Barriers to Advance Care Planning ID'd for Sexual/Gender Minorities
THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 -- Discrimination in the health care system is an important barrier to advance care planning for sexual and gender-minority (SGM) people, according to a study published online July 20 in JAMA Network Open. Amanda Jane Reich,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tryon Medical Partners signs lease for Blacklion's soon-to-be vacated Pineville building
Blacklion announced this week that it would close its Pineville store on Jan. 31. The building will be renovated into a 58,483-square-foot medical office and retail facility by MPV Properties. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Collin Huguley Source Type: news

Big biotech to buy one-drug Peninsula company for $3.7 billion cash
The deal could signal more M&A activity by Bay Area biotech companies, faced with a pullout by generalist investors and the need to cut costs, ditch programs or seek deals of some sort. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Montgomery County leaders invite companies in abortion-restricted states to relocate to Maryland
Letters were sent to some big-name companies in Texas, Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Alan Kline Source Type: news

A Cincinnati company has acquired Column Health, a Boston-based chain of addiction treatment clinics
Column Health, which operates two dozen for-profit addiction treatment clinics throughout Massachusetts, was acquired by Cincinnati-based Brightview Health last week. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

State targets opioid addiction
Pasco County will be in the first group of counties to receive what the governor described as a network of addiction care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ryan Dailey Source Type: news

DaVita working to pass bill to stop insurers limiting dialysis payment
The Denver-based kidney-care leader is working with a bipartisan quartet of U.S. House members on a new bill. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

ScriptRx parent company names new CEO
Digital health technology company Bravado Health has elevated its chief financial officer to chief executive officer, effective Aug. 1. Mallory Tai Taylor was unanimously elected by the board of directors to lead the West Palm Beach, Florida-based company that encompasses ScriptRx Inc., Bravado Health LLC and TreatRx LLC. ScriptRx was founded in 1998 and in 2022 spun off two subsidiaries, Bravado Health and TreatRx. Bravado Health created the patient engagement platform Ayva, while TreatRx offers … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

European Commission Approves IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib) in a Fixed-Duration Combination Regimen for Adult Patients with Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)
BEERSE, BELGIUM, 4 August 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the European Commission granted marketing authorisation for the expanded use of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) in an all-oral, fixed-duration (FD) treatment combination with venetoclax (I+V) for adults with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). The approval is based on the pivotal Phase 3 GLOW study that demonstrated superior progression-free survival (PFS) in patients treated with I+V versus chlorambucil-obinutuzumab (Clb+O), and the FD cohort of the Phase 2 CAPTIVATE study, which showed deep ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Oracle layoffs also may be affecting Cerner employees
As Oracle tries to digest its recent Cerner acquisition and respond to market headwinds, reports indicate that the Austin-based tech giant has started eliminating jobs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Senseonics poised to get diabetes device to more patients after big insurer expands coverage
Senseonics Holdings Inc. just scored a big win with one of the country ’s largest health insurance companies. The Germantown med-tech firm said Wednesday that Indianapolis-based Elevance Health Inc., formerly Anthem Inc., is now providing coverage for implantable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems — including the local firm’s device, a long-lasting impl ant that helps diabetes patients manage their blood-sugar levels. Senseonics’ long-term implant, Eversense, is already included… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Montgomery County leaders invite companies in abortion-restricted states to relocate to Maryland
Letters were sent to some big-name companies in Texas, Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Alan Kline Source Type: news

Pope promotes Vatican nurse credited with saving his life
Pope Francis has promoted a Vatican nurse to be his “personal health care assistant” The Vatican announced the appointment of Massimiliano Strappetti on Thursday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Duke joins RTI in $1.2B initiative examining long Covid
Two organizations in the Triangle are playing central roles in a billion dollar effort to study the long-term effects of Covid-19. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

Government must act swiftly to cap ‘horrific’ energy price hikes, says UNISON  
Responding to Ofgem’s confirmation today (Thursday) that the energy price cap will be updated more frequently, UNISON head of energy Matt Lay said: “The government must stop pretending it’s done enough. Support for consumers has so far been pitiful. Other European governments have been both swifter and bolder to lessen the blows from big bills. “All but the richest consumers face a terrifying prospect this winter. Many simply don’t have the means to pay. Swift and radical government action is needed to cap the horrific price hikes predicted. Otherwise, there will be a crisis of unimaginable...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 4, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release energy price cap Source Type: news