Sputnik V emergency use authorisation likely soon: Russian Deputy envoy to India
Roman Babushkin said that the approval for emergency use is 'anticipated very much' within 7-10 days and said the vaccine can be stored between -2 to -8 degrees in what would assure the regulator. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
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Vaccitech warns of blood clot risk in IPO filing
Oxford university spinout behind AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab pushes ahead with US listing (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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O Canada: Woefully Behind On Vaccinations, And Seeing A Surge In Cases Of Variants Of Concern
Canada ’s rate of new coronavirus cases per million people is closing in on that of the U.S., and could overtake it if the trend continues. Public health officials and physicians are particularly concerned about the rapid spread of both the B.1.1.7 and P.1 variants across multiple provinces. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of April 5 to 9, 2021. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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In-Hospital SARS-CoV-2 Mortality Declined Throughout Pandemic
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- In-hospital mortality for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-positive patients of all ages has declined throughout the pandemic period, according to a study published online April 8 in JAMA Network... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Decrease Seen in Suicide Rate in the United States
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- There was a nearly 6 percent drop in suicides in the United States last year, the largest annual decline in close to four decades, preliminary government data show. While the extent of that decline could be smaller when... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Supply of J & J COVID-19 Vaccine to Drop 86 Percent Next Week
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- In a setback to a national vaccination campaign that was finally gaining ground, the federal government said Thursday that Johnson& Johnson will allocate 86 percent fewer doses of its COVID-19 vaccine across the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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First Living Donor Transplant of Lung Tissue to COVID-19 Patient Announced
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- The world's first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a COVID-19 patient with severe lung damage was announced Thursday by doctors in Japan. In the 11-hour operation at Kyoto University on Wednesday, the female... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC: Risk for Catching Coronavirus From Surfaces Is Low
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- The risk for catching the new coronavirus from surfaces is low, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week in what some experts say is a long overdue announcement. At the start of the COVID-19... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Marani ’s Ann Holder On The Importance Of Improving Maternal And Fetal Health Outcomes, Collaboration With The Mayo Clinic And The Future Of Remote Healthcare
Marani ’s initial product is a patient-facing pregnancy education and engagement mobile app incorporating Mayo Clinic’s Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy along with Marani pregnancy tracking and preparation features. The company has raised over $5 million since its formation. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marija Butkovic, Contributor Tags: ForbesWomen /forbeswomen Leadership /leadership Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Georgia pauses J&J vaccine at one site following adverse reactions — as it happened
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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How Vaccine Companies Are Battling Covid-19 Variants
From newly designed vaccines to booster shots, pharma companies are fighting back against the more infectious variants that are taking over the world. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leah Rosenbaum, Forbes Staff Tags: Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

Pfizer and BioNTech seek US vaccine authorisation for adolescents
Companies ask Food and Drug Administration to allow them to use the Covid jab on people aged 12-15 (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Activ Surgical Announces FDA Clearance for ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module for Enhanced Surgical Visualization
Surgeons Gain Access to Real-Time Intraoperative Visual Data and Images to Improve Patient Outcomes BOSTON, April 9, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Activ Surgical™, a digital surgery pioneer, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Ad... Devices, Surgery, FDA Activ Surgical, robotic surgery, Intraoperative Imaging (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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Long-term care operator expands Dayton portfolio with $9.3M building acquisition
Foundations Health is planning a string of upgrades for the facility, including adding a Starbucks caf é, a gift shop and a 16-bed ventilator unit for post-acute patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Michigan Battles Covid Surge: Gov. Whitmer Urges Suspending In-Person Schooling, Youth Sports
"To be very clear, these are not orders, mandates or requirements," Whitmer said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tommy Beer, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Decision Maker Content decisionmaker SportsMoney Source Type: news

Temple spinout ExpressCells adds new investors to meet 'rapidly growing demand'
The company is combining its own proprietary technology with CRISPR to create cell lines for use with drug discovery and biological research. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

The List: OrthoNY's interim CEO on bouncing back from the pandemic
The pandemic also didn't stop the orthopedic firm — No. 10 on the new List of Physician Practice Groups in the Albany area — from opening a new building in Clifton Park that moved nearly all of its services under one roof to be more convenient for patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Todd Kehoe Source Type: news

Blue Cross parent company sells health savings account business for $500M
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota parent company Stella Health is selling its health savings account business, called Further, to Utah-based HealthEquity Inc. for $500 million, the companies announced Thursday. HealthEquity (NASDAQ: HQY) said the acquisition of Eagan-based Further is expected to add about $60 million to its annual revenue. The deal will likely close by September. Further has about 550,000 health savings account customers. With the acquisition, HealthEquity will now have about… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

‘The next wave has started.’ Covid surge in Michigan raises alarm
Younger adults and new variants fuel rise in state despite vaccination campaign (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How is the Covid vaccines rollout going? Q&A
FT science editor Clive Cookson and pharma correspondent Hannah Kuchler answer your questions (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Emids buys India-based software development firm Quovantis Technologies
The deal comes less than three months after Emids purchased Canada-based software development firm Macadamian and less than eight months after it bought population health IT firm FlexTech. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Two New Studies Show Link Between AstraZeneca-Oxford Vaccine And Rare Blood Clots
The studies say that the blood clots mimic complications that can occur with a common blood thinner. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leah Rosenbaum, Forbes Staff Tags: Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Big moves at BioMedSA: New HQ; event for investors, funding seekers
A change of address will bring BioMedSA closer to more of the local bioscience industry's activity, while a new online events seeks to facilitate opportunities for investors and companies seeking capital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

What Mercy Hospital ’s $1 Sale Says About Safety Nets’ Future
One dollar may sound awfully cheap for an entire hospital, but when you consider how hard a safety net hospital ’s business model is; how much time, money and energy will need to be invested to prevent history from repeating itself; this shouldn’t come as a complete surprise. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Numerof, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

AstraZeneca cuts this week’s vaccine deliveries to EU by half
Drugmaker slashes total because of delays in testing (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Why Is Healthcare So Expensive? Blame The Lobbyists
Pharmaceutical lobbying rose dramatically before the passage of Obamacare, and appears to be rising again, amidst concerns that the government will address rising drug prices. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

UPMC studies Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness in immunocompromised, seniors
Two new studies from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC are getting at the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines in immunocompromised and vulnerable populations, with good news about how well the vaccine does in seniors who live in long-term care facilities but warnings about the effectiveness in people with some types of cancer. Researchers said Friday that there's increasing signs that efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines in people with blood, bone marrow or lymph node cancer don't… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Devastating Covid-19 Variant In Brazil Now One Of The Most Reported Variants In U.S., CDC Data Shows
The highly contagious variant is contributing to an alarming wave of cases in Brazil and now one of the most recorded variants in the U.S.. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Breaking breaking-news Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

People struggle to assess risk, especially in a pandemic
Vaccine blood clot concerns tap into difficulties around rare but real probabilities (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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TriHealth patients, employees hit by law firm ’s data breach
A data breach involving Bricker& Eckler, the law firm that represents TriHealth Inc., could affect some of its employees and patients, including the release of 1,700 Social Security numbers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Wetterich Source Type: news

Chronic Stress Is Unhealthy, But A Little Stress Isn ’t Always So Bad
Living under constant, overwhelming stress is bad for health, but some minor stressors might give people a cognitive edge. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jackie Rocheleau, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Antibodies Persist Six Months After Second Dose of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Antibodies persist through six months after the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, according to a letter to the editor published online April 6 in the New England Journal of Medicine. On behalf of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Blood Type Not Associated With COVID-19 Outcomes
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Blood type is not associated with COVID-19 susceptibility or outcomes, according to a research letter published online April 5 in JAMA Network Open. Jeffrey L. Anderson, M.D., from Intermountain Medical Center Heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Mortality Risk Up for Dialysis Patients in March to July 2020
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Patients undergoing dialysis and those with kidney transplants had increased mortality risk in 2020 compared with 2017 to 2019, according to a study published online April 8 in the Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Several Racial/Ethnic-Minority Groups Underrepresented in Health Care Professions
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Black, Hispanic, and Native American people are underrepresented in 10 health care professions, according to a study published online March 31 in JAMA Network Open. Edward Salsberg, from George Washington University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Key excerpts: PhRMA submits comments to NIST in effort to safeguard intellectual property protections
Earlier this week PhRMA submittedcomments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) regarding the proposed rulemaking on implementing regulations of the Bayh-Dole Act. Passed in 1980, the Bayh-Dole Act was a landmark piece of bipartisan legislation that established a uniform framework across the federal government to encourage technology transfer between universities and the private sector that has facilitated timely and efficient commercialization of early-stage research. Since its passage, it has fueled unprecedented innovation across the United States. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Megan Van Etten Tags: Intellectual Property Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cancer Risk With Obesity + Liver Disease
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with significant reductions in the risks for any cancer and obesity-related cancer in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients with severe obesity, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Preterm Birth May Up Risk for Later Mental Health Issues
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Higher rates of prescription of psychotropic drugs are seen during adolescence and young adulthood for those born prematurely compared with those born at full term, according to a study published online March 12 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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All Missourians eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccines Friday
Millions of residents in Illinois and Missouri will be able to receive Covid-19 vaccinations as both states expand eligibility in the coming days. Beginning Friday, Missouri will activate Phase 3 of its vaccine distribution plan, which allows Missourians to receive a vaccine. Illinois announced Thursday it will allow all residents 16 and older to receive vaccinations beginning April 12. As of April 8, about 18.6% of Missouri residents are f ully vaccinated (about 1.14 million people) and 10.9% have… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marianne Martinez, KSDK Source Type: news

Social Factors Affect Treatment for Mantle Cell Lymphoma
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT) is associated with a lower likelihood of death among adult mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) patients, but certain sociodemographic factors may affect the selection of candidates... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Building St. Louis Awards 2021: West End Clinic expands space to better serve its community
West End Clinic, which provides services to those seeking assistance with overcoming drug addiction, had recently outgrown the space it had occupied since 1999 and was looking for an update. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

Cancer, Heart Disease Have Common Risk Factors
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors are associated with an increased risk for future cancer, while a heart-healthy lifestyle is associated with lower cancer risk, according to a study published online March 16 in JACC:... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Replacing TDF With TAF for HIV Tied to Adverse Metabolic Changes
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- For people with HIV receiving tenofovir-based antiretroviral therapy (ART), replacing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) with tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) is associated with adverse metabolic changes, including weight... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Dietary Advice Poor for Mothers Breastfeeding Infants With Food Allergies
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Physician recommendations to mothers providing breast milk to children with immunoglobulin (Ig)E-mediated food allergies are inconsistent, according to a study recently published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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New Press Ganey Report Warns That Covid-19 May Have Worsened Hospital Safety
At least one in six people admitted to an American hospital suffered a hospital-acquired infection —long before we heard of SARS-CoV-19. Now the problem may be getting worse.Press Ganey finds troubling decline in leading indicators of safety in hospitals in a new report. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leah Binder, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Decision Maker Content decisionmaker business Source Type: news

Secretary Of HHS Becerra To Focus On Anti-Competitive Practices In Hospital, PBM, And Pharmaceutical Industries
It ’s been suggested that the newly confirmed Secretary of HHS, Xavier Becerra, poses a greater threat than his predecessor, Alex Azar, to the pharmaceutical industry. Becerra is likely, however, to focus his attention more broadly on anti-competitive practices throughout the healthcare system. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Decision Maker Content decisionmaker business pharma & Source Type: news

NeuX Technologies Announces Dr. John Pecora as Vice President of Business Development
TAMPA, Fla., April 9, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- NeuX Technologies, a leading provider of advanced medical technology for the health, wellness, fitness and human performance markets, is excited to announce Dr. John Pecora has joined... Devices, Personnel NeuX Technologies, Interactive Neuromuscular Stimulation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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Are women at greater risk from blood clots linked to the AstraZeneca jab ?
Incidence rate shows ‘no difference’ between genders, according to UK’s Commission on Human Medicines (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Are women at greater risk from blood clots linked to the AstraZeneca jab?
Incidence rate shows ‘no difference’ between genders, according to UK’s Commission on Human Medicines (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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