NASA Could Have People Living on the Moon in 8 Years. And That ’s Just the Beginning
The moon is a very patient place. It once was a very busy place. Early in its long history, a constant bombardment of space debris left it with great lava bleeds that formed its so-called seas and tattooed it with thousands of craters that endure today. The shooting eventually stopped and the moon fell quiet, and for billions of years it did more or less nothing at all, while the blue-white, watery world just next door bloomed and thrived and exploded with life. And then, for a tiny blink of time, the moon hosted life too. Over the course of four years, from December 1968 to December 1972, nine crews of human beings orbite...
Source: TIME: Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized moon NASA space Source Type: news

Pa. Supreme Court affirms end to Highmark-UPMC Medicare Advantage contract
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a Commonwealth Court ruling and set the expiration date of a Medicare Advantage contract between Highmark and UPMC as June 30, 2019. The ruling in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. UPMC was the latest in a line of court battles between Highmark and UPMC over the end of its contracts and consent decrees, which will for the most part end on June 30, 2019. Chief Justice Thomas Saylor's ruling affirms UPMC's contention that the Medi care Advantage contracts… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

FDA Hits Baxter with Warning Letter in Connection with Claris Acquisition
A full year after acquiring Claris Injectables, FDA has hit Baxter with a warning letter in connection with the agency’s inspection of the acquired facilities in Ahmedabad, India. Baxter added Claris to the pharmaceuticals side of its business last year and the $625 million deal is expected to provide a foundational growth platform for the company. FDA began an inspection of the Claris facilities the same day the deal closed, July 27, 2017, which resulted in a Form-483 noting several observations. The company responded to the 483 on Aug. 25 and said in a recent regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commi...
Source: MDDI - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Business Source Type: news

Health Basics QUIZ: Which kills more Americans, cancer or chemotherapy?
(Natural News) One in every three Americans will “contract” some form of cancer in their lifetime, and only about 50 percent will survive that attack. Those are some grim statistics, huh? Now get this: Has any doctor reviewed with you or your loved ones the odds of chemotherapy actually working, or what the statistics are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smiths Group medical unit hurt by EU medical devices regulation
Smiths Group Plc expects a 2 percent drop in full-year revenue at its medical unit, hurt by some products losing certifications under a new regulation and the loss of two contracts in the United States, it said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Technical requirements for 2018/19 GMS contract changes – version 2
NHS Employers have now published version two of the ‘technical requirements for 2018/19 GMS contract changes’ document. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Advertising regulation needs strengthening to better regulate alcohol marketing on social media, new research finds
New research published today (18 July 2018) shows the significant role that drinking venues and alcohol brands play in marketing alcohol products to young people on social media. The report highlights how the regulatory system for alcohol marketing (under the UK advertising Codes of Practice regulated by the Advertising Standards Authority) is struggling to keep up with the pace and nature of technological change and needs to be strengthened – taking particular account of marketing by venues as well as brands – to reflect the central role of social media activity in young people’s drinking occasions. The ...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - July 17, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Julie Symes Tags: News Source Type: news

Nemaura Medical gears up to commercialize glucose monitor
Nemaura Medical (NSDQ:NMRD) said today that it placed an initial order to its UK-based contract manufacturer for 12,500 rechargeable transmitters, designed as part of the company’s sugarBeat glucose monitoring systems. Nemaura is readying for the commercial launch of its sugarBeat glucose monitor, pending CE Mark approval in the European Union. The device consists of a disposable, adhesive patch that connects to a transmitter and sends glucose data to a mobile app every five minutes. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Nemaura Medical gears up to commercialize glucose mon...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes mHealth (Mobile Health) Patient Monitoring Wall Street Beat Nemaura Medical Source Type: news

NHS trusts sign multimillion pound China consultancy deal
Two “outstanding” foundation trusts have signed a contract with a Chinese real estate company to advise it on building 10 new hospitals in a deal which could be worth millions for the NHS. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Eligibility of Drugs, Biologicals, and Radiopharmaceutical Agents for Transitional Pass-Through Status Under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS); 2) Medicare Subpart D-Private Contracts; and 3) Medicare Disproportionate Share Adjustment Procedures and Criteria, which provides additional payment to hospitals that serve a disproportionate share of low-income patients. Comments are due by September 17, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 17, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Orlando Health to buy 25 acres for future expansion
Orlando Health has entered into a contract with EHOF Acquisitions II LLC to buy 25 acres in Osceola County. The $3.8 billion nonprofit health care provider expects to close on the property at 8011 Osceola Polk Line Road in Davenport by early 2019. The organization has not yet announced its purpose for the site. Master development and infrastructure-related activities for the site are expected to begin t his fall. “This superior site, just south of Central Florida’s bustling tourist corridor… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Orlando Health to buy 25 acres for future expansion
Orlando Health has entered into a contract with EHOF Acquisitions II LLC to buy 25 acres in Osceola County. The $3.8 billion nonprofit health care provider expects to close on the property at 8011 Osceola Polk Line Road in Davenport by early 2019. The organization has not yet announced its purpose for the site. Master development and infrastructure-related activities for the site are expected to begin t his fall. “This superior site, just south of Central Florida’s bustling tourist corridor… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Exclusive: DHSC taken to court for 'manifest errors' over £730m contract
The Department of Health and Social Care is being taken to court over allegations of improper behaviour during the awarding of a £730m contract to deliver medical equipment to the NHS, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

When I went to Parliament and spoke up for care workers
Nicole Stanfield Caile writes: In June, myself and other care workers were given the opportunity, through UNISON, to meet at Parliament with Barbara Keeley, shadow cabinet minister for social care and mental health. I was invited because I had taken part in the development of the residential care charter in 2016. Most of the care workers present at the meeting were from areas around London or in the north. I was proud to represent my corner of the UK, the south west. The meeting began with a warm welcome from Ms. Keeley and her staff, who thanked us for our hard work in care and for attending. Ms. Keeley began by talking a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Blogs adult social care health and social care Source Type: news

Medical device startup acquires Irish diagnostics firm
Kypha, a St. Louis-based medical device company, has acquired Ireland-based Biosensia, a diagnostics platform and contract development company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Exclusive: Rival bidder planned 340 more staff for controversial Capita contract
A rival bidder for NHS England’s ill-fated primary care support contract had proposed having around 340 more staff than the winning bid from Capita, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Future-proofing pharma with contract sales organisations
Ashfield spoke to pharmaphorum about how deploying a multichannel approach to marketing, backed by advanced analytics, could help pharma evolve and secure a successful future… Julian Tompkins says... The post Future-proofing pharma with contract sales organisations appeared first on Ashfield Healthcare. (Source: Ashfield Healthcare News)
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashfield Source Type: news

Non-NHS nurses on Agenda for Change to also get pay rise
The government is extending the new pay deal to nursing staff who are on the Agenda for Change contract and work in organisations that provide service the NHS but that are not actually part of it. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Titan Medical touts updated prototypes, continued testing of Sport robotic platform
Titan Medical (TSX:TMD;OTC:TITFX) this week updated on developments with its Sport robotic single-port surgical platform, touting improved workstation control prototypes and continued testing. The Toronto-based company said that during the second quarter, it has created new prototypes of improved workstation controls, continued testing of prototypes, completed software and hardware change requirements and finalized the computer and software architecture for its end-line system. The robotic surgery company also said that testing of its lens wash system and revised instruments returned “satisfactory performance.&r...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Robotics Surgical Titan Medical Inc. Source Type: news

12% fall in England ’s nurse training applications in past year
Nurse leaders say removal of student bursary has been 'disaster' Related items fromOnMedica MPs must fight for long-term funding for NHS and social care GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase Scottish government pledges ‘significant investment’ in primary care New figures shine spotlight on nurse shortages NHS performance figures paint ‘extremely worrying picture’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurses at Vermont's largest medical center go on strike
About 1,800 unionized nurses at Vermont's largest hospital launched a two-day strike Thursday following unsuccessful contract negotiations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Spacewatch: Martian rocks on Earth a step nearer as UK builds red planet rover
Airbus lands £3.9m contract from space agency to design spacecraft to bring back samples from Mars in the 2020sThe European Space Agency has awarded a £3.9m contract to Airbus, in Britain, to design a new rover, in a project with Nasa, that will visit Mars to retrieve samples for bringing back to Earth for the first time.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: European Space Agency Nasa Mars Astronomy Science Source Type: news

Synteract expands East Coast presence with acquisition
A West Coast contract research organization with an office in Morrisville is expanding its East Coast presence with the acquisition of a New Jersey firm. Synteract, headquartered in the San Diego area, has purchased Cu-Tech, bulking up the California company's services in the dermatology arena. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “This gives us a nice expansion in a geographic region where it’s clearly very advantageous to have a presence,” says Synteract Chief Commercial Officer Jack Shannon. “Synteract… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Longer contracts leverage the free fuel in solar power at little O & M cost
(SolarPACES) Solar contracts are usually only for 20 years. But ACWA Power's contract with DEWA in Dubai will run until 2055 -- the world's first 35 year solar contract. Did the length of the contract enable its record-low price for this kind of round-the-clock solar? (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Jersey man contracts deadly bacterial infection whilst crabbing
A New Jersey man who went into a river fishing for crabs returned with something else entirely: a deadly bacterial infection. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Jersey man contracts deadly bacterial infection while crabbing
A New Jersey man who went into a river fishing for crabs returned with something else entirely: a deadly bacterial infection. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GAO again recommends improvements to 340B program
Over the years, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reviewed various aspects of the 340B program, finding areas for improvement and providing recommendations. Thelatest report from GAO focused on contract pharmacy arrangements, reiterating findings from previous oversight reports and revealing some new startling findings about hospitals and contract pharmacies in the 340B program. The report further highlighted the need for changes to 340B to improve program integrity and oversight. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: 340B hospitals 340B Spotlight Source Type: news

Guerbet, IBM Watson Health to collaborate on AI software
French contrast developer Guerbet has signed an exclusive agreement with IBM...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Guerbet names new head of interventional sales News reports claim layoffs at IBM Watson Health Guerbet launches urology x-ray system at AUA 2018 Guerbet to launch 2 new embolization microcatheters IBM Watson secures $10M Ohio PACS, AI contract Elekta teams up with IBM Watson Health (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How to Break an Employment Contract How to Break an Employment Contract
It's best to know before you sign the contract how to get out of it, if you need to.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Ask the Expert Source Type: news

CTG scores EHR contract with Chattanooga health system
The contract includes installation and IT project management for an Epic EHR system at more than 30 sites, including three hospitals. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Mount St. Mary's hospital workers to picket Tuesday
Citing short staffing and high turnover rates, healthcare workers at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston will hold an informational picket Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. More than 400 workers at the site are represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, which has been negotiating for a new contract since September. The union represents registered nurses, nurse’s aides, laboratory and technical staff, dietary and environmental service workers a t the hospital. Mount St.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Digisonics launches website for Zika-related brain disease
Image management firm Digisonics has created an online calculator that can...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Digisonics wins contract with Ore. hospital Digisonics, Medis ink partnership Digisonics signs Medical Metrics lab Digisonics readies upgrades for ASE 2017 Digisonics touts compatibility with Nuance (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RIT to continue to lead Pollution Prevention Institute after DEC's contract renewal
(Rochester Institute of Technology) A Rochester Institute of Technology-led consortium has won a $19.5 million, five-year award from the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation (DEC) to operate the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), allowing RIT to continue to lead important environmental projects and initiatives that have a significant impact on businesses and residents statewide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Judge: Insured Cannot Recover Attorney Fees In Insurance Bad Faith Dispute
NEW YORK - A New York state court judge on June 18 ruled that it is too early to determine whether an insured is entitled to an award of attorney fees in an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit because the trial court has yet to decide whether an insurer's actions rose to the level of bad faith (Eric Schneck v. First Unum Life Insurance Co., No. 155800/2012, N.Y. Sup., New York Co., 2018 N.T. Misc. LEXIS 2456). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Maryland governor signs federal all-payer health contract
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a contract with the federal government to enact the state's unique all-payer health care model (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trust considers contract notice over sale of BMI Healthcare
A trust is reviewing an agreement with private operator BMI Healthcare in a bid to retain more control if the company gets new owners. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fortis wants to recover over Rs 20 crore from Malvinder Singh after invalidating his contract
Fortis had paid Singh Rs 20 crore as remuneration and additional reimbursement in relation to expenses incurred by him following his appointment on September 27, 2016. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These doctors in Naxal-hit areas get higher pay than physicians at AIIMS in Delhi
Naxal-hit districts are hiring contract specialised doctors to work in far-flung and sometimes unsafe areas by paying them a hefty salary --of Rs 2-2.5 lakh a month (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catalent acquiring Boston's Juniper Pharmaceuticals for $128M
Drug contract manufacturer Catalent has agreed to acquire Boston-based Juniper Pharmaceuticals for $128 million, the companies announced. Under the deal, New Jersey-based Catalent (NYSE: CTLT) will acquire all of Juniper’s (Nasdaq: JNP) shares for $11.50 per share. That values Juniper at a 60 percent premium to its share price on Jan. 30, the last trading day before the company announced that it was exploring a potential sale. Ju niper provides drug development and manufacturing services to other… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

BASF acquires two manufacturers of 3D-printing materials
BASF New Business GmbH (BNB; Ludwigshafen, Germany) has acquired German and French companies involved with the manufacture of 3D-printing materials in the latest effort to enhance its presence in the fast-growing field of 3D printing. The latest BASF 3D-printing acquisition sees it secure a presence in the powder bed fusion field. Advanc3D Materials GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) makes advanced, tailor-made plastic powders and formulations for selective laser sintering (SLS). Setup Performance (Lyon, France) is Advanc3D Materials’ most important partner in the development and manufacture of SLS material...
Source: MDDI - July 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Plastics Today Source Type: news

A list of the most common deadly infections you are likely to contract after SHTF
(Natural News) When catastrophe strikes, survival is what’s going to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Whether it be a natural disaster like a hurricane or a more dangerous threat, preparedness can help mitigate some of the danger that lies ahead. Necessities like food, water and shelter may be your top priorities, but there... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Help to write the winning bid
General practices and other primary care providers can no longer rely on their core contracts for a sustainable income. Writing bids and responding to tenders is an art that requires a mixture of keen attention to detail, absolute clarity and persuasion. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

OP company files antitrust suit against pharmacy giant
An Overland Park company that provides administrative services to independent pharmacies filed an antitrust lawsuit against St. Louis-based Express Scripts Holding Co. Wholesale Alliance LLC, doing business as Pharmacy First, accused Express Scripts of anticompetitive conduct by forming exclusive contracts with four of 22 Pharmacy Services Administration Organizations (PSAOs). These organizations provide administrative support to independent pharmacies, including processing claims, help-desk services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

OP company files antitrust suit against pharmacy giant
An Overland Park company that provides administrative services to independent pharmacies filed an antitrust lawsuit against St. Louis-based Express Scripts Holding Co. Wholesale Alliance LLC, doing business as Pharmacy First, accused Express Scripts of anticompetitive conduct by forming exclusive contracts with four of 22 Pharmacy Services Administration Organizations (PSAOs). These organizations provide administrative support to independent pharmacies, including processing claims, help-desk services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Executive Committe Minutes, May 8, 2018
SPM Executive Meeting Minutes, May 8, 2018 Participants: Peter Elias, Judy Danielson, John Grohol, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods April Exec Meeting Minutes approved. Learning Exchange – Sarah Krüg First Learning Exchange webinar will be held on May 29, 1 pm ET on the topic of Social Isolation. Vocera (one of the sponsors) will offer their WebEx & support for the event. Need to promote the webinar using the appropriate WebEx account. Accenture will promote, as will speakers. Sarah has a draft email & will send to members via MailChimp. All board me...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Executive Minutes Executive Committee Meetings Executive Committee Minutes Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

NHS must do more to support disabled doctors
Consultation to make NHS more accessible for disabled clinicians Related items fromOnMedica Junior doctors to play a role in contract renegotiation Better assessment of doctors in training will cut burden Monitor launches ‘exploration’ of GP services Bullying by colleagues affects one in five NHS staff Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP contract reform is part of the long term plan
GPs, patients and healthcare professionals are being given the chance to have their say on plans by the NHS which will help shape the future of a modern general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England set to consult on'biggest GP contract reform since 2004 '
NHS England has launched a consultation that'could herald the most substantial changes to the GP contract since 2004', according to board papers. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 4, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Premises Latest News Source Type: news

GP contract in line for 'biggest overhaul since 2004', say NHS chiefs
Long-term plans for the NHS being developed by health chiefs could trigger 'the most substantial changes to the GP contract since 2004', NHS England board papers reveal. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

The Integrator: GP contract reform - it's back
Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by senior bureau chief Dave West. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news