Moderna hasn't breached its vaccine contract despite repeated delivery concerns: Anand
Moderna has not violated its contractual obligations with Canada, Procurement Minister Anita Anand says, despite continued setbacks over promised COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to this country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

The Covid-19 Plasma Boom Is Over. What Did We Learn From It?
The U.S. government invested $800 million in plasma when the country was desperate for Covid-19 treatments. A year later, the program has fizzled. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas and Noah Weiland Tags: your-feed-science Antibodies Blood Donation Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Clinical Trials Government Contracts and Procurement United States Politics and Government American Red Cross Food and Drug Administration Health and Human Services Depa Source Type: news

SpaceX Wins $2.9 Billion Contract For Next Lunar Lander
The company beat out two others in its bid to develop a lunar lander that will bring Americans back to the moon in the coming years.(Image credit: SpaceX) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew S. Schwartz Source Type: news

Elon Musk's SpaceX wins $2.9bn NASA contract to send humans to the moon
The tech billionaire's firm was chosen ahead of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and defence contractor Dynetics Inc. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasa picks Elon Musk ’s SpaceX to build spacecraft to return humans to moon
Space agency breaks with tradition by awarding $2.9bn contract to single company in ‘big step’ for moon-to-Mars strategyNasa has chosen SpaceX to build the next-generation spacecraft that will return humans to the moon, further strengthening Elon Musk ’s grip on the burgeoning public-private space industry.The $2.9bn contract to build the lunar lander that will spearhead theArtemis program, Nasa ’s ambitious project to return to the moon for the first time since the final Apollo mission in 1972, was announced on Friday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Richard Luscombe Tags: SpaceX Nasa The moon Elon Musk Source Type: news

Fujifilm doubles down on healthcare in new $11B strategic plan
Fresh from its acquisition of Hitachi's imaging business, Japanese industria...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm wraps up Hitachi imaging acquisition Fujifilm installs out point-of-care ultrasound software Hitachi takes steps in sale of imaging business to Fujifilm COVID-19 delays Fujifilm deal to buy Hitachi Medical Fujifilm lands 3 new Synapse contracts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 17, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RaySearch's new planning system treats 1st patients in Japan
RaySearch Laboratories said that its RayStation treatment planning system ha...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon Medical, RaySearch expand partnership RaySearch, TAE Life Sciences partner on cancer therapy RaySearch unveils new RayStation release RaySearch, Varian partner to track radiation therapy RaySearch inks Australian contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

‘When the Rain Stops:’ a New Short Story by Bryan Washington
We heard about the storm a week before the rains. Manny figured they wouldn’t be a problem. Jae disagreed. The news called it a minor inconvenience—a flash flood at most—but we’d learned not to lean too deep into forecasts. In the morning, Houston felt sticky. Our heels slapped across the floorboards. We plodded around the house, yawning and stretching and tugging at our boxers. Manny went straight for the vegetable garden, but Jae took his time with breakfast, stirring a pan of eggs, slipping everything inside pieces of toast. Between mouthfuls of sandwich, he swore we’d end up packing everyt...
Source: TIME: Science - April 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Bryan Washington Tags: Uncategorized climate change Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Exclusive: English NHS awarded framework deal to Hancock’s family’s firm two years ago
Matt Hancock omitted to declare his connection to a company owned by his close family, despite it winning a place on a framework to provide services to the English NHS in 2019, as well as contracts with the NHS in Wales. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PPD to be acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific in deal topping $17 billion
A major contract research organization with a big presence in the Triangle is set to be acquired in a deal topping $17 billion. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: David Purtell Source Type: news

PPD to be acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific in deal topping $17 billion
A major contract research organization with a big presence in the Triangle is set to be acquired in a deal topping $17 billion. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David Purtell Source Type: news

Thermo Fisher Scientific acquires PPD in $17B pharma deal
A major contract research organization with a big presence in North Carolina is set to be acquired in a deal topping $17 billion. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Purtell Source Type: news

Less than 0.01% of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have gone on to contract the disease
The CDC reports that about 5,800 of 76.6 million Americans who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 - 0.007% - later tested positive for the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives
Map of countries with projected austerity cuts in 2021-2022, in terms of GDP, based on IMF fiscal projections. Credit: I. Ortiz and M. Cummins, 2021By Isabel Ortiz and Matthew CumminsNEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 2021 (IPS) Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and socio-economic recovery. But a global study just published by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, international trade unions and civil society organizations, sounds an alert of an emerging austerity shock: Mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins Tags: Aid Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UGA to establish national NIH-funded center to fight flu
(University of Georgia) The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Georgia a contract to establish the Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research (CIDER). The contract will provide $1 million in first-year funding and is expected to be supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH, for seven years and up to approximately $92 million. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Judge weighs in on TriHealth dispute with doctors
A Hamilton County judge has issued an order in a lawsuit filed by one of Cincinnati's largest hospital systems against a group of doctors attempting to leave to form its own medical group. Common Pleas Court Judge Leslie Ghiz on April 13 ordered that TriHealth enter mediation with a group of 18 gastroenterology doctors that the health system has filed a lawsuit against in an attempt to enforce a noncompete clause in their contracts as they seek to leave the hospital system. Mediati on has been scheduled… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Andy Brownfield Source Type: news

EU Commission to end AstraZeneca and J & J vaccine contracts at expiry - paper
The EU Commission has decided not to renew COVID-19 vaccine contracts next year with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Italian... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU throws weight behind Pfizer-BioNTech and new technology
In a stinging rebuke to pharma giant AstraZeneca, the head of the European Union's executive arm has announced plans for a major contract extension for COVID-19 vaccines with Pfizer stretching to 2023 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

EU Commission chief announces negotiations for extension of COVID-19 vaccine contract with Pfizer stretching to 2023
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NIAID funds new influenza research network
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has established a network of research sites to study the natural history, transmission and pathogenesis of influenza and provide an international research infrastructure to address influenza outbreaks. The program, called the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Response (CEIRR), is expected to be supported for seven years by NIAID contracts to five institutions. Funding for the first year of the contracts will total approximately $24 million. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Air pollution may affect severity and hospitalization in COVID-19 patients
(University of Cincinnati) Patients who have preexisting respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and live in areas with high levels of air pollution have a greater chance of hospitalization if they contract COVID-19, says a University of Cincinnati researcher. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

GP contract legislative changes
The appropriate Regulations and national Directions reflecting primary medical services contract changes that came into force from 1 April 2021 have now been published at: (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

OP ’s ModRN Health helps patients find cheaper care, understand insurance plan
COO Derek Sherry shares how ModRN Health is removing health care barriers, including with a contract with the National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

OP ’s ModRN Health helps patients find cheaper care, understand insurance plan
COO Derek Sherry shares how ModRN Health is removing health care barriers, including with a contract with the National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Extension of temporary changes to GP contract under the pandemic regulations
The following temporary changes to the GP contract in England will continue under the pandemic regulations until 30 June 2021: (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patriots terminate Julian Edelman's contract following failed physical; receiver set to retire, per report
It's the end of an era in New England (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Julian Edelman cut by Patriots as massive makeover continues
The Patriots’ offseason makeover continued on Monday. The AFC East power terminated the contract of veteran receiver Julian Edelman with... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UPMC International steams forward on track despite Covid-19 pandemic
One of its major projects, the first of a hospital management contract in China, is fully on track. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Animal testing suspended at Spanish lab after ‘gratuitous cruelty’ footage
Madrid regional government says it has suspended all activity at Vivotecnia after inspection found ‘signs of animal mistreatment’Regional officials in Spain have temporarily halted all activity at an animal testing facility after the publication of undercover footage that appears to show animals being taunted, smacked, tossed around and cut into with no or inadequate anaesthesia.Since 2000, Madrid-based contract research organisation Vivotecnia has carried out experiments on animals ranging from monkeys to mini pigs and rabbits for the biopharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic, tobacco and food industries. The faci...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ashifa Kassam in Madrid and Natalie Grover Tags: Animal experimentation Animal welfare Animals World news Spain Europe Environment Science European Union Source Type: news

Penguins trade two conditional draft picks, acquire Jeff Carter in trade with L.A
The 36-year-old winger has one year remaining on his contract. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salaried GPs must not be coerced into vaccinating for free, BMA warns
Salaried GPs should not be coerced into unpaid work for the COVID-19 vaccination programme, the BMA has warned, after reports of doctors being pressured to work on a 'goodwill basis'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 12, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Gut epithelium muscles up against infection
(Uppsala University) To maximise absorption of nutrients from the diet, the intestinal mucous membrane has a large surface area. However, this also makes it vulnerable to attack from aggressive gut microbes. A new study by Uppsala University researchers now shows that the surface layer of the mucosa, known as the epithelium, can rapidly contract when it recognises a bacterial attack. The results are published in the journal PNAS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

60 Minutes hit job on DeSantis backfires, now everyone is aware of Newsom's "no bid" vaccine scam in California
(Natural News) Did you know that California Gov. Gavin Newsom awarded an exclusive, no bid contract to Blue Shield to manage the Golden State’s Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine” campaign? And did you also know that Blue Shield just so happens to have donated heavily to Newsom’s political campaigns over the years? Many Americans did not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP contract legislative changes
The APMS directions reflecting GMS and PMS contract changes that came into force from 1 April 2021 along with the Directed Enhanced Service Directions and the Statement of Financial Entitlements Directions have now been published. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Emergent BioSolutions: Top Official Warned That Vaccine Plant Had to Be'Monitored Closely`
An Operation Warp Speed report last June flagged staffing and quality control concerns at Emergent BioSolutions ’ factory in Baltimore. The troubled plant recently had to throw out up to 15 million doses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Sharon LaFraniere and Chris Hamby Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Government Contracts and Procurement Public-Private Sector Cooperation Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Stockpiling Emergent BioSolutions Inc Johnson & AstraZeneca PLC Novavax Inc Biden, Jo Source Type: news

Russia wants Slovakia to return its Sputnik V vaccines
Russia has asked Slovakia to return its Sputnik V vaccine shots “due to multiple contract violations.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

KNOCK KNOCK: Detroit will send government workers door-to-door to pressure residents to get vaccinated... what could go wrong?
(Natural News) Detroit is planning to hire people to go door-to-door to tell city residents to get vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). On Tuesday, April 6, the Detroit City Council – composed entirely of Democrats – unanimously approved a $1.2 million contract with the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation to hire between 50 to 55 additional city... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Undercover footage shows ‘gratuitous cruelty’ at Spanish animal testing facility
Campaigners call for the closure of the Madrid research firm, after whistleblower video allegedly captures unacceptable treatmentUndercover footage of “gratuitous cruelty and abuse” allegedly taken in an animal testing facility in Spain – which has previously secured funding from the EU and Spanish authorities for projects – has been published, amid calls for the centre’s closure.Madrid-based contract research organisation Vivotecnia conducts experiments on a range of animals including monkeys, dogs, mini pigs, rats, mice and rabbits for the biopharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic, tobacco and f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover and Ashifa Kassam Tags: Animal experimentation Animal welfare Environment Spain European Union Science World news Animals Source Type: news

Top Official Warned That Covid Vaccine Plant Had to Be ‘Monitored Closely’
An Operation Warp Speed report last June flagged staffing and quality control concerns at Emergent BioSolutions ’ factory in Baltimore. The troubled plant recently had to throw out up to 15 million doses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Sharon LaFraniere and Chris Hamby Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Government Contracts and Procurement Public-Private Sector Cooperation Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Stockpiling Emergent BioSolutions Inc Johnson & AstraZeneca PLC Novavax Inc Biden, Jo Source Type: news

Senckenberg Nature Research Society transfers three journals to ARPHA Platform
(Pensoft Publishers) One of the largest natural research associations in Germany: the Senckenberg Nature Research Society moved three of its international, open-access scholarly journals to the publishing platform ARPHA, following a recent contract with the scientific publisher and technology provider Pensoft. Having opted for the white-label publishing solution, the journals remain under the brand of the Society and the Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden, one of the oldest natural-science museums in the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health care workers hold picket to demand economic justice at Legacy Emanuel
The workers are negotiating a new contract. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Health care workers hold picket to demand economic justice at Legacy Emanuel
The workers are negotiating a new contract. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Here's who won the contract for Ohio's new child-focused Medicaid program
Slated to launch in January 2022, the specialized managed care program is part of a major overhaul of Ohio's Medicaid system. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

U.S. Bet on Covid Vaccine Manufacturer Even as Problems Mounted
The Baltimore plant that recently had to scrap up to 15 million ruined doses had flouted rules and downplayed errors, according to internal audits, ex-employees and clients. Other doses had to be scrapped last year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Hamby, Sharon LaFraniere and Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Factories and Manufacturing Emergent BioSolutions Inc Government Contracts and Procurement Consumer Protection Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Johnson & AstraZeneca PLC Source Type: news

U.S. Bet Big on Covid Vaccine Manufacturer Even as Problems Mounted
The Baltimore plant that recently had to scrap up to 15 million ruined doses had flouted rules and downplayed errors, according to internal audits, ex-employees and clients. Other doses had to be scrapped last year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Hamby, Sharon LaFraniere and Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Factories and Manufacturing Emergent BioSolutions Inc Government Contracts and Procurement Consumer Protection Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Johnson & AstraZeneca PLC Source Type: news

TeleTracking wins $13M federal Covid contract
Pittsburgh-based TeleTracking Technologies Inc. has received a new $13 million contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to continue monitoring hospital capacity and other measures during the Covid-19 pandemic. The award, which started April 1 and runs through Sept. 30, follows a $20.4 million grant in March 2020 where TeleTracking stood up a system that provided an in-depth look at the capacity of hospitals nationwide during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as types of hospitalization,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Kenya: Where to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine Jab in Kenya
[Nation] Much like the rest of the world, Kenyans are excited about the availability Covid-19 vaccines in the hopes getting the jab will reduce possibility of serious illness in the event that they contract the deadly virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Jrue Holiday, Bucks Agree to 4-Year Contract Extension Worth Up to $160M
The Milwaukee Bucks and guard Jrue Holiday agreed to a four-year contract extension worth up to $160 million Sunday. Holiday's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jon Jones coach thinks matchup with Francis Ngannou worth ‘$50 million’ payday
No one knows exactly what number Jon Jones wants to see on a contract to fight Francis Ngannou, but his coach Mike Winkeljohn thinks it... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US government moves AstraZeneca out of vaccine plant that suffered contamination
The federal government moved to stop any further risk of contamination at a Baltimore contract vaccine manufacturer where 15 million... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news