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Kaiser Permanente commits $200 million to fight homelessness and support affordable housing
Kaiser Permanente has pledged up to $200 million to fight homelessness and support affordable housing in one of the biggest individual financial commitments on the issue from a private enterprise. While it’s currently unclear what exact programs will be funded using the money, Kaiser’s Chief Community Health Officer Bechara Choucair said the goal is to partner with local communities and community groups to help support existing solutions that are working to preserve and expand affordabl e housing.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Licensing, partnerships drive Moffitt financial gains
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute Inc. reported financial gains for the three months ended March 31. Moffitt’s income from operations for the quarter ended March 31 was $22.2 million compared to $4.1 million for the first three months of 2017, according to the cancer center's quarterly report. For the nine months ended March 31, Moffitt reported more than $54.4 million in income from operations compared to nearly $29 million for the same period a year earlier.  Based in Tampa… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

4 risks digital health companies need to face head-on
Digital health care companies are leading the revolution in consumer-centric healthcare, but the promise of breakthrough innovation and better patient outcomes won ’t be fully realized without a systematic approach to risk identification and management. Made possible by low-cost technology, abundant venture capital and the Internet of Things (IoT), digital healthcare companies are creating new business models and service delivery options. But in reshaping t he industry, digital health care companies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brett Buchanan Source Type: news

Tour inside Orlando Health South Lake Hospital's first-ever freestanding ER
South Lake Hospital gave a sneak peek at its new, first-ever freestanding emergency department on May 18. The $12 million freestanding ER and medical pavilion, dubbed the Orlando Health South Lake Hospital Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion – Blue Cedar, is on 20 acres at the corner of U.S. Highway 27 and Florida's Turnpike in Leesburg. The 20,000-square-foot freestanding ER, which will open Jun e 6, is owned and operated by South Lake Hospital. It offers the same comprehensive 24/7 emergency… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

IBC, Rothman sign long-term deal
Independence Blue Cross and Rothman Institute have signed a new five-year agreement that makes Rothman the first large independent physician group to join Independence ’s facilitated health networks model. The new agreement becomes effective July 1. Based in Center City, Rothman is the region's largest orthopedic medical group. It has surgeons and more than two dozen outpatient care centers throughout the Philadelphia region, including South Jersey. Independe nce's facilitated health networks… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Amid public offering, CCHN raises $1.1M
Ahead of Medicaid reform in the state, Carolina Complete Health Network has raised just north of $1.1 million to be applied to the formation of a physician-led health plan. The health plan is expected to bid against the likes of Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Aetna, among other potential payers, for Medicaid managed care work in North Carolina. The state’s transition from an existing fee-for-service model is slated for July of next year. The roughly $1.1 million w as raised in a private placement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Morehouse professor saw need for mental health ‘ambassador’
When Dr. Sarah Vinson first entered medical school she had her heart set on becoming a pediatrician. But as she became immersed in her studies and began to better understand mental illness, a career in psychiatry pulled at her. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tonya Layman Source Type: news

Medical call center doubling space, adding 150 jobs in Anne Arundel County
As doctors and care providers have become more focused on patient care, Call 4 Health is focused on handling the administrative side of health care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Lexington biotech startup homes in on a new kind of precision cancer drug
When Robert Copeland explains the science behind his new cancer drug startup, Accent Therapeutics, he uses the analogy of building a house: an architect makes a blueprint, and a builder translates it into a physical structure. That ’s also how cellular biology works, he says: DNA is transcribed into RNA, which produces proteins. But as in the case of building a house, it’s a little more complicated than that. Just as a homeowner will make modifications to put their personal stamp on a property… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

UCF clinic receives $10 million to expand PTSD treatment and research program to military installations
University of Central Florida's cutting-edge clinic that helps people who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder was awarded a $10 million grant to establish programs at three military installations in the Southeastern U.S. The U.S Army funded UCF’s Restores clinic to expand its program that combines virtual-reality and exposure therapy with group treatments to Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Georgia, Naval Medical Hospital Portsmouth in Virginia and Marine Corps Base Camp… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anjali Fluker Source Type: news

​FDA names and shames drugmakers to encourage generic competition
The FDA says it will crack down on drug companies that are “gaming the system” in order to thwart generic manufacturers from bringing products to market. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sheila Kaplan Source Type: news

Giant VA contract comes through for Cerner
After months of delays, the Department of Veterans Affairs signed its $10 billion contract with Cerner Corp. Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced that the contract had been signed Wednesday afternoon, making Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) the holder of "one of the largest IT contracts in the federal government." Wilkie said the contract would have a ceiling of $10 billion over 10 years. Congress allocated $782 million for the effort in fiscal year 2018. "And with a contract of that size, you can… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Critical Condition: Declining NIH money threatens San Antonio's economic future
The Alamo City has seen its annual share of funding from the National Institutes for Health for medical research decline by more than $28 million since 2012. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

This scientist-led startup is working on a cure for a common surgery complication
A complication from surgery can cost tens of thousands of dollars and require more surgery to correct — but a young Maryland startup is cooking up a more affordable and less invasive solution. Bethesda's Nostopharma LLC is developing a treatment for pathologic bone growth, the formation of new bone following surgeries, burns, injuries and other traumas. The complication affects 100,000 patients e very year, a patient cohort the company’s co-founders hope to benefit with their product. The partners,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Aon selects Bellevue-based Mpirica to provide clients with more health care transparency
This is part of an effort by Aon to provide the best information to its employer customers as the look for new ways to manage the effectiveness and cost of health care expenditures. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

StemBioSys raises $4.3M; sees itself as a “different company” ready to leverage new funding
The San Antonio biotech has locked in more than $4 million in additional investor funding to help expand its brand and product line. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Gilead, BioMarin among Bay Area drug makers shamed by FDA in generics 'gaming' list
Calling it an effort to bring transparency to the development of low-cost generic drugs, the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday released a list of drug developers who have received requests from generic drug makers for access to the branded drugs. The agency said it has not independently investigated or confirmed that brand-name drug makers listed in a post to the agency's website limited access to samples of the branded drugs. But the list is an unusual public shaming by the agency of several… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Tedy Bruschi throws muscle behind tobacco, stroke bills
"I'm proud to be a Super Bowl champion. I'm proud to be a stroke survivor, too. Those are a couple things that no one can ever take away from me, and I'm proud of both of them," the 44-year-old former Patriot said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andy Metzger Source Type: news

Centerpoint Medical Center names new CEO
HCA Midwest named a new CEO for Centerpoint Medical Center on Thursday: Bret Kolman, who previously was CEO of HCA's Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Louisiana, will lead the 243-bed hospital in Independence. “I’ve known Bret for many years and have taken great pride in watching him evolve as a true servant-leader and one that’s respected not only by his team, but by the community,” HCA Midwest President Mel Lagarde said in a release. “Having Bret come back to this area, where his… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

US WorldMeds gets FDA approval for new drug to treat opioid withdrawal
US WorldMeds LLC has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a drug  that helps lessen the impact of opioid withdrawal. The drug, lofexidine, was approved under priority review, which the FDA grants for medications that would provide significant improvements in the safety or effectiveness of the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of serious conditions. Louisvill e-based US WorldMeds says this is the first and only non-opioid treatment for the mitigation of withdrawal symptoms. "Lucemyra… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carolyn Tribble Greer Source Type: news

North Carolina joins 5 other states in suing the maker of OxyContin
North Carolina has joined five other states in filing lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, accusing the drug company of igniting the nation ’s opioid crisis by using deceptive marketing practices to sell its painkillers. In marketing its drugs, Purdue Pharma used messages to downplay concerns about addiction and to discredit non-opioid pain relievers, while also pushing for higher doses for its opioid medication and targeting vulner able populations, such as veterans and seniors, N.C. Attorney General… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Family Business Awards: At Bethany Medical Center, care is a family affair
In addition to providing health care, the family has interests in research, real estate and other investments. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Children's Hospital, Prouty defenders agree: New garden is 'completely different'
When Boston Children ’s Hospital demolished the beloved Prouty Garden to build a new inpatient building, executives promised that green space would return to the property. On Monday, the first of five new gardens at the hospital opened to patients, as sick children were welcomed into a 8,000-square-foot space situat ed on top of the hospital’s main building on Longwood Avenue. Hospital executives say the five gardens in total will be about 25 percent larger than the 23,000-square-foot Prouty… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Express Scripts to remain in St. Louis County, filing says
Express Scripts will remain in St. Louis County following the company's sale to Connecticut-based Cigna, according to a securities filing Wednesday. The $67 billion deal was announced in March, and is expected to close before the end of the year. The Express Scripts unit, to be led by current CEO Tim Wentworth, will continue to operate independently, the filing said. Wentworth will be the president of the Express Scripts division, reporting into the combined company’s CEO. Four of Express Scripts'… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

NASCAR driver ’s $1.2M gift supports new pediatric ED, oncology clinic
A $1.2 million donation from NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. ’s foundation will help Novant Health expand services in the Charlotte market. Truex, along with partner Sherry Pollex, announced that donation on Wednesday. Those funds will be split to establish two separate ventures — the Novant Health Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Children’s Emergency Dep artment in Huntersville and the SherryStrong Integrative Medicine Oncology Clinic in Charlotte. “They really want to give back and they want… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Local app: Medical Memory helps patients remember what happens in the doctor's office
When patients leave an exam room, 80 percent of what their doctors told them is forgotten. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

Jobs alert: Johnson & Johnson Institute in Lake Nona ready to hire managers
The New Brunswick, N.J.-based Johnson& Johnson ’s (NYSE: JNJ) Human Performance Institute that's expanding in Lake Nona is looking for more people to join its team. The company is constructing its new $18 million, 34,480-square-foot office building about five miles southwest of its existing 17,000-square-foot location at 9757 Lake Nona Clu b Drive. Once completed by year’s end, the new headquarters of the Johnson& Johnson Human Performance Institute — a division of Johnson& Johnson Health … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Why one Oregon health insurer is bucking the trend and wants to cut premiums
PacificSource's strategy to manage expenses seems to be bearing fruit. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Downtown counseling firm capitalizes on location, moves into larger space
McKenzie& Associates officially moved its new downtown location on May 1. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bryan Horwath Source Type: news

Get to know the NBJ's 2018 Health Care Awards winners
On May 9, the Nashville Business Journal celebrated the 2018 Health Care Awards winners at an awards dinner. Our May 18 weekly edition will feature Q&As with the winners, asking everything from what Nashville needs to do to keep its crown as America's health care capital to which area of health care is most ripe for innovation. We decided to give you a sneak peek. Get to know a little about this year's class of winners in the slideshow with this story, and be sure to pick up a print copy Friday… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alison Nash Source Type: news

Iqvia stock drops after FDA questions sales data
Iqvia's stock dropped nearly 8 percent Wednesday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a statement questioning sales data from the company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Ellis wants to open urgent care center at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady
Ellis Medicine wants to open an urgent care center and doctor's offices at the newly-built Mohawk Harbor, about a mile away from the Schenectady hospital. The 10,300-square-foot medical office would be on the first floor of a four-story building, according to a certificate of need filed at the state Health Department. The Galesi Group of Rotterdam built the $330 million Mohawk Harbor next to the new Rivers Casino and Resort. The upscale development has apartments, offices, retail space, townhouses… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michael DeMasi Source Type: news

Former Steward Health Care exec alleges sexual harassment, racial discrimination in lawsuit
Steward HealthCare and two of its top executives are facing a lawsuit from the organization ’s former senior director for human resources, who alleged that she was the victim of sexual and racial harassment and ultimately discrimination and retaliation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

How companies can support their employees who provide long-term care to family members
With frequent business travel and two young children at home, Scott Kreiling ’s life was full. And the president of Regence BlueShield of Idaho was about to get busier.  His father had spent years caring for his mother in their Tucson, Arizona, home as she progressed through Alzheimer’s disease. Eventually, Kreiling was able to convince his parents to move to Boise, Id aho, to be closer to him.  “They didn’t want to be a burden to anyone. They wanted to maintain their independence,” Kreiling… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katy Smith Source Type: news

Star Kleiner Perkins VC may be launching her own firm
One of Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers' most successful venture investors is reportedly stepping away from the storied venture firm to launch one of her own. Dr. Beth Seidenberg has been on Forbes Midas List of top investors for the past eight years as the only life science-focused partner at the firm. But Recode cited unnamed sources Monday night who said she is raising funds to start a firm in Los Angeles and will step down from her day-to-day role a t Kleiner Perkins. Seidenberg's departure… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Some Oregonians may face 16% health insurance hikes in 2019
Oregon health insurers ’ rate requests for next year are all over the map, but considerably less than proposals in at least two other states. In the individual market, the average requests range from a 9.6 percent decrease from PacificSource Health Plans to a 16.3 percent increase from Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, according to data from the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services. Those requests would translate to $425 a month for a healthy 40-year-old in Portland who buys a PacificSource… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Exclusive: These Bay Area health tech startups pulled in the most funding last year
In many ways 2017 was a banner year for the health tech industry, with investment in the sector hitting an all-time-high. Since 2014, when health investment doubled to $4.4 billion, both deal flow and investment dollars have remained strong and continued a largely upward climb. For 2017, venture capital funding approached $6 billion, and the number of $100 million-plus funding deals also broke records, according to d igital health research and investment firm Rock Health. Among Bay Area health tech… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Partners HealthCare looking to acquire a second New Hampshire hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital says it's looking at acquiring Exeter Health Resources in New Hampshire as part of a plan to develop a new non-profit system for the Seacoast region. Exeter Health Resources would form a regional non-profit with Wentworth-Douglass, which MGH acquired last year. The new non-profit would be a subsidiary of MGH, and would fall under the umbrella of Partners HealthCare, the biggest heath care chain in the state. The boards of each organization have signed letters of intent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Niagara U. eyes grad degree for nurse practitioners
Plans call for opening the program within the next year, giving the university another way to meet growing needs for community-based health care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Here's when and where UCF plans to move its Research Park nursing school
The school plans to build a 150,000-square-foot building in Lake Nona for nursing college (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Park Dental CEO on taking a bigger bite out of the Twin Cities market
Park Dental has grown largely through acquisitions, nearly doubling its clinic locations from 23 to 45 from 2012 through last year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Tickets for Legacy chief Dr. George Brown's PBJ Power Breakfast still available
While at Legacy Health, President and CEO Dr. George Brown crafted quite the, well, legacy. Brown, who's appearing May 24 at the Portland Business Journal's Power Breakfast, landed at the Portland health care provider in 2008. He quickly set Legacy on a path toward massive organizational growth and, as it navigated the tricky health care reform waters, operational innovation. Tickets fo r Brown's appearance are available here. Under his watch, Brown expanded the health care company from six to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

GE Healthcare cited as example of company that Trump tariffs would hurt
General Electric executives say President Donald Trump ’s proposed tariffs on Chinese products could add to costs and hurt the competitiveness of GE Healthcare products including magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) units made in Waukesha. The company is asking the Trump administration to eliminate some components and parts made in China from the list of products facing new United States tariffs. “GE’s requests for adjustments to the proposed tariff list have been limited ... to those products… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

A look inside Tufts' new biotech incubator in downtown Boston
Tufts University has joined the biotech incubator craze, launching a coworking space in Boston earlier this year that organizers hope will foster another life sciences cluster in the heart of the city. The Tufts Launchpad opened in January at 75 Kneeland St. in downtown Boston, part of the university’s health sciences campus, and is planning a grand opening ceremony for next week. The incubator features over 15,000 square feet of rentable lab and office space. Tufts opened the facility in c ollaboration… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

​As DIY gene editing gains popularity, ‘someone is going to get hurt’
In the past few years, so-called biohackers across the country have taken gene editing into their own hands as the equipment becomes cheaper and the expertise in gene-editing techniques, mostly Crispr-Cas9, more widely shared. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emily Baumgaertner Source Type: news

Georgia sees heavy 'in-migration' from Florida, New York (Slideshow)
Georgia is a destination state for in-migration. The Peach State saw the fifth-largest increase of migration among the 50 states, with 69,106 additions, according to year-over-year U.S Census data as of year-end 2016 (latest available). The biggest influx came from Florida, followed by New York, Tennessee, Texas and California. See the adjacent slideshow for Georgia migration from each state. The four states with a bigger net change were Florida (+188,197), Texas (+95,345), Arizona (82,176) and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Eric Mandel Source Type: news

Fidelity cut athenahealth stake in half before Elliott takeover bid
The Boston asset manager was athenahealth's largest shareholder at the end of 2017. A few months later, that had changed. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Ryan Source Type: news

GE Healthcare cited as example of company that Trump tariffs would hurt
GE executives say President Donald Trump ’s proposed tariffs on Chinese products could add to costs and hurt the competitiveness of GE Healthcare products including magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) units made in Waukesha. The company is asking the Trump administration to eliminate some components and parts made in China from the list of products facing new United States tariffs. In the Milwaukee area, GE Healthcare designs, builds and markets products that include MRI equipment, computed tomography… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Christus St. Vincent names first woman CEO
Christus St.  Vincent announced Monday a change in its leadership. The Santa Fe-based health care system's COO Lillian Montoya has been named to replace Patrick Carrier as its next CEO and president beginning June 15. Montoya will become Christus St. Vincent's first female CEO since the original Sisters of C harity established St. Vincent Hospital in 1865. Carrier, who is retiring, served as president and CEO since November 2015. Montoya joined Christus St. Vincent's board of directors in 2010.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christopher Ortiz Source Type: news

3M 'Bair Hugger' trial begins this week; could affect thousands of lawsuits
A closely watched lawsuit over the safety of a popular 3M Co. surgical device will go to trial this week. The outcome could potentially affect as many as 4,000 other lawsuits against the Minnesota manufacturer. The Star Tribune reports on the lawsuit, which target's 3M's Bair Hugger device, a sleeping-bag like contraption that's used to keep patients warm during and after surgery. The plaintiff, South Carolina retiree Louis Gareis, argues that the product is the likely culprit behind an infection… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news