,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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VA secretary seeks $782M for Cerner contract

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:52:16 +0100

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is pushing to get funding for a contract with Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq: CERN). The Department of Veterans Affairs hopes to coordinate its deployment of a new electronic health record system with the Department of Defense, which just finished installing a new Cerner EHR at four pilot sites. Initially, Shulkin requested Congress reprogram $782 million for 2018. He did not publicly named a total cost estimate for the project, but Shulkin said it would cost "billions"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



What Houston employers need to know about establishing a wellness game plan

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:47:04 +0100

Faced with rising health care costs and a growing number of employees with lifestyle-related conditions such as type two diabetes and heart disease, employers can no longer afford to sit on the sidelines for workforce health and must negotiate better rates with insurance carriers and invest in prevention. This is especially true for Texas employers as obesity and resulting chronic conditions are estimated to cost businesses statewide an extra $32 billion by 2030 in health care, lost productivity,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Lab-Grown Mini Organs Could Speed Up Drug Discovery

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:38:00 +0100

Mini organs grown in the laboratory could lead to quicker discovery and evaluation of new drugs for many diseases, including cancer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Eris Life to acquire Strides' India business for Rs 500 crore

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:32:31 +0100

Boards of both the companies are expected to meet on Saturday and a formal announcement is due as early as on Monday, people with knowledge of the matter said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)



Level Brands' IPO Lists On The NYSE; How And Why They Switched To Regulation A+

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:47:00 +0100

Today Level Brands Inc became the seventh Regulation A+ IPO to complete and the second to list and trade on the NYSE American Exchange. The company raised its maximum of $12 million by selling 2 million shares at $6 each at a pre-money valuation of $35 million. The ticker is NYSE: LEVB (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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Dogs May Be Good For The Heart, Study Finds

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:41:00 +0100

A new study finds dog ownership linked to reduced heart risk, and mortality. And there may be several explanations for the connection. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Dog Owners May Have Healthier Hearts, Study Finds

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:41:00 +0100

A new study finds dog ownership linked to reduced heart risk, and mortality. And there may be several explanations for the connection. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



FT Health: Gulf steps up on neglected diseases

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:35:40 +0100

New Global Fund head, Amazon drug speculation, EMA HQ decision imminent (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



Farewell To SOAPware: The Search For A New EHR

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:34:00 +0100

Moor Insights& Strategy's contributing physician, Dr. Laurence Chu, MD, FACS, begins the search for a new EHR after SOAPware announces its exit from the marketplace. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Amgen Launches The ENBREL Mini(TM) Single-Dose Prefilled Cartridge With AutoTouch(TM) Reusable Autoinjector That Is Ergonomically Designed For Patients

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:22:08 +0100

Innovative Reusable Autoinjector Provides Additional Administration Option for Enbrel® (Etanercept) Users Awarded Arthritis Foundation Ease of Use (SM) Commendation THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -... Biopharmaceuticals, Devices, Drug Delivery, Product Launch Amgen, ENBREL Mini, Enbrel, Etanercept, autoinjector (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)

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ResMed Elects Karen Drexler to its Board of Directors

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:17:43 +0100

A champion of women in leadership, Drexler brings wealth of experience at both commercial-stage and start-up medtech and healthcare companies Also at annual meeting of shareholders, long-serving Director Chris Roberts announced his retirement SAN DIE... Devices, Personnel ResMed, sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)



Negligible Benefit Of Nerlynx, A New Breast Cancer Drug, Calls For Caution

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:16:00 +0100

The question for patients with early-stage HER2+ breast cancer is if it ’s worth taking a treatment (Nerlynx) that lowers the risk of distant recurrence by less than 2% at 5 years, and which has not yet been studied over the long term. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Owning A Dog May Help Your Heart, Study Shows

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:53:00 +0100

Here's what a study from Sweden showed and the ways that a dog can help your health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Burdened By High Medication Costs? Your Boss May Be Able To Help

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:21:00 +0100

Reference pricing is an important way to combat high healthcare costs without regulating prices or strictly limiting patient choice. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



OneTouch ® Launches #SmallVictories to Honor People Living with Diabetes with Unexpected Celebrations during Diabetes Awareness Month

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:04:09 +0100

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Amgen Launches The ENBREL Mini ™ Single-Dose Prefilled Cartridge With AutoTouch™ Reusable Autoinjector That Is Ergonomically Designed For Patients

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:00:30 +0100

Innovative Reusable Autoinjector Provides Additional Administration Option for Enbrel® (Etanercept) Users Awarded Arthritis Foundation Ease of Use (SM) Commendation THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) announced that the ENBREL Mini™ with AutoTouch™ is now available in the United States (U.S.). Awarded the Arthritis Foundation Ease of UseSM Commendation, this new and innovative delivery system provides an additional administration option for appropriate ENBREL patients. The AutoTouch™ reusable autoinjector has an ergonomic design that includes features that were designed with patients in mind, including an ergonomic handle, a needle designed to s... (Source: Amgen News Release)



Life Sciences Report 2017-2018: Biotech-Pharma-Medtech in Berlin-Brandenburg

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:06:33 +0100

The healthcare industries cluster - HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg celebrates its 10 years anniversary. However, the tradition of the joint work of the States of Berlin and Brandenburg in the field of biotechnology and medical technology already goes back more than 20 years. During this time, the German capital region developed into one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in Europe that stands for cosmopolitanism, innovation, creativity, and start-ups. Dynamism alone, however, is not enough to master a successful future. The capital region is also transforming its dynamic development into high-quality growth in science and industry. (Source: eHealth News EU)



MiMedx Market Leadership Well Positioned In Light Of FDA New Guidance Document

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:43:58 +0100

MiMedx reiterates Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Guidance MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 17, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), the leading biopharmaceutical company developing and marketing regenerative and th... Regenerative Medicine, FDA MiMedx, EpiFix, Venous Leg Ulcer, Diabetic Foot Ulcer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)



Health Ranger: How I beat type-2 diabetes using food, nutrition and exercise, avoiding a lifetime of insulin and toxic pharma drugs

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:17:17 +0100

(Natural News) Two decades ago, I was on the path to a lifetime of type-2 diabetes. Living on processed foods and lacking exercise, I suffered from hypoglycemia, high cholesterol and numerous other health problems. Like millions of people have now achieved, however, I turned my health around with simple but powerful changes in food, nutrition... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Painful Truth: The Successful Failure Of A Biotech Startup

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:03:00 +0100

A investor's eulogy for Quartet Medicine: founded back in 2013, this biotech aspired to address neuropathic and inflammatory pain via a novel biologic mechanism. Unfortunately, after 3 years of solid drug discovery, the startup is being shut down due to an unexpected safety signal. R.I.P. Quartet (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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Painful Truth: Successful Failure Of A Biotech Startup

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:03:00 +0100

A investor's eulogy for Quartet Medicine: founded back in 2013, this biotech aspired to address neuropathic and inflammatory pain via a novel biologic mechanism. Unfortunately, after 3 years of solid drug discovery, the startup is being shut down due to an unexpected safety signal. R.I.P. Quartet (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Wayne pharma firm making progress on its next abuse-deterrent opioid medicine

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:04 +0100

The company said its new drug candidate did well in late-stage clinical testing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



USFDA gives final approval to Cipla's anti-asthma product

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:18:53 +0100

Citing IMS Health data, Cipla said Pulmicort Respules and generic equivalents had US sales of approximately USD 825 million for the 12 months to September 2017. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)



Roche to acquire Viewics, Inc. to provide data-driven lab business analytics and add further digital capabilities along the laboratory value chain

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:02:00 +0100

Roche today announced an agreement with Viewics, Inc., a privately held software company focused on laboratory business analytics. Under the agreement, Roche is acquiring all shares of the company. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close on November 21, 2017. This acquisition allows Roche to expand its leading position in the Integrated Core Lab with business analytics capabilities, enabling laboratories to make faster data-driven informed decisions on their operations and processes. The cloud-based solution is secure, infrastructure-agnostic, interactive, and accessible from multiple devices (e.g. smart phones, tablets, desktop computers). (Source: Roche Media News)



FDA approves Roche ’s Gazyva for previously untreated advanced follicular lymphoma

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:00:00 +0100

Roche announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gazyva ® (obinutuzumab) in combination with chemotherapy, followed by Gazyva alone in those who responded, for people with previously untreated advanced follicular lymphoma (stage II bulky, III or IV). The approval is based on results from the phase III GALLIUM study, which showed superior progression-fre e survival (PFS) for patients who received this Gazyva-based regimen compared with those who received a Rituxan® (rituximab)-based regimen as an initial (first-line) therapy. Follicular lymphoma, the most common slow-growing (indolent) form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), is incurable and becomes ha rder to treat each time it returns. (Source: Roche Investor Update)

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Centene names Cindy Brinkley president

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:04:25 +0100

Centene Corp. has promoted Cindy Brinkley to president and chief operating officer, effective Thursday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



The Big Move: John R. Oishei Children ’s Hospital

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0100

After years of planning, patients and staff settle in at John R. Oishei Children ’s Hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



MMS Selected by Paratek to Support its NDA Submissions for...

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

MMS Holdings Inc. (MMS) announced today that it was selected by Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to support the development of its U.S. new drug applications (NDAs) for omadacycline. The omadacycline...(PRWeb November 17, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14931818.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



Former FDA Official to Conduct Popular ComplianceOnline Seminar on...

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

ComplianceOnline, the leading GRC advisory network, and ex-FDA official, Peggy Berry, will conduct a two day seminar on eCTD Submissions of IND and NDA/BLA to the US FDA, EU and Canada.(PRWeb November 17, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14927813.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

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Benzer Pharmacy Celebrates People ’s First HR Award Nomination

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Tampa Bay Business Journal Nominates HR Director Diana Calle for People's First HR Award.(PRWeb November 17, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14925743.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



APSHO Announces the Inaugural Mary Pazdur Award for Excellence in...

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO) announces the creation of the Mary Pazdur Award for Excellence in Advanced Practice in Oncology. The annual award will be given to...(PRWeb November 17, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14924369.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



Tunnell Consulting CMC Statistician Julia O'Neill to Present at...

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

O’Neill to Take Part in Session on Control Strategy for Gene and Cell Therapies.(PRWeb November 17, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14932419.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



FDAnews Announces — Implementing Risk Strategies for the Supply Chain,...

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Risk management tools promise greater control over far-flung suppliers. Anthony Parise shows drug and devicemakers new ways to deal with far-flung suppliers, using risk-management tools to boost...(PRWeb November 17, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14924441.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



‘How to Survive a Plague’ wins Baillie Gifford non-fiction prize

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:59:33 +0100

David France’s book chronicles the response to the Aids epidemic (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)

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Shanghai Pharma Buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China Business Shanghai Pharma Buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China Business

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:01:54 +0100

Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has agreed to buy Cardinal Health Inc's China drug distribution business for $557 million, winning a highly competitive auction in a move that will greatly expand its presence nationwide.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Daiichi gave Delhi High Court wrong information: Singh brothers

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:20:41 +0100

Contrary to Daiichi's allegation that RHC had violated these orders, Dutt said the unencumbered shares of RHC in Religare have gone above what were undertaken in March. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)



USFDA issues warning letter to Lupin's Goa, Indore plants

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:12:01 +0100

On Lupin's Pithampur (Indore) plant, the US health regulator said the company invalidated initial OOS laboratory results without adequate investigations. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)



Study Reveals Possible Connection Between High Fructose Corn Syrup And Opioid Addiction

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:40:00 +0100

New research shows an interesting interplay between high fructose corn syrup and oxycodone in the brains of rats, with revealing insights for humans taking opioids. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Chautauqua hospital plans county's first outpatient methadone program

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:33:32 +0100

UPMC Chautauqua at WCA has filed plans with the state to add medication-assisted treatment at its clinic in downtown Dunkirk. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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U of L, Kindred Healthcare announce tech innovation partnership

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:00:25 +0100

The University of Louisville announced another major public-private partnership at its engineering school on Thursday. Kindred Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: HUM), a large Louisville-based post-acute and long-term-care provider, and U of L's J.B. Speed School of Engineering have created create HIVE, a partnership that will create technology products that are geared towards improving the health and lives of seniors. The partnership will be similar to FirstBuild, a mini-factory and innovation center on… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



One of Cincinnati ’s largest colleges hires new president

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:40:16 +0100

Mason City Schools superintendent Gail Kist-Kline has been hired as president of the Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, which is affiliated with Christ Hospital in Mount Auburn. Kist-Kline, who plans to retire from the Mason public school system at the end of this academic year, will join Christ College on July 1, 2018. The college is the 12th-largest in Greater Cincinnati, according to Business Courier research. It offers an associate’s degree in nursing and a bachelo r’s degree… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Deal flow jumps for Polsinelli, Armstrong Teasdale in senior living sector

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:37:10 +0100

Local attorneys for the Polsinelli law firm are providing counsel to Louisville, Kentucky-based Kindred Healthcare Inc. in a $700 million sale of its skilled nursing portfolio to BM Eagle Holdings LLC. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



A robot roommate? How one company plans to make life easier for seniors

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:17:44 +0100

Rudy, a robot piloted in research here in Pittsburgh, is going on the road. INF Robotics Inc., a Fairfax, Va., startup, developed a robot named Rudy to provide care for seniors at home and has landed its first customer. With that, the company is launching a marketing campaign to let the public know its robot is available after six years of development. It is making the p roduct commercially available through a partnership with Sodexo-owned Comfort Keepers of Reston, Va., with more similar contracts… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



FDA approves Roche ’s Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) for haemophilia A with inhibitors

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:15:00 +0100

Roche today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Hemlibra ® (emicizumab-kxwh) for routine prophylaxis to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adults and children with haemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors. (Source: Roche Investor Update)

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CMS Administrator Seema Verma To Outline Her Plan At 2017 Forbes Healthcare Summit

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0100

Seema Verma, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a key figure in the future of the Affordable Care Act, will be interviewed live on-stage at the Forbes Healthcare Summit by Forbes Opinion Editor Avik Roy on November 30. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



CMS Administrator Seema Verma To Outline Her Three-Year Plan At 2017 Forbes Healthcare Summit

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0100

Seema Verma, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a key figure in the future of the Affordable Care Act, will be interviewed live on-stage at the Forbes Healthcare Summit by Forbes Opinion Editor Avik Roy on November 30. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Downtown move to 'set the stage' for future growth of Taylor Communications

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:38:50 +0100

One of the largest relocation efforts in recent decades was celebrated by more than 100 people who gathered in downtown Dayton on Wednesday, all of whom were there to welcome Taylor Communications and its hundreds of employees to a new home in the city's central business district. Taylor Communications, a print and digital communications business formerly known as Standard Register, unveiled its new location at 111 W. First St. to a massive group of employees, economic development officials, county… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Colorado biotech shares soars after patent issued in Europe

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:16:26 +0100

Shares in Arca Biopharma Inc. were soaring in early Thursday trading after the biotech reported that one of its treatments for cardiovascular disease has been issued a patent in Europe. The Westminster biotech reported that the European patent was validated in: Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Shares in Arca Biopharma (Nasdaq: ABIO) were up more than 30 percent in early Thursday trading, rising 37 cents to $1.55. The company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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Oscar Health Finances Improve Ahead Of Obamacare Expansion

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:13:00 +0100

Startup health insurer Oscar Health's losses are narrowing ahead of a major expansion selling individual Obamacare coverage under the Affordable Care Act. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Ashfield Meetings & Events welcome Matt Foreman as Head Of Exhibits

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:57:09 +0100

Matt will head up a dedicated global exhibit team that operates as an internal department, delivering a specialist service to the agency’s healthcare clients. Within his role, Matt will be responsible for driving exhibits strategy, working closely with the business development team to identify and develop new opportunities. In the last 12 months the team has delivered over 100 exhibits in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Matt will report to Penny Callaghan (Director, Operations & Business Services) and will be responsible for a team of experienced exhibit professionals. Matt joins Ashfield Meetings & Events from Rapiergroup where he held the position of Group Account Director, nurturing clients across pharmaceutical, financial and automotive sectors. Matt has extensive exp...



Blue Cross Plans Partner With Alphabet Venture To Manage Diabetes

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:57:00 +0100

Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are partnering with Alphabet-backed Onduo to monitor glucose levels of patients with diabetes using a wearable device designed to help improve health outcomes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Lenders of Orchid Pharma appoint Sripatham Ramkumar as resolution professional

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:31:59 +0100

Lakshmi Vilas Bank has referred Orchid Pharma to National Company Law Tribunal and the court had admitted the company on August 17. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)



RDD Pharma Raises $9.5M in Series B Funding to Fuel Global Development

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:05:45 +0100

NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 16, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- RDD Pharma, a leader in developing treatments for lower gastro-intestinal disorders, has raised $9.5M in Series B funding, including $6M from two new investors, Phar... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Venture Capital RDD Pharma, anal fissure, fecal incontinence, colitis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)

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Fentanyl Billionaire John Kapoor To Plead Not Guilty In Opioid Kickback Case

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:01:00 +0100

Fentanyl billionaire John Kapoor is set to plead not guilty this morning on charges of racketeering, mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to violate the anti-kickback law. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Doctors Are Still Prescribing Codeine For Kids After Tonsillectomies, Despite FDA Warning

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:30:00 +0100

Despite a warning by the FDA regarding the significant safety risks of opioids, a new study published in Pediatrics finds that 1 in 20 children were still prescribed codeine after having a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, according to data through 2015. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Discovery of a promising medication for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0100

Researchers from the University of Montréal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) at the University of Calgary have discovered a medication that could make it possible to treat individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease. An article published today in JCI Insight concludes that pimozide was found to be safe and over the short term, preliminary data shows that it could stabilize the progression of ALS. (Source: World Pharma News)



It takes money to try to hold Big Pharma accountable: Chuck Norris sues 11 drug companies for poisoning his wife

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:48:34 +0100

(Natural News) Most of us are familiar with the actor Chuck Norris, hero of action shows and movies like Walker Texas Ranger and Martial Law. Norris is famous for taking on the “baddies” and always winning. Now, he may have taken on the biggest fight of his life. The Daily Mail recently reported that Norris... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Pfizer receives FDA approval for SUTENT ® (sunitinib malate) as first and only adjuvant treatment for adult patients at high risk of recurrent renal cell carcinoma

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0100

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication expanding the use of SUTENT® (sunitinib malate) to include the adjuvant treatment of adult patients at high risk of recurrent renal cell carcinoma (RCC) following nephrectomy (surgical removal of the cancerous kidney). (Source: World Pharma News)

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Drug maker pulls off rare feat — literally — with 1st drug approval

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:12:06 +0100

The North Bay company was started just seven years ago, went public nearly three years ago and on Wednesday landed FDA approval of its first drug, a treatment for a ultra-rare disease known as MPS VII that will cost $375,000 a year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Spending Time With Your Grandparents May Increase Your Cancer Risk

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:02:00 +0100

A new systematic review published in PLOS ONE shows some of the things about grandma and grandpa that can be bad for their grandkids'health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Your Grandparents Can Increase Your Cancer Risk

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:02:00 +0100

As a new systematic review published in PLOS ONE shows, here are some of the things about grandma and grandpa that are bad for their grandkids'health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Doctors brace for winter as NHS faces funding crunch

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:02:32 +0100

GPs look to community care to keep older patients out of expensive hospitalsettings (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



Dr. Emeran Mayer, World-Renowned Gastroenterologist and...

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Leading researcher on mind-body interactions will speak on his work and emerging science on neurobiological aspects of digestive and nervous system interaction regarding health and disease(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14894779.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

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ASGCT Members Inform the Senate HELP Committee About Gene Editing

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

ASGCT leaders and members highlighted the innovative, durable, and potentially curative nature of gene editing at a Nov. 14 hearing with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14925252.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



Zen Relief Balm Battles the American Opioid Epidemic

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The All Natural Pain Relief is the Safe, Effective, and Quick Acting Solution for the Opioid Addiction Epidemic(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14922200.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



Dr. Emeran Mayer, World-Renowned Gastroenteroloist and Neuroscientist,...

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Leading researcher on mind-body interactions will speak on his work and emerging science on neurobiological aspects of digestive and nervous system interaction regarding health and disease(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14894779.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



Datalogic IMPACT Software 11.11, Enabling Advanced OCR: Unmatchable...

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Datalogic, a global leader in the automatic data capture and process automation markets, is pleased to announce the 11.11 IMPACT software release, designed to bring new functionalities to the MX-E and...(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14930086.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



FDAnews Announces — European Drug Assessment Policy for Biological...

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Some biologics makers may view the EU’s new CMC policy as a hurdle. Here’s why it’s also a golden sales opportunity.(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14929672.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

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BestRx First Pharmacy Dispensing Software Company to Achieve Level 2 –...

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Independent pharmacies are now able to share patient-centric clinical data and activities using Pharmacist eCare Plans through BestRx Pharmacy Software — expanding the impact of the Community Pharmacy...(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14926823.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



InventHelp Inventor Develops Alternative Form of Prenatal Vitamins...

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, is submitting this client's idea, IO PREGNA-PATCH in the hopes of a good faith review.(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14923884.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



Cold Chain Solutions Provider Controlant Achieves ISO 9001: 2015...

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Controlant, a leading provider of cold chain monitoring solutions for the Pharmaceutical- and Food supply chain industries globally, today announced it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management...(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14918549.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



Emeran Mayer, World-Renowned Gastroenteroloist and Neuroscientist, to...

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Leading researcher on mind-body interactions will speak on his work and emerging science on neurobiological aspects of digestive and nervous system interaction regarding health and disease(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14894779.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



Akonni Biosystems Awarded NIH Grant to Support Commercialization of a...

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Funding will help accelerate commercialization of its MDR-TB test on a fully-integrated, sample-to-answer system, the TruDx®3000(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14919635.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

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Seven Excelera member pharmacists earn the exclusive ‘Certified...

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The Excelera Specialty Pharmacy Network, a national network of specialty pharmacies based at health systems and academic medical centers, is proud to announce seven pharmacists have recently earned...(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14893305.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



Three Pharmacists from ExceleraRx Corporation Earn the Exclusive...

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Excelera Specialty Pharmacy Network, a national network of specialty pharmacies based at health systems and academic medical centers, is proud to announce Lana Gerzenshtein, PharmD, Jami Schell,...(PRWeb November 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14805517.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



FDA Grants Marketing Authorization of the First Device for Use in Helping to Reduce the Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:11:33 +0100

November 15, 2017 -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted a new indication to an electric stimulation device for use in helping to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. “Given the scope of the epidemic of opioid addiction, we... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Santa Fe nonprofit appoints new CEO

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:26:55 +0100

Peter F. Bastone has been named the new CEO and president of the nonprofit St. Vincent Hospital Support. The nonprofit charity and support organization is a co-owner CHRISTUS St. Vincent Medical Center along with CHRISTUS Health. Bastone will succeed former president Dave Delgado. "Bastone is an innovative, future-focused leader who transforms health systems into nationally recognized health access and service organizations," the nonprofit said in a statement. "He brings a wealth of experience… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



How Medicare Pales Against Health Care Abroad

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:21:00 +0100

A new Commonwealth Fund survey finds Medicare beneficiaries get worse care and face higher health costs than people 65+ in many other countries. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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Bucks County biopharm firm completes $1.4M stock sale

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:52:25 +0100

The company is developing a therapy for patients with a form of blood cancer that primarily affects the elderly. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



What OHSU's now-finalized deal with Adventist means for patients, hospital bottom lines

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:50:57 +0100

OHSU's affiliation with Salem Health failed, but two successful community hospital partnerships are paying dividends. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Wisconsin medical staffing firm acquires Sacramento-based Valley Healthcare

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:46:31 +0100

TotalMed Staffing, an Appleton, Wisconsin-based clinical staffing company that serves over 5,000 medical facilities across the U.S., has acquired Sacramento-based Valley Healthcare Staffing Inc. The deal was completed Oct. 31, according to a statement released by TotalMed. Steve Swan, chief technology officer for TotalMed, declined to disclose the terms of the acquisition or the revenues of either company. Valley Healthcare was founded in 2002 and employed about 35 full-time staff. Befo re the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



KU Health System lands deal to provide ACA coverage

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:01:10 +0100

The University of Kansas Health System and St. Louis-based insurer Centene Corp. said Wednesday that they'd struck a deal to offer coverage on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace. In 2018, health system patients will be able to receive in-network care through Centene's Sunflower State Health Plan in Kansas, and its Home State Health Plan in Missouri. "Once we understood no options were available on the exchange for individuals in Wyandotte and Johnson (counties) in Kansas and throughout Missouri… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



After $23M IPO, Celcuity to expand its headquarters

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:01:00 +0100

The company has leased about 16,000 square feet of space to accommodate its growth and provide it with additional laboratory space. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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State's top three insurers report promising Q3 financials

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:41:14 +0100

Massachusetts largest insurers have reported higher year-over-year operating margins in the most recent quarter, but remain concerned that potential changes to the Affordable Care Act could throw the market into disarray. On Wednesday, the state’s three largest insurers all reported financials for the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30. They attributed the growth in the past year to efforts to hold down growing medical and pharmaceutical costs. But the insurers cautioned that the market is still… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)