New report shows which Arizona hospitals are the safest
Arizona ranks No. 34 in the nation on a hospital safety report card issued by the Leapfrog Group. The ranking, released May 15, comes as Leapfrog found 161,000 avoidable deaths occur in hospitals nationwide each year. The report doesn't break out the number of avoidable hospital deaths by state, said Erica Mobley, director of operations for Leapfrog, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit represen ting the nation's largest and most influential employers and purchasers of health care. Mayo Clinic Hospital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Workplace Wellness Champion: Amanda Rudd helped Mascaro Construction employees even before she joined the company
Amanda Rudd is a winner of a 2019 Workplace Wellness Award. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Workplace Wellness Champion: Carrie Rust on Ellwood Group's decentralized approach to health and wellness programs
Carrie Rust is a winner of a 2019 Workplace Wellness Champions award. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Workplace Wellness Champions: Keith Young and Lisa Hess with TeleTracking Technologies partner on wellness
Keith Young and Lisa Hess are winners of a 2019 Workplace Wellness Champions award. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Workplace Wellness Champion: Loren Hudson, Comcast's Keystone Region, and her all-encompassing view of wellness
Loren Hudson is a winner of a 2019 Workplace Wellness Champion award. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Workplace Wellness Champions: Jeff Salek with Braskem America takes scientific approach to creating wellness programs
Jeff Salek is a winner of a 2019 Workplace Wellness Champion award. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Workplace Wellness Champion: Gateway Engineer's Jason Jesso's lifelong personal journey to leading a healthy life
Jason Jesso is a winner of a 2019 Workplace Wellness Champion award. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Workplace Wellness Champion: Pitt's John Kozar views football games a little differently than most
John Kozar is a winner of a 2019 Workplace Wellness Champion award. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Fistula Foundation CEO works to heal the lives of women in developing countries
This leader knows she can't end poverty, but she'll do what she can to help alleviate a part of it with an operation that can improve women's lives. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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A woman of influence: Julia Nordgren — pediatrician, chef, author
Editor's note: The Silicon Valley Business Journal is honoring 100 Women of Influence on May 16 for their impact on their professions and in their community. This is a profile of one of the women being recognized. Click here to read all of the profiles as they are published. Add “author” to the list of achievements Dr. Julia Nordgren can add to her personal and professional resumé. The New England native, Dartmouth Medical School grad, trained chef and mother of two sons this year published… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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A woman of influence: Martha Morrell draws inspiration from epilepsy patients
Editor's note: The Silicon Valley Business Journal is honoring 100 Women of Influence on May 16 for their impact on their professions and in their community. This is a profile of one of the women being recognized. Click here to read all of the profiles as they are published. A simple conversation spurred Dr. Martha Morrell’s move in 2004 from a well-established career in academia into medical technology. “[NeuroPace] CEO Frank Fischer asked me if responsive brain stimulation could possibly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Oregon nixes forced opioid tapers for back pain, declines to cover 5 other conditions
Oregon Medicaid patients with back and neck pain will no longer be required to taper off opioids, under a new rule adopted Thursday. The Health Evidence Review Commission voted unanimously to remove the requirements, effective Oct. 1. "Pain is complicated and different for everyone," board Chair Dr. Kevin Olson said. "We heard loud and clear that pain treatment and opioid tapering should be individualized based on the patient- clinician relationship. I am pleased that we were able to align the neck… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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A woman of influence: American Heart Association's Marie Lopresto helps grow Circle of Red
Editor's note: The Silicon Valley Business Journal is honoring 100 Women of Influence on May 16 for their impact on their professions and in their community. This is a profile of one of the women being recognized. Click here to read all of the profiles as they are published. Few can claim to have found their passion by age 13, and fewer can claim that their passion found them, but Marie LoPresto may qualify. Having undergone heart surgery as a teenager in 1959, followed shortly by her father’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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How data, a new health care model, and fresh partnerships are changing Blue Shield
CEO Paul Markovich told the Business Times how working with companies like OODA Health and Gemini Health could improve the patient experience. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Neighborhood groups back 31-building development at former hospital site
As the old California Pacific Medical Center hospital prepares for a 2020 shuttering, San Francisco-based real estate developers TMG Partners and Grosvenor Americas are ramping up plans for a 273-home, "family focused" project to replace the Presidio Heights campus. At a planning commission meeting Thursday, TMG presented the 3700 California St. project, which proposes to tear down existing buildings to develop 31 new ones — ranging from 40 to 80 feet in height. That includes a dozen single-family… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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A woman of influence: Priya Smith seeks to be part of healthcare challenges' solution
Editor's note: The Silicon Valley Business Journal honored 100 Women of Influence on May 16 for their impact on their professions and in their community. This is a profile of one of the women being recognized. Click here to read all of the profiles. If Priya Smith were to have superpowers like the ones in the superhero movies she loves, there’s little doubt they’d be used for good. “My grandmother's healthcare experience as she was dying in India was traumatic and eye-opening,” said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Two companies will invest combined $34.4M in St. Joseph facilities
Boehringer Ingelheim Corp., a company in the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and LifeLine Foods, a corn processor, have committed to investing a combined $34.4 million in life sciences in St. Joseph. Boehringer Ingelheim will invest about $22.4 million to increase its capacity to manufacture vaccines for livestock at its St. Joseph campus. On Monday, the St. Joseph City Council will consider granting Chapter 100 sale-leaseback incentives. The project also will receive incentives from the KCP&L … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Ohio med-tech startup led by former NxThera CEO to move to Plymouth
VentureMed Group Inc., a company that develops medical devices to treat vascular problems, will move its offices to Plymouth, Minn., this year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2019, New Video: PubMed Update: MLA 2019
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a recording of a presentation given at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting on May 5, 2019, PubMed Update: MLA 2019. In this 45-minute presentation, Marie Collins and Kathi Canese of the National Center for Biotechnology Information present the upcoming new PubMed, now available for testing at PubMed Labs. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
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Hospitals could see reprieve on Medicaid 340B cuts
Hon. Rudolph Contreras, a U.S. district judge for the District Court of D.C., has ruled federal cuts to a pharmacy program are unconstitutional. That could mean more funding coming back to area hospitals. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Table of Experts: Nursing
MODERATOR: Thank you for being here today and being a part of this discussion. You might talk, first of all, about why someone would recommend becoming a nurse these days. MS. FULGHAM: I feel that being a nurse today, you can really take it anywhere. It almost sounds like a commercial, but it’s true that there are so many specialties out there, and you can take it anywher e you want to go. You can serve your country, you can be part of education, you can work in a hospital, or you can specialize… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Ohio State surgery technique offers new pain relief for amputees
According to the latest research, about 75 percent of people who have lost a limb from trauma, cancer or poor circulation eventually suffer from debilitating phantom limb and residual limb pain. Amputation experts at The Ohio State University say they’re working to lessen that incapacitating pain for amputees and even prevent it altogether. Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Ohio State College of Medicine have established the use of primary targeted musc le reinnervation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Ohio State ECPR protocol helps more people survive cardiac arrest
Sudden cardiac arrest that happens outside of a hospital is almost always fatal – just 10 percent of the people who experience it survive. But a protocol being tested at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is designed to improve survival rates for cardiac arrest. For more than a year now, cardiologists at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have work ed in conjunction with the Columbus Division of Fire to use what they call “ECPR,” a pre-hospital life support method… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Source Type: news

Attorney General Rosenblum sues Sackler family over role in opioid epidemic
Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum on Thursday filed a new lawsuit against Purdue Pharma that names the Sackler family, the company ’s owners. The new complaint alleges that eight family members stand atop a pharmaceutical enterprise that is “dedicated to manufacturing, marketing and promoting deadly opioid narcotics and hiding the profits." The Sacklers have used Purdue and a web of shell companies as their “alter ego” to avoid personal liability, Rosenblum alleges in the lawsuit, which was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Pharma companies can ’t sell tweaked drugs under old brand name
The issue has been discussed for years now, and was deliberated in several Drugs Consultative Committee meetings held since 2008. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
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Sana Biotechnology plans move to new Cambridge offices after rapid expansion
A preclinical gene and cell therapy hoping to be the biotech world ’s new unicorn is expanding in Cambridge after acquiring a Flagship Pioneering company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Sana Biotechnology plans move to new Cambridge offices after rapid expansion
A preclinical gene and cell therapy hoping to be the biotech world ’s new unicorn is expanding in Cambridge after acquiring a Flagship Pioneering company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Why this startup's $140 million financing is easy to digest
The Peninsula company is targeting the most prevalent acid-related disease in Western countries with a drug approved five years ago in Japan. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Where Washington ranks on the US News Best States list
We're No. 1. At least according to U.S. News& World Report, which placed Washington atop its 2019 Best States rankings released this week. The Evergreen State climbed five spots over last year, with improvements coming in the education, crime and opportunity. The publication, which has been issuing these rankings for many years, uses 71 metrics to score states. The weight of the categories helped push Washington to No. 1 despite no t scoring higher than No. 2 (in infrastructure) in any single… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Legacy Health hit with a lawsuit by former Unity Center nurse
A former nurse at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland has filed a lawsuit alleging he was forced to quit because he feared retaliation after he complained about safety hazards. The suit, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court, comes about seven months after Christopher Lambert filed a complaint with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. The suit names Legacy Health, which operates the Unity Center as a psychiatric emergency room and 107-bed psychiatric hospital. The center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Entrepreneur: Medical marijuana dispensary owner parlays mistakes into generating millions
Growth is on the mind of Lilach Mazor Power as she looks to expand the reach of her Giving Tree Dispensary within and outside of Arizona. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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UNC doctor: N.C. lawsuit against Juul is a good step in addressing "epidemic"
As North Carolina launches a lawsuit against the country's top e-cigerette manufacturer, experts say the company is specifically questionable in its appeal to youth. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Blood Science Foundation secures $350K grant
The Blood Science Foundation announced Thursday that it had received $350,000 from the Richard King Mellon Foundation in order to maintain a safe, adequate blood supply for local hospitals. In a press release, the fundrasing and philanthropic arm of Vitalant — formerly Central Blood Bank — announced that $300,000 would go toward the purchase of a state-of-the-art blood collection vehicle. The vehicle will bring blood collection to donors around the region, making it easier to don ate blood,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Seven Tampa Bay area companies land on Fortune 500 list
Clearwater ’s Tech Data Corp. is the top Tampa Bay area company on the annual Fortune 500 list, ranking No. 88 with $37 billion in revenue last year. The ranking is a five-point drop for the electronics wholesaler from last year’s list, which employs 14,000 people. Tech Data is one of eight Tampa Bay a rea companies to make the list, which is in its 65th year of publication. Here is how some of Tampa Bay’s largest companies ranked this year: No. 91 – Publix Super Markets, headquartered… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Crystal Owens Source Type: news

Pa. Supreme Court sharply questions on UPMC-Highmark consent decree
Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices on Thursday morning sharply questioned lawyers for the attorney general, Highmark and UPMC over whether the five-year consent decree could be extended beyond the June 30 end date. The justices' questions, in a packed courtroom at the Capitol Rotunda, began moments into the first oral argument. Much of the focus was on whether the consent decree's modification provision allowed for the extension of the agreement, whether contract law allowed the end date to move,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Suburban nursing home could see $58M investment and ownership change
A downstate nursing home investment group is making plans to acquire one of the region ’s largest nursing homes, and replace it with a new $58 million facility. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Could there be racial bias in cancer treatment? UNC research looks for solutions
A new study out of UNC Health is looking at ways to address racial disparity in cancer treatment – finding accountability and reminders of implicit bias may be the solution. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

The Future of Health Care: Embracing value-based health care
Employers and health insurers are moving quickly away from fee-for-service health care benefits plans and toward value-based network delivery to employees and their families, driven by timely data, cost efficiencies, wellness incentives and better-coordinated care. But don’t expect an overnight cultural transformation among employees, according to Jim Patton, area vice president of the Mid-Atlantic region for Arthur Gallagher and Co. Patton was the keynote speaker at the Future of Health Care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Medical marijuana dispensaries open in Arkansas
Medical marijuana is not yet available in the Arkansas counties of the Memphis metro region, but dispensaries in Hot Springs are now open for business.   The first dispensary in the state to open its doors was Doctor’s Orders RX, which opened May 10. Green Springs Medical, the state’s second dispensary, also located in Hot Springs, opened May 12.  Combined, the two dispensaries sold 35 pounds of medical marijuana from May 10 to the close of business May 15. Doctor’s Orders sold 19 pounds… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Analyst: LabCorp ripe for Walgreens acquisition
Raymond James analyst John Ransom this week named two potential targets for Walgreens Boots Alliance: LabCorp and drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Chester County biopharmaceutical company sold
ESSA Pharma Inc. entered into a definitive agreement Thursday to acquire Realm Therapeutics, a Chester County biopharmaceutical company, in an all-stock transaction valued at $21.5 million. Realm of Malvern, Pa., was focused on developing new therapies to treat skin disorders. The $21.5 million price tag for the company represents a 5% premium over Realm's estimated net cash amount of $20.5 million at the closing of the acquisition. The acquisition is subject to Realm shareholder approval. Under… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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CVS tests its vitamins and supplements, tosses some that didn't pass
As CVS Health Corp. tries to grow its prominence in the health and wellness space, it says it's completed third-party testing of vitamins and supplements to prove that they actually contain what they say they do. The Woonsocket, R.I.-based company (NYSE: CVS) has already removed dozens of vitamins and supplements from the shelves of its pharmacy chain, and also plans to launching a number of new products — think essential oils, aromatherapy stress spray and bee pollen — in an effort to bolster… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Asymmetrex Presents Proposal for ASTM Interlaboratory Evaluation of...
Today, March 16, at the ASTM International May Committee Meeting in Denver, Colorado, Massachusetts stem cell biotechnology company Asymmetrex will present a proposal for an interlaboratory evaluation...(PRWeb May 16, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/asymmetrex_presents_proposal_for_astm_interlaboratory_evaluation_of_alphastem_test_technology_towards_establishing_a_standard_for_counting_therapeutic_stem_cells/prweb16316460.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
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Ex-FDA chief Scott Gottlieb endorses use of generic drugs
Gottlieb, 46, who resigned in the middle of his tenure in March this year, has been tweeting to convince patients that generic drugs are safe. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
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Swarms of bugs, missing data plague firms now making heart drug
Last month, the FDA posted a list of 43 versions of valsartan and similar drugs that don ’t contain carcinogens. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
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Oregon lawmakers find common ground on 'beagle bill'
Salem may be bogged down in a partisan battle over taxes, but lawmakers all seem to be pro-beagle. The House Committee on the Judiciary passed a bill on Wednesday to require research laboratories to offer dogs and cats for adoption when they are done being used as research subjects, rather than euthanizing them. Senate Bill 638 already passed the Senate on a unanimous vote and now heads to t he House floor. The idea originated with a fifth grade class project last year at Elmonica Elementary… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Pancho Billa death leads to $5K in donations to Roswell Park
Buffalo Bills fans around the world have followed the story of uber-fan Ezra Castro (better known as Pancho Billa) as he battled cancer from his home in Texas. Castro’s death this week has been followed by a viral campaign to turn bad to good, with hundreds of followers making donations in his name to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Within just one day, the Buffalo hospital received 160 donations totaling more than $5,000 from individuals in 35 states and three countries. Those donations… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Sutter Health to take on more Medicare Advantage patients
Sutter Health is expanding its network to cover more seniors on Medicare Advantage plans.   The Sacramento-based health system said Tuesday that it's set to add more seniors to its network through a new partnership with Alignment Healthcare, which is launching a new Medicare Advantage plan. Medicare Advantage plans are privately operated plans that contract with Medicare, the federal h ealth program for seniors. Under the partnership, Sutter's doctors and facilities will be "in-network" for the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Upsher-Smith to close Denver plant, lay off 74
Layoffs will begin in August. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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EXCLUSIVE: Range Resources releases study of Fort Cherry air during, after drilling
Study finds no air-quality issues. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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