Preventing Antibiotic Resistance: Look to the Livestock Industry
Among the major drivers of the Antimicrobial Resistance crisis is the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in livestock and feed. Credit: Germán Miranda/IPS. By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 21 2019 (IPS) Antimicrobial resistance is quickly becoming a global crisis and risks reversing a century of progress in health. Some organisations have already geared up and are tackling the issue from its roots. In a new report, the United Nations Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance estimates that antibiotic resistance could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050. Already, drug-resistan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) WHO Source Type: news

Business Research and Development and Innovation: 2016
The detailed statistical tables in this report present both single-year tables for 2016 data and tables containing prior years'statistics on domestic and global research and development expenditures and the R&D workforce for companies operating in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. These data were collected by the Business R&D Innovation Survey (BRDIS), conducted annually by the U.S. Census Bureau for the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. BRDIS findings are used by government agencies, corporations, research organizations, and academics to a...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - May 13, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Vaccines Are Critical To Public Health, And Are Cost-Effective, Too
Besides having an enormously positive impact on public health, vaccination programs are cost-effective. Childhood vaccination programs have a particularly high societal return on investment, as upfront expenditures are offset by costs avoided through disease prevention. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Notice from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) regarding proposed updates to the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component. The changes include adding a questionnaire about mental health, conducting a pilot study on response rate, and collecting a health insurance cost-sharing document. MEPS-HC collects data on healthcare access and barriers to care, among other factors. Comments are due July 1, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 1, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Software R & D: Revised Treatment in U.S. National Accounts and Related Trends in Business R & D Expenditures
A recent change in the treatment of software R&D in the U.S. GDP and other national income and product accounts (NIPAs), published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), underscores the importance of software for U.S. R&D statistics. In the past, software R&D expenditures were capitalized under software investment—not under R&D—to avoid duplication, because software was already considered a fixed asset. However, this also meant that under NIPA,'R&D investment'was effectively non-software R&D investment. The 2018 Comprehensive Update of the NIPAs reclassified software R&D as R&...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - April 29, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Low level of NHS competitive tendering revealed
UK health service offers contracts worth just 2% of clinical commissioning expenditure (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism Limits Adaptation to Cold Environments Hypothyroidism Limits Adaptation to Cold Environments
Therapy seems to relieve the symptoms, and patients with hypothyroidism show significant increases in energy expenditure after being treated to normalize hormone levels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Higher out-of-pocket costs threaten universal health coverage in 'missing middle' nations
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) One in six countries is expected to have substantially high out-of-pocket spending as a proportion of total health expenditures by 2050, according to a new scientific study.As low-income countries increase their GDP, they often face the 'missing middle' problem: As they receive less development assistance, they are not able to fill the resulting gap due to slower growth in government health spending. As a result, many low- and middle-income countries rely more heavily on out-of-pocket spending. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dartmouth Study Links State Tax Spending to Middle-Aged Mortality Rates
There is a strong association between the amount that U.S. states spend on their residents through statewide taxation and state government expenditures and middle-aged mortality rates, according to a new Dartmouth study in the journal PLOS One. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - April 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Research longevity mortality public health Todd MacKenzie Source Type: news

JeffCo approves moving forward with UAB on Cooper Green
The Jefferson County Commission has passed a resolution that would allow the county to enter a due diligence period with UAB Health System to negotiate an agreement to create a University Health Care Authority at Cooper Green Mercy Health Services. As previously reported, the authority would assume the risk of cost overages for health care expenditures above a capitated rate. The county has traditionally been tasked with providing care for its indigent population. Supporters of the authority option… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Allergan discloses economic impact of Cincinnati plant
Allergan ’s pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging plant in Oakley has a significant impact on the local region, according to a new study by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center.  The plant at 500 Brotherton Road employed 196 people in 2017 and resulted in total expenditures of $46.3 million when factoring in direct and indirect payroll as well as capital investments, according to the study commissioned by Allergan. The plant, which produces Vraylar (an antipsychotic drug approved… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

India facing shortage of 600,000 doctors, 2 million nurses: Study
In India, 65 per cent of health expenditure is out-of-pocket, and such expenditures push some 57 million people into poverty each year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obalon Explores Financial and Strategic Alternatives
Obalon Therapeutics said it has retained Cowen as an independent financial advisor to assist in exploring financial and strategic alternatives. The move comes about a week after the San Diego-based company announced a restructuring measure that would see it cut half of its workforce. The obesity-treatment specialist said the bulk of the cuts would come from it eliminating its salesforce and switching to a new sales model. Obalon said with Cowen’s assistance it plans to explore a wide range of financial and strategic alternatives that could enhance stockholder value and enable the company to continue servi...
Source: MDDI - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Oregon health care growth rate bill moves forward
A bill that designed to contain the growth of health care costs in Oregon passed its first major hurdle in the Legislature. The Senate Committee on Health Care on Monday referred Senate Bill 889 to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means. The bill would establish a health care cost growth benchmark for increases in total health expenditures. The benchmark would be reviewed annually. SB 889 has the support of advocates f or hospitals, unions and consumers. The benchmark program, similar to an approach… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregon health care growth rate bill moves forward
A bill that designed to contain the growth of health care costs in Oregon passed its first major hurdle in the Legislature. The Senate Committee on Health Care on Monday referred Senate Bill 889 to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means. The bill would establish a health care cost growth benchmark for increases in total health expenditures. The benchmark would be reviewed annually. SB 889 has the support of advocates f or hospitals, unions and consumers. The benchmark program, similar to an approach… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Cycling investment expedience: energy expenditure based cost-path analysis of national census bicycle commuting data - Raffler C, Brezina T, Emberger G.
"The bicycle share has risen to a level of 7%" - This newsletter headline is just one example that highlights the growing interest of current Austrian transport-policy in fostering bicycle traffic. But where is it most expedient to invest into new infrastr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kenya: NHIF Reform Critical to Affordable Health for All in Kenya
[Nation] Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out-of-pocket health expenditures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Preferred walking speed on rough terrain; is it all about energetics? - Gast K, Kram R, Riemer R.
Humans have evolved the ability to walk very efficiently. Further, humans prefer to walk at speeds that approximately minimize their metabolic energy expenditure per unit distance (i.e. gross cost of transport, COT). This has been found in a variety of pop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Navigating the Changing Tides of Medical Imaging Economics
At the end of 2016, MD+DI an industry report correctly predicted that value-based care was here to stay. Fast-forward two years and we're beginning to see hard evidence that the industry is not only accepting this shift but some medtech companies have even learned to embrace it. One area of the healthcare system where value-based care has had the most apparent impact is radiology. Of course, other trends have fed into this as well, such as precision medicine and population health management. MD+DI recently spoke with experts on both sides of the table to find out just how much these trends have impa...
Source: MDDI - March 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Business Source Type: news

Kenya: NHIF Reform Crtical to Affordable Health for All in Kenya
[IPS] Nairobi, Kenya -Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHIF Reform Crtical to Affordable Health For All in Kenya
Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki pushing hard for UHC in Kenya. Credit: MOH KenyaBy Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 2019 (IPS) Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures. For the almost four in every five Kenyans who lack access to medical insurance, the fear that they are just an accident or serious illness away from destitution. Ill health is easily the most destructive wrecking-ball to any country’s plans for sustainable development, which validates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s commitment to deliver Univ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

NHIF Reform Critical to Affordable Health For All in Kenya
Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki pushing hard for UHC in Kenya. Credit: MOH KenyaBy Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 2019 (IPS) Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures. For the almost four in every five Kenyans who lack access to medical insurance, the fear that they are just an accident or serious illness away from destitution. Ill health is easily the most destructive wrecking-ball to any country’s plans for sustainable development, which validates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s commitment to deliver Univ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Food insecurity associated with self-reported falls among Medicare Advantage members - Mosen DM, Banegas MP, Friedman N, Shuster E, Brooks N.
More than 3 million older US adults injure themselves by falling each year. Falls are a major cause of morbidity and mortality for this population, and account for nearly $30 billion in Medicare expenditures annually. Falls have been linked to frailty and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Hospital Pricing Practices: Transparency And Clarity Are Lacking
Since 2015, the average pace of hospital and physician expenditures has exceeded prescription drugs. Legislators are attempting to pry open the black box of hospital costs. Per the 1st of January a new law requires all U.S. hospitals to post complete price lists of all procedures online. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

There's More Choice Than Ever When It Comes To Health And Wellness - Here's What Matters Most
With rising expenditures on health and fitness and a growing global wellness industry, we know how much people want to be living healthier, happier lives. Yet with so much to choose from it can feel overwhelming where to begin. This Founder says forget the tools and get clear on a structure first. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Danielle Brooker, Contributor Source Type: news

A cross-sectional study to assess the out-of-pocket expenditure of families on the health care of children younger than 5 years in a rural area - Shrivastava SRBL, Shrivastava PS.
This study aimed to estimate the out-of-pocket expenditure of families on the health care of children younger than 5 years in a rural area of Kancheepuram district. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was performed in a rural area o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Out-of-pocket expenditure of families on the healthcare of children younger than 5 years - Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V.
We read the publication with great interest. Shrivastava and Shrivastava concluded that 'the maximum out-of-pocket expenditure was for accident/trauma cases, and overall the largest share was for buying medications for the treatment.' We would like to shar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Natural disasters and economic losses: controlling external migration, energy and environmental resources, water demand, and financial development for global prosperity - Abbas Khan K, Zaman K, Shoukry AM, Sharkawy A, Gani S, Sasmoko, Ahmad J, Khan A, Hishan SS.
The objective of the study is to examine the impact of natural disasters on external migration, price level, poverty incidence, health expenditures, energy and environmental resources, water demand, financial development, and economic growth in a panel of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

South Africa: Eastern Cape Health Improves Payment and Conditions of Service for Community Health Workers
[Govt of SA] Eastern Cape Department of Health is spending millions of rands in improving payment and conditions of service for over five thousand community health workers in the province. The expenditure forms part of implementing the Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Council (PHSDSBC) Resolution on standardization of remuneration for community health workers in the department. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FFRDC Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2017
These tables provide data on R&D expenditures for federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs). Expenditures data are displayed for individually named FFRDCs, by source of funding, and type of R&D. Data are from the FY 2017 FFRDC Research and Development Survey, conducted by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 7, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Positive Health beyond boundaries in community care: design of a prospective study on the effects and implementation of an integrated community approach - Grootjans SJM, Stijnen MMN, Kroese MEAL, Vermeer AJM, Ruwaard D, Jansen MWJ.
BACKGROUND: High healthcare expenditures due to population ageing and chronic complex health complaints are a challenge on a global scale. To improve the quality of healthcare, population health, and professionals' work satisfaction and to reduce healthcar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Empirical analysis of the status and influencing factors of catastrophic health expenditure of migrant workers in western China - Liu L, Zhang X, Zhao L, Li N.
Objective: To understand the current situation and influencing factors of catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) of migrant workers in Western China. Method: Sample data were obtained by cluster random sampling. Data were entered and sorted us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

National Patterns of R & D Resources: 2016-17 Data Update
This report provides current data on the levels and key trends of the performance and funding of research and development in the United States, with comparisons to the historical record (back to 1953). Detailed statistical tables present data on U.S. R&D expenditures by performing sector, source of funds, type of R&D, and state. Data are drawn from five surveys from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - February 27, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Namibia: The Burden of HIV On Health Budget
[New Era] Windhoek -Infectious and parasitic diseases including HIV/AIDS received the highest allocation of funds taking up 23 percent of the total health expenditure in the 2015/2016 financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: More Funding for Non-Communicable Diseases Required - Minister
[Namibia Economist] The country's disease burden is gradually transitioning from communicable to non-communicable diseases (NCD) and this trend is reflected in the shares of health expenditure, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Services (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cerebral Monitoring May Aid Assessment of Brain Function During Cardiac Arrest
The overall aims of neuromonitoring are to identify worsening neurological function and secondary cerebral insults that may benefit from specific treatment(s) and improve pathophysiological understanding of cerebral disease in critical illness, to provide clear physiological data to guide and individualize therapy, as well as assist with neuroprognostication. It’s not a novel concept to directly monitor the organ of interest to direct and assess therapies. The human brain constitutes 2% of the total body weight, yet the energy-consuming processes that enable the brain to function adequately account for about 25% of t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kees Polderman, MD, PhD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Source Type: news

Achieving Paris climate target could net additional billions in fisheries revenue
(University of British Columbia) Achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tonnes in annual worldwide fisheries catch, as well as billions of dollars of annual revenues for fishers, workers' income and household seafood expenditures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Hospitals Benefit the Most From Health Spending
[New Era] Windhoek -Government hospitals consumed the single greatest portion of the total health expenditure with 29 percent in 2015/2016 financial year and 34 the following year, according to a report availed by the Ministry of Health and Social Services last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What you need to know about the new NHE health spending projections
This week,National Health Expenditure (NHE) data released by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) projected retail medicine spending grew 3.3 percent in 2018. Each year, CMS projects spending on health care services, but in aFebruary 2018 review of the accuracy of their projections, CMS found that the NHE estimates of medicine spending have often been significantly overestimated when compared to actual spending.    (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - February 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Let's Talk About Cost Source Type: news

HHS's Multi-Pronged Approach To Lower Drug Prices: Will It Work?
HHS has put forward a series of initiatives aimed at lowering drug prices, Medicare expenditures, and patient cost-sharing. The proposals run the gamut, from increasing transparency of net pricing, to allowing use of formulary tools previously off limits to Medicare plans, to direct price controls. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

3 ways employers are taking charge of healthcare costs
For the sixth consecutive year, the cost of providing medical and pharmacy benefits continues to skyrocket, according to the nonprofit National Business Group on Health (NBGH) survey  2019 Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design. Results also project an additional 5-percent increase in 2019. As these costs continue to escalate, many businesses are searching for solutions to help them contain employee benefit expenditures. In fact, for many organizations the cost of employee benefits… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lovitt & Touch é Source Type: news

Healthcare Costs Projected to Be Almost 20% of US GDP by 2027 Healthcare Costs Projected to Be Almost 20% of US GDP by 2027
Healthcare expenditures are expected to grow by 5.5% per year over the next decade, according to CMS projections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The Nutrition Society Journal Club (NSJC)
Discussion and engagement with the latest research papersDevelopment of critical appraisal skillsThe interpretation and communication of research findings.Next Journal ClubThe April club will be led by Dr Wendy Hall. The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month:Estimating children ’s food portion sizes: does it make a difference whether the evaluator is a parent or an early educator? Please take the time to read the paper before the club, to maximise your engagement opportunity. To support you in thinking about what questions to ask, you may find theCASP checklists useful, which provide checklists for each study design. ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 20, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Conformis: Yale study shows customized knee implants save money
Conformis (NSDQ:CFMS) is touting results of a study that found that the average overall cost of care was nearly $1,700 less among Medicare patients treated with the company’s customized individually made knee implants. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and Baker Tilly Virchow Krause conducted the study, which reviewed episode expenditures for all of 2015 among 4,434 Medicare beneficiaries, 739 receiving Conformis customized implants and 3,695 receiving standard off-the-shelf implants. Results, presented at a recent Knee Society Meeting, found the average overall episode of care ...
Source: Mass Device - February 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Featured News Well Orthopedics Research & Development conformis Source Type: news

Regeneron will spend up to $490 million on manufacturing, labs this year
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals could increase its capital expenditures by more than $100 million this year. The manufacturer of bulk medications for treating skin cancer, eye disease and asthma plans to invest up to $490 million on renovations and expansion of its factories in East Greenbush, New York, and Limerick, Ireland. Investments also will include laboratory improvements at Regeneron's Tarrytown location, where the company is headquartered. Regeneron (NASDAQ: REGN) spent $383.1 million on capital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

Slow Growth in Medicare and Medicaid Spending Per Enrollee Has Implications for Policy Debates
Since 2006, national health expenditure (NHE) growth has been slow relative to historic growth rates. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - February 11, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Holahan J Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

The effects of federal parity on mental health services use and spending: evidence from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Drake C, Busch SH, Golberstein E.
This study evaluated the effects of the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008 on the use of outpatient and clinic-based mental health services and spending on those services. METHODS:: Data came from the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What do we know about the healthcare costs of extreme heat exposure? A comprehensive literature review - Wondmagegn BY, Xiang J, Williams S, Pisaniello D, Bi P.
Exposure to extreme heat can lead to a range of heat-related illnesses, exacerbate pre-existing health conditions and cause increased demand on the healthcare system. A projected increase in temperature may lead to greater healthcare expenditure, however, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Neurvana Medical alleges Balt sought to ‘ sabotage and destroy ’ after spinout
Neurvana Medical this month accused Balt International and a pair of its senior executives of reneging on a $16 million deal for its Titan neurovascular catheter in scheme to “sabotage and destroy” Neurvana. The story of the lawsuit, filed Jan. 17 in the Delaware Chancery Court, begins with Balt’s September 2016 acquisition of Blockade Medical, including its Barricade coil and a facility in Irvine, Calif., that became the headquarters for Balt’s newly formed American subsidiary. Neurvana was spun out to continue development of three devices that weren’t included in the Barr...
Source: Mass Device - January 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Mergers & Acquisitions Balt International Neurvana Medical Source Type: news

Developing and testing models of the drivers of anthropogenic and lightning-caused wildfire ignitions in south-eastern Australia - Clarke H, Gibson R, Cirulis B, Bradstock RA, Penman TD.
Considerable investments are made in managing fire risk to human assets, including a growing use of fire behaviour simulation tools to allocate expenditure. Understanding fire risk requires estimation of the likelihood of ignition, spread of the fire and i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news