Bethesda health tech company eyeing $3M raise
Bethesda-based RightEye LLC is looking to raise $3 million. The health technology company is halfway to securing that financing, per a recent Form D, after earning Food and Drug Administration approval for its eye-tracking product last month.  That moment was pivotal for the Maryland startup and its technology, a device with a sensor that detects eye mov ement to reveal causes of symptoms, diseases or issues associated with vision, from athletic performance to headaches. That FDA clearance validates… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Startup aiming to make fertility treatment more affordable raises $1.5M
A Chicago startup that makes family planning support and insurance available as an employee benefit has raised a round of funding led by Chicago VC firm Lightbank. Nubundle announced that it has raised $1.5 million in a seed round. Aside from Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell’s firm Lightbank, the startup also raised money from NFP Ventures, the investment arm of insurance broker NFP, as well as San Francisco-based Village Global. Nubundle was founded earl ier this year by John Ciasulli, Uptake’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jim Dallke Source Type: news

Increase in uninsured Florida children spurs concerns
The number of children who lack health insurance is growing in Florida despite an improving economy, worrying advocates who fear it may be the start of a troubling trend that the state cannot beat back. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families on Thursday issued a report that showed about 325,000 uninsured children in Florida in 2017, up from 288,000 in 2016. That put Florida’s overall uninsured rate for children at 7.3 percent. The number of uninsured nationally increased fr om… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Sexton Source Type: news

MedStar lauds federal investigators after hackers indicted for 2016 ransomware attack
MedStar Health on Thursday said it "applauds the work of U.S. law enforcement officials," following news that two Iranian hackers have been charged in connection with the ransomware attack on the health system in 2016. The Associated Press reported the Justice Department indicted Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri, 27, on Wednesday. The two stand accused of creating ransomware known as SamSam that encrypted data held in the computer systems of more than 200 entities, including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Arkansas medical marijuana could arrive by spring
Marijuana cultivation centers in Arkansas could be sending medical marijuana to state dispensaries by April.   The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission (AMMC) met Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Little Rock to discuss matters surrounding the implementation of provisions to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, which was passed by voters in 2016. As part of the presentation to the five-person commission, cu ltivators gave an update on their progress for buildings and growing areas and provided expected… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Reading The Healthcare Tea Leaves In The 2018 Midterm Elections
The November elections left us with a lot to digest —it wasn’t the decisive “blue wave” that some were predicting, but the tea leaves did tell us some interesting things about what voters believe and value, particularly when it comes to healthcare. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bill Frist, Contributor Source Type: news

CFO Justin Spencer guides Vocera stock to an all-time high
Silicon Valley's C-Suite Awards: Justin Spencer came to Vocera when the company was hitting what its CEO called "its lowest point in quite a while," and he turned the company's fortunes right around. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Luke Stangel Source Type: news

S.F. Supe wants to slash Zuckerberg from San Francisco General Hospital's name
Amid Facebook's swirl of recent scandals, Supervisor Aaron Peskin is looking to axe Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ’s name from San Francisco’s main public hospital. In 2015, the city renamed the institution as the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, following a $75 million donation to the hospital from Zuckerberg and his wife, a doctor. In a Tuesday meetin g, Peskin asked the City Attorney's office to "outline the procedure for removal of the Zuckerberg… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Albany Med project moving forward without state committee's approval
An Albany Medical Center proposal to open an ambulatory surgery center in Niskayuna will move forward without a state health committee's approval. Albany Med is proposing opening an ambulatory surgery suite on the third floor of an existing building at 1769 Union St. in Niskayuna. The suite would have four procedure rooms and one operating room. The project did not win approval from the Committee on Establishment and Project Review on Thur sday morning. It will now go before the state Public Health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

Health care costs worry Mass. employers most, survey finds
The Associated Industries of Massachusetts survey found that 74 percent of businesses listed health care costs as one of their three policy priorities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Ryan Source Type: news

OHSU's Mitalipov condemns Chinese scientist who produced first gene-edited babies
Shoukhrat Mitalipov, who directs the OHSU Center for Embryonic and Gene Therapy, is among those criticizing a Chinese scientist who claims to have edited a gene in two human embryos and implanted them in the mother ’s womb, creating the world’s first genetically edited babies. Chinese authorities suspended the research activities of He Jiankui, an associate professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen. They called his claim to have altered the twin girls’ genes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Bayer to lay off 12,000
Bayer will cut thousands of jobs as part of a corporate overhaul aimed towards winning back investor trust following its $63 billion takeover of Monsanto. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
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FDA Approves Firdapse for Rare Autoimmune Disorder
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- Firdapse (amifampridine) tablets have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for adults with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS). The drug is the first agency-sanctioned treatment for the autoimmune... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- Risk for heat-related disease and death is rising worldwide due to climate change, according to a report published online Nov. 28 in The Lancet. Hotter temperatures threaten the elderly and other vulnerable people with... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA Approves Treatment for AML Patients With Gene Mutation
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- Xospata (gilteritinib) tablets were approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults with an FLT3 mutation, the agency announced in a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Genetic Analysis Shows Higher BMI May Up Risk for Depression
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- Being overweight likely plays a causal role in the development of depression, even in the absence of other health problems, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the International Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Most Bills Enacted Into Law Limit Vaccine Exemptions
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- Most proposed bills in state legislatures from 2011 to 2017 sought to expand access to immunization exemptions, but the majority of bills enacted into law limited exemptions, according to a study published online Nov. 29... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Running In When Others Run Out
When the world rushes out, one women rushes in. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jenna Arnold, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Bayer to cut 12,000 jobs and sell non-core businesses
German group seeks to regain investor confidence following legal setbacks (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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CVS, Walgreens Intensify Effort To Address Social Determinants Of Health
CVS, Walgreens and Humana are pushing deeper into their communities to address health disparities and social determinants of health, executives said at the 2018 Forbes Healthcare Summit. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CVS NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET NASDAQ:WBA Source Type: news

Breaking 100 Year Trend, Life Expectancy Declines Again In America. Is Drug Use To Blame?
For the third consecutive year, life expectancy in the U.S. has declined – breaking a 100 year trend. This is not a surprise to the public health arena due to the persistent rise in both suicide and drug use. In fact, a shocking 30.6 million Americans have used an illegal drug in the past month. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

First Patient Treated In Biosense Webster U.S. Ide Study Evaluating Next Generation Balloon Ablation Catheter For Atrial Fibrillation
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
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FDA Accepts Filing of New Estrogen-free Oral Contraceptive Developed by Exeltis
This new method of contraception could offer an improved bleeding profile and greater flexibility for female population Slinda® has demonstrated that in case of missing a pill, there is no impact in the efficacy during the following 24 hours FLOR... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Exeltis, Slinda, Drospirenone, contraceptive (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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Nuvo Pharmaceuticals(TM) Declared Winning Bidder to Acquire Commercial Products from Aralez Pharmaceuticals
Transaction subject to court approval and other customary conditions Closing anticipated by year end MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 29, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Nuvo Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nuvo or the Company) (TSX: NRI; OTCQX:NRIFF), ... Biopharmaceuticals, Acquisitions Nuvo Pharmaceuticals, Aralez Pharmaceuticals, Cambia, Blexten, Suvexx, Treximet (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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How Incentives -- And a Free Apple Watch -- Make People Healthier
South Africa's largest medical insurer Discovery reveals that a two-year " landmark study " of 400,000 people using an Apple Watch delivered " dramatic and sustained improvements in physical activity levels " . (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Toby Shapshak, Contributor Source Type: news

Millar Announces Discontinuation of CD Leycom Distribution Agreement
New Strategy Allows Company to Sharpen Focus on OEM Pressure Sensing Technology Millar, Inc. Logo (PRNewsFoto/Millar, Inc.) (PRNewsfoto/Millar, Inc.) HOUSTON, Nov. 29, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Millar, Inc., medical device manu... Devices, Distribution, Personnel Millar, CD Leycom, pressure sensor (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan On The Price Of Gene Therapies:'It's A Challenge We Have To Solve '
In May Novartis announced that it had acquired the gene therapy pioneer AveXis in a $8.7 billion deal, but according to the the Swiss drug giant CEO Vas Narasimhan, he wishes he could have bought the company much earlier. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Loxo, Bayer get first FDA win with $400k rare cancer drug
A cutting-edge oncology drug developed by Loxo Oncology and Bayer has won approval in the U.S. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
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Pfizer scores six month extension for Lyrica patent
The FDA has handed a consolation prize to Pfizer, which is on the cusp of completely losing its patent on the company ’s best-selling drug, Lyrica. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
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CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo Says Completed Purchase Of Aetna Will Create'A New Healthcare Model '
Retail pharmacies will become " healthcare destinations. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Kincaid, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

America's Top 50 Women In Tech 2018
These are the women leading the way in Artificial Intelligence, consumer and enterprise technology, biotech and video games. They work in labs, know their way around Raspberry Pi or hold tech-adjacent jobs shaping digital policy and helping underrepresented founders start up their startups. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Helen A. S. Popkin, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Rana El Kaliouby CEO Of Affectiva Is Training Robots To Read Feelings
While researching and developing emotion AI aborad, Cairo native Rana el Kaliouby grew fixated on humanizing the devices she spent most of her time on. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Samar Marwan, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Bayer to strengthen core life science businesses while significantly enhancing productivity and profitability
Group plans to exit Animal Health business, the Consumer Health brands Coppertone™ and Dr. Scholl’s™, and sell its 60-percent interest in Currenta, a site services provider in Germany / Efficiency and structural measures set to enhance competitiveness and generate annual contributions of 2.6 billion euros as of 2022 including the expected synergies from the Monsanto acquisition / A portion of the contributions to be reinvested in core businesses / Total one-time costs expected at a factor of 1.7 times annual contributions / Core earnings per share expected to increase by around 1 euro to 6.80 euros in 201...
Source: Bayer Company News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

5 Habits Of Highly Successful Sales Reps
The most effective reps--the ones that consistently exceed quotes--are a different breed. They possess five unique characteristics that result in them residing atop the leaderboard. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Falon Fatemi, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

BD Expands Integrated Medication Management to Help Tackle Hospital Drug Diversion
Learn how advanced analytics can help combat a critical component of the opioid epidemic at the #ASHP18 Midyear Meeting FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 29, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a l... Biopharmaceuticals, Product Launch BD , HealthSight, Pyxis, Drug Diversion (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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TRACON Pharmaceuticals and I-Mab Biopharma Announce Strategic Partnerships for Multiple Immuno-Oncology Programs
I-Mab's Broad and Innovative Pipeline to Leverage TRACON's U.S. Product Development Solution Platform SHANGHAI, Nov. 29, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- TRACON Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: TCON), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical compan... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology I-Mab Biopharma, TRACON Pharmaceuticals, immuno-oncology (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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ViaCyte Secures $80 Million Financing to Advance Functional Cures for Insulin-Requiring Diabetes
Three financing initiatives announced over last three months secure combined commitments of over $100M to drive forward the Company's human cell therapy platform including its clinical-stage islet cell replacement product candidates Initial data from cl... Regenerative Medicine, Endocrinology, Venture Capital ViaCyte, islet replacement, diabetes, PEC-Direct, PEC-Encap (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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Company Cybersecurity: 10 Ways To Build Employee Buy-in
Part of keeping data secure is making sure everyone's on the same page on what needs to be done. Here are a few ways you can improve employee engagement. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Editors, Forbes Technology Council, CommunityVoice Source Type: news

Deep Learning Algorithm Detects Thoracic Pathologies on CXRs
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- A deep learning algorithm, CheXNeXt, performs comparably to radiologists in detecting multiple thoracic pathologies in frontal-view chest radiographs, according to a study published online Nov. 20 in PLOS Medicine. Pranav... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Dementia Often Misclassified With Brief Cognitive Assessments
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- When using brief cognitive assessments, dementia is often misclassified, according to a study published online Nov. 28 in Neurology Clinical Practice. Janice M. Ranson, from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Monitoring Movement Reflects Efficacy of Mandibular Splint
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- For individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treated with an optimally titrated mandibular advancement splint, normalization of the respiratory effort index derived from vertical mandibular movements (MM-REI)... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Higher-Volume Hospitals Have Better Laryngectomy Outcomes
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- Laryngectomy outcomes appear to be associated with hospital volume for such cases, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck Surgery. Christine G. Gourin, M.D., from Johns Hopkins... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Liquid Biopsy Can Assess Tx Response of Peds Brain Tumors
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- A liquid biopsy using blood or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) can effectively quantify changes in mutation levels among pediatric patients being treated for diffuse midline gliomas (DMGs), according to a study recently... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Decreased From 2016 to 2017
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- From 2016 to 2017, there was a decrease in life expectancy in the United States, with recent increases noted in drug overdose deaths and suicide mortality, according to three reports published by the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Persistent Back Pain Linked to Earlier Mortality in Older Women
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- Frequent persistent back pain is associated with increased mortality in older women, according to a study recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Eric J. Roseen, D.C., from Boston Medical Center,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Age-Related Vaginal Symptoms Tied to Worse Quality of Life
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- Severe vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) symptoms are associated with worse quality of life in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Nov. 12 in Menopause. Rossella E. Nappi, M.D., Ph.D., from the University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Dry Eye Found to Have Negative Impact on Prolonged Reading
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- Dry eye seems to have a significant negative impact on prolonged reading, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in Optometry and Vision Science. Sezen Karakus, M.D., from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Certain SGLT2 Inhibitors, GLP-1 RAs for T2DM Also Cut CV Risk
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- Certain sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) demonstrate significant cardiovascular (CV) benefit and should be used for reducing CV risk in patients... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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The scorpion-milking robot: extracting the poison that cures
Scorpion venom can be used to help detect and cure diseases (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Pegasus wins at PharmaTimes Communications Team of the Year Awards 2018
Pegasus, an Ashfield company, part of UDG Healthcare plc, is delighted to have won the Communications Team – Charity Challenge award at the 2018 PharmaTimes communications team of... The post Pegasus wins at PharmaTimes Communications Team of the Year Awards 2018 appeared first on Ashfield Healthcare. (Source: Ashfield Healthcare News)
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