Groupon Cofounder ’s Cancer Research Startup Is Now Worth $3.1 Billion
Tempus, a health technology startup based in Chicago, has raised $200 million in new funding, the company announced on Thursday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Noah Kirsch, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Groupon Cofounder ’s Cancer Startup Is Now Worth $3.1 Billion
Tempus, a health technology startup based in Chicago, has raised $200 million in new funding, the company announced on Thursday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Noah Kirsch, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Start-ups focus on early-stage cancer diagnosis
Companies target ‘preventive model’ with tests to detect disease before symptoms appear (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Israel's'Uber For First Responders' Goes Global
Average ambulance response times in Israel and the U.S. often exceed 10 minutes, depending on population density. Hatzalah ’s volunteer medics average less than 3 minutes. In large cities, their average response time is 90 seconds. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Yaron Carni, Contributor Source Type: news

Self-Driving Cars Likely To Cause A Spike In Motion Sickness But Volkswagen Is Working On A Cure
Following Jaguar Land Rover's announcement late last year that it has made a breakthrough in finding a cure for motion sickness, the Volkswagen Group has now revealed that it is also working on a remedy for the condition. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anna Tobin, Contributor Source Type: news

Innovative Dayton company takes strides toward more national retailers
A Dayton-based company whose product made it to Target shelves around the country last month just received a highly competitive award from Kroger. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cecilia Salomone Source Type: news

East Valley health care facility sold to Milwaukee buyer
Built in 2002, the 35,662-square-foot hospital sits on nearly 5 acres. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Merck pioneers new effort to see MS from the inside out
Merck, a leading science and technology company, joins the global multiple sclerosis (MS) community in recognition of World MS Day, an initiative created by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) to raise awareness of the 2.3 million people worldwide living with this challenging disease. In support of this year’s World MS Day theme, #MyInvisibleMS, Merck is making MS visible through a variety of initiatives aimed at shining a light on the hidden symptoms of MS. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Merck Group Business and Industry Source Type: news

Doylestown Hospital gets $2.5 million donation for heart and vascular care center
Doylestown Hospital has received a $2.5 million gift in support of its new $42 million center for heart and vascular care from philanthropists and longtime medical center supporters Marv and Dee Ann Woodall. Construction is underway at the Bucks County hospital for its new Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion, which when completed later this fall will house what is now to be known as the Woodall Center for Heart and Vascular Care along with Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine. The Woodall's … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Auromedics Pharma LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Linezolid Injection 600mg/300ml, Due to Presence White Particulate Matter that has been Identified as Mold
AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Linezolid Injection 600mg/300mL flexible bags, NDC 55150 -242 -51 batch CLZ160007 expiration August 2018 to the hospital level. This batch was distributed May 15 through August 14, 2017. The product was found to contain white particulate matter that has been identified as mold. This problem was discovered as a result of a product complaint in which the contents of one flexible bag from one batch CLZ160007 was found to contain white particulate matter. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 30, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Efforts ongoing to achieve health equity
Efforts are ongoing to lessen health disparities that exist between racial and ethnic groups. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allissa Kline Source Type: news

Science Just Moved A Step Closer To Making A'Stress Vaccine' From Bacteria Living Under Our Feet
Bacteria continues revealing secrets with major implications for our health. A new study homes in on a big one, possibly locating the missing piece for developing the long-theorized " stress vaccine " . (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

The psychiatrist calming chief executives’ anxiety
Stephen Pereira’s aim is to equip people with strategies to identify signs of stress (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How One Patient-Entrepreneur Is Impacting 100M Patients Worldwide
Robin Farmanfarmaian is a healthtech expert, angel investor, global speaker and best-selling author. I spoke to Robin about living with autoimmune disease and why she became motivated to positively impact 100M patients worldwide through healthtech innovation. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. James Somauroo, Contributor Source Type: news

Getting Your Cholesterol Checked? Why You Don't Have To Fast
A new study provides further reassurance to patients and healthcare providers that you don ’t have to fast overnight when having your blood drawn to check your cholesterol and other key indicators in your lipid profile. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Addictions, mental health programs in jeopardy
The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, a federal pilot program designed to fill a gap in addiction services and mental health care, could be in jeopardy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Genetic Analysis Of Cannabis Lights The Way For Better Policy
Researchers from Washington State University have released the first comprehensive analysis of the genetic and chemical characteristics of cannabis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Baron, Contributor Source Type: news

Research from Ambry Genetics & Mayo Clinic Reveals Differences in...
Abstract to be presented at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) Annual Meeting(PRWeb May 30, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/research_from_ambry_genetics_mayo_clinic_reveals_differences_in_the_prevalence_of_breast_cancer_genes_among_racial_and_ethnic_populations/prweb16340331.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breakdown What FDA Requires in Assuring Data Integrity in the Life...
World Compliance Seminars today announced a live seminar on Current regulatory thinking on Data Integrity on July 08-09, 2019 in Boston, MA. This peer recommended interactive workshop is always...(PRWeb May 30, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/breakdown_what_fda_requires_in_assuring_data_integrity_in_the_life_science_industry/prweb16333633.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Newly Approved Spinal Muscular Atrophy Gene Therapy, Zolgensma ® ,...
AskBio continues to lead the path for gene therapy development and cost-effective manufacturing methods based on the contributions of its co-founder, Dr. Jude Samulski.(PRWeb May 30, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/newly_approved_spinal_muscular_atrophy_gene_therapy_zolgensma_validates_askbio_gene_therapy_platform/prweb16344912.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Westwood Labs, Award-Winning “Green” Contract Manufacturer of Beauty...
Recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council for its commitment to energy independence and recycling, solar powered Westwood Labs...(PRWeb May 30, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/westwood_labs_award_winning_green_contract_manufacturer_of_beauty_and_otc_topical_products_appoints_paul_schirmer_as_president/prweb16342319.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Capturing the Value of Clinical Trial Intelligence, New Webinar Hosted...
The vast majority of clinical trial sponsors agree that unifying clinical data systems would accelerate study execution, improve study quality and lead to significant cost savings, yet few actually...(PRWeb May 30, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/capturing_the_value_of_clinical_trial_intelligence_new_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16340614.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Benzer Pharmacy Rolls Out Plans to Roll On with Uber Health
New agreement streamlines path for patient transportation from hospital-to-pharmacy-to-home; or, from home-to-pharmacy-and-back(PRWeb May 30, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/benzer_pharmacy_rolls_out_plans_to_roll_on_with_uber_health/prweb16346734.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Diagnostic Will Help Propel Development of Improved Malaria Tests...
PATH and Quansys Biosciences, Inc. have announced the launch of the Q-Plex™ Human Malaria Array (5-Plex), designed to help researchers develop more sensitive and reliable rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)...(PRWeb May 30, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/new_diagnostic_will_help_propel_development_of_improved_malaria_tests_and_support_surveillance/prweb16345325.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

For the First Time - National Report Examines Potential Role of...
Movement to Include Critical Knowledge of Caregivers Gains Momentum with Report Release and Formation of Caregiver Pathways Task Force by the National Alliance for Caregiving(PRWeb May 30, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/for_the_first_time_national_report_examines_potential_role_of_caregivers_in_medical_product_development/prweb16344704.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Object Pharma Announces Strategic Acquisition of Metabiologics
Object Will Commercialize the Full Spectrum of Botulinum Neurotoxins to Address Unmet Needs in Aesthetic and Therapeutic Markets(PRWeb May 30, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/object_pharma_announces_strategic_acquisition_of_metabiologics/prweb16344787.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sick and Tired of Going Without, Older Americans Want Action to Lower...
Annual out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs was the fastest rising expense of retirees from 2000 to 2019, according to recent study of retiree costs released by the League. A new online...(PRWeb May 30, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/sick_and_tired_of_going_without_older_americans_want_action_to_lower_medicare_drug_costs_call_your_member_of_congress_says_the_senior_citizens_league/prweb16341645.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mercy Health to sell majority stake in fast-growing subsidiary
Bon Secours Mercy Health has struck a deal with a California private equity firm to sell a majority stake in Ensemble Health Partners, which specializes in the management and collection of patient service revenue for Mercy Health-Cincinnati and other hospital systems nationwide. Golden Gate Capital of San Francisco will acquire 51 percent of the equity in Ensemble. Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health will retain minority ownership and representation on the board of Ensemble, a fast-growing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Women Who Do Night Shift Work Don't Have An Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer, Concludes New Study
A new study of 100,000 women in the UK has found no evidence that night shift work increases the risk of breast cancer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

DARZALEX ® (daratumumab) Phase 3 MAIA Study Results Published in The New England Journal of Medicine Show Combination Therapy Increases Progression-Free Survival in Newly Diagnosed Patients with Multiple Myeloma Who are Transplant Ineligible
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lupin's Goa facility may face regulatory action, says USFDA
The USFDA has stated that it may withhold approval of any pending applications or supplements in which this facility is listed," it added. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Children ’s National, HSC to combine. Here are the details.
The deal, which still needs regulatory approval, is expected to be completed by the fall. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Healthgrades recognizes four Hawaii hospitals for outstanding patient experience
Four Hawaii hospitals have been recognized by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, as providing outstanding patient experiences among the top hospitals nationwide. Oahu-based Adventist Health Castle in Kailua, Pali Momi Medical Center in Aiea, as well as Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center and Straub Medical Center in Honolulu, received Healthgrades' 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. These awards are driven directly by patients’ feedback,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Study questions efficacy of cancer drugs in FDA ’s accelerated approvals program
A new study has revived the debate over whether or not cancer drugs fast-tracked through the FDA ’s accelerated approvals program actually help patients. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New gene therapy may not be ‘one-and-done’ home run
BioMarin Pharmaceutical reported this week that the effects of its new gene therapy may diminish over time. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New gene therapy may not be ‘one-and-done’ homerun
BioMarin Pharmaceutical reported this week that the effects of its new gene therapy may diminish over time. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

As industry consolidates, another Central Ohio cannabis grower could soon sell to publicly traded giant
Johnstown-based Ohio Grown Therapies LLC once had aspirations to go national, but the rapid growth of international marijuana giants is making it harder for "mom and pops" to compete, co-founder and CEO Andy Joseph said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

How the next step in UPMC-Highmark consent decree case could play out
Timing is, of course, ticking away before the June 30 end date of the consent decree. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Amgen To Webcast Investor Meeting At 55th Annual Meeting Of The American Society Of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) will host a webcast investor meeting at ASCO 2019 on Monday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. CT. David M. Reese, M.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at Amgen, along with members of Amgen's clinical development team and clinical investigators, will participate at the investor meeting to discuss Amgen's oncology program and data presented at ASCO 2019 including clinical data being presented for the Company's KRAS G12C inhibitor AMG 510 and BiTE® molecules AMG 420 and AMG 212.   Live audio of the investor meeting will be br...
Source: Amgen News Release - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Blink Health brings on 3 Amazon vets, Omada's CCO hails from pharma, Mount Sinai creates chief data officer role and more digital health hires
Also: Vivante Health, EverlyWell, Nurx  and Facebook fill top clinical roles. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Transgender No Longer Classified as Mental Health Disorder by WHO
WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 -- Transgender people will no longer be classified as having a mental disorder by the World Health Organization. WHO officials voted to move the term they use for transgender people -- gender incongruence -- from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Daratumumab Cuts Risk for Progression in Multiple Myeloma
WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 -- For patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, the addition of daratumumab to lenalidomide and dexamethasone is associated with a reduced risk for disease progression or death, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recent Plateauing Seen in Prevalence of Diagnosed Diabetes
WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 -- The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes has plateaued during the last eight years, while the incidence has declined, according to a study published online May 28 in BMJ Open Diabetes Research& Care. Stephen R. Benoit,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Remote Ischemic Preconditioning May Have Neuroprotective Effects
WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 -- In healthy adults, there is an increase in dynamic cerebral autoregulation (dCA) six hours after remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) that lasts for at least 24 hours, according to a study published online May 29 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Long-Term Survival Similar for Endovascular, Open AAA Repair
WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 -- For patients with asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm, long-term overall survival is similar with either endovascular repair or open repair, according to a study published in the May 30 issue of the New England Journal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ask About Adherence: Improving adherence among osteoporosis patients could save up to $6.52 billion
(Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Medicare Ask About Adherence Source Type: news

Pharma firm to pay $3.5M to resolve kickback claims
A Chester County pharmaceutical company agreed to pay the U.S. government $3.5 million to resolve allegations that it provided kickbacks to doctors to get them to prescribe the company's dermatology drugs. The settlement resolves allegations that between 2012 and 2017, Exton-based Aqua Pharmaceuticals, which now operates as Almirall LLC, provided physicians with in-office and out-of-office meals and food items, entertainment, trips, gift cards and gifts to induce the doctors to write prescriptions… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Inside the deal: How market volatility helped Centene land a better WellCare deal
Centene Corp.'s proposed $17.3 billion acquisition of WellCare Health Plans is facing criticism from a sudden swarm of hedge funds looking to scuttle the deal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Medical Teams, Intel partner to pack hygiene kits for the homeless
Medical Teams International is inviting businesses to its Tigard headquarters to help get hygiene kits to vulnerable populations, including the homeless in Portland. Intel Corp. employees recently helped pack 500 health essentials kits to be distributed locally. The kits contain toothbrushes, washcloths, soap, shampoo, combs and more. Medical Teams launched the Compassion Force program for its corporate partners in April. “We call it Compassion Force becau se so many companies we work with in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

REIT deepens investment in Charlotte with local acquisitions totaling $264M
Welltower Inc. acquired five local medical buildings as part of a national, $1.25 billion portfolio transaction. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashley Fahey Source Type: news