Meet Aharon Yoki, a 2018 CFO of the Year honoree
Name: Aharon Yoki Title: Chief financial officer Company: Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research Years with company: Five Category: Government and nonprofit We asked our CFO of the Year honorees a series of non-business questions, since all work and no play makes CFOs a dull group. What do you collect , if anything? No collections, but I have a pretty decent stack of dusty books in the garage.  Your first car: Toyota Cressida    Who plays you in the movie? Matt Damon Favorite… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Erickson Source Type: news

Jewish Family Service searching for new home
The human services agency says a larger, more efficient space would allow additional growth and expansion of services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Chemical octopus catches sneaky cancer clues, trace glycoproteins
Cancer drops sparse chemical hints of its presence early on, but unfortunately, many of them are in a class of biochemicals that could not be detected thoroughly, until now. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have engineered a chemical trap that exhaustively catches what are called glycoproteins, including minuscule traces that have previously escaped detection. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Made at Mayo: How lifting a startup ban at one of the nation ’s top health systems ushered in a wave of innovation in Rochester
Dr. Darryl Barnes has been inventing things for as long as he can remember. As a full-time Mayo Clinic physician and part-time entrepreneur, Barnes has developed dozens of devices and worked on numerous side projects in his, admittedly limited, free time. His most recent startup, a medical device company he co-founded in 2014, is distinctly different from anything else he has ever worked on. Because for the first time in his medical career, Barnes is in control of his own invention. The Mayo Clinic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Maddy Kennedy Source Type: news

AstraZeneca and Luye Pharma Group enter agreement for rights to Seroquel and Seroquel XR in the UK, China and other international markets
AstraZeneca has entered into an agreement with Luye Pharma Group, Ltd. (Luye Pharma) for the sale and licence of the rights to Seroquel and Seroquel XR in the UK, China and other international markets, including Brazil, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, Argentina, Malaysia and South Africa. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

FDA grants priority review to Roche ’s cancer immunotherapy TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) for initial treatment of people with a specific type of metastatic lung cancer
Roche today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) and granted Priority Review for TECENTRIQ® (atezolizumab), in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab), paclitaxel and carboplatin (chemotherapy), for the initial (first-line) treatment of people with metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA grants priority review to Roche ’s cancer immunotherapy TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) for initial treatment of people with a specific type of metastatic lung cancer
Roche today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) and granted Priority Review for TECENTRIQ® (atezolizumab), in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab), paclitaxel and carboplatin (chemotherapy), for the initial (first-line) treatment of people with metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA grants priority review to Roche ’s cancer immunotherapy TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) for initial treatment of people with a specific type of metastatic lung cancer
Roche today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) and granted Priority Review for TECENTRIQ® (atezolizumab), in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab), paclitaxel and carboplatin (chemotherapy), for the initial (first-line) treatment of people with metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves Supplemental New Drug Application for Myrbetriq (mirabegron) for Use in Combination with Solifenacin Succinate for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder Symptoms
TOKYO, May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., " Astellas " ) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 7, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mass. patients use more expensive imaging services, more often
MRIs, CAT scans and other expensive imaging services are more often ordered by Massachusetts doctors — a problem that is contributing to the state’s high health care costs, according to recently released state data. Medicare spent $762.1 million on imaging services, or $892 per beneficiary, in Massachusetts in 2015 — the fourth-highest spending in the U.S, and 14 percent higher than the ave rage state. “This is a contributing factor to higher overall health care costs in Massachusetts,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Leading CAR-T Company Broadens Treatment Pipeline
TC BioPharm will collaborate with Scotia Biologics to develop proprietary CAR-T treatments for cancer and anti-viral indications. First CAR-T products will target solid tumours(PRWeb May 07, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15468263.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BayMark Health Services Opens First AppleGate Recovery In Kentucky
AppleGate Recovery, a division of BayMark Health Services, announces the opening of their first outpatient clinic in Kentucky for the treatment of opioid use disorder.(PRWeb May 07, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15470109.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women ’s Dermatologic Society to Offer Skin Cancer Screenings
Award Winning Play Safe in the Sun Program Announces 2018 Play Safe Season(PRWeb May 07, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15466046.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. House of Representatives ’ Subcommittee on Workforce Protections...
The Workers Compensation Research Institute’s Executive Vice President and Counsel Ramona Tanabe will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Workforce Protections on the...(PRWeb May 07, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15469882.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PDA, ISPE Sign MOU on Quality Metrics & Culture
PDA and ISPE to share documents on quality metrics and culture.(PRWeb May 07, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15466548.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ISPE, PDA Sign MOU on Quality Metrics and Culture
ISPE and PDA announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to exchange information regarding their respective efforts on Quality Metrics and Quality Culture.(PRWeb May 07, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15466493.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suven Life Sciences' Pashamylaram facility successfully completes USFDA inspection
The facility has undergone renewal inspection from February 5-18 by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), Suven Life Sciences said in a filing to BSE. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Converseon Launches New AI-Powered Solution to Identify Hard-to-Find...
Converseon, the leading AI + human social intelligence and technology firm, today announced the roll out of a new product that leverages machine learning to capture and identify adverse events.(PRWeb May 07, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15468399.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Proposed fee to stabilize Colorado's individual health-insurance market dies in Senate
The idea of launching a reinsurance program to save Colorado ’s flailing individual health-insurance market was big and it was bold. But in the end, it wasn’t bipartisan enough. Republicans on the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on Friday killed House Bill 1392 3-2 on a party-line vote. That decision came after its Republican Senate co-sponsor, Don Coram of Montrose, looked at his colleagues on the committee and acknowledged that he didn’t know exactly what the answer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

NASA Satellites Track Harmful Sulfur Dioxide From The Mt. Kilauea Eruption
Harmful sulfur dioxide from the Mt. Kilauea volcanic is being tracked by NASA satellites. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marshall Shepherd, Contributor Source Type: news

Japan Tobacco: securing the brand in a disrupted market
As cigarette sales fall, the former state monopoly must capture the electronic market (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Insurers Post Obamacare Profits With Little Interest In Trump Plans
Health insurers coming off a solid first quarter of Obamacare profits aren't yet including the Trump administration's short-term policies or skimpier benefits into their financial outlooks. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM NYSE:CI NYSE:MOH Source Type: news

Pharma and healthcare companies braced for Trump shake-up
US president expected to outline plans in speech to lower drug prices (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharma and healthcare companies brace for Trump shake-up
US president expected to outline plans in speech to lower drug prices (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharma exports can cross $20 bn by 2020: Chief of Pharmexcil
India ’s pharma exports grew 2.91% to $17.27 billion in 2017-18, according to the council. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Show Esketamine Nasal Spray Demonstrated Rapid Improvements in Depressive Symptoms in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Woman Finds Roach In Her Ear: What You Should Do When This Happens
Gross and disconcerting? Yes. Very rare? Not really. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Tick And Mosquito Illnesses Tripled Since 2004 - Is Weather To Blame?
Is there a linkage between the surge in U.S. tick, flea, and mosquito illnesses and the weather? Perhaps, but it is not a simple answer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marshall Shepherd, Contributor Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for anesthesia drug
The company has received an approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market its product in the US market, Zydus Cadila said in a statement. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

' Pharma Bro' Shkreli in Prison, But Daraprim ’ s Price Still High'Pharma Bro' Shkreli in Prison, But Daraprim ’ s Price Still High
The saga of Martin Shkreli and Turing Pharmaceuticals focused a lot of attention on prescription drug prices, but no reversal of the exponential price increases for the lifesaving drug Daraprim resulted. The story offers an object lesson into the interworkings of the pharmaceutical market.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Abbott Implements Corrective Action for HeartMate 3 Heart Pump
- Abbott previously communicated safety alert related to potential outflow graft twisting to physicians on April 5, 2018 (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Despite Youth on Farm, Abbott Ventures Chief Avoids Spreading Manure
Abbott Ventures chief Evan Norton may have spent part of his youth on a farm, but there ’s no manure in his manner when speaking of the medical device and diagnostics market landscape. The key, he says, is to avoid being blindsided by the transformational power of digital data. Others agree. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michael Millenson, Contributor Tags: NYSE:ABT Source Type: news

Startup partners with HEB to offer free home deliveries from pharmacy
Patients in San Antonio and Austin will have access to free prescription deliveries as a result of the new arrangement. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

New health center set up at TMC by Houston Methodist, Texas A & M and Laura Bush ’s Texan by Nature
A hospital, university and nonprofit have partnered to open a new center in Houston that will advance health and nature research. Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas A&M University System and Austin-based Texan by Nature — a nonprofit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush — held an event May 2 to celebrate the new Center for Health& Nature and the finalized design plans for a garden, according to a press release. The new center will be housed within the Center for Outcomes Research at Houston … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jen Para Source Type: news

Partners, Boston Medical Center take part in push for 1M patient database
Boston hospitals are ramping up recruitment for a national initiative to collect patient data, as the National Institutes of Health gets ready to launch the massive million-patient research database. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Pharmacists Can Play Role in Identifying Frailty
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 -- As the number of older people in the United States continues to increase, pharmacists and health care professionals need to recognize and address the health care challenges associated with age, including frailty, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Organizations Not Meeting Trial Reporting Requirements
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 -- Many organizations are not meeting the trial registration and results reporting requirements clarified by " The Final Rule, " which had a compliance date of April 18, 2017, according to a study published online May 1 in BMC... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Low Neighborhood Walkability Increases Risk of Asthma in Kids
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 -- Children living in neighborhoods with low walkability are at increased risk of asthma, according to a study published online April 17 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Elinor Simons, M.D., Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Online Review of Cosmetic Breast Surgery Extends to Surgeon, Staff
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 -- Good cosmetic results are not the only factor mentioned in online breast augmentation reviews of plastic surgeons, according to a study published in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Robert G. Dorfman, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Emotional Intelligence Predictors in Radiation Therapists ID'd
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 -- Some factors that predict radiation therapists'emotional intelligence (EI) can be addressed, according to a study published online April 23 in the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences. Trakis Stami, from the St. George... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Capri Senior Communities properties to be sold to buyer seeking $189M in financing
Jim Tarantino, who leads rapidly-expanding Capri Senior Communities in southeast Wisconsin, said the owners of the properties plan to sell them to a new nonprofit that is seeking $189 million in financing to buy and improve the properties. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Fast-growing startup takes anesthesiologists on the road so kids get faster dental care
A startup that brings anesthesia to dental and medical offices in Central and Southeast Ohio aims to double sales this year as it helps patients avoid months-long waits for procedures and lower their bills. For now, SmileMD Inc. focuses mainly on pediatric dentistry for its traveling anesthesiologists, asking its rural clients to schedule five or six procedures on the day it visits that otherwise would have meant patients traveling to Columbus. “It is a new way of taking care of patients in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Kettering Health to construct $70M tower at Dayton-area hospital
A Dayton-area hospital is adding a massive tower to accommodate new services and allow for further expansion. Kettering Health Network will construct a $70 million, five-story tower at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek starting in the fall. The 170,000-square-foot expansion will house additional surgical and cardiac services, as well as private inpatient rooms and shelled space that could be used in the future. The tower is expected to be completed by summer 2020. Kettering Health, which owns… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

2018 Healthiest Employers: Midsize businesses — Top 3
Healthiest Employers with 500 to 1,499 employees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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2018 Healthiest Employers: Small businesses — Top 3
Healthiest Employers with 100 to 499 employees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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National Church Residences exploring expansion of Worthington property
National Church Residences is looking at expanding one of its major properties in Worthington. The development group has begun to look at Stafford Village and Stafford Court Homes, an 88-unit senior housing facility at 814 Hartford St., east of High Street between Stafford Avenue and North Street. It has been reaching out to neighbors, residents and community leaders as it formulates a plan for what kind of expansion will actually take place there. George Tabit, vice president of construction and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tristan Navera Source Type: news

St. Jude to combat ‘unacceptable’ sickle cell death rate
Because she is a physician, Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris, national president of The Links Foundation Inc. and The Links Inc. said the organization's $1 million award to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for sickle cell research was even more special to her. "Health is my passion," the Oakland, California-based internist said. "So to be able to be a part of an organization that is willing to acknowledge and recognize the importance of us continuing to be at the forefront of helping to promote research,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

A Framework for the Design of Effective Primary Care Systems
This article describes a framework for the design of primary care systems that are responsive to local needs. It serves as a guide to understand and navigate the complex issues of primary care delivery. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Source Type: news

Nigerian Health Entrepreneur Remi Owadokun On Fusing Health, Tech, and Thought Leadership in Nigeria
Remi Owadokun, founder of Total Makeover Program, a creative health start-up focused on empowering individuals with the resources they need to live a healthy life using educational resources including online courses, mobile games and other custom built products that ensure the best results. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mfonobong Nsehe, Contributor Source Type: news

Video: PhRMA CEO discusses biopharmaceutical supply chain at POLITICO event
Yesterday, PhRMA president and CEO Stephen J. Ubl spoke at POLITICO ’s “Deconstructing the Prescription Drug Supply Chain” event, discussing the incredible new era of medicine, medicine spending trends, biopharmaceutical supply chain dynamics and market-based solutions to improve patient affordability. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: drug cost out of pocket costs Policy Solutions New Era of Medicine Source Type: news