NIH Halts Large Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction (CIRT) Trial
The NHLBI has put an early stop to the large Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction (CIRT) Trial. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Larry Husten, Contributor Source Type: news

When It Comes To Helping Patients Find Social Supports, Docs Say,'Not My Job '
Doctors think it is important for their patients to have information about nutrition, housing, and transportation. But they don't want to provide it. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Howard Gleckman, Contributor Source Type: news

Salt War Opponents Unite In Call For Randomized Trial In Prisons
A randomized controlled trial performed in prisons may be the only way to settle the question of how much salt people should consume. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Larry Husten, Contributor Source Type: news

Doctor Pay Tops $257K For Primary Care, $425K For Specialists
Primary care physician compensation rose 2% to $257,000 a year while specialist pay is flat at $425,000, the Medical Group Management Association 2018 compensation report shows. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI NYSE:HUM Source Type: news

Primary Care Doctor Pay Tops $257,000 Amid Shift To Value
Primary care physician compensation rose 2% to $257,000 a year while specialist pay is flat at $425,000, the Medical Group Management Association 2018 compensation report shows. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI NYSE:HUM Source Type: news

More Choice for People Living With Dementia
Person centered care is central to the delivery of high quality healthcare. In this second article in my series on dementia, I focus is on the need for person centered dementia care. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Source Type: news

Another Anti-Vax Paper Bites The Dust. But Not Quickly Enough.
Nature's mega-journal, Scientific Reports, just retracted a paper over the objections of the authors. The paper was a badly flawed effort to " prove " that the HPV vaccine is harmful. Despite near-immediate condemnation from many scientists, the journal took 1.5 years to retract it. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs And Other Summer Recreational Water Hazards
Many summer infections are waterborne. One-third occur at hotel pools or hot tubs. For Safe Swimming Week, here's what you need to know. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

First Injury Reported From Kilauea Lava Spatter
A man on a balcony in his home in Pahoa, Hawaii was injured by a lava spatter that resulted in a devastating injury to his leg from his “shin to his foot”. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Why You Must Treat Artificial Intelligence (AI) As A Very Special Technology
Artificial intelligence (AI) will impact all industries and displace millions of knowledge and task-based workers. Companies and countries must invest heavily in AI -- and they must do so immediately. The AI R&D arms race will not slow down. Companies should assess their AI IQ and find AI czars. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Andriole, Contributor Source Type: news

If Trump's " Super Interested " In Universal Flu Vaccines, What Does That Mean?
Here's what Bill Gates is doing to fuel the development of an universal flu vaccine and what the Trump administration can do. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Laze: The New Danger In Hawaii From Lava Reaching The Pacific
“Laze”, or lava morphing into a haze-is the result when hot lava mixes with the cool ocean, producing hydrochloric acid and steam, shooting particles of volcanic glass into the air. This new threat emerged after lava crossed Highway 137 last night and merged with the Pacific Ocean. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Medicaid Expansion Ballot Measures Could Aid 4.5M Eligible For Coverage
If 19 states expanded Medicaid, 4.5 million more people would have health coverage in 2019, the Urban Institute says. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

New Advisory: Eat Fish Twice A Week To Lower Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke -- What You Should Know
The American Heart Association released a new science advisory recommending non-fried fish twice a week to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

AHA: How Much Fish You Should Eat To Reduce Heart Disease, Stroke Risk
This is a fishy recommendation from the AHA. And here's the type of fish that's better for your heart. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

What Bill Gates Said About Trump And How HIV And HPV Are Different
Here's a 15-question quiz to check your knowledge about HIV and HPV. For each question, the answer is HIV, HPV, both, or something else: (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Health System Invests $200M In Programs To Reduce Homelessness
More and more, hospitals and health care companies are addressing so-called “social determinants of health” like housing and food security in addition to providing traditional medical care. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Kincaid, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Think Fast And You'll Lose Money Quickly (A Behavioral Economics Explanation Of Irrational Gambling)
Behavioral economists identified a strange type of irrationality that influences our decisions, dependent on whether our choices are framed as losses or gains. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

U.S. - North Korea Meeting Could Be Make Or Break For Global Health Security
Recently, small amounts of info about North Korea's health system have made their way out of the country. Data points have gone from bad to worse to accusations of massive human rights violations. Malnutrition, tuberculosis, malaria and hepatitis B, are a health security nightmare waiting to happen. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

Bio-Age Will Change Who We Are (And If We Have To Take Off Our Shoes At The Airport)
Chronological age is a kind of account against which we bankroll our lives. But is counting the number of times the Earth takes to orbit around the sun the best way to answer the question, “How old am I, and therefore what should I do?” Bio-age may be the number you need to answer this question. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Karlawish, Contributor Source Type: news

CDC: How To Avoid Getting Sick From A Hotel Swimming Pool
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report showed the number of bacteria, parasite, and other infectious disease outbreaks that have occurred in hotel swimming pools, hot tubs, and other " treated recreational water. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA Approves Amgen's Migraine Drug
The drug ’s list price is $6,900 per year, or $575 per monthly injected dose, lower than many market-watchers expected. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Kincaid, Forbes Staff Tags: NASDAQ:AMGN Source Type: news

American Heart Association Venture Capital Fund Sparks Criticism
The American Heart Association announcement of a $30 million venture capital fund sparks criticism on Twitter and from the Cleveland Clinic's Steve Nissen. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Larry Husten, Contributor Tags: NYSE:PHG Source Type: news

Cura Cannabis Is Producing Montel Williams' CBD Line For National Distribution
The fast-growing cannabis oil company will distribute Williams'personal line of hemp-derived products around the country. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Cura Cannabis Is Now Producing Montel Williams' CBD Line For Nationwide Sale
The fast-growing cannabis oil company will distribute Williams'personal line of hemp-derived products in all 50 states. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Congressional Bill Would Add 1,000 Doctors To Fight Opioid Addiction
The Opioid Workforce Act would create 1,000 new " Medicare-supported " medical residency positions, training “new doctors in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry or pain management, " Florida U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

AARP Applauds Trump For Taking First Step In Cutting Prescription Drug Costs
“There is no justifiable reason for Americans to pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world. High-priced drugs hurt everyone...,” said AARP's Nancy LeaMond on Trump's blueprint for bringing down drug costs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

The $50 Billion'Pre-IPO' Market's Next Step Could Be Turning To Blockchain
Could the multi-billion dollar ‘pre’ Initial Public Offering (IPO) market be poised to turn to the Blockchain and associated distributed ledger technology (DLT) as an effective and efficient model to raise capital for ventures? Some pundits in the DLT and cryptocurrency space think so. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Roger Aitken, Contributor Source Type: news

Researchers Uncover Gut Bacteria's Potential Role In Multiple Sclerosis
Molecules produced from the breakdown of food by gut bacteria have been shown for the first time to directly affect cells in the central nervous system. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Former Novartis CEO Explains Why His Company Paid Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen $1.2 Million
Joseph Jimenez says that he hired Cohen because he was the only person around who seemed to know how the Trump administration thought. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NYSE:NVS Source Type: news

Big Opportunities In Europe's Cannabis Market Come With Big Risks
The prospect of a legal European cannabis market is alluring, and those businesses able to capitalize on the opportunity will become some of the largest cannabis companies in the world. However, U.S. and Canadian operators eyeing the market will discover that entering Europe poses unique challenges. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kris Krane, Contributor Source Type: news

New York May Finally Address Its Cannabis Catastrophe By Curbing Arrests
After decades of advocacy and many millions of life-altering arrests, Big Apple residents may soon see change in how marijuana is treated in the nation's consumption capital. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

New York May Finally Address Its Cannabis-Arrest Catastrophe
After decades of advocacy and many millions of life-altering arrests, Big Apple residents may soon see change in how marijuana is treated in the nation's consumption capital. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

New York City May Finally Address Its Cannabis-Arrest Catastrophe
After decades of advocacy and many millions of life-altering arrests, Big Apple residents may soon see change in how marijuana is treated in the nation's consumption capital. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Pennsylvania To Lead Nation In Medical Marijuana Research
Pennsylvania is dead set on becoming a national leader in cannabis research. Eight medical school have been awarded permission to lead the way. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mike Adams, Contributor Source Type: news

Rite Aid-Albertsons: We'll Be Top 5 Health, Food And Wellness Player
Rite Aid and Albertsons say their future as a combined company includes ample space in Albertsons ’ many grocery stores to expand health and wellness including Rite Aid’s RediClinics. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:UNH NYSE:CVS NYSE:RAD NYSE:HUM Source Type: news

Azithromycin: A Generic Antibiotic That Continues To Provide Surprising Life-Saving Benefits
Decades after it was synthesized in a lab in Groton, Connecticut, new uses of azithromycin are still being found to save lives. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John LaMattina, Contributor Source Type: news

Mike Bloomberg Wants To Know Why More Than 29 Million Are Dying Each Year
For half of all deaths worldwide each year, there's no clearly documented cause. Here is how the Bloomberg Philanthropies'Data for Health Initiative is changing that. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Envision Healthcare Infiltrated America's ERs. Now It's Facing A Backlash
Envision says it negotiates appropriate payments for emergency room care. Critics say its tactics are what's wrong with healthcare. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Kincaid, Forbes Staff Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:EVHC Source Type: news

Amid Opioid Crisis, Chicago Drug Sales Rep License Gains National Momentum
Chicago's license for pharmaceutical sales representatives is now part of U.S. Senate legislation and a state bill in New Jersey as lawmakers look for new ways to battle the opioid crisis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:JNJ NYSE:PFE NYSE:ABBV Source Type: news

Broad Institute Spinout Aims To Bring Precision Medicine To Autoimmune Disease
Celsius Therapeutics will use techniques for constructing detailed profiles of individual cells to develop drugs for autoimmune diseases and cancer immunotherapies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Kincaid, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Details, Criticism Of How Class Action Attorneys Charged $75M Might Be Kept From Public
The public might not get to view the findings of a special master tasked with examining why a $300 million class action settlement included inflated hourly rates and a suspicious $200,000 payment to a public defender who is the brother of the lead plaintiffs lawyer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Eli Lilly Takes $7M Gamble On Global Health Working... In Indiana
Eli Lilly will be taking ideas learned in developing countries, and applying them to neighborhoods in the U.S. with similar characteristics. Primarily, Indiana. This move from Global to Local has highlights that despite our advantages, there is a lot we can learn from those who do more with less. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Tags: NYSE:LLY Source Type: news

RoomLab CEO: On Fighting Cancer, A Surprise Pregnancy And Raising Investment
“It was an enormous shock,” says Suzann Bozorgi after a deep breath. The entrepreneur is still new to talking about the breast cancer diagnosis that rocked her life. Yet her mental and physical experience of cancer have directly influenced her the two businesses she's founded. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kitty Knowles, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Starting'Next For Me': Becoming A Caregiver Statistic
The average age of an unpaid caregiver is 49 years old and 34% of caregivers are 65+. At a time when many people may be in a mad dash to wrap up their careers and accelerate their savings, they are blindsided by what can be a surprise call to become a caregiver. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Tidwell, Contributor Source Type: news

Starting " Next For Me': Becoming A Caregiver Statistic
The average age of an unpaid caregiver is 49 years old and 34% of caregivers are 65+. At a time when many people may be in a mad dash to wrap up their careers and accelerate their savings, they are blindsided by what can be a surprise call to become a caregiver. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Tidwell, Contributor Source Type: news

Bitcoin Hype Aside, Blockchain For The'Public Good' Comes To The Rescue
While most hype around blockchain technology has centered on applications in business and finance, with the cryptocurrency market and money-making dominating, its use for applications serving the public good - from e-voting to digital identity - makes it ideal as a tool towards pursuing that goal. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Roger Aitken, Contributor Tags: NYSE:IBM NASDAQ:FB Source Type: news

States Ease More Restrictions To Physician Assistants As Team Care Takes Hold
More states are lifting restrictions to allow physician assistants to work more “collaboratively” with physicians as legislatures wrap up their sessions for this spring. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:AET NYSE:CI NYSE:UNH NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM Source Type: news

Patient Number One At The Front Door Of Free Healthcare In America
Through any lens, life at 3 a.m. can be pretty grainy, but that's also when human determination can be in razor sharp focus. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dan Munro, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:WMT NYSE:TGT Source Type: news

Ken Jeong Goes From Comedian To Doctor To Help An Audience Member
This incident demonstrates what is an often overlooked and underrated skill that effective doctors need to have. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news