NICE calls for better coordination of care for eating disorder patients
Staff involved in the care of a patient with an eating disorder should place greater emphasis on how they coordinate treatment with one another, according to new guidance. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NICE encourages further discussions on Kymriah for adult lymphoma
CAR-T is too expensive to recommend as a treatment for adults with lymphoma, NICE says in draft guidance published this week. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Will CVS Caremark Make ICER The American NICE?
CVS Caremark intends to institute a $100,000 per QALY threshold for drugs, above which it would deny patient access. However, without an empirically determined threshold, pricing and formulary decisions contingent on an arbitrarily defined threshold cannot be considered value-based. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

Public Health England accused of links with drinks industry
Agreement with Drinkaware slammed by experts Related items fromOnMedica Criminal sanctions fail to curb illegal drug use Over a third of adults drink in excess Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Diagnosis targets unethical says GP NICE to consider bribing people to be healthy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health chiefs give the green light to a radical treatment
Louise de Winter, chief executive of The Urology Foundation, said it was 'excellent news' and praised Nice - which advises the NHS - for reaching the decision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily aspirin found to be useless for senior citizens... offers "no benefit" but imparts new risks
(Natural News) You’ve probably heard that an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away, and although this saying might have a nice ring to it, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that it doesn’t have a lot of truth behind it. While taking a daily baby aspirin might be good... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TranS1(R) Announces NICE Guidance for Approval of AxiaLIF(R) in the UK's National Health System (NHS)
NICE's Positive Recommendation for the Transaxial Interbody Lumbosacral Fusion describing the Anterior Retroperitoneal Presacral Approach is based on AxiaLIF clinical evidence WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 18, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Reimbursement TranS1, AxiaLIF, lumbosacral fusion (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

This library loans out ties and handbags so those with limited resources can go to job interviews
For a young person, going to a job interview can be expensive. You need nice clothes and a case or handbag to hold your resume and other documents. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing suicide in community and custodial settings
National Institute for Health and Care ExcellenceThis guideline covers ways to reduce suicide and help people bereaved or affected by suicides. It aims to: help local services work more effectively together to prevent suicide; identify and help people at risk; prevent suicide in places where it is currently more likely. It does not cover national strategies, general mental wellbeing, or areas covered by other NICE guidance such as self-harm or mental health conditions.GuidelineMore detail (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - September 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: news

NICE approves new treatment for high-risk skin cancer
Combined drug to target mutation-positive melanoma Related items fromOnMedica Is crowdfunding for cancer patients paying for ‘quackery’? Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner Prediction tool to help develop better cancer drugs Counsel young people to avoid skin cancer, says US Prescribe higher dose opioids for shorter time after surgery (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Paracetamol use in infancy linked to asthma risk
Gene variations may make some susceptible Related items fromOnMedica Good evidence for sublingual immunotherapy Antibiotic scrip rates lower in CAM-trained practices Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD, says NICE Codeine not to be used for coughs and colds in children under 12 Women using short-acting asthma relievers can take 20% longer to conceive (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Labour minister calls for ban on early foetus sex test
Warning given over sex-selection terminations Related items fromOnMedica Women in England should be allowed to take abortion pills at home Deprived women 60% less likely to have any antenatal care Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ NICE to review fertility guidance Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE backs personalised cardiac rehab over group sessions
People with heart failure should no longer be offered cardiac rehabilitation programmes that are group-based, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Inhaled corticosteroids linked to higher infection risk
People using ICS at much greater risk of developing non-TB mycobacteria lung infections Related items fromOnMedica Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Macrolide antibiotics improve symptoms in bronchiectasis Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD, says NICE Pneumonia guidelines might raise death rate More action needed to treat TB (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A sense of belonging: the best aged care lifts the spirits
Cultural touchstones and being treated with dignity can make all the difference when choosing an aged care facilityThis is part of a series about aged care in AustraliaIn the 2007 film The Savages, actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney play conflicted siblings faced with choosing an aged care facility for their elderly, irascible father as he declines into dementia. In one scene, they argue in the car park of a nursing home about whether or not it is good enough for him. The gardens are nice, insists Linney ’s character, as much to reassure herself as anyone else as she battles her own guilt.Ah, the gardens....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Caroline Baum Tags: Ageing Family Life and style Money Australia news Source Type: news

Nice work if you can get it: Mass. life science CEOs make around $2M, says report
The median Massachusetts life sciences CEO was given a $488,000 base salary and ultimately brought home $1,995,600, according to a report from the Marsh& McLennan Agency released Wednesday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Newspaper reporting of NHS Cancer Drugs Fund misleading
(SAGE) An analysis of UK newspaper reporting of the NHS Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) between 2010 and 2015 shows that despite some critical analysis, the mostly positive stories are likely to have contributed to the CDF's continuation, despite mounting evidence of its ineffectiveness. Close to £ 1.4 billion in total has been spent through the CDF which has subsequently been reconfigured and is now under the control of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What the NICE chronic heart failure guideline means for frontline GPs
NICE's updated chronic heart failure guideline, published on Wednesday, spells out the latest advice for GPs on diagnosis and management in primary care. Dr Clare J Taylor, a GP, researcher and guideline committee member, highlights the key points for GPs. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - September 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.1 Cardiovascular Problems Source Type: news

New anaesthetic formula developed that 'tastes of chocolate'
A new anaesthetic formula that makes bad-tasting medicine taste nice has been developed by Australian researchers, who say it has the potential to make it easier to treat sick children. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

It pays to be nice to your employees, new study shows
(Binghamton University) New research from Binghamton University, State University at New York finds that showing compassion to subordinates almost always pays off, especially when combined with the enforcement of clear goals and benchmarks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New program with payors aims to accelerate patient access to medical devices
Scott Gottlieb, M.D. Advancing the public health means helping to make sure patients have access to safe, effective medical products. Access is a matter of public health. And our commitments to patients don’t stop at the time of a product’s approval. We take many steps to make sure products can be safely accessed in the post-market setting, and that new innovations continue to deliver their anticipated benefits. We actively monitor for safety findings in the post-approval period. We have updated labeling to provide modern guidance to providers and patients. And as part of our dedication to the promotion of publ...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

Will Tracker-Like Aesthetics Lead to Anti-Nausea Device Bonanza?
A Canadian-Chinese medical device manufacturer is poised to enter a niche market for nausea-fighting neurostimulation with a sleek wrist-worn transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) device, providing an alternative to a long-established manufacturer that has just released a redesign of its technology.   Peter Ji, co-founder of Vancouver, BC, and Ningbo, China-based WAT Medical Technology, said there is plenty of room in the nascent therapeutic wearables market for both his firm and Horsham, PA-based Reliefband Technologies to thrive in combating motion sickness, morning sickness, post-opera...
Source: MDDI - September 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Business Source Type: news

Grouping existing medications slows antibiotic resistance
Scientists identify new antibiotic combinations Related items fromOnMedica Doctors face legal action over use of unlicensed eye drug Put case for adding leukaemia drug to Cancer Drugs Fund, NICE tells company Increased antidepressants prescribing shouldn't 'automatically be seen as a bad thing', says RCGP Not so ‘smart’ drugs Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE aims to improve flu vaccination uptake
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Public Health England have published new guidance on how to increase uptake of NHS flu vaccinations by identifying and encouraging those who are eligible. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Major organ donor campaign launched in Wales
Families still overriding deceased ’s wishes Related items fromOnMedica Scotland launches organ donor consultation Opt-out organ donation well-meant but ‘misguided’ Surgeries must not become border agencies says RCGP NICE to consider bribing people to be healthy CMO sets out plans to achieve ‘genomic dream’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New ‘life changing’ procedure can be offered to adults with severe asthma on NHS
NICE says a potentially life changing treatment for some adults with severe asthma is safe and effective enough for use on the NHS, depending on commissioning arrangements. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE call for evidence on CAR-T therapy
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - September 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NICE recommends burosumab for X-linked hypophosphataemia
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - September 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NICE backs 'life changing' asthma procedure for wider NHS use
An “innovative” procedure that has the power to the change the lives of people with severe asthma has taken a major step towards being approved for routine use on the NHS. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Is Big Pharma really more evil than academia?
The pharmaceutical industry gets a bad press. Some of the criticism is surely deserved, but the widespread notion that academia is morally superior is ridiculous.It was summer. I had just finished my undergraduate degree, and was waiting to take up a doctoral studentship. My Part II research project supervisor had offered me the opportunity to work in her lab for 3 months – she’d get some funding for me – to finish the work I’d started and write the paper. Who in my position would have turned down that opportunity?The work went well, and we got some nice photomicrographs. We wrote the experiment up....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Richard P Grant Tags: Science Source Type: news

Asthma treatment could help 200,000 who are battling severe form of it
Watchdog NICE gave the green light for bronchial thermoplasty, a radical treatment which heats up the airways to control asthma symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New treatment option for severe asthma
NICE recommends bronchial thermoplasty for adults who do not respond to drug treatment Related items fromOnMedica Four in 10 women with asthma may develop COPD Eczema drug reduces symptoms of severe asthma Asthma outcomes in England still vary hugely by region and wealth Only one third of asthma patients receiving basic care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer: Costly non-Hodgkin lymphoma drug rejected for NHS use
NICE has rejected a new blood cancer drug, Yescarta, which is for the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, for NHS use due to the drug being too expensive. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE consults on expensive blood cancer treatment
NICE has invited comments and further evidence on a new treatment for aggressive subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma called diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma that could lead to it being made available for use on the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE rejects Gilead CAR-T cancer cell therapy
The company's CAR-T drug Yescarta, which had just received approval from the European Commission for two aggressive forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, was found to be too expensive according to Britain ’s state-funded health service. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Makers of a revolutionary cancer treatment asked to slash its 'eye-watering' cost
Nice today announced it was unable to approve a type of CAR-T therapy, called Yescarta, for thousands of non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients on the health service because it is so expensive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Unique' NICE Guidelines Have Clinician and Patient in Mind'Unique' NICE Guidelines Have Clinician and Patient in Mind
Drs Shubrook and Wilding discuss the unique attributes of the NICE guideline for care of patients with type 2 diabetes.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

UK rejects Gilead's CAR-T cancer cell therapy as too expensive
A cutting-edge CAR-T cell therapy for otherwise untreatable forms of blood cancer is too expensive to justify its use on Britain's state-funded health service, the country's healthcare cost agency NICE said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Nice work if you can get it
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs advised to avoid antibiotics for patients ’ coughs
NICE recommends over-the-counter remedies first for coughs Related items fromOnMedica More action needed to treat TB Treat coughs and colds at home, public told Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s One in five antibiotics prescribed by GPs is unnecessary NICE urges wider uptake of flu vaccination (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Flu vaccination: increasing uptake
2 External 0 0 0Next   false https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng103/chapter/Recommendations true false%> This NICE Guideline covers how to increase uptake of the free flu vaccination among people who are eligible. It describes ways to increase awareness and how to use all opportunities in primary and secondary care to identify people who should be encouraged to have the vaccination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE promotes honey and OTC mixtures for most coughs
Honey or over-the-counter cough medicines should be the first port of call for people with a nasty cough, according to new draft guidance, which advises clinicians not to prescribe antibiotics. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Physical activity: encouraging activity within the general population
NICE is currently developing the topic outline for a new quality standard on physical activity and behaviour change. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Wales to get its own gender identity treatment service
Currently patients with gender dysphoria have to travel to London Related items fromOnMedica Poor diabetes education leading to health complications High Court rules NHS England must fund HIV drug Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn NICE to review fertility guidance Time to hang up the phone – appointments need to be digitised (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Starwatch: Sagittarius plays host to Saturn and the moon
Find both Saturn and the moon above the “teapot”, the most familiar asterism in the the constellation of the ArcherThis Tuesday, keep an eye open for a nice conjunction of Saturn and the moon. They will be visible in the southern sky as twilight turns into night. Saturn was at its closest approach to the earth in June but remains a bright yellowish light in the sky. It is located in the constellation ofSagittarius, just above the topmost star of the so-called “teapot”. This grouping of stars, called an asterism, contains the central stars of the full constellation and resembles – you guessed i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Astronomy The moon Saturn Science Space Source Type: news

Consultation on changes to NICE legislation
The government is consulting on proposed changes to legislation to allow the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to charge companies for making technology appraisal and highly specialised technology recommendations relating to their products. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE publishes quality standard on medicines management for people receiving social care in the community
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a quality standard on medicines management for people receiving social care in the community, which covers assessing if people need help with their medicines and deciding what medicines support they need to manage their medicines. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NanoMedical Tackles Opioid Abuse with Combination Device
NanoMedical Systems has received a nearly $3 million grant from the Department of Defense to develop a combination device for the long-term treatment of opioid use. The grant provides $2,993,398 over three years to support formulation development, device development and manufacturing, preclinical studies, and initial human factors assessments in conjunction with the DeBakey, VA Medical Center in Houston, TX. The Austin-based company develops drug-delivery devices based on its nStrada nanofluidics platform for sustained release (up to six months) of chronic therapies. These devices can be loaded with a variety of drugs incl...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

NICE welcomes further discussions about spinal muscular atrophy drug
NICE hopes for further talks over nusinersen for treating a rare genetic disorder; spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE, Vertex continue to spar over drug prices
The U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has suspended its review of Vertex's Symkevi for treating cystic fibrosis patients who are homozygous for the F508del mutation, after the biotech did not provide evidence for the agency's appraisal. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news