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Is self-funding a viable option for your business ’ health plan?
Despite the differences of opinion about healthcare legislation, everyone can agree that something must be done to curb the rising costs. With more than half of working Americans getting their insurance from employer-sponsored plans, the cost burden falls on employers. Since the inception of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers with fully-insured group health plans have been forced to include many additional services – such as essential health benefits, lower out-of-pocket maximums, and pediatric… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jim Deese Source Type: news

How do we bend the cost curve as it relates to the cost of healthcare?
Healthcare has become a political football for many years now. Both sides of the debate have tossed around various plans and so-called solutions, and we as a nation have even enacted laws that promised the mythical “silver bullet” that would fix our healthcare delivery system. If any of this were true, then why are we experiencing ever increasing insurance premiums? First let’s clarify some terms commonly used by our lawmakers. When you hear a politician use the phrase “healthcare reform,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jim Deese Source Type: news

Senate bill to repeal Obamacare could cost Arizona $7.1 billion
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Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Arizona reaction to Senate health bill ranges from lukewarm to hostile
WASHINGTON – The Senate Republican plan to replace Obamacare was quickly attacked by Democrats and kept at arm’s length by Arizona’s Republican senators, who seemed less than eager to comment on a bill few had seen before its release Thursday. The 142-page “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” wo uld cut deeply into Medicaid funding and do away with the current mandate for coverage, but would also preserve some subsidies to help taxpayers afford health insurance. Critics said the Senate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brianna Stearns Source Type: news

Cuomo, Collins keep sparring over proposed health funding changes
The Senate plan would eliminate taxes on wealthy Americans. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin K. Cooper Source Type: news

Second phase of senior living facility in Kingwood underway
Most of the assisted living units will have private patios. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emily Wilkinson Source Type: news

Thought Leader Forum: The current health care landscape
Halth care was a central issue in the 2016 presidential election. As Americans wait for a new health care bill, five local experts weighed in on affordability, the stability of Oregon ’s Medicaid program, and how digital health care delivery will affect the future. At the table were Jeff Heatherington, FamilyCare; Janet Meyer, Health Share of Oregon; Alex Goldberg, Provata Health; Dr. Ruth Chang, Kaiser Permanente; Dr. Yanyun Wu, BloodWorks NW; and Maureen McGrain, who moderate d the discussion for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alexander, Corker mum on how they ’ll vote on Senate health care bill
The GOP ’s Senate health care bill was unveiled Thursday, but Tennessee’s two Republican senators have not indicated how they’ll vote on the bill. "I don't think any of us can walk out and really speak clearly" about the bill, Sen. Bob Corker said Thursday, according to The Tennessean. Said Sen. Lam ar Alexander in a statement, “I’m going to continue to review this draft. I’m going to see what it costs when the Congressional Budget Office gives its report.” At least four GOP senators… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

Nearly one in four Medicaid members given opioid prescriptions: Express Scripts report
Nearly one quarter of Medicaid members filled an opioid prescription in 2015 and nearly one-third of them took opioids for more than 30 days, according to a new report from Express Scripts. Express Scripts, which is a large provider of pharmacy benefit management services to Medicaid plans, studied the annual opioid use of 3.1 million Medicaid members across 14 states in 2015. According to the study, opioids accounted for 6 percent of Medicaid prescriptions and 4.1 percent of plan co sts in 2015. Medicaid… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

​Alabama's state health officer to retire this year
Alabama's state health officer is vacating his position this year. Dr. Thomas M. Miller is retiring from his role with the Alabama Department of Public Health on Sept. 1, AL.com reports. In 2015, Miller had assumed the role after Dr. Don Williamson stepped down. Miller was criticized this month for hiring James Talton, the former director of the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System. He had been fired in 2014 for neglect of duty. Miller told AL.com the public opposition to Talton was so… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

Entrepreneur of the Year: Hugh Lytle looks to bring equality to health care
If entrepreneurs are born and not made, as Hugh Lytle believes, he certainly has the right gene pool for the job. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lisa Wirthman Source Type: news

Entrepreneur of the Year: Heidi Jannenga focuses on healing, growing business
Lifelong athlete and entrepreneur Heidi Jannenga wants to solve the branding problem that plagues physical therapists. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Oldham Source Type: news

Entrepreneur of the Year: Rebecca Shanahan uses law background to grow health care
Being a lawyer in a medical realm was no easy task, yet Rebecca Shanahan was able to rise as CEO of Avella Specialty Pharmacy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hayley Keith Source Type: news

Home health care proposal for refugees
​When Amber Sarki arrived in Buffalo four years ago from Nepal, he brought with him a few years of college classes studying the humanities and social science, as well as the ability to speak five languages. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Forty Under 40 2017: Andrew Watson, OHSU
Watson is director of technology transfer at Oregon Health& Science University (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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Forty Under 40 2017: Sean McClain, AbSci
McClain is founder and CEO of the biotech firm focused on bringing down insulin prices. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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Forty Under 40 2017: Naomi Hazlitt, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
Hazlitt is a partner in the law firm's Employment& Labor Relations and Education practice groups. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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Forty Under 40 2017: Zach Harris, Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Harris oversees the hospital's ambulatory strategy and operations of the state's largest pediatric hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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Forty Under 40 2017: Alex Goldberg, Provata Health
Goldberg is CEO of the provider of digital wellness programs (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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Oregon's top hospital and consumer groups blast Senate health care bill
The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems have joined a growing chorus of opponents to the Better Care Reconciliation Act, revealed yesterday by Senate Republicans. And so has Oregon's leading consumer group. Here's the statement that Andy Davidson, the hospital group's president and CEO, made Thursday. "Oregon's community hospitals have evaluated federal health care reform efforts based on a set of patient- and community-centered principles that focus on p reserving the gains in access… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Meet Swedish Health Service's new CEO, Dr. Guy Hudson
Dr. Guy Hudson was named permanent CEO of Swedish Health Services Tuesday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Grant to expand simulation training for nursing students at Triad university
Winston-Salem State University ’s School of Health Sciences has received a $15,000 donation from the Averill Foundation to expand its simulation training capabilities for students, the university said. The grant will be used to purchase a smart medication cart, which the university says will enable it to better train students for their future careers in health care. Part of the funding will also be used for faculty training. The university has virtual hospital lab where students participate in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Cone Health honored for efforts tackling the racial divide in health care
Cone Health has been recognized for its work seeking to close the racial gap between African-American and white lung cancer patients, the health care provider said Thursday. Cone Health has been named a 2017 Equity of Care Award honoree by the American Hospital Association. Cone Health is one of four health care systems nationally to be named as an honoree. Kaiser Permanente in California was named the award winner. The recognition is given to hospitals and health sy stems for their efforts to reduce… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

In the Spotlight: Havilah-Hill Rowe
"Being in business for seven and half years, it ’s great to receive recognition for time and energy that has been put into growing Communication Is Key PLLC." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jim Buice Source Type: news

Knight Cancer Institute nabs San Diego tech star
Oregon Health& Science University's Knight Cancer Institute is adding a technology expert to its growing team. Mike Heller, a specialist in bioengineering coming from the University of California, San Diego, will head technology efforts for the institute's Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center. Heller's research will center on developing techniques and instruments to expose and examine early sig ns of cancer. Heller is set to start on July 3. "It's just an incredible opportunity, the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Clare Duffy Source Type: news

How to choose a senior living facility
As Salvatore Sutera and his wife, Celia, searched for a senior living community, their No. 1 priority was to be near the Washington University campus neighborhood where they had spent decades with friends, family and colleagues. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The opioid crisis claimed 1,856 lives in Md. last year. Here's why you should care.
Opioid-related deaths recorded in Maryland increased 70 percent in 2016 to 1,856, a figure that has nearly quadrupled since 2010. An addict could be anyone, anywhere, in any job or walk of life. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

John Adent resigns from Patterson, the second big departure this month
John Adent announced his resignation as CEO of Patterson's Animal Health Division. This comes shortly after Scott Anderson, the CEO of the whole company, announced his resignation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patrick Rehkamp Source Type: news

Local health care firm moves into tech after landing $3.4M investment
A Murfreesboro-based health care company is looking to expand into technology thanks in part to a new investment from a Nashville private equity firm. TwelveStone Health Partners announced this week that it received $3.35 million from Claritas Capital. Shane Reeves, chief executive officer of TwelveStone Health Partners, said that money will go toward a number of initiatives, such as opening facilities in Chattanooga and Murfeestruboro, as well as toward building a technology platform. Reeves… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emily Overholt Source Type: news

2017 Eureka! Innovation award winner: Limb Lab
Industry category: Product design Organization size: Small — revenue less than $50 million Eureka! idea: A prosthetic and orthotic company focused on artistry and innovation What the judges said:"It is doing customization in an area that needs it; an artistry and health care merger." In much of the prosthetics industry, pract itioners sit down with patients and present them with a plan. At Limb Lab in Rochester, practitioners take a more free-form approach. “We sit down with a blank sheet… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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EXCLUSIVE: UC Davis poised to withdraw from Western Health Advantage partnership
The decision for the university health system to leave the HMO partnership was approved by a committee of the UC Board of Regents. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kathy Robertson Source Type: news

This Chicago startup brings home-based autism therapy directly to caregivers
Sisters Elizabeth and Melissa Ames wouldn ’t attribute their decision to embark on their entrepreneurial journey to any one particular “aha” moment. Rather, they say their idea was over a decade in the making – right from the time their late mother would tell them, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” A special educati on teacher and district administrator, she instilled in them a deeply ingrained desire to give back and make an impact. Today, the Ames sisters’ startup, EarlyVention,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Utsav Gandhi Source Type: news

Medical College of Wisconsin plays lead role in $2.6M NFL concussion management project
The Medical College of Wisconsin will play a lead role on an international $2.6 million National Football League-funded study on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management. MCW will be teaming up with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to conduct the three-year study. The two colleges will examine the efficacy of two clinically supervised management strategies, including both the international concussion return-to-play protocol and early therapeutic interventions… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rebecca Carballo Source Type: news

3 promising Chicago startups that are trying to fix health care
Unfortunately, the serious illness of a family member has caused me to recently spend a lot of time navigating the Chicago-area health care system. While the medical and nursing care has been top-notch, I couldn’t help noticing the technology inefficiency, especially when it came to medical and pharmaceutical data. Amazingly, even in the same hospital, departments did not share data. My relative, for example, was given a list of medicatio ns when released from the hospital. The next week, when… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Praveen Puri Source Type: news

Komen Arizona to close doors this summer, registration fees for Race for the Cure to be refunded
Susan G. Komen Arizona has begun the processing of closing its doors, with plans to cease operations July 31. Its highly touted Phoenix Race for the Cure event that was scheduled for October is being cancelled. Those who have paid their registration fees for the race will be fully refunded. Local organizations that were selected for Komen grants in March will be funded through March 31, 2018. Komen Ariz ona has contributed more than $26 million for Arizona breast cancer programs and services. In… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Atul Butte, Big Data and AI don ’t want to take your doctor’s job
Atul Butte is in demand. We caught with him for our latest BioFlash podcast at this week's Biotechnology Innovation Organization's annual convention in San Diego between two sessions. He has been speaking about machine learning, artificial intelligence and the use of Big Data in accelerating clinical trials and treatments . Butte has a unique perspective as a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, the first director of the Institute of Computational Health Sciences at UCSF, executive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

VC-backed med-tech startup hires former Cordis exec, changes name
The Plymouth-based company is developing technology that aims to treat overactive nerves in airways of patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Here's how much top Bay Area CEOs are spending on their security
It's no surprise that many CEOs often have company private cars, chartered jets and other perks at their disposals. But what about the costs of having round-the-clock security for high profile execs like Mark Zuckerberg? According to research for the San Francisco Business Times from research firm Equilar, the top 10 Bay Area CEOs spend millions on their security budgets. The companies represented are drawn mostly from the technology industry, but span the Bay Area from San Francisco to the South… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Parexel will go private in $5B deal
Massachusetts-based Parexel International Corp. has agreed to be acquired by a private equity firm for $5 billion. Parexel (Nasdaq: PRXL) said it would be acquired by Pamplona Capital Management LLP. As a result of the deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017, Parexel will become a privately held company. As a contract research organization, Parexel does not develop its own drugs, but is paid by drug developers to run clinical trials and provide other services. The Wall Street… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Peabody exec joins Express Scripts
Express Scripts Holding Co. has named an executive from Peabody Energy as its next controller and chief accounting officer. Bradley Phillips, who was Peabody's chief accounting officer from September 2015 to June 2017, will join Express Scripts as of July 3, according to a federal filing from the company. Phillips had been with Peabody for 20 years, previously serving as senior vice president of finance and administra tion for the company's Americas and Australia business units. Prior to joining… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Children's Hospital plans Kenosha clinic along I-94
Children ’s Hospital of Wisconsin will open a clinic in Kenosha in 2018 that will be developed by Hammes Co. of Brookfield. The clinic will be built just west of Interstate 94 near Wisconsin Highway 50 and be visible to motorists on the interstate. A cost for the project was not immediately available. Co nstruction of the 30,000-square-foot facility is expected to begin late summer or early fall of this year, pending local government approvals. Wauwatosa-based Children’s Hospital will close… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Ohio and Missouri have biggest bare spots for 2018 ACA individual health coverage
Ohio is second only to Missouri for the most counties with potentially no available subsidized plans for sale next year on the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, the Kaiser Family Foundation reports. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Call-center company laying off 171 workers in Charlotte
More layoffs will impact the region this summer, as a call-center operator and business-process outsourcing company headquartered in Colorado plans to close its south Charlotte facility. That will result in job losses for 171 workers — consisting mostly of customer service representatives employed by TeleTech Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC), according to the Denver-area company's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed Tuesday with the N.C. Department of Commerce. The company said in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jenna Martin Source Type: news

Work to begin on 110-unit Beavercreek senior facility, 100 new jobs
A new senior living community is getting off the ground in Beavercreek this month. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tristan Navera Source Type: news

​New maps show HIV/AIDS' staggering impact in Atlanta (SLIDESHOW)
How heavily is your neighborhood impacted by HIV/AIDS? New maps from the Center for AIDS Research at Emory University can help you find out. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers Atlanta an epicenter of a new HIV/AIDS epidemic, and in 2016 it compared the prevalence of the disease here to third world African countries. AIDSVu, an interactive website presented by CFAR, Emory's Rollins School of Public Health and Gilead Sciences Inc., shows the ZIP codes closest to the city's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

How Flagship's newest startup is pursuing a 'holy grail' of biotech
The latest biotech spawned from Flagship Pioneering ’s in-house incubator boasts a veritable dream team of executives and board members. And like others in the Cambridge venture firm’s arsenal, it’s dreaming big. Flagship launched Sigilon Therapeutics on Tuesday with a $23.5 million round. The company, which was co-founded by renowned MIT prof essors Bob Langer and Daniel Anderson, is trying to develop a new class of “living therapeutics” — engineered cells that can fight a range of disorders… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

15-year Columbus health commissioner to retire
Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Teresa Long plans to retire at the end of the year after three decades with the agency, leading it for the last 15 years. Long championed efforts to combat HIV/AIDs, tobacco use, a flu epidemic and infant mortality. She is the first woman to lead Columbus Public Health, and before that was a medical director and assistant commissioner from 1986 to 2002. She is the highest-paid city official, with a $205,000 base sal ary in 2016, according to public records. Columbus… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Florida health officials move forward with marijuana plans
Florida health officials have laid out a new process to implement the voter-approved constitutional amendment broadly legalizing medical marijuana, as they attempt to meet deadlines included in the November ballot measure. The latest proposed rule came as the Department of Health awaits Gov. Rick Scott's signature of a medical-marijuana bill adopted by lawmakers during a special session this month. That bill addressed major issues, such as how many companies will receive marijuana licenses and how… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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NIH selection propels Cardax towards expansion
The CEO of Cardax Inc. said the selection of the company's astaxanthin compound CDX-085 to take part in the National Institute on Aging's anti-aging interventions testing program will have positive implications for the Hawaii-based business. The program, among the top aging research programs in the U.S., is funded by the National Institutes of Health and only selects 4-5 compounds every year through extensive screening for their potential impact on lifespan extension and their ability to delay disease… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Billy McGivern Source Type: news

Honda giving $1M to Nationwide Children's Hospital for mobility research
Honda will give Nationwide Children ’s Hospital $1 million to kickstart a mobility analysis center, the organizations announced Tuesday. The gift, which will be paid over four years, will help establish the “Honda Center for Gait Analysis and Mobility Enhancement,” which will focus on improving pediatric mobility for patients w ith conditions like cerebral palsy and spina bifida. “We believe at Honda that our philanthropic gifts should benefit the communities where our associates live and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeremy Hill Source Type: news