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Dems Blame Drug Companies for Opioid Crisis

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Say CMS's'hands-off'approach to pharma needs to change (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)

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GW Pharma gets FDA panel nod, first cannabis-based drug nearing approval

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:26:22 +0100

(Reuters) - An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday unanimously voted in favor of approving the first cannabis-derived medicine in the country, a childhood epilepsy treatment developed by GW Pharma. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Allergan, Takeda spar for Shire

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:27:49 +0100

Allergan (NYSE: AGN) today confirmed that it’s in the running to acquire Shire (NSDQ:SHPGY), which rejected a $63 billion offer from Takeda Pharmaceutical (TYO:4502). Dublin-based Allergan, which is in the process of slashing 1,400 jobs from its payroll and exploring “strategic actions,” said there’s no guarantee it will make an offer for Shire. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Allergan, Takeda spar for Shire appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



FDA panel unanimously backs GW Pharma's cannabis-based epilepsy drug

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:08:23 +0100

(Reuters) - GW Pharmaceuticals Plc's cannabis-derived drug to treat a severe form of childhood epilepsy was unanimously backed on Thursday by an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Source: Reuters: Health)



FDA panel unanimously votes for GW Pharma's cannabis-derived epilepsy drug

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:47:27 +0100

(Reuters) - GW Pharmaceuticals Plc's cannabis-based drug to treat a severe form of childhood epilepsy was unanimously backed on Thursday by an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Source: Reuters: Health)



19.04.18: Events: Q1 2018 Conference Call

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:05:20 +0100

Events: Q1 2018 Conference CallOn the occasion of the publication of our First Quarter 2018 results we will host a conference call for investors and analysts on May 3, 2018 from approx. 2:00 p.m. CEST.Link to websiteAll changes (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: New on this site)

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03.05.18: Q1 2018 Investor Conference Call

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:05:20 +0100

Q1 2018 Investor Conference CallLink to website (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events)



Shire rejects £42.4bn takeover from Japan’s Takeda

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:39 +0100

Rival drugmakers remain in talks about potential deal following latest rebuff (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



A new era in Alzheimer ’s innovation

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:13 +0100

After heart disease and cancer, Alzheimer ’s disease and dementia are the leading cause of death for seniors, responsible for one out of every three deaths. Today, the disease devastates the minds of people of all ages and creates substantial burdens for families and caregivers. By 2060, the number of patients affected is expected to doub le from 5 million to 10 million. (Source: The Catalyst)



Mayne Pharma grows NC headcount as new $80M facility debuts

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:56:50 +0100

Australia-headquartered Mayne Pharma Group Limited (ASX: MYX) has grown its headcount in North Carolina by 167 employees since June 2015. Mayne Pharma closed on a roughly $650 million generics buy from Teva Pharmceuticals Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) and Allergan (NYSE: AGN) back in 2016. And earlier this week, Mayne Pharma officially opened the doors of a new $80 million manufacturing facility in Greenville. The Australian compa ny also has its U.S. base at a commercial office in Raleigh.  In… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Management Change in Moberg Pharma

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:45:03 +0100

STOCKHOLM, April 19th, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Moberg Pharma AB (OMX: MOB) announces that Kjell Rensfeldt, VP Research and Development, will retire in the fall but remain with the company part-time as Senior Adviser. On Octobe... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Moberg Pharma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)

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US sees record fall in opioid prescriptions

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:21:58 +0100

Amount prescribed dropped 12% last year as moves to curb addiction crisis bore fruit (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



For Now, Hospitals Hang On Despite CVS, Optum And Walmart Threats

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:06:00 +0100

Thus far, not-for-profit hospitals " are showing robust resiliency " and weathering the headwinds of industry consolidation, a new Fitch Ratings report says. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



32-Year-Old CEO Raises $13.8 Million To Improve Access To Specialist Doctors

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0100

RubiconMD CEO Gil Addo was inspired to found the company in 2013 after his grandmother was diagnosed with a brain tumor. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Reminder: Invitation to Roche ’s First Quarter Sales 2018 Audio Webcast and Conference Call

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:00:00 +0100

Roche will publish its Sales Results for the 1st Quarter of 2018 prior to the opening of the Swiss Stock Exchange on Thursday April 26th, 2018. (Source: Roche Investor Update)



Cancer and heart drugs boost Novartis sales 

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:47:36 +0100

(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)

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Biotech shares shine as funds remain in the shade

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:01:30 +0100

Fears remain in spite of record number of approvals for new drugs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



Colorado enacts new assisted-living regulations despite business concerns

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:22:55 +0100

The Colorado Board of Health unanimously approved new regulations for the state ’s booming assisted-living-facility sector Wednesday, despite warnings from small home operators and legislators that the new rules could stifle needed growth. The 71-page set of rules, which are the first major update of industry regulations since 1986, require more training of personal-care wor kers, establish more significant food-preparation rules and require that administrators of such facilities have experience… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



MedSpeed Names Dan Blake Chief Technology Officer

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

MedSpeed, a U.S. market-leading provider of healthcare intra-company logistics, has named Dan Blake as chief technology officer (CTO).(PRWeb April 19, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15420584.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



Salimetrics Expands European Access to High-Quality Salivary...

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Salimetrics recently signed distribution agreements with 4 new European distributors, increasing access to salivary bioscience products and services for researchers who desire better results.(PRWeb April 19, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15402480.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



AI pharma firm BenevolentAI raises $115 million in funding

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:03:32 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - BenevolentAI, a British pharmaceutical company that uses artificial intelligence to identify new drug candidates, said it had raised $115 million in a funding round that valued it at $2 billion.   (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Sharp rise in patients suffering from several long-term diseases

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:01:44 +0100

Growth in ‘multimorbidity’ poses huge challenge to health services, study finds (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



19.04.18: Bankhaus Lampe German Conference, Baden-Baden, Germany

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:00:00 +0100

Bankhaus Lampe German Conference, Baden-Baden, GermanyLink to website (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events)



Cellular Biomedical Tattoo Can ID Hypercalcemia-Linked Cancer

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:00:49 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- A cell-based biomedical tattoo can detect hypercalcemia associated with cancer in a murine model, according to an experimental study published in the April 18 issue of Science Translational Medicine. Aizhan Tastanova,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Triple Therapy Tied to Reduced Rate of COPD Exacerbations

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:00:45 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), triple therapy is associated with a reduced rate of exacerbations, according to a study published online April 18 in the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Marital Status Tied to Earlier Presentation of Melanoma

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:00:36 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- For patients with localized melanoma, marital status is associated with earlier presentation, according to a study published online April 18 in JAMA Dermatology. Cimarron E. Sharon, from the Hospital of the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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Mild TBI May Increase Risk of Parkinson's Disease

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:00:18 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with increased risk of Parkinson's disease (PD) among military veterans, according to a study published online April 18 in Neurology. Raquel C. Gardner, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Stronger Link With Mortality for Ambulatory Versus Clinic BP

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:00:18 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Compared with clinic blood-pressure measurement, ambulatory blood-pressure measurement is more strongly associated with mortality, according to a study published in the April 18 issue of the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



The Shortage Of Home Care Workers: Worse Than You Think

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:05:00 +0100

Forecasts about a shortage of home care workers in America may be understating the problem. Here's why and what's happening to help. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



New York City Mice: Here Are The Bacteria And Viruses That They Carry

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:05:00 +0100

Surprise! Mice in New York City are not squeaky clean. Here's how you handle mouse poop (hint: don't inhale it) and prevent mice from invading your home. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Drugmakers take unorthodox route to boosting biosimilars

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:38:59 +0100

Sandoz worked with NHS on ‘copycat’ drug despite risk of no quick commercial return (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)

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Launch of Tecentriq in 2L+ NSCLC in Japan

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:35:00 +0100

(Source: Roche Investor Update)



2 Bay Area drug approvals in 1 day underscore industry's issues, opportunities

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:28:32 +0100

Pricing and the wear and tear of years of clinical trials remain issues for the drug-development industry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



How the relocation of the American River 150 years ago may be delaying Kaiser's Railyards hospital today

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:47:12 +0100

The Railyards project may be gaining momentum, but a series of complicated land transactions continues behind the scenes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Staying active on the deal front, RTI invests in St. Louis company

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:44:30 +0100

Staying active on the deal front, Research Triangle Park-based research institute RTI International has invested in a St. Louis genomics company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



GSK flags pharma M & A ambitions by poaching Roche deal-maker

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:38:50 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline signaled its intention to boost its drug pipeline through deals on Wednesday by hiring Kevin Sin from Roche's Genentech unit to lead a worldwide search for promising experimental products. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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2 teams of life sciences lawyers leave Dechert in Europe, NYC

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:06:17 +0100

Dechert lost two teams of transactional lawyers in the life sciences sector in Europe this week. The Philadelphia-based firm saw a four-lawyer team in Frankfurt, Germany, leave Tuesday for Chicago-based McDermott Will& Emery. The group is led by corporate life sciences partner Ruediger Herrmann and includes biotechnology transactions partner Jochen Eimer and two counsel. That move came a day after Boston’s Goodwin Procter said Monday that it had reeled in four life sciences lawyers from Dechert… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



GSK grabs Roche cancer expert to lead pharma pipeline deals

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:37:14 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Wednesday it had hired Kevin Sin from Roche's Genentech unit to head worldwide business development for pharmaceuticals research and development. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Express Scripts' Steve Miller: New Orphan Drug Price Is'Responsible '

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:36:00 +0100

Ultragenyx said the drug will have a net price of about $160,000 per year for children and $200,000 for adults (depending on body weight). (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Greater Cincinnati biotech firm developing cure for disease just raised millions

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:26:59 +0100

Airway Therapeutics, a Sharonville biotechnology company developing a way to prevent and treat lung disease in premature babies, has raised $11 million in Series B financing from new and existing investors. The firm is developing a protein replacement therapy called AT-100, which is based on research conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Whitset at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Airway Therapeutics was created in 2011 as a spin-out of Cincinnati Children’s.  “Our hardworking team is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Location revealed: Johnson & Johnson institute's new HQ to go in Lake Nona's Medical City

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:11:29 +0100

This $18 million building will be next to the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in southeast Orlando. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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New report shows over 500 medicines in development for neurological disorders

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:48:49 +0100

Neurological disorders, which include more than 1,000 conditions that disrupt the brain and nervous system, affect an estimated 100 million Americans, nearly one third of the U.S. population. According to a recentstudy, this number is likely to increase, as the number of Americans ages 65 and over in the U.S. is projected to nearly double.  (Source: The Catalyst)



ViewRay Unveils New Soft Tissue Visualization Technologies to Further Advance MR Image-Guided Radiotherapy

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:46:31 +0100

New MR Pulse Sequences and Imaging Enhancements Expected to Provide Cutting-Edge Tumor and Healthy Tissue Visualization* CLEVELAND, April 18, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY) announced today new MR imaging ... Devices, Oncology ViewRay, MRIdian Linac, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)



Weed's 420 Holiday Has Hazy Origins But The Economic Impact Is Very Real

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:42:00 +0100

Cannabis retailers hoping for higher sales than ever on this year's 4/20 (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Tetherex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Completes $50M Series B Financing

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:37:06 +0100

Funding to support Phase 2 clinical trials of the company's PSGL-1 inhibitor, SelK2, in multiple indications OKLAHOMA CITY, April 18, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Tetherex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical c... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital Tetherex Pharmaceuticals, venous thromboembolism, PSGL-1, SelK2 (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)



UNC Health Care pushes forward in virtual care

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:32:24 +0100

After an initial rollout for co-workers, UNC Health Care has launched a new virtual care service to the public.   Through UNC Urgent Care 24/7, patients are able to access physicians via their phones, tablets or computers when it comes to the treatment of nonemergency medical issues, according to UNC. Virtual visits cost $49 or less depending on patients’ insurance. UNC Urgent Care 24/7 – aptly named f or its round-the-clock access to care – is offered through Sunrise, Florida-based MDLIVE. “As… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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Medical Microinstruments S.p.A. Announces €20M in Series A Funding to Advance Its Robotic Platform for Microsurgery

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:29:10 +0100

CALCI, Italy, April 18, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Medical Microinstruments S.p.A. (MMI), an Italian company dedicated to improve clinical outcomes for patients undergoing microsurgery, today announces the completion of a €20M (appr... Devices, Surgery, Venture Capital Medical Microinstruments, robotic surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)



Why Colorado's proposed assisted-living regulations worry small-facility owners

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:25:51 +0100

The Colorado Board of Health will vote on the rules on Wednesday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Crunch time for Mayo as thousands train for new software rollout

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:10:50 +0100

Mayo Clinic is in the final days of a  $1.5 billion, multiyear plan to switch its millions of patient records to a single electronic health records database. Now it just has to make sure everyone knows how to use it.  The Post-Bulletin reports on the training regimen for the Rochester, Minnesota-based health care giant, which is send ing 10 busloads of workers every day to a training center in Rochester to learn the new system, made by Madison, Wis.-based Epic Systems. The new software goes online… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Buying Binge For UnitedHealth's Optum Is Only Just Beginning

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:04:00 +0100

UnitedHealth Group ’s Optum is signaling more acquisitions of medical providers lie ahead after UnitedHealth CEO Dave Wichman said executives will be " strong deployers of capital. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Polypharmacy More Likely for Cancer Survivors

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:59 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Cancer survivors are more likely to be prescribed five or more unique medications, including drugs with abuse potential, according to a study published online April 12 in Cancer. Caitlin C. Murphy, Ph.D., M.P.H., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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C. Difficile Risk Higher With Stoma Reversal Versus Colectomy

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:51 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Patients who undergo elective stoma reversal have a higher incidence of postoperative Clostridium difficile infection versus patients who undergo elective colectomy, according to a study published in the May issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



New Drug Combo Ups Survival in HER2/neu Uterine Serous Cancer

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:42 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- For patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)/neu-positive uterine serous carcinoma, adding intravenous trastuzumab to treatment with carboplatin-paclitaxel is associated with increased... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Smartphone App May Up Medication Adherence in HTN

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:36 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Randomization to use of a smartphone app is associated with a small improvement in medication adherence but no change in systolic blood pressure among individuals with poorly controlled hypertension, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Opiate Use Linked to Early Mortality in IBD Patients

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:26 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Heavy use of opiates among patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is tied to increased risk of premature all-cause death, according to a study published in the April issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Young Adults With T1DM Show Muscle Metabolic Deficiencies

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:25 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Physically active young adults with type 1 diabetes have alterations in mitochondrial ultrastructure and bioenergetics within skeletal muscle, according to a study published online April 18 in Diabetologia. Cynthia M.F.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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CDC: Asian U.S. Mothers More Likely to be Older, Married

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:18 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Non-Hispanic Asian mothers have distinct characteristics, some of which vary by Asian subgroup and place of birth, according to a National Vital Statistics Report published online April 18 by the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Disordered Eating Among Teens Tied to Future Depression

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:14 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Disordered eating behavior among adolescents is associated with a significantly increased risk of future depressive symptoms and being bullied by peers, according to a study published online April 11 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Self-Regulation Interventions Beneficial for Children

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:10 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- A range of interventions can successfully improve self-regulation in children and adolescents, according to research published online April 16 in JAMA Pediatrics. Anuja Pandey, M.D., from the University College London... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Social Support of Autonomy Tied to Better Glycemic Control in DM

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:06 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Family and friends'autonomy support may lead to better glycemic control by reducing distress among patients with diabetes, according to a study published online March 29 in Diabetes Care. Aaron A. Lee, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Abbott Reports First-Quarter 2018 Results

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:45:00 +0100

- First-quarter reported sales growth of 16.7 percent; GAAP EPS from continuing operations of $0.23 (Source: Abbott.com)

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Listen: What we can learn from ancient DNA

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:22:52 +0100

David Reich talks to Clive Cookson about how the genomic revolution is affecting paleontology and the study of human pre-history (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



18.04.18: Stock: Basic Data

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:31:00 +0100

Stock: Basic DataUpdate: The capital stock of Bayer AG, amounting to Euro 2,196,346,388.48, is divided into 857,947,808 no-par registered shares.Link to websiteAll changes (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: New on this site)



An apple a day really does keep the doctor away

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:18:32 +0100

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but did you know that 40 percent of illness is completely preventable? That ’s according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which says 900,000 Americans die each year from conditions that could be avoided through lifestyle changes and preventive care.   What is preventive care? As its name suggests, preventive care consists of measures used to prevent the onset of disease. This includes things like immunizations,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Johnson & Johnson/biosimilars: immune to reason

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:01:30 +0100

Choking off copycat drugs is a bad strategy (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



Fosun targets Fortis: A white knight or a dark horse?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Often known as China's Warren Buffett, Guo Guangchang prefers to be his student instead. His mysterious disappearance last year raised many eyebrows. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)

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ACEA Biosciences Hosted Cancer and Immunotherapy Symposium for Leading...

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Researchers worldwide participated in the 6th Annual Cancer Immunotherapy Symposium to learn groundbreaking new methods for CAR-T cell and TCR therapy(PRWeb April 18, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15419869.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



RURO Releases LimitLIS Version 3.2

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

New version features two additional modules: Clinical Chemistry/Hematology and Molecular Testing(PRWeb April 18, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15418746.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



DiabetesSisters Volunteer Leaders Selected to Attend 2018 Leadership...

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

DiabetesSisters has selected 27 of its volunteer leaders from 15 states to participate in its 4th annual Leadership Institute this fall in Chicago.(PRWeb April 18, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15412218.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



mPulse Mobile Partners with CityMD to Engage Patients on Their Path...

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Scaling for growth, CityMD adds mPulse Mobile’s enterprise-grade, tailored text messaging capabilities to their patient engagement strategy to deliver a scalable and exceptional Aftercare patient...(PRWeb April 18, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15421481.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



Cold Chain Experts Modality Solutions Announce Its New Content-Rich...

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Cold chain experts Modality Solutions is pleased to announce that its new website is designed to educate users on the varied ways to work with an established one-stop cold chain provider to best fit...(PRWeb April 18, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15419406.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

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Dennis M. Fisher, MD, a Highly Regarded Clinical Pharmacology and...

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

NDA Partners Chairman Carl Peck, MD, announced today that Dennis Fisher, MD, a highly regarded PKPD expert with more than 30 years of experience in clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetic analysis,...(PRWeb April 18, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15414812.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)



Amgen Presents First-Of-Its-Kind Data At AAN Annual Meeting Reinforcing Robust And Consistent Efficacy Of Aimovig ™ (erenumab) For Migraine Patients With Multiple Treatment Failures

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:00:57 +0100

The LIBERTY Trial was Conducted in Patients who Have Tried Two to Four Therapies Without Success -- a Uniquely Difficult-to-Treat Population Often Excluded From Migraine Prevention Trials Patients Taking Aimovig had Nearly Three-Fold Higher Odds of Having Their Migraine Days cut by Half or More Compared to Placebo Safety and Tolerability Were Consistent With Results Seen in the Pivotal Clinical Program; Over 97 Percent of Those Taking Aimovig Completed the Double-Blind Treatment Phase Data Selected by the American Academy of Neurology Science Committee as one of the Most Noteworthy Presentations at 2018 Annual Meeting THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NA... (Source: Amgen News Release)



Leawood attorney looks to give Big Pharma heartburn with lawsuit

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:37:22 +0100

Leawood lawyer Kirk Goza filed suit against some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the United States, on behalf of 27 clients who took acid reflux medication that allegedly caused kidney damage. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Lasting Outcome Similar for ULS, SSLF for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:00:37 +0100

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- For women with pelvic organ prolapse, there is no significant difference in five-year outcomes with uterosacral ligament suspension (ULS) and sacrospinous ligament fixation (SSLF) surgeries, and no difference in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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Caffeine Does Not Appear to Be Linked to Risk of Arrhythmia

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:00:35 +0100

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- Regular intake of coffee and tea does not appear to be associated with the risk of arrhythmia, according to a review published in the April 1 issue of JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. Aleksandr Voskoboinik, M.B.B.S., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Calcium Channel Blockers May Up Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Women

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:00:29 +0100

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- Use of short-acting calcium channel blockers (CCBs) is associated with increased risk of pancreatic cancer in postmenopausal women, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



USPSTF: Exercise Interventions Prevent Falls in Seniors

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:00:22 +0100

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that exercise interventions may be beneficial for preventing falls in older adults; however, the evidence is insufficient to weigh the benefits and harms of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Institutional Post-Acute Care

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:00:18 +0100

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- From 2000 to 2015 there was an increase in the use of institutional post-acute care, according to a study published in the April 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Rachel M. Werner, M.D., Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Replacing Alcohol With Marijuana May Prevent Dementia

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:57:00 +0100

Alcohol is one of the leading risk factors for dementia. But there is evidence that replacing booze with marijuana might prevent this fatal condition from setting in. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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A new Highmark contract with a pharma company part of a growing trend in drug purchasing

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:45:37 +0100

If a certain drug doesn't work to manufacturers' expectations, then the insurer either doesn't pay for it or gets a rebate. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



AHN opens center where 'food is medicine'

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:37:20 +0100

Allegheny Health Network opened a Healthy Food Center at its West Penn Hospital campus for education related to nutrition and disease-specific diets. The "food pharmacy" at 4921 Mend Way will pilot a program among patients with diabetes who are screened by their doctors as food insecure, then referred to a dietician to discuss dietary needs based on their condition, according to a news release. Patients will be able to shop at the food center f or two to three days' worth of food for all members… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Johnson & Johnson Reports 2018 First-Quarter Results

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:35:56 +0100

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UnitedHealth shares jump on results beat, earnings upgrade

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:11:05 +0100

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Cancer in the workplace: Costs top $263 billion annually

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:09:36 +0100

Cancer costs $263.8 billion annually in medical costs and lost productivity in the United States, with 80 percent of cancer patients being forced to exhaust their savings to cover treatment and other costs associated with the disease. The rate of filing for personal bankruptcy is 260 percent higher for cancer patients, as they deal with these increasing costs. "This disease exacts a financial and emotional toll — more than any other disease," said Jim Zemlyak, co-president and chief financial… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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Making OxyContin harder to abuse led to more deaths, study suggests

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:50:02 +0100

Purdue Pharma changed OxyContin's formula to make it harder to abuse in 2010, driving a switch to street drugs and rise in heroin deaths, new Bureau of Economic Research study suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



New York state okays three health expansions

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:49:53 +0100

Three area health care projects in Buffalo and Chautauqua will proceed, after receiving approvals from the state Department of Health. Together the development costs amount to about $1.5 million. The projects: • Sisters of Charity Hospital will move and expand its STAR program addictions clinic in Amherst from Sheridan Drive to John Glenn Drive, more than 4 miles away. The new site, to be known as Sisters Health Center Amherst, will provide outpatient chemical dependence rehabilitation, methadone… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



How one organization is fighting NC's opioid crisis

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:43:13 +0100

The AmerisourceBergen Foundation is taking a scientific approach to combatting the opioid crisis in North Carolina and a number of other hard-hit states. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Emory gets $12.7 million to continue researching oxytocin

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:41:14 +0100

The National Institute of Mental Health gave Emory University's Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Brain Health Center $12.7 million to continue researching oxytocin, a chemical in the brain known for fostering mother-infant bonds.   The research team will use the five-year grant to use technology like gene editing and optogenetics in research with rodents and nonhuman primates to understand how oxytocin acts in the brain, including its role in neural communication and social functioning.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Urgent care site in Batavia is Five Star's 18th across Upstate

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:29:54 +0100

Just six weeks after opening a new site in Niagara Falls, Five Star Urgent Care has expanded into Genesee County with a facility in Batavia. The Ellicottville-based company opens its new site on Veterans Memorial Drive on April 19, just around the corner from the VA Medical Center in Batavia and less than three miles from United Memorial Medical Center. Last year, the company announced it was planning 18 new sites, including three set to open in the local region during 2018. The company currently… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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$17M move: NMS Labs starts work on new Horsham HQ

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:17:49 +0100

The demand for its forensic toxicology services is growing. The need by law enforcement to identify and detect the latest synthetic opioids products hitting the streets is a major reason. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



The Good News For Medicare Beneficiaries

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:57:00 +0100

Three pieces of news out of Washington, D.C. are likely to mean broader, more reliable Medicare coverage ahead, especially for Medicare Advantage plans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Here's where Central Florida's newest medical marijuana dispensaries will set up shop

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:55:48 +0100

Colorado's largest medical marijuana dispensary chain, The Green Solution, plans to set up shop in Osceola County. Osceola County Commissioners previously approved The Green Solution to open three dispensaries in the county, although company declined to disclose where the exact locations would be. However, two of the sites now have been revealed. A request for the Osceola County Development Review Committ ee to change zoning for two of the sites on April 18 shows that one will be on the south… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Jo Shields announced as Recruitment Business Manager for Ashfield Ireland

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:34:13 +0100

Jo has been a key member of the Ireland team since joining us in 2008, and her new role reflects her commitment and passion for finding the highest quality candidates for our clients. Eoin McAtamney, Managing Director of Ashfield Ireland, commented: “People are key to any businesses success, and Joanne’s new role will help ensure we continue to recruit the best people on behalf of our clients. Ashfield has provided recruitment services for a number of years, and we now offer a more thorough and defined proposition of direct headcount recruitment across all areas of pharmaceutical business. Perhaps more important is the way that we recruit. Our team has direct experience as sales and people managers, we have industry insights that differentiates us from our competitors and we have the a...



The Type of Consumerism Healthcare Really Needs

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:21:00 +0100

For decades, many have been dreaming of a revolution in healthcare based on the premise that making patients more accountable for healthcare costs —making them “consumers”—will result in higher quality and lower costs. For many patients, it’s not a dream, it’s a nightmare. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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Outstanding CEOs and Top Executives winner: Cindy Hundorfean, Allegheny Health Network

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:09:00 +0100

Cindy Hundorfean is a winner of a 2018 Outstanding CEOs and Top Executives award. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Health system green-lights $9M renovation of rehab hospital

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Work will be completed in phases over the next year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Video: Barriers to results-based contracts

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:15:37 +0100

Research suggests results-based contracts (RBCs) —also known as value-based contracts—have the potential to lower costs for patients and the health system. According to a recent analysis, these types of arrangements can reduce copays for patients by an average of 28 percent and, if they reduce diabetes costs by five percent, could save $12 bil lion dollars for the United States each year. (Source: The Catalyst)



SAPVoice: 4 Essential Technologies Powering The Digital Supply Chain

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:06:00 +0100

The digitization of supply chains require a combination of technologies. IoT generates huge amounts of data. Predictive analytics and machine learning process this data to make it smarter. AI leverages the data to automate processes, with blockchain ensuring the processes are traceable and secure. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Buoyed By Optum, UnitedHealth Group Remains On A Roll

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:42:00 +0100

UnitedHealth Group's profits soared 31% to $2.8 billion in the first quarter thanks to solid performance across insurance and its Optum health services lines of business. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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