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Golden 100: Xymogen
This CEO once spent two summers with an uncle who captained a Naval submarine in Key West. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Denise Hicks Source Type: news

Oregon Health Authority gets a new, but familiar, director
Gov. Kate Brown announced that Patrick Allen, whom she appointed as acting director of the Oregon Health Authority about four weeks ago, will remain on the job on a permanent basis. "Each Oregonian has a right to a healthy, independent life that allows them to succeed," Brown said in a statement. "To achieve this goal, the Oregon Health Authority must be capable of maintaining a high value and sustainable health care system. Pat has already proven to be a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Zenefits' big switch: From fighting brokers to serving them
After brokering insurance without a license and getting fined for it, Zenefits is switching gears to make technology for brokers rather than compete with them. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

VA gets new interim director
The VA Western New York Healthcare System has brought in a new leader to replace Brian Stiller. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Washington could lose up to $110 billion in health care funding under Graham-Cassidy plan
The Republican health care proposal is estimated to reduce federal health care spending supporting Washingtonians by $110 billion by 2036. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Could this East Bay generic drug maker have the urge to merge?
A rumored merger including an East Bay drug company — a major player in the generic drug market — makes sense, an analyst says, but only after looking at a potential $100 million in cuts. Impax Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL) of Hayward is in talks to merge with privately held Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal repo rted. The deal would value Impax at $2 billion or more. The possibility of a deal comes as the generic drug business further consolidates in the face… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Aegerion finalizes $40M settlement, guilty plea in drug misbranding case
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, a Cambridge biotech that merged last year with a Canadian firm, has finalized a $40 million settlement to resolve civil and criminal charges over its marketing of a cholesterol drug. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston said Friday that Aegerion, which is now a subsidiary of Vancouver-based Novelion Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NVLN), will plead guilty to two misdemeanor misbranding violations. The company initially disclosed last year that it expected to enter a guilty plea… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Chicago physical therapy business buys The Work Center
Athletico Physical Therapy has acquired St. Louis-based The Work Center, which specializes in providing physical and occupational therapy for work-related injuries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The sale closed last week but was announced Friday, an Athletico spokeswoman said. The privately held companies do not disclose their revenue. Ronald Rucker and Angela Drumm of Carmody MacDonald PC served as legal counsel for The Work Center in the transaction . The Work Center has nine clinics,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Behind new Obamacare repeal vote: ‘Furious’ Republican donors
The backlash from big donors as well as the grass roots has panicked Senate Republicans and is part of the motivation behind the sudden zeal to take one last crack at repealing the health care law before the end of the month. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: By Carl Hulse Source Type: news

Former Akebia employee jailed after insider trading prosecutors call him 'unhinged'
Schultz Chan is accused of passing inside information about one of the Cambridge firm's drug trials to another biotech industry employee. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Failed growth hormone trial shrinks Peninsula drug company's stock more than 80%
The company lost more than 80 percent of its value by mid-day Friday after its attempt to tap a $3 billion growth hormone market failed a late-stage clinical trial. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

​Baptist Health South Florida to open express health care center in Doral
The health system will locate the center in the Downtown Doral development. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Debora Lima Source Type: news

Boasting Buffalo: Joanne Haefner promotes healthy communities
Joanne Haefner has spent 25 years in health care as both a nurse practitioner and administrator. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

UTHSC partners with Southern Research on drug discovery
The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, or UTHSC, has formed a partnership with Birmingham's Southern Research to advance promising research that could lead to new drugs to address unmet medical needs. The program links the drug discovery and development expertise of Southern Research with UTHSC’s research network, which spans four campuses and has been involved in sponsored programs valued at $240.5 million in 2016. “We believe there are a lot of synergies between the two organizations,” … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

GOP health care bill could cost Minnesota billions
Minnesota stands to come out a lot worse under the latest Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, if the last-ditch effort succeeds next week. The Star Tribune reports on the effects of the proposed legislation, which would replace federal health funding with block grants to states. Washingto, D.C.-based health care consulting firm Avalere Health crunched the numbers and found that Minnesota would receive $8 billion less over 10 years un der the Graham-Cassidy bill than it gets now. Moreover,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

NuVasive acquires startup with Duke University roots
Vertera Spine, a startup with research origins at Duke University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been acquired by San Diego-based medical device company NuVasive (Nasdaq: NUVA), which reported revenues of more than $960 million last year. Ken Gall, chair of Duke’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, co-founded Vertera in 2013 while working as a professor at Georgia Tech. “NuVasive will use this to really dominate the market,” he says. “What we liked… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Is Amazon eyeing mail-order pharmacy market?
Amazon reportedly may be in talks with pharmacy benefit managers about possibly entering the mail-order pharmacy industry. According to analysts with investment bank Leerink Partners who spoke with pharmacy executives, Amazon could pursue a mail-order pharmacy initially focused on uninsured customers or people with high deductibles who mainly pay cash for their prescriptions, Axios reports. While it would take at lea st 18 months for Amazon to get the drug licenses it needs across the U.S., the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Nurse pleads guilty in Medicaid fraud case
A nurse in has pleaded guilty to illegal remunerations related to a broader Medicaid fraud case in the state. Christine Hicks Thomas, 62, of Murfreesboro, faces up to five years in prison as well as $25,000 in fines and three years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. As part of her plea agreement, she has agreed “to surrender her n ursing license, to surrender any interest she has in companies that bill the government for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Humana scores really high in this ranking of the country's healthiest employers
Humana Inc. landed in the top five of a ranking of the healthiest employers in the United States. The list, compiled by the Healthiest Employers, places the Louisville-based insurance giant at No. 3 out of the 100 companies it singled out for their commitment to health. About Humana, the Springbuk Inc. initiative said: "Humana, has tracked population health metrics since 2011. Key successes of their program include employee biometric screening compliance of 87 percent, 52 percent of employees… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Shea Van Hoy Source Type: news

Largest Milwaukee-area nursing homes
The List features the largest nursing homes in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Walworth, Ozaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties ranked by licensed bed capacity. The information is from the 2016 Consumer Information Report from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Ties are broken by the average number of patients. The web list features seven additional skilled care facilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Executive profile: Katrina Robinson Lee of The Healthcare Institute LLC
"In all things, growth is the strategy. Whether it is serving your customers, improving operations or growing your bottom line." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

The hidden costs of health care
Taxes, fees and unpaid dollars are all contributing to rising premiums for health insurance and there's not much the companies or the consumer can do about it. OR Why is my health insurance premium so high? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Dell Medical School disruptors: Picking the next generation of doctors
Joel Daboub spends his days scouting for top talent. No, he ’s not in pro sports or the tech sector. As director of admissions for Dell Medical School, his team sorts through thousands of applications honing in on candidates who will best carry the mantle for the first ground-up medical school built at a major U.S. university in 50 years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jan Buchholz Source Type: news

Inspiring stories from 5 aspiring doctors at Austin's Dell Medical School
The Dell Medical School ’s mission is to turn the U.S. health care business model on its head — and that job is in the hands of 100 young women and men who make up the first- and second-year class of students. Staff writer Jan Buchholz delves into why they want to shake up the system. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jan Buchholz Source Type: news

Dell Medical School disruptors: Khaled Abdelrahman
Dell Medical School student profiles: 23-year-old Khaled Abdelrahman of Corpus Christi. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jan Buchholz Source Type: news

Dell Medical School disruptors: Ruth Sanchez
Profiles of Dell Medical School students: 23-year-old Ruth Sanchez of Austin. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jan Buchholz Source Type: news

Dell Medical School disruptors: Alexander Wright
Profiles of the first classes at Dell Medical School: 24-year-old Alexander Wright of Friendswood. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jan Buchholz Source Type: news

Dell Medical School disruptors: Saloni Naik
Editor's note: This story is one part of a package looking at the first classes at Dell Medical School. Go here to read the rest. Like many college students, a business degree seemed like a wise pursuit to Saloni Naik, who grew up in the Dallas area. Two of her uncles are physicians so a random thought about becoming a doctor crossed her mind. “But I thought getting a business degree would be the most useful,” Naik sai d. While attending UT, Naik was well aware that a medical school was in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jan Buchholz Source Type: news

Dell Medical School disruptors: Taylor Smyth
Profiles of Dell Medical School students: 27-year-old Taylor Smyth of Nashville, Tennessee. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jan Buchholz Source Type: news

Future Froedtert affiliate United Hospital System plans Pleasant Prairie clinic
United Hospital System in Kenosha, which will soon broaden its partnership with Froedtert& the Medical College of Wisconsin, plans a 50,000-square-foot clinic as part of a new development in Pleasant Prairie. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Mayor Bowser releases new 'roadmap' for D.C. health investments
The District has a new "roadmap" to guide its approval process for any future health care investments or construction projects, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced during a news conference this week. And hospitals and other medical providers that depend on regulatory approval for major health investments that require what are called "certificate of need" approvals would do well to pay close attention to the new 188-page report. "This directly informs the Department of Health and the committee 's consideration… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Here's where HCA will open 4 urgent care centers and create 40 jobs
Each facility will hire roughly 10 staff members. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Friendship Village expands with new management
Friendship Village has ended a 40-plus year management contract with Des Moines, Iowa-based Life Care Services and formed a new parent company to self-manage its senior living communities in Chesterfield and Sunset Hills. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Kaiser's Washington President Susan Mullaney wants to move health care from hospitals
Kaiser Permanente is doubling down in the Puget Sound Region after it its deal to acquire Group Health closed early this year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Southern Research partners with the University of Tennessee on drug development
The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, or UTHSC, has formed a partnership with Birmingham's Southern Research to advance promising research that could lead to new drugs to address unmet medical needs. The program links the drug discovery and development expertise of Southern Research with UTHSC’s research network, which spans four campuses and has been involved in sponsored programs valued at $240.5 million in 2016. “We believe there are a lot of synergies between the two organizations,” … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Delaware County sues opioid manufacturers
'We are sending a message to the Big Pharma companies.' (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

BioCryst scores FDA approval on flu treatment for children
On the heels of an $80 million public offering, Research Triangle Park-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: BCRX) has landed U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its injectable flu treatment in pediatric patients. BioCryst submitted its supplemental new drug application for RAPIVAB (peramivir injection) earlier this year, with the FDA ultimately granting a priority review. In 2014, the FDA approved RAPIVAB for treating adults with the flu and the firm has also been approved in a number… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

New UA president ready to take medical school to next level
Cardiac surgeon brings medical experience to growing medical school (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Georgia Medicaid could get short-term boost from ACA replacement
Georgia and other states that did not expand Medicaid coverage through Obamacare would receive an increase in federal health-care funding under a replacement to the Affordable Care Act the U.S. Senate is expected to take up next week. However, a per-enrollee cap on Medicaid funding included in the bill would offset at least some of those gains. Those are the findings of an analysis released Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-partisan nonprofit that focuses on health policy. The legislation,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Tom Price featured in recent meeting hosted by athenahealth
A spokeswoman for the Massachusetts health IT company said the visit by Trump's U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services was part of its More Disruption Please initiative. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Hawaii's medical marijuana dispensaries generate over $426,000
Hawaii ’s only two operating medical marijuana dispensaries have generated more than $426,000 in sales since opening in early August. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Maui Grown Therapies and Oahu’s Aloha Green Apothecary sold a combined 57 pounds of buds as of Sept. 19. According to data for th e state Department of Health, the dispensaries sold 8,890 products and had a combined 7,845 customer visits. In its presentation to the legislative oversight group for medical cannabis on Wednesday,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: HJ Mai Source Type: news

Oldest hospital on Oahu's North Shore looking for new CEO
The oldest hospital on Oahu's North Shore is looking for a new chief executive officer after Stephany Nihipali Vaioleti decided to make a career move. Kahuku Medical Center's Board of Directors said Wednesday they are initiating a search for a CEO to replace Vaioleti, who will leave KMC in October for a new career at HMSA. In the meantime, Jerome Flores, KMC's chief financial and operating officer, will act as interim CEO effective Oct. 12. "T here were many accomplishments under Stephany's seven-year… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: HJ Mai Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Current Meditation to open 175 franchises in 3 years
This Phoenix company plans to mainstream the practice of meditation (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Navigating Medicaid to get aging parents into nursing homes
Navigating the Medicaid application process isn ’t easy, especially while dealing with the emotional side of placing a family member in an institutional setting and cleaning out the house. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

UPMC invests in hospital, add to services in Italy
UPMC ’s latest international investment is a 50 percent ownership stake in a Rome hospital that will also lead to an expansion of its cancer and thoracic treatment across Italy. The 75-bed Salvator Mundi International Hospital is now jointly owned by UPMC and its operator, Rome International Hospital Management Srl. The nearly 60-year-old hospital was founded and spent much of its life operated by the Sisters of the Divine Savior before RIHM took over in 2012. It has three operating theaters in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Florida regulators suspend license of nursing home where 9 patients died
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration issued an emergency order suspending the nursing home license of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, where nine patients died earlier this month. The nursing home lost power to its air conditioning system as Hurricane Irma struck the state on Sept. 10. The facility and a neighboring mental hospital were evacuated by rescue workers on Sept. 13 after patients were found to be suffering from heat and dehydration. Hollywood police have launched … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Grandview Medical Center names new CEO
One of Birmingham's largest hospitals has named its next CEO. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Central Florida businesses to feel the buzz from state's new batch of medical marijuana regulations
The new regulations and rules were released on Sept.19. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Behind the scenes at Juno ’s cancer immunotherapy manufacturing plant (Photos)
The Seattle-based biotech offered a rare look at the high-tech process behind its CAR-T immunotherapy cancer treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Bucks County specialty pharmaceutical company files plans for $100M IPO
The company received a Food and Drug Administration product approval earlier this week. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news