June 2019 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for June 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Veterans Affairs OKs'Ketamine-Like' Drug Despite Cost, Doctors' Misgivings: Reports
In June, the Department of Veterans Affairs chose to approve the use of a new, expensive antidepressant despite concerns about the drug's effects and speculation about the president's involvement. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Contributor Source Type: news

Veterans Affairs Approves'Ketamine-Like' Drug Despite Cost, Doctors' Misgivings: Reports
In June, the Department of Veterans Affairs chose to approve the use of a new, expensive antidepressant despite concerns about the drug's effects and speculation about the president's involvement. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Contributor Source Type: news

Here's How Much Money Medical Assistants Make In Every State
Find out how much money medical assistants earn a year in every U.S. state. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew DePietro, Contributor Source Type: news

Calling Them'Heartbeat' Laws Is Misleading And Cruel
The human fetus is a long way from having a heartbeat just six weeks into pregnancy, but experts say the abortion-tied term can be harmful right away. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Contributor Source Type: news

Calling Abortion Bans'Heartbeat' Laws Is Misleading And Cruel
The human fetus is a long way from having a heartbeat just six weeks into pregnancy, but experts say this language can be harmful right away. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Contributor Source Type: news

North Korea Has Two Weapons Of Mass Destruction: Nukes And Tuberculosis
There is a joke in China that the North Korean ’s have two weapons of mass destruction, nukes and tuberculosis. And not just TB, but multidrug resistant TB, which knows no boundaries or borders, and is spread person to person through the air. Trump went to North Korea to discuss denuclearization. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

PHOTOS: Spotlight on Charlotte's Healthiest Employers as 2019 rankings are revealed
A group of 35 Charlotte-area employers were recognized on Friday for their role in promoting health and wellness. It was part of the Charlotte Business Journal's ninth annual Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte Awards, an event held at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. The event included a wellness expo, outdoor yoga and awards presentation. Then came a scavenger hunt of sorts, during which participant s had to complete activities throughout the garden. Employers were split into five categories:… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Packline Materials Handling Announce Production Of New Roll Handling...
New to Packline Materials Handling and Ultrasource llc, this roll handling solution is designed to have an extended reach which allows rolls of film and foil to be picked vertically to and from a...(PRWeb July 01, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/packline_materials_handling_announce_production_of_new_roll_handling_equipment_with_extended_reach_for_handling_rolls_of_film_and_foil/prweb16405835.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
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NexTec Group named to Top 100 VARs 2019
Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs specialize in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software(PRWeb July 01, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/nextec_group_named_to_top_100_vars_2019/prweb16411322.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Monthly News Roundup - June 2019
Vyleesi: A Second Drug Approved to Boost Libido in Women In June the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vyleesi (bremelanotide injection) to treat acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novartis announces 26 week gender-neutral parental leave
The company believes this move will enrich the workplace and foster a more inclusive culture in the organisation. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Strides Pharma arm signs pacts for sale of Australian business to Arrow Pharma
The company said it expects the transaction to close on or around July 10, 2019. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alembic Pharma gets USFDA nod for seizure treatment drug
The approved product is therapeutically equivalent to the reference listed drug Klonopin orally disintegrating tablets of Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical Wearables, Surveillance Capitalism And Global Health.
Are medical wearable devices simply for personal use, or can humanity benefit too? In a world of surveillance capitalism, can we find ways to share the proceeds from the new gold that is data? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stewart Southey, Contributor Source Type: news

Oral-B Genius X Review: Does A Toothbrush Really Need Artificial Intelligence?
Dentistry tech giant Oral-B originally announced its super smart toothbrush, the Genius X, at CES earlier this year - claiming it to be the world ’s smartest ever toothbrush. But how smart is it? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lee Bell, Contributor Source Type: news

Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations Follow Big HPV Infection Drops Shown In New Study
Substantial declines in HPV-related infections and genital warts have led to an expansion in recommendations for the vaccine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Neuroscience Explains Why Instagram Is So Bad For Teen Girls
Thanks to ongoing brain development and sensitivity to dopamine (neurotransmitter associated with pleasure), teens are more likely to crave reward-based experiences. In the age of smartphones, followers and likes, reward-seeking behaviors is increasingly associated with social media approval. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

3D Printing Is Finally Ready For Its Close-Up
3D printing is a cool idea. You spec out product details, insert the raw materials like resin or malleable metal into a black box, then push a button to print. This would mean the end of inventories and the beginning of new business models. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jon Markman, Contributor Source Type: news

GE Healthcare debuts its College of Health Technology Management: Slideshow
GE Healthcare opened its College of Health Technology Management (HTM) last week, which will train GE employees in the technical and procedural skills necessary to work with medical equipment in a hospital environment. The program, which will train between 22 and 25 participants at a time, is only open to GE employees, but communications lead Laura Fait anticipates that it will expand to GE Healthcare customers in 2020. And training at the college has already begun, with a few technicians who… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Celia Young Source Type: news

Do you know the connection between blood pressure and Alzheimer ’s?
According to researchers, there has been a proven link between blood pressure and Alzheimer ’s for years. In 2014, according to the World Alzheimer Report, there were multiple studies that followed large groups of people for 15 to 40 years and showed that those who had high blood pressure were more likely to develop vascular dementia later in life. This is the second-most common form o f dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. Vascular dementia is caused by reduced blood flow to the brain, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. Sakib Qureshi Source Type: news

What CBD And Grapefruit Have In Common When It Comes To Drug Interactions: Risks You Should Know
We ’re still in the early stages of CBD research and marketing is predictably outpacing the facts. Here's a brief breakdown of drug-interaction risks you should know. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Understanding sarcoma: from diagnosis to treatment
A cancer diagnosis can be scary and confusing, especially for a patient receiving a sarcoma diagnosis. What is sarcoma? Sarcoma is a rare cancer of the soft tissues and bone. Most types of cancer originate in the epithelial linings that cover exposed surfaces of the body and have direct exposure to environmental toxins. Sarcomas, however, originate from cells or tissues that lie below these lini ngs in the muscle, bone, cartilage, fat, blood vessels, smooth muscle and skeletal muscles. Any type… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. Kamal Ummed Source Type: news

Papayas: Here Is The Latest Food With A Salmonella Outbreak
Got papaya? Say papay-no, if they're from Mexico and you are in these states. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Hahnemann closes trauma center, nurses say supplies in short supply at hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital has notified the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation that it is de-designating the medical center as a Level 1 and Level 2 trauma facility, effective immediately. The Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, known as PASNAP, say nurses at Hahnemann lack basic supplies to provide quality care and the union has asked the state to appoint a temporary manager to ensure patient safety. Both actions come days after Hahnemann University Hospital’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

What'Jaws' Can Teach You About Ethical Leadership
The CEO of the National Association of County and City Health Officials explains how telling the truth plays a crucial role in effective leadership. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Weinstein, Contributor Source Type: news

India asks its states not to partner with Philip Morris-funded foundation
India's federal health ministry has sent a letter, dated June 24, to chief secretaries of all states, saying they should not partner with Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bufford stepping down as president, CEO of Trilogy Health Services
More than 20 years after founding Trilogy Health Services LLC, Randy Bufford is stepping away from his roles as president and CEO. Effective Oct. 1, he will transition to a more hands-off role with the company as chairman of Trilogy's board. The company's chief operating officer, Leigh Ann Barney, will assume the CEO and president positions at that time, according to a news release. Bufford apparently made the announcemen t to the company on Thursday, and the company announced the transition… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Kamala Harris Hits Home For 30 Million With High Deductibles
More than 29 million people were enrolled in a high deductible health plan offered through their employer in 2017, according to the University of Minnesota's State Health Access Data Assistance Center analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

From Miscarriage to Entrepreneurship: How Adia Health Empowers Women To Own Their Fertility Journey
In the UK more women now give birth over the age of 40, then women who were under the age of 20. With the big business of Fertility, new startup Adia Health is helping women understand and navigate their own fertility journey. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Serena Oppenheim, Contributor Source Type: news

Prince George's health system names new interim leader
University of Maryland Capital Region Health, the group overseeing a new $543 million hospital under construction in Largo, named a new interim leader Friday to replace President and CEO Sherry Perkins, who is set to step down next week after less than a year in the job to take up another health care position in Delaware. The Prince George's County health system — supported by the University of Maryland Medical System, which absorbed the long-suffering Dimensions Healthcare System — will see… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Vandana Sinha Source Type: news

Can Smart Materials Really Read Our Emotions?
Wearables and new “smart materials” designed to measure emotions create the expectation that simply slapping on a bracelet will give us new insight into our bodies and minds. Are we looking at the future of the quantified self or the latest batch of pseudoscientific marketing? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Baron, Contributor Source Type: news

Less regulation for Florida hospitals could lead to expansion
Repealing the approval process for new hospitals could lead to more facilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

New telehealth laws spell opportunity for MDLive
While some businesses may frown upon government-imposed regulations, MDLive is counting on Florida ’s new telehealth laws to support its plan for rapid growth. The state Senate passed House Bill 23 on April 29 to establish standards of practice for health care providers that facilitate long-distance doctor visits through telecommunications technologies, also known as telehealth or telemedicine . The regulations address issues such as insurance payments for the service and allowing out-of-state telehealth… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emon Reiser Source Type: news

Perfecting CAPA
“Flawless” may not exist on the plant floor, but reviewing your quality process can save money and lives (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
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OHSU will reactivate heart transplant program in August
Oregon Health& Science University President Dr. Danny Jacobs said Friday he expects the university ’s advanced heart failure program, which encompasses heart transplants, to be fully back up and running on Aug. 31, a year after it was deactivated. “We’re delighted to be on track to bring the program back,” Jacobs said in an interview. OHSU suspended heart transplants last summer after f our advanced heart failure cardiologists quit. Two doctors who perform transplants, Dr. Howard Song and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Bay Area healthcare device maker latest to join the IPO stampede
Livongo Health filed for an IPO on Friday, marking the latest healthcare tech company to head to the public markets this year after a three-year industry lapse. Mountain View-based Livongo develops devices and services for chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension, as well as for weight management and behavioral health. The company markets cellular-connected meters and scales that use artificial intelligence for its diabetes, hypertension and weight management customers. “We are focused… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dawn Kawamoto Source Type: news

Glen Tullman ’s Livongo Health files for an IPO
Livongo Health, a healthcare startup  founded by Chicago entrepreneur Glen Tullman, is headed for an IPO. The company filed its S-1 Friday and is looking to raise $100 million in the public offering, a number that will likely be adjusted before its market debut. Livongo is based in Mountain View, Calif., but has a large office in C hicago. Livongo makes a blood glucose monitor and digital dashboard to help people manage diabetes and other chronic health conditions. Founded in 2014, the digital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jim Dallke Source Type: news

Bay Area healthcare device maker latest to join the IPO stampede
Livongo Health filed for an IPO on Friday, marking the latest healthcare tech company to head to the public markets this year after a three-year industry lapse. Mountain View-based Livongo develops devices and services for chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension, as well as for weight management and behavioral health. The company markets cellular-connected meters and scales that use artificial intelligence for its diabetes, hypertension and weight management customers. “We are focused… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dawn Kawamoto Source Type: news

Encompass Health to pay $48 million to resolve allegations
Encompass Health has agreed to pay $48 million to resolve allegations that some of its inpatient rehabilitation facilities provided inaccurate information to Medicare in order to maintain their status and to earn a higher rate of reimbursement, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.   According to the Department of Justice, beginning in 2007, in order to ensure compliance with Medicare’s rules regarding classification as an inpatient rehabilitation facility, and to increase reimbursement,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Boulder lung-diagnostics company acquires part of publicly-traded U.K. firm
The company is taking on the seller's U.S. operations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

It Pays To Get Your Zzz's: Why Companies Are Paying Employees To Sleep
Companies are catching on to the fact that employees who get more sleep are more productive, feel better, generally eat healthier and may even derive a mental health boost (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Five-Year Survival Less Than 40 Percent in Seniors With DLBCL
FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 -- Overall survival among older adults with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has improved over time, but five-year survival is less than 40 percent, according to a study published online June 12 in Leukemia&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medicare Advantage Patients Have Higher Readmission Rates
FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 -- Medicare Advantage patients have higher risk-adjusted hospital readmission rates than traditional Medicare patients for acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and pneumonia, according to a new study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medtronic Recalls Some Insulin Pumps Over Cybersecurity Concerns
FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that some high-tech insulin pumps made by Medtronic are being recalled for potential cybersecurity risks that could leave them vulnerable to hacking. Due to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Overall Survival Worse With Multiple Primary Melanomas
FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 -- Patients with multiple primary melanomas have worse overall survival than those with a single primary melanoma, according to a study published online June 26 in JAMA Dermatology. Mary-Ann El Sharouni, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Two Birmingham execs receive EY's Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Two Birmingham entrepreneurs are being recognized for their work by Ernst& Young. Tricia Wallwork, chair and CEO of Milo's Tea Company, won the Ernst& Young's 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Southeast in the family business category. Shegun Otulana, CEO of Therapy Brands, received the award in the health care technology category. The program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders in companies who excel in growth, innovation, financial performance and commitment to their communities. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Coleman Martinson Source Type: news

Nursing Home Costs Outpace Inflation, Other Medical Care
FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 -- Out-of-pocket costs for nursing home (NH) care are high and rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices, according to a study published online June 20 in Medical Care Research and Review. Sean Huang, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Court hears appeal on 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli's fraud case
A federal appeals court in New York City is considering whether the securities fraud conviction against the former drug company executive known as "Pharma Bro" should be thrown out (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Democratic Debates: What The Candidates Told Older And Younger Voters
Analyzing the Democratic debates on issues for older and younger people (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Next Avenue, Contributor Source Type: news