We support World Humanitarian Day
The roots of WHD On 19 August 2003, the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad was hit by a terrorist attack. This horrific attack killed 22 people, among those... The post We support World Humanitarian Day appeared first on Ashfield Healthcare. (Source: Ashfield Healthcare News)
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Young Boys Allegedly Abused By Air Force Colonel Now In His Sole Custody
The Air Force colonel alleged to have abused his two 6-year-old sons has just been awarded sole custody of the boys, who have lived only with their mother for five years. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

17.08.18: Events: Calendar
Discussion on glyphosate litigation with Werner Baumann, Wolfgang Nickl, Liam Condon, Oliver MaierLink to websiteAll changes (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: New on this site)
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23.08.18: Conference Call
Conference CallLink to website (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events)
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UC Davis Medical Center CEO departing for position in Minneapolis
Ann Madden Rice, the CEO of UC Davis Medical Center, was named the new president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis on Friday.   Rice was also named senior vice president of Allina Health, which runs Abbott Northwestern and a network of other hospitals in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Rice will take over her new role in mid-October, according to a news release from Allina Health.  For the last decade, Rice has sat at the helm of UC Davis Medical Center, overseeing the opening of a 472,000-square-foot… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

How AI Will Augment Human Creativity
With the right perspective, AI will amplify and augment our creative potential and ensure that Bill Gates is correct in declaring, AI will make our lives “more productive and creative " . (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Falon Fatemi, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Dignity hospitals might have closer ties to Catholic church after CHI merger
The planned merger between health care giants Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives could bring closer ties between several regional hospitals and the Roman Catholic Church, according to a recent report by the state attorney general ’s office. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Wellcome sanctions top cancer scientist over bullying allegations
Charity will terminate £3.5m worth of grants to Nazneen Rahman (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Appeals court deals Medtronic blow in $1.4B dispute with IRS
A U.S. Court of Appeals sent a decision favoring Medtronic in a long-running dispute between the medical-device giant and the Internal Revenue Service back to a federal tax court for review. The ruling, handed down Thursday, relates to a complex and years-long battle over how Medtronic accounted for business at its Puerto Rico manufacturing facilities. The IRS argued that Medtronic underreported its taxable income by $1.4 billion. The dispute covered 2005 and 2006. Medtronic struck b ack against… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

U.S. Measles Outbreak Hits 107 Cases in 21 States, D.C.
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- A measles outbreak that's so far affected 21 states and the District of Columbia is being investigated by U.S. health officials. As of July 14, there had been 107 cases reported since the start of the year, according to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Permits Marketing of Brain Stimulation Device for OCD
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- A brain stimulation device to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has received approval for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Transcranial magnetic stimulation uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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EHR Review Can Measure Diagnostic Uncertainty
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Retrospective review of clinician documentation in the electronic health record (EHR) can help identify diagnostic uncertainty with moderate reliability, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Psych Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Abdominal Pain
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Systematic screening for anxiety, disability, and pain can increase psychological referral rates among pediatric patients with abdominal pain, according to a study published in the August issue of Pediatrics. Natoshia R.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- A U.S. National Institutes of Health oversight panel will no longer review all applications for gene therapy experiments. Instead, the panel will assume an advisory role, while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CIOs are Dead (Or At Least Invisible), Long Live DBOs (For Competitive Advantage)
Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are " dead. " Their enterprise role is restricted to infrastructure duties. Digital Business Officers (DBOs) - immersed in business units - should become the champions of digital, where old and new business processes and models leverage emerging digital technology. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Andriole, Contributor Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk buys UK university biotech spin-out Ziylo
Deal could eventually be worth more than $800m if milestones are met (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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UK Vape Entrepreneurs Could Help Save A Million Years Of Life
Despite scare stories, the rise of vape culture and the entrepreneurs supporting it should be celebrated. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Philip Salter, Contributor Source Type: news

Why Stress Makes It Harder To Figure Out What You're Feeling
Stress can affect how well we read our own emotions. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Ashfield Healthcare Communications Sports Day
On Thursday 16 August we had our annual Sports day for the Offices in Macclesfield. This was an overall success with the help of DW Fitness organising games... The post Ashfield Healthcare Communications Sports Day appeared first on Ashfield Healthcare. (Source: Ashfield Healthcare News)
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashfield Healthcare Communications Source Type: news

How Doctors Are Expanding Access To The Earned Income Tax Credit For Families With Kids
How some pediatricians are helping families apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit, and perhaps improving their children's health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Howard Gleckman, Contributor Source Type: news

FT Health: Vaping debate heats up
Paolo Bonanni on vaccination in Italy, Monsanto in the dock, ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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17.08.18: Bayer rejects WirtschaftsWoche report on Dicamba lawsuits
Bayer rejects WirtschaftsWoche report on Dicamba lawsuitsmehr ... (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events)
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NM co. keeps track of local physicians' financials
According to Jennifer Jaciw, business manager at Mednet, the health care industry changed a lot over the last 10 years and medical billing and coding has seen many advances. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Juliana Vadnais Source Type: news

Bayer rejects WirtschaftsWoche report on Dicamba lawsuits
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Teva, Regeneron pain study hits goals
Teva and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals have reported positive topline results from a Phase III study assessing the safety and efficacy of fasinumab in patients with chronic pain from osteoarthritis of the knee or hip. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amazon's Clinics Join U.S. Employer Push Into Worksite Healthcare
Amazon's worksite health clinics join one-third of large U.S. employers already offering a medical clinic to their employees, Mercer data shows. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:JPM NYSE:CVS NYSE:WMT Source Type: news

Family is at the heart of Allison Coleman's business
After returning from maternity leave for her day job as a social worker, Coleman started her business to fill a gap she saw in services for the LGBTQ community. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rosellen "Rosie" Downey Source Type: news

BMS gets FDA ok for first new SCLC med in 20 years
Bristol-Myers Squibb announced that the U.S. FDA has approved Opdivo as a treatment for certain patients with previously treated small cell lung cancer. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eyes turn to Legislature as another major Texas city passes sick leave ordinance
Despite the San Antonio City Council adopting a paid sick leave ordinance on Thursday, many believe it is unlikely to effect next August as scheduled. While concerns were raised in council chambers about the impact on businesses and taxpayers of mandating such employee benefits, one council member who voted in favor of the ordinance doesn’t give it much chance of surviving the Texas Legislature. “I believe this is dead on arrival,” Counci lman Manny Pelaez-Prada said. The City Council approved,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

New Denver health-tech hub plans to ‘write the future of health care’
Nearly 90 tenants have signed on to work out of the building in RiNo. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Dodson Source Type: news

FDA approves Teva ’s generic EpiPen (finally)
Teva Pharmaceuticals received U.S. FDA approval for generic versions of both the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr — the first generic competitor to Mylan's EpiPen. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
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FDA Approves First Generic EpiPen
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- The first generic version of the EpiPen has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, paving the way for more affordable versions of the lifesaving allergy emergency medication. Though other injectors are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Report Details Corneal Infection Tied to Sleeping in Contacts
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Six cases of corneal infections associated with sleeping in contact lenses are described in a case report published in the Aug. 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- First-year residents experience worsening sleep duration and quality as well as daytime sleepiness, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Jonathan P. Zebrowski, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Risk of Death Not Up in T2DM When Risk Factors Within Target
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Little excess risk of death is seen for patients with type 2 diabetes with five risk-factor variables within target ranges, according to a study published in the Aug. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Aidin... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Honey May Protect Children Who Swallow Button Batteries
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Ingesting honey after swallowing a button battery may reduce injuries and improve outcomes in children, according to research published recently in Laryngoscope. Rachel R. Anfang, from the Children's Hospital of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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VAT Score Improves Predictive Value of MMSE for Dementia
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Administering the Visual Association Test (VAT) improves the predictive value of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score for dementia, according to a study published in a recent issue of the Annals of Family... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Cerebral Blood Flow Changes in Pediatric Patients With CKD
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have higher global cerebral blood flow (CBF) and regional differences in CBF, according to a study published recently in Radiology. Hua-Shan Liu, Ph.D., from Taipei... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC: Increase in Tianeptine Exposures From 2014 to 2017
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- From 2014 to 2017 there was an increase in tianeptine exposure calls reported by poison control centers to the National Poison Data System, and they mainly occurred among those aged 21 to 40 years, according to research... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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QI Program Can Up Outcomes for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Significant improvements in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) outcomes can result from a comprehensive quality improvement (QI) program, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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E-Cigarette Vapor Condensate Toxic to Alveolar Macrophages
FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) vapor condensate (ECVC) is significantly more toxic to alveolar macrophages than e-cigarette liquid (ECL), according to a study published online Aug. 13 in Thorax. Aaron Scott, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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8 things you need to know this morning
Good morning and happy Friday! The recent pattern of humidity and scattered thunderstorms will continue through the weekend, though Sunday looks to be significantly cooler than we've seen lately. Today and tomorrow the temperature will get up to 95 degrees and 89 degrees, respectively, but Sunday's high will only be 84 degrees. Thunderstorms are expected all three days, mostly in the afternoon. Now, let's get to the news. One year before football player Jordan McNair died of heatstroke after… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Iannetta Source Type: news

Missouri Foundation for Health's plan to redevelop Forest Park Southeast site moves forward
The move to the former Columbia Iron Works site will place the organization closer to its partners, CFO Jill Nowak said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steph Kukuljan Source Type: news

FDA approves generic EpiPen
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr that will introduce competition to what has become a signature and often controversial product for Mylan NV. The FDA granted approval for Teva Pharmaceuticals USA for the generic epinephrine auto-injector in the 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strength. EpiPen is an easy-to-use syringe product that offers treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions. "This approval means patients living with severe allergies wh o require… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

UPMC closes door, at least for now, on Philadelphia acquisitions
A top executive at UPMC is ruling out for now the expansion of the Pittsburgh health care giant into Philadelphia, the state ’s biggest health care market. Senior Vice President Leslie Davis said on Thursday UPMC has no plans to acquire a hospital or other providers in Philadelphia, closing the door on rumors that the health system would complete its march across Pennsylvania. “We don’t want to go into Philadelphi a as a provider,” Davis said. The reason? It’s a very different market from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Conspiracy Theories And Dubious Health Advice, Courtesy Of Alex Jones
Conspiracy theorist and far-right radio host Alex Jones has just been banned from multiple media platforms for his hate speech. He also runs a highly profitable side business selling dietary supplements. I took a look at a couple of his more outrageous claims about them. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Health tech disruptor's seed funding signals growth in Tampa Bay ’s innovation economy
The company has gotten national attention, winning an award at a global blockchain conference. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Generic drug-maker wants to boost production at Columbus plant
The Columbus generic drug-making plant and lab of Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC still has capacity for greater volume even after absorbing work from a shuttered factory in New Jersey, executives said after better-than-expected financial performance companywide in the first half of 2018. Sales of generic drugs, about a third of the London, England, company's portfolio, were $338 million in the first six months, up 11 percent from the same time last year. Most of those are developed and made at the former… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Take Charge of Your Food: Your Health is Your Business
Credit: IPSBy Sunita NarainNEW DELHI, Aug 17 2018 (IPS)The minimum we expect from the government is to differentiate between right and wrong. But when it comes to regulating our food, it’s like asking for too much. Our latest investigation vouches for this. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)’s pollution monitoring laboratory tested 65 samples of processed food for presence of genetically modified (GM) ingredients.The results are both bad and somewhat good. Of the food samples tested, some 32 per cent were positive for GM markers. That’s bad. What’s even worse is that we found GM in in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunita Narain Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Source Type: news

China stocks hit 2-year low as vaccine scandal dents healthcare
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