Beyond Mobile Health Apps
Sorting out the world of digital health technologies for consumers and patients (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Next Avenue, Contributor Source Type: news

This Denver company wants to simplify the complex world of clinical trial monitoring
The company is using software to provide patient-focused solutions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

The Sociology Behind Data Silos In Pharma R & D
From the perspective of those responsible for delivering the primary data analysis – the original reason the data were collected – there is generally no perceptible upside for investing precious and limited time and capital (and quite perceptible downsides) in high-falutin data initiatives. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Shaywitz, Contributor Source Type: news

CU School of Medicine and CSU to partner on new Fort Collins med school branch
The program will feature faculty from both institutions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

UPMC-Highmark consent decree hearing date set
Attorney General Josh Shapiro's office and UPMC have a date in a Harrisburg courtroom for June 10 and 11 — and a ruling later that week on the consent decree. The date was set during a session Friday with Judge Robert Simpson in Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered the lower court earlier this week to take up the issue of whether the five-year consent decree 's language allows it to be modified and extended longer than June 30 expiration date. The first… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Quit Smoking For Good? There's An App For That--With Real Evidence Behind It
Even six months after uninstalling the app, quit rates of former smokers were higher for those who used CureApp than those who had a sham version of the app. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

What Happens When You Tease, Bully Kids About Their Weight
This NIH study showed what happened to kids who got teased about their weight. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

What recreational pot in Illinois means for Missouri
With Illinois on the verge of legalizing recreational marijuana, we talk to an expert on what it could mean for Missouri. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

Take six microbes and call me in the morning: S.F. company emerges with $37M, 'medical food' treatment for diabetes
In the buzzy, lightly regulated microbiome space, the startup is taking a "medical foods" route that could allow its now-experimental treatments for Type 2 diabetes to hit store shelves in early 2020. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

2007 to 2017 Saw Decline in Number of U.S. Pathologists
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- The U.S. pathologist workforce decreased in both absolute and population-adjusted numbers from 2007 to 2017, according to a study published online May 31 in JAMA Network Open. David M. Metter, M.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Nonfasting Lipid Levels Adequate for Assessing Cardiovascular Risk
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- Fasting before a cholesterol test is not necessary when evaluating risk for cardiovascular events, according to a study published online May 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Samia Mora, M.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA to Hold First Public Meeting on CBD
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- A public meeting on cannabidiol (CBD) products will be held Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with the goal of gathering information on products that contain CBD. CBD products are increasingly popular and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Providers, Peers Influence Aspirin Use Among African-Americans
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- Positive cultural beliefs around taking aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) are associated with greater adoption of the intervention among African-Americans, according to a study published in the June issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Impaired Vision Tied to Perceived Discrimination in Older Adults
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- Older adults with impaired vision are at increased risk for perceived discrimination, which in turn is associated with poorer emotional well-being, according to a study published online May 30 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Sarah E.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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How the new age of aging is attracting a new generation of entrepreneurs
Q&A with Laura Deming, whose Longevity Fund is backing entrepreneurs seeking therapies and diagnostics around diseases of aging and last year started the Age1 accelerator in San Francisco. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Here are the 10 biggest Mass. imports from Mexico threatened by Trump's tariffs
Massachusetts imports more goods from Mexico than all but two countries: Canada and China. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Ryan Source Type: news

Most Clinicians Are Against Money-Back Healthcare Guarantees Most Clinicians Are Against Money-Back Healthcare Guarantees
In China, Pfizer is offering a guarantee on a breast cancer drug. A poll finds that asking pharma to provide money-back guarantees is more popular than asking physicians or hospitals to offer them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Bird Therapy: On The Healing Effects Of Watching Birds
An uplifting and hopeful memoir about how becoming connected to the natural world helped teacher and author Joe Harkness to deal with serious mental health issues, and could help you too (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: GrrlScientist, Contributor Source Type: news

US drugmaker charged in generics price-fixing investigation
Heritage Pharmaceuticals to pay penalties for conspiring to fix the price of a diabetes medicine (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Hospital Revives A Dead Retail Space Through Adaptive Reuse
Adaptive reuse breathes new life into dying retail spaces while saving money in construction and keeping materials out of landfills. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stacey Freed, Contributor Source Type: news

31.05.19: Not intended for U.S. and UK Media - 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
Bayer's darolutamide plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) delays worsening of disease-related symptoms and maintains quality of life beyond end of study treatment compared to placebo plus ADT in men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate canResults of a new post-hoc analysis showed that treatment with darolutamide plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) delayed worsening of urinary and bowel symptoms versus placebo plus ADT / Exposure-adjusted incidences of treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs), including notably TEAEs associated with androgen receptor (AR) antagonists, were generally similar for daroluta...
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Sneak peek: Inside Sutter Health's new S.F. medical building opening next week
On Monday at 8:30 a.m., the first patient of Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation ’s Van Ness and Geary medical office building will stroll through the sliding front doors for an ultrasound appointment. The expecting mother is one of 11,000 appointments scheduled for the next three weeks alone in the almost $150 million undertaking located across the street from the new $2 bi llion California Pacific Medical Center Van Ness Campus hospital, which opened in March. The two buildings are connected by… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Centene Moves To Tighten Grip On WellCare With Executive Moves
Centene will include the CEO and CFO of WellCare Health Plan in the executive leadership of the combined company, the health insurer said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Investigation says pharma games orphan drug rules
A Kaiser Health News investigation claims that the Orphan Drug Act is being manipulated by drugmakers to maximize profits and to protect niche markets for medicines already being taken by millions. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
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Pension changes pushing NHS to ‘crisis point’
Hospital leaders say doctors being forced to decide whether to cut their hours or quit (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Your (500) Physician(s) Will See You Now
The day of solo practitioners is coming to an end. Mega practices are becoming the norm in American medical care. There are lots of factors promoting these changes - reimbursement models, electronic medical records, work-life balance and price negotiation. Its unlikely this trend will reverse course (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Cerner exec sells $6.5M worth of stock
A retiring Cerner Corp. executive disposed of 93,500 shares of the health care IT company ’s stock worth about $6.5 million. Chief People Officer Julie Wilson sold the stock earlier this month and still maintains 45,510 shares, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Wilson, who has led Cerner’s extensive hiring efforts for 16 years, plans to retire Jun e 30. During her tenure leading hiring, Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) saw its workforce grow by more than 600 percent. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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TFF raises millions more to develop new respiratory drugs
TFF Pharmaceuticals Inc. has millions more in venture capital to fund its quest for better drugs related to respiratory problems. The year-old Austin startup announced May 30 that it raised another $8.2 million more via an offering of series A preferred stock. It comes 13 months after TFF collected $14 million from more than 200 investors. TFF is developing a way to increase the water solubility of drugs, allowing them to b e delivered with an inhaler and making them easier to absorb. About 40 percent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: ABJ staff Source Type: news

Triangle company uses new financial strength to lock down favorable loan
A renegotiated loan agreement will bring a Triangle public company $20 million more credit – but it also spells a remarkable transformation in the company's financial position. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Iovance Biotherapeutics Expands Partnership with WuXi Advanced Therapies Business
PHILADELPHIA, May 31, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Iovance Biotherapeutics, a late-stage biotechnology company developing novel cancer immunotherapies based on tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) technology, has expanded its relations... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology Iovance Biotherapeutics, WuXi ATU, tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte, lifileucel (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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FT Health: Time to reclassify tobacco?
Unitaid’s Lelio Marmora, burnout blues, CEO pay (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rakuten Medical Opens Two New Offices In The Netherlands And Taiwan, Adding New Jobs To Strengthen And Expand Its Global Presence
New office in Amsterdam will be the second location in Europe for Rakuten Medical; Taipei is the second office in Asia Additional hires across the globe will support the company's accelerated growth within biotechnology sector SAN MATEO, Calif., May ... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology Rakuten Medical, photoimmunotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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Relaxed rules make more Missouri marijuana applicants likely
The final rules governing the medical marijuana program in Missouri make three key changes, and a lawyer says they could heighten competition for the limited number of licenses available. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

More Opioids Given Than Prescribed in Emergency Department
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- The rate of emergency department visits with opioids only given during the visit is higher than the rate for visits with opioids only prescribed at discharge and for visits with opioids given and prescribed, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC: Reported Measles Cases Reach 971
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- Five months into 2019, the number of measles cases in the United States has now reached 971, the largest number since 1992 when 963 total cases were reported for the year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Exercise, Therapy May Improve Depression, Diabetes Outcomes
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- Exercise and/or behavioral treatment interventions may provide clinically meaningful improvements in depression outcomes in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and major depressive disorder (MDD), according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Noncompliance Common in Teens Prescribed STI Treatment in ED
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- Less than 60 percent of prescriptions for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among teens seeking care in the emergency department are filled, according to a research letter published online May 28 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Excess Cause-Specific Mortality Tied to Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Use
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- Taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is associated with an excess of cause-specific mortality, according to a study published online May 30 in The BMJ. Yan Xie, M.P.H., from St. Louis Health Care System, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Esketamine Nasal Spray May Improve Refractory Depression Outcomes
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- Esketamine nasal spray plus an oral antidepressant appears to be a safe and effective treatment for patients with treatment-resistant depression, according to a study published online May 21 in The American Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Guidelines Updated for Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- Clinical guidelines on adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy have been updated, according to the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American Urological Association. Ian Murchie Thompson,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Higher LDL-C Levels Linked to Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is associated with the probability of developing early-onset Alzheimer disease (EOAD), according to a study published online May 28 in JAMA Neurology. Thomas S. Wingo, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Lupus Manifestations Appear to Differ by Race, Ethnicity
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- Clinical manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) vary by racial and ethnic groups, according to a study published online May 22 in Arthritis Care& Research. Ernest Maningding, M.D., M.P.H., from University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Recommendations Developed for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Trials
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- The International Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Study Group has updated standards for future clinical trials in pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS); the new recommendations were published in the May 28 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Executive Inc.: Why Jacqueline Chadwick loves to build new medical schools from scratch
Phoenix physician on her third medical school startup (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Rite Aid Bolsters Marketing And Product Lines Amid CEO Search
Rite Aid has created a key C-suite marketing role as the company forges ahead with a series of new product lines amid a CEO search. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Veterans Affairs to spend $110 million on local expansion into private care
A new law is opening up the ability for veterans to receive health care outside of typical VA hospital or clinic settings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Moffitt Cancer Center shares details on plans for new $400M+ hospital tower
Moffitt Cancer Center has outgrown its space in Tampa and is looking to physically expand. Moffitt's existing hospital has roughly 200 beds and it is at capacity, Moffitt CEO and President Dr. Alan List said, stating the hospital saw 65,000 patients last year. The cancer center has a new hospital bed tower in the works as part of its $800 million longterm expansion.  He said the ne w hospital would mainly be for patients undergoing surgery and/or have solid tumors. The hospital would be located… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Merrimack axes remaining staff, execs after selling assets to New York startup
After three years of clinical and business turmoil, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals is largely closing up shop and laying off the rest of its employees. Merrimack (Nasdaq: MACK), founded in 2000, has been developing treatments for breast, pancreatic and ovarian cancers. The company has shelved multiple drug candidates over the last three years due to safety issues and disappointing response rates. Merrimack stopped bringing in sales revenue in 201 7, after selling its sole commercial drugs to French drugmaker… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Clinical research organization picks NC over Boston area for 260-job expansion
Clinical research organization Parexel has tapped Durham for a "dual headquarters," a move that means more than 260 new jobs at its local operation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Lyophilization USA Conference 2019
23 - 24 October 2019, Boston, USA. The current list of FDA-approved biopharmaceuticals contains up to 50% of injectables and approximately a third of all parenterals being lyophilized, which suggests it is the optimal way of ensuring stability in products that are unstable in aqueous solution. (Source: World Pharma News)
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