Wills Eye gets $5M gift to expand research initiatives
Wills Eye Hospital has received a $5 million gift that will be used to augment the Center City medical center's vision research programs. The donation by philanthropists Vickie and Jack Farber will fund the creation of the Vickie and Jack Farber Vision Research Center at Wills Eye. The gift will support development of new research initiatives in data mining and analytics, tele-ophthalmology, expanded community-based research, and th e creation of a clinical trials unit. The Farbers previously… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA Rejects Petition To Further Restrict Marijuana
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration denied a request from an anti-marijuana group to add cannabis to list of restricted drugs that aren't " generally recognized as safe and effective. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tom Angell, Contributor Source Type: news

Whistleblower: Warrior, Saboteur Or Snitch?
Whistleblowing is a powerful tool in the fight against wrongdoing. The process is hazardous and fraught with perils, both for the accuser and the accused with long-lasting consequences. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Roomy Khan, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:TSLA NYSE:JPM NYSE:WFC NASDAQ:FB NYSE:PFE Source Type: news

David Einhorn's Greenlight Drops 15% In 1st Half 2018
Short positions boast highest returns in the market (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: GuruFocus, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:TSLA NYSE:GM NYSE:CNX NASDAQ:NFLX NASDAQ:MYL Source Type: news

Nebraska Medicaid Expansion Reaches Goal For Ballot Initiative
Supporters of Medicaid expansion in Nebraska say they have reached their goal to become the third Republican-leaning state this year to put an initiative on the November general election ballot. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:MOH NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

In Search of Pharma ’s Moore’s Law
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made great strides in the past five years. We are probably using an AI-based system without even realizing it in our daily lives today. There is a lot of active research going on in AI in both academia and in the pharma industry. Within pharma, several opportunities open up as we think of AI making an impactful difference; lead candidate identification, drug development, compound repurposing, clinical trials, post approval, commercial markets, etc. Let us look at one area closely, that of planning and conduct of clinical trials.Costs of bringing a drug to the market over the last three deca...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sagar Anisingaraju Source Type: news

Drug Development For Neglected Diseases Has Stagnated
Funding for new drug development targeting neglected diseases is stagnant and insufficient. In the last four years the lack of approvals of new molecular entities and biologics is conspicuous. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

NHS70: How Has Technology Changed Our Healthcare?
Today the U.K.'s National Health Service turns 70 years old - this article takes a look at some of the technologies that has completely changed healthcare in the U.K. and beyond. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Phee Waterfield, Contributor Source Type: news

Boston Scientific to Acquire Cryterion Medical, Inc.
Company to expand atrial fibrillation ablation therapy offerings with innovative cryoballoon platform MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced a definitive a... Devices, Cardiology, Mergers & Acquisitions Boston Scientific, Cryterion Medical, cryoablation, atrial fibrillation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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The Highs and Lows of Healthcare
Every once in a while, I meet someone who I think should be the ‘patient-centric poster child’.This person is doing great work advancing their organization ’s efforts to create better outcomes for patients (and so better outcomes for their company and people). In the spirit of illuminating our path to patient-centricity, growing together faster than any of us can alone, this column is dedicated to sharing their stories, successes and challenges.Doug Noland, Head Patient Experience, Executive Director, Astellas US, shares why he is on a mission to create a culture of patient-centricity and loving it.Before...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

5-Year Outcomes Following A HIFU Focal Therapy Study Demonstrate Impressive Disease Control And Low Side Effect Profile For Prostate Cancer Patients In The U.K.
Sonablate® HIFU used in study to treat clinically significant nonmetastatic prostate cancer achieves complete pad-free urinary continence in 98% of men. CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- SonaCare Medical, th... Devices, Oncology SonaCare Medical, HIFU , Sonablate, prostate cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Results from Pivotal Study of TEGSEDI(TM) (inotersen) for the Treatment of Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis
TEGSEDI treatment demonstrated substantial improvement in measures of neuropathy progression and quality of life CARLSBAD, Calif., and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IONS... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Akcea Therapeutics, TEGSEDI, inotersen, hATTR (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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Adlai Nortye Raises $53M in Series B
HANGZHOU, China, July 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Adlai Nortye Biopharma Co., Ltd. ("Adlai Nortye" or "the Company"), a biopharmaceutical company, announced that it has raised $53 million in a Series B financin... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Venture Capital Adlai Nortye Biopharma, Reolysin (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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Amazon's PillPack Deal Adds Drama To Rite Aid Shareholders Vote
Amazon ’s purchase of the online retail pharmacy PillPack comes as Rite Aid shareholders weigh whether to vote in favor of a merger with Albertsons grocery. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:CVS NYSE:RAD NYSE:WMT NYSE:KR Source Type: news

High Patient Burden With Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Patients with moderate/severe atopic dermatitis (AD) have higher patient-reported burden than those with mild AD, regardless of disease control, according to a study published online July 3 in JAMA Dermatology. Eric L.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Increase in Prevalence of Peds HTN With New Definitions
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Incorporation of new pediatric hypertension definitions recently published in a clinical practice guideline (CPG) has increased the prevalence of pediatric hypertension in a population of high-risk youth, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Viruses ID'd As Most Common Cause of Meningitis in U.K. Adults
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Viruses are the most commonly identified cause of meningitis among U.K. adults, according to a study published online June 29 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Fiona McGill, Ph.D., from the University of Liverpool in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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1996 to 2013 Saw Large Increase in Diabetes Spending
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- In 2013, $101 billion was spent in the United States on diabetes, almost a three-fold increase since 1996, according to a study published in the July issue of Diabetes Care. Ellen Squires, M.P.H., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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22.9 Percent of U.S. Adults Meet Aerobic, Strength Activity Goals
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- In 2010 to 2015, 22.9 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 to 64 met the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities during leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), according to a study published in the June 28... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Patients Comfortable With Doctors Having Tattoos, Piercings
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Patients do not appear to mind if doctors have tattoos or piercings, according to a study published online July 2 in the Emergency Medicine Journal. Marissa Cohen, M.D., from St. Luke's University Health Network in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Anticonvulsants Seem to Be Ineffective for Low Back Pain
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Anticonvulsant drugs are ineffective for chronic low back pain and can cause harm, despite a recent increase in prescribing, according to a review published online July 3 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Marriage May Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Marital status may influence cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and prognosis after CVD, according to a review published online June 19 in Heart. Chun Wai Wong, from the University of Keele in the United Kingdom, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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For Postpartum Hemorrhage, Carbetocin Similar to Oxytocin
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- For women after vaginal birth, heat-stable carbetocin is non-inferior to oxytocin for prevention of blood loss of at least 500 ml or use of additional uterotonic agents, according to a study published online June 27 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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UK business leaders invited to dine with President Trump
Location of banquet remains undisclosed ahead of controversial visit (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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IN PERSON: Episcopal Church Home leader knew she wanted to care for older adults at a young age
"Why stumble, if you can get the advice from someone who ’s already been there and done that?" (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shannon Greer Source Type: news

Researchers develop a new method for turning skin cells into pluripotent stem cells
Our bodies consist of many different kinds of cells, each with their own role. The Japanese scientist Shinya Yamanaka had made earlier the discovery, earning the Nobel Prize in 2012, that cells from adult skin can be converted to cells typical of early embryos, so-called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). This process is called reprogramming. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Data-sharing website may speed the response to new illegal drugs
The drug overdose epidemic currently gripping the nation is so tenacious in part because it's being driven by fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that comes in many forms. Each form has a slightly different chemical structure, and clandestine chemists are constantly cooking up new ones. From a law-enforcement perspective, this makes fentanyl a moving target and very difficult to control. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

'In the times to come, we will transform illness to wellness centers'
New Delhi, June 2018: The Economic Times Doctors Day Conclave, 2018 brought some of the finest healthcare professionals under one roof and delved into issues... (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
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New Innovative Private Label Supplements Being Developed at Ion Lab in...
Ion Labs now provides stock private label dietary supplements, pet supplements and skin care products.(PRWeb July 05, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15606518.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
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Theratechnologies Submits Novel Single-Vial Formulation of EGRIFTA(R) (Tesamorelin for Injection) for FDA Approval
MONTREAL, July 04, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Theratechnologies Inc. (Theratechnologies) (TSX:TH) today announced that it has filed a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a single-v... Biopharmaceuticals, HIV/AIDS, FDA Theratechnologies, EGRIFTA, Tesamorelin (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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GE Latin America boss arrested over cartel claims
Allegations related to previous role at Philips Medical Systems (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Medical Schools Rip Trump Move Against Race Consideration At Universities
The Association of American Medical Colleges is “deeply concerned” that the Trump administration is rescinding guidance on consideration of race in university admission. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Ketogenic Diet Improves Response To Cancer Drug In Mice, But Alone May Accelerate Cancer
A ketogenic diet, which is high-fat, adequate protein and low-carb has increased the effect of a class of cancer drugs in mice. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:GILD NASDAQ:BAYRY Source Type: news

Non-opioid painkillers: agony column
No other chronic disease is so costly and yet attracts so little early-stage research funding (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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With M & A activity, CannonDesign lays blueprint for 15% growth
Leaders of the St. Louis office say they now have eight of the top 10 children's hospitals as clients and see potential for tech, hospitality and multifamily. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steph Kukuljan Source Type: news

New small molecules pave the way for treating autoinflammatory disease
The innate immune system is the first line of defense, with cells that quickly identify "foreign" motifs from viruses and bacteria and mount up a counterattack to eliminate them. As a key strategy to sense the presence of pathogens, the cells of the innate immune system use receptors that can identify microbial DNA and in turn activate a protein called STING (STimulator of Interferon Genes). Once activated, STING turns on genes that help cells fight off the infecting pathogen. (Source: World Pharma News)
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Bayer expands strategic alliance with Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Bayer and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard announced the launch of the joint Precision Cardiology Laboratory, which will pursue novel scientific insights to enable the development of new therapies for patients with cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure. Heart failure - a general diagnosis given when the heart doesn’t pump effectively - is a composite of multiple factors, and as such requires new tools and methods to gain deeper knowledge to benefit patients. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Bayer Business and Industry Source Type: news

This Boston Train Rescue Will Make You Feel Good And Terrible
When a woman got her leg trapped between a train and a platform, bystanders helped free her, but she reportedly begged them not to call an ambulance because of the cost. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Bayer Animal Health and Mitsui Chemicals Agro sign global license agreement
Bayer to expand its strong parasiticide portfolio for companion animals with new compounds derived from MCAG ’s chemical library / License agreement is the result of the long-term collaboration between Bayer and MCAG (Source: Bayer Company News)
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What Happens When You See The Same Doctor? Link With Lower Death Rates
This study published in BMJ Open addresses this question. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Suven Life gets product patents from India, S. Korea and Singapore
Suven Life Science said it has been granted a product patent by India, Singapore, South Korea and Israel each for a new chemical entity (NCE). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
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Unichem Labs gets USFDA nod for asthma drug
The tablets are indicated for prophylaxis and chronic treatment of asthma in adults and pediatric patients - 12 months of age and older. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
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AMA Urges Caution With Use of Wire-Bristle BBQ Grill Brushes
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- The American Medical Association (AMA) states that caution should be exercised with use of wire-bristle grill brushes due to the potential health and safety risks associated with bristles that may break off and adhere to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Permits Marketing of Devices to Create Arteriovenous Fistula
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has permitted marketing of two catheter-based devices designed to create an arteriovenous (AV) fistula in patients with chronic kidney disease in need of hemodialysis. The devices are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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HPV Cervical CA Screening Cuts Odds of Later CIN3 & #43; Diagnosis
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- The use of primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing versus cytology results in reduced likelihood of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 3 or worse (CIN3+) at 48 months, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vegetable Trays Tainted With Cyclospora Put Seven in Hospital
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- Federal, state, and local health officials are investigating a Cyclospora outbreak linked to Del Monte 6 oz and 12 oz vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip that were sold at Kwik Trip/Kwik... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Oral Insulin Choline, Geranate Ionic Liquid Shows Promise
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- An oral insulin formulation has been developed using choline and geranate (CAGE) ionic liquid, which significantly reduces blood glucose levels in vivo for a sustained period, according to a study published online June 25 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Cincinnati health care tech firm adds to C-suite
PatientPoint, a health care communications firm whose clients include physician groups and hospitals, has hired David Guthrie as chief product officer.   Sycamore Township-based PatientPoint described Guthrie is a high-profile innovator, strategist, entrepreneur and investor in the technology and life sciences industries.  He brings nearly 30 years of experience to PatientPoint, which has more than 425 employees, including nearly 200 at its Ken wood Collection office. The workforce has grown by… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Dental practice relocates, doubles space
The practice anticipates adding staff in the future. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

In advance of split, drugmaker Ironwood lays off 40 workers
Two months after Ironwood Pharmaceuticals announced its plan to split into two publicly-traded companies, the Cambridge drugmaker laid off around 40 employees, or 6 percent of its total staff. This reduction occurred last Wednesday as part of the company's process to separate into the two businesses, company spokeswoman Meredith Kaya said. She did not specify in which departments the layoffs occurred other than saying that it didn't include its field-based sales force. The company now h as approximately… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Abigail Summerville Source Type: news