Purdue Pharma "misrepresented" impact of OxyContin, former sales rep says
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, admitted to falsley claiming the drug was less addictive than other opioids. But a former salesperson says the company's questionable practices did not end there. CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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The ‘Blueprint’ to Control Drug Prices: A Quick Guide for Manufacturers
With regulatory measures related to drug prices and rebates supported by both sides of Congress, manufacturers should be prepared for new challenges. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical College of Wisconsin CEO updates central city initiatives
Medical College of Wisconsin CEO and president Dr. John Raymond gave an update on his organization ’s ambitious Center for Flourishing Lives proposal and shared his thoughts on addressing central city health care issues during a Milwaukee Business Journal Power Breakfast. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Medical College CEO advances 'four imperatives'
Medical College of Wisconsin president and CEO Dr. John Raymond advanced four “imperatives” he views as necessary to shift the paradigms for the health care system in the United States and ultimately address the industry’s high costs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

OP startup takes pain out of hospital, nursing home staffing
StaffBridge President Kendra Hunter talks about its traction and what makes its technology different. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Ex-Puma Biotech exec gets prison term
Former Puma Biotechnology executive, Robert Gadimian, was sentenced to prison for illegally trading on inside information about a breast cancer drug. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NCCU plans to grow tele-law program
With a new $499,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in hand, the N.C. Central University School of Law is looking to grow access to tele-law through its Virtual Justice Program.   NCCU’s Virtual Justice Program was co-founded back in 2010 by the School of Law’s Gregory Clinton, director of information technology, and Pamela Stanback Glean, associate dean of academic affairs. According to Clinton, it was initially funded with a $1.9 million Broadband Technology Opportu nity Program… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Kate Spade Foundation donates $1M to suicide prevention
The Kate Spade Foundation will donate $1 million to organizations that promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention, the company announced Wednesday. The foundation said its first donation of $250,000 will be made to the Crisis Text Line, an intervention service that provides 24-hour mental health support via text, and would match public donations up to $100,000 between June 20 and June 29, the Los Angeles Times reports.  As of Thursday morni ng, more than $48,000 had been raised from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Using virtual reality, Stanford opens up a complicated organ to doctors and patient families (Video)
Virtual reality technology is acting as a guidepost for families and providers working with children who have heart defects. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Medicare Part D cliff ahead
Medicare Part D has been providing seniors with access to prescription drug coverage that meets their needs for more than a decade. Today, more than 42 million people are enrolled in Part D and 90 percent of them are satisfied with the program. But for many seniors the program could work even better and be made fairer by improving affordability and predictability. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Juliet Johnson Tags: drug cost Affordable Care Act Burden on Patients Part D Medicare out of pocket costs Medicare Monday health care spending Source Type: news

Joe Novello
Founder and CEO | NurseGrid (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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House will create panel to keep an eye on Cerner's VA project
Government officials will be watching closely as Cerner Corp. begins work to replace the Department of Veterans Affairs electronic health record system. Leaders with the House of Representatives' Committee on Veterans' Affairs announced the formation of a new subcommittee on Wednesday to oversee major technology projects at the VA, including its EHR modernization program. "Over the last year and a half, we've made great strides toward reforming VA, but the most critical work is still to come," committee… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Pasco senior living community sold for nearly $300,000 per unit
Watermark at Trinity was built in 2016. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Source Type: news

Fort Mill-based Lash Group to lay off 200 workers in Pittsburgh area
A Fort Mill-based subsidiary of drug wholesale company AmerisourceBergen plans to lay off 202 employees in the Pittsburgh area, according to a notice filed with the state. Lash Group LLC filed a Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry that it will lay off workers at its Monroeville office at 4350 Northern Pike as of Aug. 17. The health-care supply chain company is a part of AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC ), which is based in Chesterbrook,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

Marrying Mindfulness With Movement Reduces Stress, Boosts Mood
The best of both worlds, moving the body mindfully may be a salve for mental health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

A Brilliant Selection For CEO: Here's How Atul Gawande Wins Day One
Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase and Amazon just announced an inspired choice for CEO of their new health care nonprofit: Dr. Atul Gawande, Harvard professor, physician and all-around beloved national sage. Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group explores. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leah Binder, Contributor Source Type: news

Abbott Receives FDA Clearance for Afinion ™ HbA1c Dx for Diagnosing Diabetes
THE FIRST-EVER POINT-OF-CARE HbA1c ASSAY CLEARED FOR DIAGNOSING DIABETES AND IDENTIFYING PATIENTS AT RISK FOR DIABETES (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA takes steps to foster greater efficiency in biosimilar development by reconsidering draft guidance on evaluating analytical studies
Today, the agency withdrew the draft guidance, "Statistical Approaches to Evaluate Analytical Similarity," issued in September 2017. The draft guidance, if finalized as written, was intended to provide advice for sponsors developing biosimilar products regarding the evaluation of analytical similarity between a proposed biosimilar product and a reference product. After considering public comments that the agency received about the draft guidance, the FDA determined it would withdraw the draft guidance as it gives further consideration to the scientific and regulatory issues involved. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

Sera Prognostics Appoints Dr. Garrett K. Lam as Chief Medical Officer
Maternal fetal medicine expert joins Sera to improve pregnancy health globally SALT LAKE CITY, June 21, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Sera Prognostics, Inc., a women’s healthcare company, announced today that Garrett K. Lam, M.D., FA... Diagnostics, OB/GYN, Personnel Sera Prognostics, PreTRM, preterm birth (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tick Tech: Biotech Tools Give New Hope For Those With Lyme Disease
The most common tick-borne illness in the U.S. (30,000+ new cases a year), Lyme disease produces a wide range of symptoms ranging from fever and rash to arthritis and paralysis. Thanks to biotech, genome sequencing and precision medicine, prevention, early detection and treatment are now possible. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

Mercator MedSystems Receives $11M in Series D Equity Financing Led by Shenzhen Salubris Pharmaceuticals Co.
Capital will fuel continued research and clinical development of micro-infusion platform EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 21, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mercator MedSystems, Inc., today announced it has received $11 million in Series D e... Devices, Interventional, Venture Capital Mercator MedSystems, Shenzhen Salubris Pharmaceuticals, Bullfrog, Micro-Infusion (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

For Healthcare Incumbents, Naming Atul Gawande To Lead Health Nonprofit Is A Relief
It's not that Gawande is not the perfect person for the job, but that choosing him gives the clearest indication yet of what the job will actually be (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NASDAQ:AMZN Source Type: news

The Trump Administration's Squeeze On Affordable Health Insurance For 50- To 64-Year-Olds
Trump's three-pronged effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act will make health insurance unaffordable for many 50-64 year-olds. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Howard Gleckman, Contributor Source Type: news

Aspen Spotlight Health: Discussing the forefront of innovation
For the second year in a row, PhRMA is proud to participate in Aspen ’s Spotlight Health Conference. As the opening session of Aspen Ideas Festival, Spotlight Health welcomes over 1,500 experts and thought leaders who are sharing their visions for the future of health care. In a new era of medicine, where medicines are transforming prevention and treatment options, we’re excited to join with these thought leaders on how to advance America’s health care system.  (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Koziara Tags: Research and Development Value-Driven Health Care New Era of Medicine GoBoldly The Value Collaborative Source Type: news

Facebook bans Alzheimer's, Dementia prevention education videos
(Natural News) In yet another example of tech giants protecting Big Pharma’s evil monopolies by censoring content that helps people heal, Facebook has banned advertising of an upcoming Alzheimer’s and Dementia summit. According to Facebook, offering educational videos for improved health is not a “business model” that Facebook tolerates. Of course, promoting toxic pharmaceuticals and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rite Aid Sets August Vote On Albertsons Deal
Rite Aid said it has established an Aug. 9 stockholders meeting to vote on a proposal to approve its merger with Albertsons amid opposition by some investors. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:RAD Source Type: news

Pharma company facing opioid lawsuits lays off salesforce
OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma LP has laid off about 350 employees including the remainder of its sales staff as the beleaguered company carries through with a promise to stop promoting opioids to doctors and shift its focus to different drugs.   “Purdue Pharma is taking significant steps to transform and diversify beyond our historic focus of pain medications,” Purdue said in a statement.  OxyContin generated $1.8 billion in sales in 2017, per Reuters. Purdue first cut its salesforce… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

AdoRx Therapeutics Announces Initial Funding of $10 Million for the Discovery of New Cancer Therapeutics
EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 21, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- AdoRx Therapeutics, a UK based drug discovery company focused on the identification of new cancer therapeutics, today announced that it has closed an initial $10 million inves... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Venture Capital AdoRx Therapeutics, adenosine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

3 steps for outstanding remote engagement with HCPs – watch our video
Since 2011 Ashfield has pioneered the use of innovative technology through our contact centres to support clients across the world. One such advance is e-detailing. Here’s how it... The post 3 steps for outstanding remote engagement with HCPs – watch our video appeared first on Ashfield Healthcare. (Source: Ashfield Healthcare News)
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashfield Source Type: news

Alimera Sciences Appoints Mary T. Szela to its Board of Directors
Ms. Szela brings extensive global brand experience to the Alimera Board ATLANTA, June 21, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIM) (Alimera), a leader in the commercialization and development of prescripti... Biopharmaceuticals, Ophthalmology, Personnel Alimera Sciences, retinal disease, retina (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Accuray Receives AERB Approval for Sale and Supply of its Radixact(R) X9 System in India
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 21, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY) announced today that the Company has received an Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) Type Approval for its Radixact® X9 System in India... Devices, Oncology, Regulatory Accuray, Radixact X9, TomoTherapy, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Immigrants And U.S. Healthcare: What One Med School Dean Wants Congress To Know
From H1B visa holders to dreamers, immigrants working in medicine and science are making a vital contribution to the U.S. healthcare, says one medical school dean who will be watching today's vote carefully. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arlene Weintraub, Contributor Source Type: news

Caris Life Sciences Presents Data Demonstrating the Ability of ADAPT Biotargeting System to Identify Responders and Non-Responders in a Phase III Pancreatic Cancer Study
Leveraging ADAPT Biotargeting System would have significantly increased the probability of success Data presented at the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2018 IRVING, Texas, June 21, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ca... Diagnostics, Oncology Caris Life Sciences, ADAPT Biotargeting System, precision medicine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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Purdue Pharma used deceptive sales tactic for OxyContin after settlement, ex-sales rep says
Purdue Pharma laid off its entire sales team this week. Now only on "CBS This Morning," a former Purdue sales representative reveals the drugmaker downplayed the dangers of opioids, even after pleading guilty to a felony charge of "misbranding." Purdue's 2007 settlement with the Justice Department included more than $630 million in fines. Tony Dokoupil spoke with the whistleblower. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Recommendations Guide Arthritis Pain Management
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- The European League Against Rheumatism has released recommendations -- published in the June issue of the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases -- for health professionals to use in approaching pain management in inflammatory... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parkinson's Medications Tied to Impulse Control Disorders
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- For patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), dopamine agonist (DA) use is associated with incidence of impulse control disorders (ICDs) in a dose-effect relationship, according to a study published online June 20 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parents Say Cancer Prevention Best Reason for HPV Vaccination
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Parents view cancer prevention as the best reason for guideline-consistent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, according to a study published online June 14 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers& Prevention. Melissa... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rate of Death Up in Year After Non-Fatal Opioid Overdose
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- There is a marked excess of deaths among U.S. adults who experience a non-fatal opioid overdose, according to a study published online June 20 in JAMA Psychiatry. Mark Olfson, M.D., M.P.H., from Columbia University in New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

No Causal Effect of 25(OH)D on Gestational HTN, Preeclampsia
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Vitamin D status does not have a causal effect on gestational hypertension or preeclampsia, according to research published online June 20 in The BMJ. Maria C. Magnus, Ph.D., from the University of Bristol in the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ACA Provisions Tied to Change in Profile of Frequent ER Users
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Following implementation of several major coverage expansion provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the profile of frequent emergency department users changed, according to a study published in the June issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Educational Strategies Could Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Addressing shortcomings in resuscitation educational efficiency and local implementation could improve outcomes after cardiac arrest, according to a scientific statement published online June 21 in Circulation. Noting that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

User Ratings Didn't Catch Blood Pressure App Inaccuracies
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- User reviews and ratings of a popular, yet inaccurate, blood pressure-measuring mobile app were largely positive, according to a study published online June 7 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Valuing Gluten-Free Food Tied to Better Dietary Intake
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Young adults who value gluten-free food usually do so as part of a healthier dietary pattern, though they are also more likely to engage in unhealthy weight control activities, according to a study published online June 18... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Greater Satisfaction With Autologous Breast Reconstruction
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Patients undergoing autologous post-mastectomy breast reconstruction have greater satisfaction than those undergoing implant reconstruction, and the odds of developing complications are significantly higher for autologous... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Saying au revoir: Final thoughts from Cannes
Having been immersed in creativity for the last three days, the Pegasus team take time to reflect on what they have seen at Cannes Lions and what they... The post Saying au revoir: Final thoughts from Cannes appeared first on Ashfield Healthcare. (Source: Ashfield Healthcare News)
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashfield Healthcare Communications Source Type: news

In Opioid Battle, Cigna Launches New Front To Stop Overdoses
Health insurer Cigna is intensifying its battle against misuse and abuse of opioids to reduce opioid overdoses. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CI NASDAQ:ESRX Source Type: news

Oscar Health To Enter Six New Insurance Markets Despite Obamacare Attacks
Oscar Health said it will sell health insurance in six new markets across three new states: Florida, Arizona and Michigan. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

New York could be next to legalize recreational marijuana
Buffalo advocates are cheering a state-level announcement regarding the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Here ’s how Mercy Health expects to save millions every year
Mercy Health expects to save millions of dollars annually as a result of a new approach to supply chain management. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

A Dissident Emerges In Pennsylvania's Opioid Litigation, Claims Its Case Has Been Highjacked
Not everyone is happy that lawsuits by Pennsylvania counties and unions against Purdue Pharma and other makers of prescription opioids have been consolidated. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news