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Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan's Philanthropy Backs Effort To Change Scientific Publishing

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:00:00 -0400

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the philanthropic investment firm created by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will fund an effort to allows biologists to share drafts of papers before they are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals like Nature or Science.


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She Didn't Get A Flu Shot, So NYU Fired Her From A Position She'd Held For 36 Years

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:43:00 -0400

Psychologist Leonore Tiefer lost her unpaid position at NYU because she did not comply with a new policy mandating that all employees get immunized to prevent the spread of flu to patients. Tiefer didn't see patients, and her case raies questions abou the ethics of such policies.


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Anthem's Profits Soar But Won't Commit To Obamacare Beyond This Year

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:32:00 -0400

Anthem’s profits soared 44% to $1 billion in the first quarter, but wouldn’t rule out reducing its individual product offerings and service areas under the Affordable Care Act if the Trump administration and Republican-led Congress don’t fund cost-sharing reductions.


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Here's What Needs To Be Done After The March For Science

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:53:00 -0400

Time to treat the demise of science as a major health issue.


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Four Decades Of Hacking Biotech And Yet Biology Still Consumes Everything

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:42:00 -0400

Computer-aided drug design is a key contributor to pharma R&D today, but its just one of many contributors. Biology still consumes everything, and is the real constraint on developing new medicines today. Healthy, realistic skepticism regarding recent "software-eats-biotech" claims is needed.


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How China Is On Course To Unseat U.S. As The Next Leader In Global Heath

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:31:00 -0400

Tensions in the U.S.-China relationship are rising but the two countries are forging more partnerships to address global health, particularly as China looks to take on a larger role and expand its global reach.


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Phoney Lawsuits: Settlement Cancels Fight Against Frequent TCPA Lawyer/Plaintiff Combo

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:42:00 -0400

A lawsuit that once looked destined for a showdown between a prolific plaintiffs lawyer and a defendant accusing him and his plaintiff of manufacturing lawsuits has been settled.


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Out Of Silicon Valley, A Billion-Dollar Orthodontics Business Built With Plastic And Patents

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:05:00 -0400

Align Technology, maker of braces alternative Invisalign, has a lot to smile about. In 2016, sales hit $1 billion for the first time. But one of its biggest advantages – its arsenal of more than 400 U.S. and 300 foreign-issued patents – is facing its term limits.


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Does A Church Service A Week Keep The Doctor Away?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:39:00 -0400

Whether or not you are religious, you should strive to live a purposeful life, and to find a community of supportive people you can regularly interact with.


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Centene's ACA Profits Rise Amid 'Unfounded Headline Volatility'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:39:00 -0400

Centene Corp. urged Wall Street analysts to avoid getting caught up in “unfounded headline volatility” related to political debate over the insurance market’s future under the Affordable Care Act.


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Earnings Preview: What To Expect From Amgen On Wednesday

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:26:00 -0400

Amgen is expected to earn $3.00/share on $5.65 billion in revenue. Meanwhile, the so-called Whisper number is $3.09


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The Top 10 Biotech Companies In The U.S.The Country's Biggest Biotechs1. Amgen, Inc.2. Gilead Sciences, Inc.3. Celgene Corporation4. Biogen, Inc.5. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.6. CSL Limited7. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.8. Baxalta9. Illumina, Inc.10. Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:26:00 -0400

Biotechnology firms are a small but growing sector of the pharmaceutical industry. As of May 18, 2016, these are the ten biggest.

Market value: $113.9 billion

Revenue, last 12 months: $22.16 billion

Market value: $110.4 billion

Revenue, last 12 months: $32.8 billion

Market value: $78.3 billion

Revenue, last 12 months: $10 billion

Market value: $57.9 billion

Revenue, last 12 months: $10.9 billion

Market value: $40.3 billion

Revenue, last 12 months: $4.4 billion

Market value: $37.9 billion

Revenue, last 12 months: $5.8 billion

Market value: $31.9 billion

Revenue, last 12 months: $2.7 billion

Market value: $29.7 billion

Revenue, last 12 months: $2.7 billion

Market value: $20.6 billion

Revenue, last 12 months: $2.3 billion

Market value: $20.2 billion

Revenue, last 12 months: $1.3 billion


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This Is Neat: Billionaire Vinod Khosla Is Betting On A Handheld Diagnostic Test

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:34:00 -0400

Vinod Khosla, the billionaire Sun Microsystems founder and venture capitalist, is today leading a $24.5 million financing of a whimsically named diagnostic company, Two Pore Guys, that he says could fulfill a long-held goal: making the blood test business more like the software industry.


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The Importance Of 'Mattering' To Kids: Why Sheryl Sandberg Has It Right

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0400

In a powerful essay in yesterday’s opinion section of the New York Times, “How to Build Resilient Kids, Even After a Loss”, Sheryl Sandberg describes how she helped herself and her young children cope after the sudden death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, while on a vacation 2 years ago.


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Three Key Investment Challenges At The Intersection Of Health And Technology

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:03:00 -0400

Success stories of startups at the interface of technology and health are emerging, but to be a part of them, traditional tech investors may need to get out of their comfort zone a bit, and learn to love, or at least embrace, services, messiness, and regulation.


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Creator of Apple's Touch ID Tech Develops A Connected-Life App For Seniors

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:35:00 -0400

Using some $8 million in venture capital raised last year, K4Connect hopes to help older adults and individuals with disabilities via a connected-life software suite that brings together home automation products, health and wellness technologies and communication and social functionality.


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How To Build A Thriving HealthTech Company With Shradha Agarwal

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:27:00 -0400

Technology affects all aspects of our society, including the medical industry. Here Shradha Agarwal, co-founder of Outcome Health, shares her perspective on the intersections between technology and medicine.


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Look What Happens When You Pay Attention To Neglected Tropical Diseases

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:17:00 -0400

A World Health Organization (WHO) announcement, Bill Gates' reaction, and PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases celebrates its tenth anniversary.


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California Has A Deadly Problem With Regulating Naturopathic Doctors

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:05:00 -0400

Could a woman's death have been prevented if naturopathic regulators in California worked faster on an existing complaint?


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Science Asks: Is Your Dog Just Playing You?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:40:00 -0400

A recent study shows that our lovable, loyal pooches are shrewd manipulators when it comes to getting premium treats.


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If You Wear Scrubs, You'll Want To See These By FIGS

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:33:00 -0400

Heather Hasson has reinvented medical scrubs and you'll want to wear them even if you aren't a nurse or a doctor. Athleisure comes to the hospital.


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Fred's Expands Board As FTC Decision Nears On Rite Aid

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:30:00 -0400

Fred’s Inc. added two more board directors as the company awaits word from the Federal Trade Commission on the fate of Rite Aid’s sale to Walgreens Boots Alliance.


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Why The Movie About Henrietta Lacks Matters Today

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:04:00 -0400

What’s most compelling about the new movie is that it illuminates the patient, Henrietta Lacks, and renders her unforgettable.


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Human Trafficking Is In Plain Sight. Are You Supporting It Without Knowing?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:13:00 -0400

Human trafficking is a growing epidemic. In addition to 21 million refugees around the world, there are also 24 million people being trafficked or enslaved. But enslavement is not what we in America expect. The unthinkable psychological, physical and social trauma are part of our global problem.


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Hiding Data And Other Criticisms Of Big Pharma

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:58:00 -0400

However, the pendulum has swung dramatically in recent years, particularly with respect to reporting negative clinical trial results.


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A Bat, A Scorpion And Now Golf Balls? This Week In Food Safety

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:15:00 -0400

Strange but true--this week's food safety recall is for golf ball material contaminating hash brown potatoes. What will top this?


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Merkel Trumps U.S. Putting EU Ahead Of Britain In 'Trade Queue,' Begs Questions

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:16:00 -0400

With U.S. President Donald Trump having been an outspoken critic of the European Union and supporting Britain’s decision to exit the Union, he appears now to be putting the EU bloc ahead of UK in a trade deal. But what could it mean for exports and investment as a snap UK general election is called?


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GOP Keeps Obamacare 'Fragile' As Trump Nears 100 Days

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:27:00 -0400

It’s unlikely any repeal or replacement of the Affordable Care Act can be achieved anytime soon, leaving individual Obamacare markets “fragile,” healthcare experts told the Association of Health Care Journalists in Orlando.


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