Walgreens-VillageMD clinic alliance expanding in Texas, Florida and Arizona
They first formed the partnership in July. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

UAB creates new doctoral degree program, combining two disciplines
UAB has created a new degree program in neuroengineering. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Early vaccines will go to health systems, but that doesn't mean all doctors will get one
The MDH is coordinating with health systems on a plan for vaccinations, it said. It will determine how much of the vaccine each system will get and which employees will get priority, so that each health system will follow similar guidelines. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Blakeford Senior Life to break ground on $75 million expansion
The 175,000-square-foot expansion will add more than 50 new independent living apartments. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

$971K worth of PPE gloves never arrived. Now a Wilmington firm is suing.
A lawsuit over $1 million worth of nitrile gloves - allegedly ordered during the pandemic, but never delivered - hit North Carolina ’s Eastern District this week. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Here's a breakdown of Gov. Kate Brown's proposed health care budget cuts and expenditures
Gov. Kate Brown's proposed budget represents a significant increase in health care spending while tackling disparities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

What are the next steps after health providers receive Covid-19 vaccine? Here are the details
The state has allocated an undisclosed amount of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to health providers in the Triad. The next step is planning how it will be administered. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Trajan Warren Source Type: news

'More people would die' | Page says 'symbolic' St. Louis County Council vote would have lifted critical COVID-19 policies
The St. Louis County Council made another move Tuesday night to challenge the county ’s COVID-19 regulations, mandates and restrictions, along with the way they are enacted. However, the county executive said the vote was merely “symbolic.” “The resolution did not have the force of law,” County Executive Sam Page said at his Wednesday morning coronavirus briefing. “It w as a symbolic vote that expressed the council’s opinion about public health restrictions.” The vote came within… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dori Olmos, KSDK Source Type: news

Peninsula startup snares potential $1B Big Pharma deal focused on the 'undruggable'
"We're kind of off to the races now," says the CEO of the South San Francisco startup. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

The Funded: Luminar ready for Wall Street debut on Thursday
The latest autotech unicorn to go public through a SPAC merger is Palo Alto-based Luminar Technologies. Here's more on that, more than $470 million in funding raised by a dozen Bay Area startups and other venture news from the region. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

MedStar Health acquires Maryland provider to expand urgent care footprint
The agreement more than doubles MedStar's urgent care presence. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Why UNC Health's latest deal means $125M dedicated to Johnston County
Johnston Health will join its operations with UNC Health at the start of 2021, an expansion of an existing paartersnhip that will see UNC invest more than $125 million in the region. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

AHN sees volumes, revenue returning after tough second quarter
AHN and other hospitals have activated their surge plans, which had been honed earlier in the pandemic but never used. Now they're being used amid concerns from the state and county health departments that ICU capacity could be filled up in the next weeks. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Employers help their employees by addressing less-visible health issues
Businesses overlook opportunities to reduce health care costs and improve productivity by not considering the needs of socially marginalized and vulnerable populations. Issues like opioid addictions, transgender health concerns and intimate partner violence often go unaddressed because people are afraid to ask for help or they do not know that assistance is available. But failing to address such issues individually can drive up the costs of care when they cause o r contribute to more expensive problems.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jim Molis Source Type: news

Second opinion changed breast cancer treatment, preserved fertility
Everyone ’s breasts get lumpy when they’re nursing a newborn, right? That’s what Leslie McGuire, age 30, thought to herself in 2014. “Breastfeeding wasn’t easy for me, and I had a lot of breast changes after my pregnancy, so when I felt a lump, I just assumed it must be related to that,” says t he Kansas City, Missouri, resident. But with an extensive family history of breast and ovarian cancers, McGuire was concerned when the lump didn’t disappear after she stopped nursing. She thought… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: The University of Kansas Health System Source Type: news

Home health care equipment supplier AdaptHealth to buy AeroCare in $2 billion deal
Montgomery County home health care equipment and supply provider AdaptHealth Corp. has agreed to acquire a Florida-based competitor in a deal valued at $2 billion. Under the terms of the deal, AdaptHealth (NASDAQ: AHCO) of Plymouth Meeting will make a $1.1 billion cash payment to AeroCare Holdings of Orlando. AeroCare will also receive 31 million shares of AdaptHealth common stock. The shares are valued at $972.8 million based on Monday's closing price of $2 9.93. AdaptHealth's stock opened up… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Vacant hospital in Dallas sells to Houston health care company
The property was home to Walnut Hill Medical Center until 2017. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ryan Salchert Source Type: news

Inova practicing distribution of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine to front-line workers
The test run is in advance of anticipated vaccine approval. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Drew Hansen Source Type: news

Banner Health to build $54 million Valley sports medicine facility
The new facility, which is expected to open on a fast-growing section of tribal land in late 2022, is being designed as a one-stop shop for everyone from pro athletes to youth sports teams or any area resident needing treatment for sports-related injuries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Corina Vanek Source Type: news

Pharmacy management company CarepathRx to acquire part of Chartwell from UPMC for $400 million
CarepathRx, a Seattle-based pharmacy management company, announced its plans to acquire part of the specialty pharmacy operations of Chartwell, a UPMC subsidiary, in a deal valued at $400 million. UPMC will become a strategic investor in CarepathRx as part of the acquisition. "Our partnership with UPMC and Chartwell is an important step for CarepathRx," CarepathRx CEO and founder John Figueroa said in a press release. "We set out to create a new approach to pharmacy care in the market—one that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nate Doughty Source Type: news

Kaiser donates $90K to Manaai Project to support feeding families
This grant is the latest in a series of contributions from Kaiser Permanente Hawaii to help Hawaii residents. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Setting new Covid-19 records Monday, Santa Clara County officials call for state, federal action
Santa Clara County again shattered its record of Covid-19 test results, documenting 801 new positive cases of the coronavirus on Monday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: J. Jennings Moss Source Type: news

Applications open for restaurant grants in Multnomah County
Restaurants, food carts and other businesses in Multnomah County struggling with partial shutdowns during the surge in Covid-19 now can apply for $7.6 million in grants. “We’re focused on getting these funds out the door as quickly as possible,’’ said County Chair Deborah Kafoury in a news release. “These small businesses are the backbone of our community and we will keep fighting at the state and federal level for more help for their survival.’’ Th e money is part of $55 million in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christopher Bjorke Source Type: news

Los Angeles could face new stay-at-home orders as Covid-19 spikes
Los Angeles may need to take "drastic" new actions to prevent local hospitals from being overwhelmed by a new wave of Covid-19 patients. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he is considering "deep purple moves" for parts of the state that are seeing rapid increases in new Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. That would likely include Los Angeles, which is already in the "purple," or most restrictive tier of the state's color-coded system of Cov id-19 rules. "Without any additional interventions, change of behaviors… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

OHSU's lead investigator for Covid-19 vaccine candidate discusses 'historic moment'
The trial is already underway, with the first two participants receiving shots on Monday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Georgia State University to study COVID-19 research participation in Black communities
A $1.3M grant could help Georgia State University play a role in better understanding why predominantly Black communities in Atlanta aren't participating in COVID-19 research studies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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RTP startup raises $1M with plans for 'micro manufacturing' facility
An RTP-based manufacturing technology startup is raising $1 million, with hopes of someday creating a new “micro-manufacturing” facility in the Triangle. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

FDA sets Dec. 17 review date after Moderna reports further success with Covid vaccine
New data shows Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine is 94% effective at preventing the virus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Hospital system halting elective surgeries to preserve staff as Covid-19 cases climb
The decision is a step change from a move made just two weeks ago to reduce inpatient elective cases by 50% (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

WellNow considers expansion possibilities beyond urgent care
The company is keeping an eye on competitors nationwide, including different care models offered by nontraditional providers like Walmart and CVS. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Biogen jumps into psychiatric drug space, forges $3.1B deal with neighbor Sage
The Cambridge drug giant is paying more than $1.5 billion for two drugs being developed by its neighbor a few blocks away, Sage Therapeutics. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Why a Durham CEO calls potential $2.7 billion deal with big pharma 'transformational'
For a drug startup that went public a year ago, an influx of cash or deal with a major pharmaceutical company can be groundbreaking, but for a Triangle gene therapy firm that just inked a deal worth up to $2.7 billion, the CEO calls it "transformational." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Covid-19 affects people differently. NC firm looks to figure out why.
A well known phenomenon of the Covid-19 era is that the deadly virus presents a wide disparity of symptoms between patients – now a Triangle firm has the federal funding to try to find out why. Last week, Morrisville-based Metabolon was selected by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to be a lead in its "Immunophenotyping Assessment in a Covid-19 Cohort," or IMPACC, study. The study i s an initiative to dive into the human immune system response to the virus behind… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

The Promise Of: How this Durham doctor is fighting to stay independent
In the best of times, it ’s a challenge for physicians to operate as small independent practices. Given a pandemic, Dr. Jeffrey Scales calls it a "trial by fire." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Connie Gentry Source Type: news

Nationwide lab adds new facility in Dallas, eyes over 100 hires
MCI Diagnostic Center runs more than 2,000 tests, including COVID-19 and antibody testing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Catherine Leffert Source Type: news

Form D Friday: Ear and dental startups raise millions
Form D Friday is a Boston Business Journal feature highlighting regulatory filings from Boston-area companies raising capital for new projects or expanding their businesses. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucia Maffei Source Type: news

UMMS doctor says investment in Baltimore field hospital will pay off this winter
The emergency field hospital inside the Baltimore Convention Center has seen limited use so far. But that may soon change. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

The Petri Dish: Vertex's $500M buy and $42M for 'off-the-shelf' cell therapies
While some in the life sciences industry create drugs and devices to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, their colleagues are busy as ever raising money, testing new drugs, expanding facilities and more. Here's The Petri Dish, a roundup of news that may get overlooked amid the influx of health care happenings. Vertex Pharmaceuticals' (Nasdaq: VRTX) board of directors has authorized a plan to buy back $500 million worth of the company's stock over the next two years. Vertex's board previously authorized… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Connecting KC: Samuel U. Rodgers CEO sees moral, fiscal reasons to bolster health
Dr. Faisal Khan, himself an immigrant, feels a connection to the people Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center serves. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellen Cagle Source Type: news

Health Systems and Hospitals in the Philadelphia Region
ranked by local licensed beds. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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Largest Buffalo diagnostic imaging centers 2020
Rank Name/ prior (*new or not ranked)/ URL Total diagnostic imaging patients Imaging outpatients Ima (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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Hospitals and Hospital Systems in the Albany area
The survey area includes Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties. Information on The List was supplied by individual hospitals and hospital systems through questionnaires and could not be independently verified in all cases by the Albany Business Review. Burdett Birth Center, ranked No. 8 last year, was absorbed by Samaritan Hospital, part of St. Peter ’s Health Partners, in July 2020. In case of ties, companies are listed alphabetically. NA denotes not answered or not applicable. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Busiest Hospital Emergency Departments
The survey area includes Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties. Information on The List was supplied by individual hospitals through questionnaires and could not be independently verified in all cases by the Albany Business Review. Ellis Hospital did not respond to our inquiries by deadline. NA denotes not answered or not applicable. A * for prior rank indicates the department was not on last year ’s List. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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Nonprofit Report: Nonprofits navigate through uncertain times
Nonprofit service providers on the List talk about challenges and opportunities looking back on 2020. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Wake Forest Baptist Health reports strong first quarter for FY 2021
Wake Forest Baptist Health's unrestricted net assets increased by almost $70 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021. The jump in unrestricted net assets was the result of operating income of $22.5 million from July 1 to Sept. 30 and net non-operating gains of $47 million. Total net revenues at WFBH were $926.6 million compared to $897.8 million during the same period in 2019. Operating expenses came in $904.2 m illion compared to $888.9 million in 2019. The strong financial report comes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Trajan Warren Source Type: news

Boulder biotech company closes on $121M Series A financing round
The company is using the funds to continue to expand and commercialize its products. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Why a Durham CEO calls potential $2.7 billion deal with big pharma 'transformational'
For a drug startup that went public a year ago, an influx of cash or deal with a major pharmaceutical company can be groundbreaking, but for a Triangle gene therapy firm that just inked a deal worth up to $2.7 billion, the CEO calls it "transformational." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Operation Food Search expands study of food for health benefits
Operation Food Search, a St. Louis-based nonprofit hunger relief organization, has begun a three-year study to demonstrate the economic and health benefits of providing healthy food to pregnant women. The organization began a two-year pilot of the program, Fresh Rx: Nourishing Healthy Starts, in late 2018 to eliminate food insecurity, and other social determinants of health, during pregnancy and postpartum in low-income women, as well as improve birth outcomes for mothers and babies. The prog ram… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Gov. DeSantis extends order blocking business shutdowns
Gov. Ron DeSantis has extended a September executive order aimed at preventing business shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: News Service of Florida Source Type: news

As Covid cases surge, Md. university will again graduate some nurses early to bolster health care workforce
In the spring, 107 University of Maryland School of Nursing students graduated and entered the workforce early. This fall, 182 students may do the same. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news