New bar is set for pharma industry: Companies must meet patients where they are
The pharmaceutical industry, like nearly all others, is confronting an enormous, unprecedented set of challenges. Clearly, the past year has seen dramatic upheaval in the patient experience. How businesses responded is a telling indication of how they manage change, especially change beyond their control. For patients, the dynamics of life have shifted quickly into new territory as the health care model was all but completely upended. The focus on health shifted from “I need to see a doctor”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Floren Robinson Pressman and Nicole Faust Cohen Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Eye and cancer surgery hit most by pandemic delays in England
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New bar is set for pharma industry: Companies must meet patients where they are
The pharmaceutical industry, like nearly all others, is confronting an enormous, unprecedented set of challenges. Clearly, the past year has seen dramatic upheaval in the patient experience. How businesses responded is a telling indication of how they manage change, especially change beyond their control. For patients, the dynamics of life have shifted quickly into new territory as the health care model was all but completely upended. The focus on health shifted from “I need to see a doctor”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Floren Robinson Pressman and Nicole Faust Cohen Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Austin Dirks, GreenLight Medical
Get to know 40 Under 40 winner Austin Dirks, founder CEO of GreenLight Medical. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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First look: Inside Acadia's new $125M Belmont Hospital in Philadelphia, set to open this month
The 250-bed, six-story hospital was designed to be "home-like." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Athira CEO placed on temporary leave pending review of WSU research
Bothell, Washingto-based Athira Pharma has placed CEO Leen Kawas on temporary leave as the company reviews actions stemming from her doctoral research at Washington State University. The company didn't specify what about Kawas' research it was investigating in its release, but it said an independent special committee formed by the board will lead the review. Athira added that it won't comment further on the matter until after the review, and Kawas will remain on the board. "A thira is committed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rick Morgan Source Type: news

Athira CEO placed on temporary leave pending review of WSU research
Bothell-based Athira Pharma has placed CEO Leen Kawas on temporary leave as the company reviews actions stemming from her doctoral research at Washington State University. The company didn't specify what about Kawas' research it was investigating in its release, but it said an independent special committee formed by the board will lead the review. Athira added that it won't comment further on the matter until after the review, and Kawas will remain on the board. "A thira is committed to the integrity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rick Morgan Source Type: news

South Korea vaccination surge adds impetus to Asia push
Region’s slow rollout has hobbled economic recovery but officials are making up lost ground (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Coronavirus: Illinois becomes 15th US state to vaccinate 70% of adults — as it happened
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CureVac's COVID-19 Vaccine Only 47 Percent Effective
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- CureVac's COVID-19 vaccine was only 47 percent effective in a clinical trial, according to preliminary results released Wednesday that suggest the vaccine may not help fill the worldwide need for vaccines. The vaccine's... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Red Cross Warns of Severe Blood Shortage
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- There is a severe blood shortage in the United States due to a recent surge in trauma cases, organ transplants, and elective surgeries, the American Red Cross says. Red cell demand from hospitals with trauma centers is 10... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Ahead of Tokyo Olympics, Japan Eases COVID-19 Restrictions
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- A coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and six other areas will be downgraded when it expires on Sunday as new daily cases continue to decline, the Japanese government said Thursday. Since March, Japan has been trying... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Persistent Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Drowning Death Rates
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- There are persistent racial/ethnic disparities in drowning death rates in the United States, according to research published in the June 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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U.S. Buys 200 Million Extra Moderna Vaccine Doses, as Possible Booster Shots
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- An additional 200 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be obtained by the U.S. government in case there is a need for booster shots. The deal includes an option to include any vaccines developed to fight... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CureVac to press on with mRNA vaccine despite disappointing trials
German drugmaker believes jab could still be used for some age groups or as booster (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Delta variant tests UK guidance on under-40s and the AstraZeneca jab
New infections mean 30 to 39-year-olds at more risk from Covid than vaccine-related blood clots, FT analysis shows (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Americans 12 years of age and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines
Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an expansion of an emergency use authorization on one of the COVID-19 vaccines allowing Americans 12-15 years of age and older to be eligible to receive the one of the COVID-19 vaccines. Following this positive news, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices also recommended this expansion.  (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Gabby Migliara Tags: Vaccines Coronavirus Source Type: news

KaliVir Immunotherapeutics Appoints Drs. Terry Hermiston and Jon Wigginton to Board of Directors
Company Bolsters Leadership Team as it Approaches Clinical Development PITTSBURGH, June 17, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- KaliVir Immunotherapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused on the discovery and developm... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel KaliVir Immunotherapeutics, vaccinia virus, immunotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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Irrimax Receives FDA Clearance for Irrisept(R) as an Antimicrobial Wound Lavage for US Market
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., June 17, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) --- Irrimax Corporation, manufacturer of Irrisept, announces new clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), making Irrisept the only self-contained irrigation sys... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Irrimax, Irrisept, Antimicrobial, Wound Lavage (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Challenge to Affordable Care Act
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- The landmark Affordable Care Act, which has expanded health care coverage to tens of millions of Americans, has withstood a third challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 7-2 decision, a majority of justices ruled on... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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SA genetic technology expanding capabilities via acquisition
The deal will increase the company's work in pharmacogenetics, which refers to how a person's genetic makeup affects one's response to drugs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

AstraZeneca’s Thai deal brings renewed controversy
The drugmaker has found good intentions only intensify public scrutiny (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Outpatient Surgery Centers
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New Gene Variants Identified That May Raise Risk for ALS
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Variants in TP73 are associated with risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a study published online June 16 in Neurology. Kristi L. Russell, from the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Patients Do Not Improve Activity Level After Hip Replacement
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Despite the success of primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) for alleviating pain and improving physical performance during gait, patients do not change their free-living activity behavior postoperatively, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Mental Illness, Multimorbidity, SUD Up for Methamphetamine Users
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Adults with past-year methamphetamine use have increased prevalence of mental illness, medical multimorbidity, and substance use disorder (SUD), according to a report published online June 2 in the Journal of General... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Few Clinicians Talk About Bariatric Surgery With Obese Patients
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Clinicians rarely discuss bariatric surgery with obese patients, according to a study published online June 10 in Obesity. Lee-Shing Chang, M.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues assessed... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Combining Low-Salt, DASH Diets May Reduce Cardiac Damage
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Dietary interventions, like the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and low sodium consumption, can improve cardiovascular risk factors in a relatively short time period, according to a study published in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Mean Out-of-Pocket Spending & gt;$3,000 for Childbirth Episodes
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- During 2016 to 2019, privately insured families had mean total out-of-pocket spending of $3,068 for the childbirth episode, including delivery and newborn hospitalization, according to a study published online June 17 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Hypothermia Does Not Cut Deaths in Patients With Coma After Cardiac Arrest
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Targeted hypothermia does not lower the incidence of death at six months among patients with coma after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a study published in the June 17 issue of the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Risk Factors for PHACE Syndrome ID'd in Infantile Hemangiomas
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Factors associated with higher and lower risk of posterior fossa malformations, hemangioma, arterial anomalies, cardiac defects, eye anomalies (PHACE) syndrome have been identified in children with infantile hemangiomas,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Genetic Predisposition + High Caffeine Intake Ups Risk of Increased Intraocular Pressure
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Among individuals with the strongest genetic predisposition to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), greater caffeine consumption is associated with higher IOP and higher glaucoma prevalence, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Shriners Children ’s Hospital names new chief development officer
Stuart Sullivan has experience both with fundraising and with healthcare systems in his 30-year career. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Grace Mamon Source Type: news

Here are this year's fastest-growing public companies in Mass.
Most years, drug developers make up a large percentage of the fast-growing firms in the Boston area, but last year, that was especially true as the pandemic raged. Companies that have a life sciences mission make up nine of the Boston area ’s top 10 fastest-growing public companies, and 17 of the top 20. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Grant Welker Source Type: news

Weekly Covid cases in Oregon rise after 6-week decrease
After a long decline, new Covid cases in Oregon were up 3.2% last week. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christopher Bjorke Source Type: news

Sunnyvale-based 23andMe debuts on Nasdaq after merging with Richard Branson SPAC
Shares of the Sunnyvale business opened trading Thursday about 1% higher than the $10.99 closing price of VG Acquisition Corp., the special purpose acquisition company it combined with. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Antibody screening could transform Covid-19 vaccine distribution
Testing may enable wealthy nations to donate their booster shots to help the poorest countries (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Sheppard Pratt opens new hospital in Elkridge to address area demands for psychiatric care
When fully operational, the hospital will be able to serve 85 inpatients and dozens of outpatients on any given day, and will add 350 jobs in Howard County. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Former orphanage with nearly two centuries of history embarks on 'new path'
"We wanted to make sure we embraced our past. It was a big lift, but we ’ll only do this once every 191 years. We might as well get it right." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Tenet to sell five South Florida hospitals to Steward
For Dallas-based Steward, these are its first hospitals in South Florida. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Lilly Launches Think Talk Treat Migraine(TM) to Help Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Migraine
Think Talk Treat Migraine empowers people living with migraine and their primary care providers (PCPs) to have more direct conversations that can improve diagnosis and care INDIANAPOLIS, June 17, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Based ... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology Eli Lilly, migraine, headache (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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Elekta radiotherapy system designed for changing cancer landscape now available for U.S. patients
Elekta Harmony linear accelerator cleared by U.S. Food and Drug Administration ATLANTA, June 17, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) announced today that its Elekta Harmony* radiation therapy system recently received U.... Devices, Oncology, FDA Elekta, Elekta Harmony, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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The Petri Dish: Trump's FDA commissioner joins Flagship, first patient gets Aduhelm
In The Petri Dish, Rowan Walrath looks at the R.I. patient among first to get Biogen's Alzheimer ’s drug, the former FDA commish joining Flagship, women-led biotechs getting state money and Vor's plans for cell-therapy manufacturing, among other life sciences news. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccines pre-prepared in syringes can be safely transported
One of the main reasons for the hold-ups in the mass vaccination campaigns against COVID-19 are the precautions that must be taken regarding the handling of the vaccines and their administration. They have to be transported under very specific conditions and the syringes used for their administration must be prepared at the same vaccination site. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

CureVac provides update on Phase 2b/3 trial of first-generation COVID-19 vaccine candidate, CVnCoV
CureVac N.V. (Nasdaq: CVAC), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of transformative medicines based on messenger ribonucleic acid ("mRNA"), today announced results of the second interim analysis of its international pivotal Phase 2b/3 study in approximatively 40,000 subjects (the HERALD study) of CureVac's first-generation COVID-19 vaccine candidate, CVnCoV. (Source: World Pharma News)
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Children’s care triggers bumper returns for private equity owners
Profit margins on specialist homes and schools jump during pandemic despite pressure on councils (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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US plays catch-up with Europe over biosimilar patents
Moves to ease market access for generic drugmakers are gaining momentum (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Brussels’ Teva probe reveals dark side of patent protections
Israeli drugmaker investigated over whether it gamed IP applications to extend its monopoly (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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US Covid IP waiver U-turn alone will not solve vaccine crisis
Intellectual property can be part of the problem and part of the solution, and greater transparency is required (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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