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Biotech M&A In 2018: A Tsunami Or A Ripple?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:32:00 -0500

A pair of big deals announced by Celgene and Sanofi is a reminder that early predictions are that 2018 will see a resurgence in biotech M&A, thanks in part to President Trump’s tax reform. But pegging the winners is no easy feat.


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Rite Aid Says 625 Stores Transferred To Walgreens Amid Turnaround

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:53:00 -0500

Rite Aid said its one-third of the way through the process of transferring 1,932 of its stores to Walgreens Boots Alliance.


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Five Reasons Why Travel Is Good For Your Mental Health

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:26:00 -0500

Rachel Wolchin rightly said, "if we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet." Extended travel can do wonders for your emotional and mental health, let the experts tell you how and why.


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Why The WSJ Is Wrong About Long-Term Care Planning

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:20:00 -0500

A recent WSJ article on long-term care insurance pushes two important misconceptions and ultimately misses the mark. Long-term care insurance has had issues, impacting many people, but long-term care insurance still plays a valuable role in planning for incapacity and end of life care.


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Celgene Buys Juno Therapeutics: A Risky $9B Bet

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:23:00 -0500

Celgene has gone “all-in” on CAR-T cancer therapies, forking out $9 billion to acquire Juno Therapeutics amid much fanfare. Critics worry this wager may fail to help the biotech giant fill the gaps in its revenue stream.


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Halladay Survived Plane Crash -- Could Boaters Have Saved His Life?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:03:00 -0500

That Halladay, 41, was not killed on impact, but lived long enough so that he drowned should prompt some reflection on the behavior of the boaters who arrived on the scene with cameras rolling but do not appear to have investigated whether the pilot of the airplane could have been rescued.


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Senate Vote To End Shutdown Would Stop Medical Device Tax Once Again

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:01:00 -0500

The U.S. Senate vote to re-open the federal government includes another two-year suspension of the medical device tax.


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7 Of The Best Signs And Banners From London's Women's March

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:41:00 -0500

Check out the brilliantly inventive and downright feisty placards from London's Women's March.


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UnitedHealth Sees A New Frontier In Latin America

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:01:00 -0500

UnitedHealth Group sees growth in South American markets "reminiscent of the opportunities in healthcare markets in the US two decades ago" before private insurers managed Medicare and Medicaid like they do today.


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Refusal (Conscience) Clauses -- A Physician's Perspective

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

The new HHS proposed "conscience" rule will allow discrimination against LGBTQ people and women's reproductive needs.


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Ground Zero: The Dangers That Artificial Turf May Pose To Football Players' Brains

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:49:00 -0500

When it comes to sports-related concussions, Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre is turning attention to an area that hasn't received much: head injuries caused by contact with fields made of artificial turf.


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Is Pharma's Data Problem Technical Or Cultural?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:26:00 -0500

At many biopharmas today, drug development teams toil pretty much as they always have, while data groups collect and assemble both data and talent, in relative isolation. It is a tale of two cultures worthy of C.P. Snow.


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Protein Bars: How To Make Them Healthier And Tastier

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:12:00 -0500

Could the launch of a KIND Protein bar line shake up a growing protein bar market?


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What Trader Joe's Will Do About The Chemicals On Your Receipts

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:47:00 -0500

Testing found 93% of paper receipts to be positive for either bisphenol A (BPA) or bisphenol S (BPS). Now Trader Joe's has announced a change.


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Cannabis Stock Investors Should Pay Attention To The U.S. Federal Policy Change

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:02:00 -0500

Cannabis stocks have been on fire, but a recent policy change by Attorney General Jeff Sessions threw water on the rally. Investors should not dismiss the potential risks, but the current situation could leave to a more stable climate for state-legal cannabis.


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From Dinosaurs To Bionic Limbs: The 2018 Europe 30 Under 30 In Science And Healthcare

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:45:00 -0500

The Europe 30 Under 30 in Science and Healthcare are just getting started. Check out the full list for more on what they're up to.


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How The Government Shutdown Makes A Bad Flu Season Worse

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:15:00 -0500

CDC staff resources during the government shutdown would result in "more time to review, analyze and report out" flu outbreaks, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services contingency plan says.


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UK Has A Minister Of Loneliness: This Is How Bad Loneliness Has Gotten

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:20:00 -0500

On Wednesday, January 17, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the creation of this new position and stated, "For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life."


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This Year's Flu Is Nasty And Getting Worse. And Now We've Shut Down The CDC.

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

This year's flu is making people sicker than usual, and several healthy young people have died. The latest CDC reports show that rather than peaking in late December, flu cases may be increasing. Shutting down the CDC couldn't come at a worse time.


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How To Prevent Drug Price Shenanigans

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0500

Drug price scandals aren’t all the same - but here’s one that may be preventable.


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Here Is What Sugar-Sweetened Drink Warning Labels May Do To Obesity

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:16:00 -0500

A study recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed what may happen if warning labels about the potential health effects of sugary beverages were used in San Francisco, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.


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Government Shutdown To Furlough 41,000 U.S. Health Workers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:30:00 -0500

Half of U.S. Health and Human Services employees or 41,000 people would be on furlough if the U.S. government shuts down at midnight Friday, the government's contingency plan shows.


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Heartbreaker: Tom Petty Died From An Accidental Overdose Of Opioids And Benzodiazepines

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:34:00 -0500

The wife and eldest daughter of Tom Petty announced this evening that the rock and roll legend died in October from an accidental overdose of opioids prescribed for a fractured hip and other chronic ailments. At the time, the cause of death of the 66-year-old Petty was listed as cardiac arrest.


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A Strategist's Perspective On Health Care Innovation In Asia

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:54:00 -0500

Economic growth can bring newfound prosperity to people who have been living a subsistence lifestyle. But the convenience and comforts of increased spending power often lead to new health problems. This is happening in the rising economies of Asia where millions of people are at risk.


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Gates Foundation Funds Research For New Synthetic Malaria Vaccine

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:55:00 -0500

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awards the Wistar Institute $1.4 million to research new synthetic DNA malaria vaccine.


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Music, Science, PARP And The Meaning Of A New Drug For Metastatic Breast Cancer With BRCA Mutations

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:15:00 -0500

So far, data from the OlympiAD trial for Lynparza in breast cancer are not impressive in a "Wow" kind of way. But the potential application of this, and other PARP inhibitors, is huge.


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Hot Yoga's Heart Benefits May Not Come From The Heat At All

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:48:00 -0500

Bikram Yoga isn’t for everyone—luckily, a new study shows that the heat isn’t what generates the benefit.


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Animal Testing That Is Kind, Not Cruel

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:41:00 -0500

Imagine: animal testing that is as good for animals as it is for humans. By using sick pets for medical animal testing, The One Health Company provides cutting edge treatment for pets, better testing for humans, and less expensive drug development for pharmaceutical companies: a three-way win.


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Oscar Health Grabs Share With Cleveland Clinic Branded Obamacare Plan

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Cleveland Clinic and Oscar Health say their co-branded plans have 15% market share in Northeast Ohio's individual health insurance market.


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Study Reveals How The Creative Brain Is Wired

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:00:00 -0500

Creativity comes from interaction between brain areas that don't typically communicate, according to a new study that knocks down one of the most tenacious brain myths of them all.


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A New $500 Blood Test Could Detect Cancer Before Symptoms Develop

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:00:00 -0500

A new blood test for early detection of eight cancers could become part of your annual physical and cost you just $500.


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Pharma Has Another Reason To Look Out -- Healthcare Systems Now Plan To Make Their Own Drugs

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:40:00 -0500

Bypassing drug companies, healthcare systems are now taking drug costs and availability into their own hands by developing a not-for-profit generic drug company.


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House Bill Seeks To End War On Marijuana, Spark Recovery Instead

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:23:00 -0500

A companion bill to the senate's Marijuana Justice Act would end cannabis' Controlled Substance status and foster healing in communities prohibition has hurt most.


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Juno And Other Gene Therapy Players Are Hot Despite Ongoing Pricing Debates

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:10:00 -0500

The rumored acquisition of CAR-T developer Juno by Celgene has ignited investor enthusiasm for gene therapy. But in the background, concerns about how the healthcare system will afford these pricey new treatments persist.


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Is Trump In 'Excellent' Health? Only By American Standards

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:29:00 -0500

The pronouncement that Trump has 'excellent' health begs the question: excellent compared to what? In the U.S., the bar is set low.


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Access...A Critical Benefit Of Concierge Medicine

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:21:00 -0500

With the traditional healthcare system under pressure, patients can lose out having to wait to see primary care physicians as well as specialists. Many of the concierge medical practices eliminate this obstacle providing expeditious access to high-quality healthcare.



Kids' Vaccinations Are On The Rise, But So Are Parent Refusals

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Childhood vaccination rates rose 12% among Blue Cross health plan members from 2010 to 2016 although more parents are refusing them, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association says.


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In The U.S.-China Trade Discussion, There's No Surplus Of Rational Thought

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:55:00 -0500

China reported last week that its 2017 trade surplus with the United States was a record-setting $275.8 billion. This is disturbing for four reasons, but probably not the reasons you suspect.


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In Real Estate, It's Location; In Healthcare, It's Compliance

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:42:00 -0500

America’s hospitals must improve patient outcomes, and do it more cost effectively, or fall under the control of an acquirer that can.


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Phoney Lawsuits: Polish Immigrant Concludes Six-Figure Run By Settling 31st Lawsuit

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:20:00 -0500

"Everyone in America knows that the TCPA isn’t stopping unwanted calls," a Kelley Drye & Warren attorney says. "Most of the spam calls we receive... are coming from intentional bad actors in other countries who are beyond the reach of private lawsuits."


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An Artful Merger Of Precision Medicine And Baseball

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:39:00 -0500

"...and let's not forget the willfully misunderstood HIPAA system, used by everyone in healthcare as an excuse to avoid even the most beneficial data integration."


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UnitedHealth's Optum Now In Half Of 75 Targeted Provider Markets

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:09:00 -0500

UnitedHealth Group’s Optum health services unit is now in half of the 75 U.S. markets executives targeted for expansion.


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Walmart To Give Away Kits To Dispose Of Opioids At Home

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0500

In another private-sector effort to limit the availability of prescription opioids in the U.S., Walmart is introducing a new, free program for people who fill opioid prescriptions to help them dispose of unused pills safely at home.


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Violent Crime Has Dropped In Border States With Legal Cannabis: Study

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:45:00 -0500

A new study suggests that legalized cannabis may be reducing violence in states that border Mexico, where U.S.-bound drug traffic has caused countless deaths and raised trillions for cartels.


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Medicine Is Moving From Implantables To 'Chipables'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:41:00 -0500

As chips become more popular and accepted in society, they will make their way into medicine as valuable tool to track key physiologic data.


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More Evidence That Energy Drinks May Pose Health Risks To Young People

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:14:00 -0500

At a time of increased interest in restricting their sale, a new study hints at the prevalence of health risks associated with energy drinks.


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IBM Forges Global Joint Venture With Maersk Applying Blockchain To 'Digitize' Global Trade

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:32:00 -0500

IBM - aka ‘Big Blue’ - is to form a global joint venture with the world’s largest container ship operator, A.P. Moller-Maersk, to apply Blockchain technology in a drive to "digitize" global trade, estimated to be worth around $4 trillion a year, and slash costs associated with documentation.


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Trump's Tax Cuts Will Boost UnitedHealth's Profits By $1.7 Billion

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:31:00 -0500

Corporate tax cuts will add $1.7 billion to UnitedHealth Group earnings and cash flows in 2018, the company said during its fourth-quarter earnings report.


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Predictions: Insurers, Hospitals To Merge, Be Led By Movie Studio Execs

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0500

Both the health insurance and the hospital business are being reshaped by M&A, and there's more to come.


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Saving America's Hospitals: Why Recent Megamergers Will Fail

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:59:00 -0500

Major hospitals are merging for all the wrong reasons. Former healthcare CEO Robert Pearl, MD, explains why.


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Here Is What Can Happen If You Hold In A Sneeze

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:25:00 -0500

An otherwise healthy 34-year-old man pinched his nose and held his mouth closed when about to sneeze. Here's what happened next and how you should handle your sneezes instead.


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Hallucinations After Taking Tamiflu: How Much Is Real Versus Not Real?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:36:00 -0500

After taking Tamiflu for influenza, a 6 year-old girl from Allen, Texas, reportedly began hallucinating, ran away from school, and tried to jump out a window. This is not the first such report.


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Giving Blood To Honor The Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:25:00 -0500

January is National Blood Donor Month. There is a particular need for bone marrow donations from people of African American background.


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Hospitals, Doctors Brace For Loss Of Children's Health Funds

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:30:00 -0500

More than 20 states face Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding shortfalls if Congress doesn’t act this month to fund the coverage for 9 million kids, a Georgetown University report shows.


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Billionaire-owned Hearing Aid Manufacturer's Former Executives On Trial For Embezzlement, Fraud

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:00:00 -0500

Two former executives from America’s largest hearing aid manufacturer, Starkey Hearing Technologies, are set to go on trial this week in Minneapolis on charges of fraud and embezzlement.


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Writing A To-Do List May Help You Fall Asleep Faster

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:45:00 -0500

The benefits of writing are well-known, but making a to-do list before bed may help your brain “off-load” stress.


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How Trump's Medicaid Work Requirements Add To Health Costs

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:38:00 -0500

Medicaid work requirements will add a layer of costs and a bureaucracy to the healthcare system in the form of vetting and related paperwork, insurers say.


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Will Trump Divert Funds From Anti-Terrorism To Close Pot Shops? Cannabis CEOs Hope Not

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:09:00 -0500

Video footage shows Trump in favor of medical marijuana. Small businesses in cannabis now threatened by his Attorney General's anti-marijuana actions.


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Robot Baby Shows How Crawling On Carpet Creates Cloud Of Filth

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:44:00 -0500

A foil-wrapped, legless, crawling baby robot showed what happens when a baby crawls across the carpet.


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At J.P. Morgan, A Sense That The Long-Promised Biotech Future Has Arrived; Is Tech Disruption Next?

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 01:38:00 -0500

There's been remarkable progress in the tools available for collecting and analyzing data. These tools are too powerful and too important not to impact how we think about biology and drug discovery. The question is how to bring these tools to bear in developing impactful new medicines for patients.


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How Could Almost 50% Of Men Think That They Are Geniuses?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:50:00 -0500

What is the Dunning-Kruger Effect? Those with the least ability are often the most likely to overrate their skills. How do you protect against this?


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Non-Profit Says $850,000 Gene Therapy Is At Least Twice As Expensive As It Should Be

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:34:00 -0500

The non-profit Institute for Clinical Evaluation and Review (ICER) says that undisputed breakthrough should cost $400,000 at most, and perhaps $200,000. At that price, would it even exist?


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Another Buyout Sign From Humana As Insurer Exits Trade Group

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:06:00 -0500

Humana's departure from the trade group America’s Health Insurance Plans could be another sign the insurer is for sale.


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How To Tell Grandpa He Is Too Old For Another Colonoscopy

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

When helping patients avoid the harms of unnecessary testing, physicians should also use language that avoids hurting their patients' feelings. Recent research suggests ways to improve doctor-patient communication when discussing these tricky topics.


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Do Not Do The 'Tide Pod Challenge' And Put Detergent In Your Mouth

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:45:00 -0500

Yes, teens are putting laundry detergent pods in their mouths and posting videos of doing so online. Do I have to explain why this is a bad idea?


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5 Wellness Trends Set To Explode In 2018

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:25:00 -0500

It’s the start of a new year, and the wellness industry is predicted to continue its upward trajectory. There is lots of noise in the space, and lots of fads, snake doctors and false promises, here are 5 of the most exciting spaces that are likely to grow in 2018.


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Wait, It Costs How Much? Biotech Balances Optimism, Uncertainty For 2018

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:20:00 -0500

Inventors, investors and fundraisers from the pharmaceutical industry arrived at the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, their annual kickoff party, with lots of questions. They're probably leaving with them, too.


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FDA Advisers Slam Lipocine's Testosterone Pill, Raising Doubts About 'Low T' Drugs

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:52:00 -0500

Investors are fleeing from testosterone drugmaker Lipocine, but its FDA woes portend bigger challenges for companies developing new versions of the embattled hormone.


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Why Best-Selling Author John Grisham Wants To Massively Disrupt Healthcare

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:34:00 -0500

John Grisham's ("The Firm," "The Client") latest book is capturing attention during CES for this one reason.


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Will New York Finally Consider Legalizing Cannabis This Week?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:17:00 -0500

Following votes to legalize in other East Coast states, lawmakers will now hear testimony on drug reform in New York, where over 800,000 cannabis arrests have occurred since 1997.


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Opioid Emergency: Why Is There Not More Action, Asks Michael Bloomberg And Others

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:28:00 -0500

Businessman, philanthropist, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered 7 steps to addressing the opioid emergency and stated that "the federal government continues to dawdle."


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Medicaid Work Requirements Put Trump White House On Defense

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:16:00 -0500

The Trump administration drew intense criticism to an effort to allow states to require Medicaid recipients to work.


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Why Japanese Girls Want To Be Bread Makers Rather Than Breadwinners

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 02:39:00 -0500

In Japan, most little boys want to become professors when they grow up and little girls want to become bakers and bread makers, but not necessarily bread earners. A recent survey shows Japan's respect for knowledge but also a deeply rooted gender gap.


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Teva's Stock Price Surge Against Its Predictable Woes

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:12:00 -0500

Behind Teva's decline is the psychological tendency to take imprudent risks instead of accepting outcomes viewed as losses. There is a strong case to be made that this tendency drove Teva's board and executives to overpay for acquisitions and to delay cost cutting. This was predictable.


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Should We Tax Junk Foods To Curb Obesity?

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:00:00 -0500

Imposing a national excise tax on junk food manufacturers would not only be feasible, it could also help alleviate the obesity epidemic, public health researchers suggest.


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Giving Family Caregivers A Seat At The Policy Table

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:22:00 -0500

Congress has passed a bipartisan bill that gives family caregivers a seat at the policy table.


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What The New RAISE Family Caregivers Act Will Do

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:17:00 -0500

Congress just passed the bipartisan RAISE Family Caregivers Act, designed to develop a national strategy for family caregivers.


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Where To Gamble On Genomics? In Atlantic City, Where They Know The Odds

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:32:00 -0500

Dr. David Feinberg, president and CEO of Danville, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health, gets asked a lot whether the health system’s innovative programs are scalable. His answer lies in Atlantic City.


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Healthcare For The Uninsured Is Wasteful (For A Surprising Reason)

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0500

Solutions to prevent unnecessary medical care should primarily focus on helping physicians change their habits (instead of giving patients more skin-in-the-game).


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UnitedHealth Taps Into Emerging Mobile Diabetes Management

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:08:00 -0500

UnitedHealth Group has partnered with DexCom to launch a glucose management program using a wearable device to help older Americans manage their Type 2 diabetes via mobile technology.


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10 Simple Ways To Start Eating Healthier This Year

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 23:57:00 -0500

Try these simple diet tweaks to make 2018 your healthiest year yet!


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Investors Pressure Apple Over Psychological Risks Of Screen Time For Kids

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 15:36:00 -0500

Apple is the latest tech company to be pressured to address the addictive elements of their product.


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GE Healthcare And Roche Team Up To Build Data-Pooling Service For Hospitals

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 10:40:00 -0500

The two companies have announced a long-term partnership to develop and market a digital system for hospitals that would combine patient data from continuous monitoring devices and in vitro diagnostics to help doctors make clinical decisions.


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American Well Takes Telehealth Global With New Backers Philips And Allianz

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Backed by Philips and Allianz, telehealth firm American Well will expand globally and into emerging markets.


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Tuesday's Google Doodle Honors Biochemist Har Gobind Khorana

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 01:48:00 -0500

Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 96th birthday of biochemist Har Gobind Khorana, who constructed the first synthetic gene.


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Illumina Unveils $20,000 Desktop Sequencer Aimed At Sequencing Germs

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 19:01:00 -0500

Illumina, the dominant maker of DNA sequencers that are used in drug discovery, medicine, and biological research, is unveiling a new toy: A $19,900, one-cubic-foot box that puts DNA sequencing in the reach of many more scientists.


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The Winners And Losers Of J.P. Morgan Monday

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 19:01:00 -0500

The winner? They weren't even there. The loser was Axovant.


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These Are The Startups You Should Watch In 2018

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 18:35:00 -0500

2018 looks like a quiet year for IPOs but what startups are going to be catching the eyes and wallets of brands, media and investors? These ones...


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Have The People Taking Care Of You Been Vaccinated? A New Poll Finds Most People Want Them To Be

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 17:21:00 -0500

During one of the most potent outbreaks in recent history of influenza in the United States, a new poll finds most people want their caregivers to be protected against the disease. And it could make all the difference in who they chose to take care of them.


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Bill Gates Tells Healthcare's Capitalists How To Save Five Million Kids

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 15:30:00 -0500

Gates is giving executives, bankers and investors at the year's biggest healthcare industry gathering an assignment list for improving the world, and an offer to help them do so.


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Long-Term Ibuprofen Use May Impact Men's Testicular Health And Fertility

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 15:00:00 -0500

A small study suggests ibuprofen can disrupt male sex hormones, giving rise to concerns that prolonged use may affect fertility


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It's Not Too Late: Exercise Can Reverse Heart Damage From Too Much Sitting

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 14:27:00 -0500

Even if you’ve led a sedentary life, starting exercise in middle age can do a lot to reverse heart damage.


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Why Louisville Is Becoming America's Aging Capital

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 13:47:00 -0500

Louisville is turning into a capital for aging care, with collaboration from the mayor, major businesses, nonprofits and others.


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Celgene's $7 Billion Purchase Is Great For Drug Inventors. Is It Great For Celgene?

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 10:51:00 -0500

The Impact deal is a window into two big potential shifts. Good: increasing power for the people who invent drugs, compared to those who raise money for them. Bad: innovation in the pharmaceutical industry is increasingly resulting in lots of me-too competition


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Mother Alleges Biotech Firm Stole Data From Her Sick Children

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 09:03:00 -0500

Chris and Hugh Hempel, parents of twin girls with an extremely rare and fatal genetic disease, are suing the rare disease therapy accelerator Cydan and the biotech companies Vtesse and Sucampo Pharmaceuticals for alleged breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and misappropriation of trade secrets.


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Will Your New Year's Resolution Put You On The Disabled List?

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 08:22:00 -0500

Crossfit, Exercise Bootcamps and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) are great ways to stick to your new year's resolution of working out more. Make sure they don't cause more injuries though by following some of these tips.


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How Medicare Makes Rite Aid A Buyout Target

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Rite Aid could become a buyout target of a larger insurance company, pharmacy benefit manager or medical care provider given the rampant healthcare consolidation.


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The Bogus Arguments That The Government Uses To Support Quack Medicine

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 07:30:00 -0500

Proponents of questionable medical treatments like to argue that their treatments are popular, hoping to convince patients that popularity is equal to evidence. It's not. Unfortunately, the US government has fallen for this bogus argument.


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