American College of Surgeons, Oct. 22-26
The 103rd Annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress The annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons was held from Oct. 22 to 26 in San Diego and attracted approximately 14,000 participants from around the world, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Greater Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass Than Other Bariatric Sx
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is associated with greater weight loss at one, three, and five years than sleeve gastrectomy (SG) or adjustable gastric banding (AGB), though it also has the highest rate of 30-day adverse... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Prescription Drug Prices: A Bitter Pill In The Midterm Elections
Older voters want Washington to do more about lowering prescription drug costs. The midterm elections may make that happen. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Richard Eisenberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Richard Gottfried may be on verge of reshaping health care in New York
Assemblyman Richard Gottfried has spent nearly three decades pushing for New York to enact a single-payer health system. The bill, called the New York Health Act, is attracting a lot of attention this year. The Assembly has passed it four straight years. If Democrats take control of the state Senate, the legislation could pass there, too. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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If You Want To Wear Colored Contact Lenses, FDA Has A Warning
Do get spooked by these warnings if you want to change your eyes for Halloween with decorative contact lenses. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Health networks break ground on $27M rehab hospital in Dayton
A large rehabilitation hospital set to open within the next two years is now under construction. Dayton-based Premier Health and Encompass Health Corp. of Birmingham, Alabama broke ground this week on The Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, a joint venture between the two health networks. The $27 million facility will be located across from Miami Valley Hospital, which Premier also owns, at t he intersection of South Main and Apple streets near the University of Dayton. The new hospital will complement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

St. Pete digital health company will use grant to launch French version of software
TAO Connect is planning a digital expansion to reach French speakers. The St. Petersburg-based digital health company received $141,700 from the National Science Foundation to develop a French language version of its therapeutic software. The process translates all aspects of TAO Connect’s current platform, including its artificial intelligence-based practice tool s. To create the French adaptation, creators use voiceover technology along with reworking text throughout the platform, a press… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Sunderland Source Type: news

Why this Fremont drug maker plans to add 300 jobs
Ramping up to make its own set of lookalike "biosimilar" drugs and handle manufacturing demand from other biotech companies, Boehringer Ingelheim is hiring 300 people in Fremont as part of a $217 million expansion. It is one of a handful of drug manufacturing facility expansions in the Bay Area — particularly in the East Bay — as the biotech industry explodes with startups and more-mature companies attempting to move drugs through the clinical trial process to the commercial market. But Boehringer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Allina Health to open third Uptown clinic
Allina Health System will open a third clinic in Minneapolis ’ Uptown neighborhood next year. The 11,000-square-foot location will be in the Calhoun Village Shopping Center, at 3200 W. Lake St. on the north end of Lake Bde Maka Ska. Minneapolis-based Allina will offer primary care, mental health care and women’s health services at the site. The clinic w ill have an “emphasis on convenience" and "integrating the digital experience more deliberately into an individual's care,” an Allina spokesman… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Tori Foles, wife of Super Bowl MVP, shares her struggles with little-known medical condition
Tori Foles was diagnosed with POTS at age 23. She talked about her struggled with the hard to diagnose and often misunderstood medical condition at this week's Life Sciences Pennsylvania conference in Philadelphia. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

P & G pitch contest reveals focus on alternative health care
Procter& Gamble Co. is staging a pitch contest in hopes of developing new health care products, which could range from alleviating symptoms of menopause to treating erectile dysfunction.   The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) suggested the company is even interested in products that could manage pain with hemp or cannabis, which are increasingly popular. “Consumers are actively seeking alternative treatments to manage chronic pain due to ineffective treatment s, cost and/or… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

5 Surprising Ways In Which Telemedicine Is Revolutionizing Healthcare
Today patients, doctors, and caregivers have learned to accept telemedicine as one of many ways of delivering care. Here are five surprising ways in which telehealth is revolutionizing healthcare, (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shourjya Sanyal, Contributor Source Type: news

A National Health Campaign Skillfully Uses Communication To Save One Million Lives
The CDC uses simple words, multimedia resources, and storytelling to reach its goal of preventing one million deaths. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carmine Gallo, Contributor Source Type: news

These 7 Orlando-area nursing homes rated among nation's best
Seven Orlando-area nursing homes scored high marks in an annual study that ranks facilities around the country. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Susan Lundine Source Type: news

UK Police Charge Pharmaceutical Company Over Hospital Baby Deaths UK Police Charge Pharmaceutical Company Over Hospital Baby Deaths
Police said on Wednesday they had charged pharmaceutical company ITH Pharma with a number of offenses as part of an investigation into the deaths and illnesses of seven babies at several hospitals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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Cambridge's Intellia delays gene editing trial
Cambridge startup Intellia Therapeutics Inc. announced Wednesday that it is pushing back a highly anticipated human trial of its lead gene editing treatment. Intellia (Nasdaq: NTLA) announced Wednesday that it now plans to seek FDA approval in 2020 to start a clinical trial of the rare disease treatment, which uses gene editing technology known as CRISPR/Cas9. The company had originally planned to file the so-called IND application with the FDA by the end of 2019. During a third quarter earnings… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Reports: Watertown's athenahealth in talks to be acquired by Veritas, Elliott
Private equity firm Veritas Capital and activist hedge fund Elliott Management are reportedly in advanced talks to acquire Watertown-based health care IT company athenahealth Inc. for an undisclosed price. Bloomberg and Reuters each reported on the deal talks Wednesday, citing anonymous sources. According to the Bloomberg report, Elliott would increase its stake in athenahealth (Nasdaq: ATHN) through the deal. Spokespeople for athenahealth, Elliott and Veritas were not immediately available for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Allegro, Ashfield and Amy Farr
I’m Amy, and I have recently joined Ashfield as an Associate Medical Writer within its Allegro Intake 3. As a keen blogger, I couldn’t say no to the... The post Allegro, Ashfield and Amy Farr appeared first on Ashfield Healthcare. (Source: Ashfield Healthcare News)
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Why You Might Get Kidney Cancer If You Move To Florida
You may want to ask your doctors to think twice before ordering an unnecessary CT scan or treating an incidental “diagnosis.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

UK drugmaker ITH Pharma charged after baby deaths
London-based group to ‘vigorously defend’ case linked to contaminated feed (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Latinos And Hispanics Poised To Transform U.S. Health System With $1.7 Trillion Purchasing Power
In recent months, immigration, race and ethnicity have dominated headlines. One reason is because with each passing year, more and more people in the U.S. are classified as either Latino or Hispanic. Those who embrace Hispanics stand to tap into their $1.7 Trillion purchasing power. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

Pharma company charged over baby feed 'contamination'
ITH Pharma is a manufacturer of nutrition given to babies in neonatal intensive care units. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
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Anthem's Shift From Obamacare To Medicare Increases Profits
Anthem's decision to stop selling Obamacare helped boost third quarter profits by 29%, the insurer said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
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Anthem's Shift From Obamacare To Medicare Increases Profits
Anthem's decision to stop selling Obamacare helped boost third quarter profits by 29%, the insurer said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
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1DROP Raises $4.25 Million to Develop Next-Generation Portable Medical Diagnostics
Investment will support commercialization and development of panels of new diagnostic tests BOSTON and NEUCHATEL, Switzerland, Oct. 31, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- 1DROP, a life science company developing and commercializing an ea... Diagnostics, Venture Capital 1DROP (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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11 Ways To Stay Competitive As Technology Evolves
In a field that's constantly evolving, these experts offer ways to stay a step ahead. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
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Shavit Capital Completes $100 Million Investment Round for Its Fifth Fund
Shavit is one of the leading funds in Israel specializing in pre-IPO investments JERUSALEM, October 31, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Shavit Capital announces the completion of a $100 million funding round for its fifth fund. Founde... Biopharmaceuticals, Devices, Venture Capital Shavit Capital (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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Egalet Signs Asset Purchase Agreement to Acquire Four FDA-Approved, Non-Narcotic Pain Products
Anticipates projected pro forma annual net revenue of between $80 and $90 million Company expects to reduce senior debt by $34 million Company files for voluntary pre-arranged plan of reorganization with support of majority in dollar amount of debt h... Biopharmaceuticals, Acquisitions Egalet, Iroko Pharmaceuticals, SoluMatrix, VIVLODEX, TIVORBEX, ZORVOLEX, INDOCIN (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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Genetic Risk Score IDs Breast CA Risk in Female Child CA Survivors
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- A polygenic risk score (PRS) can identify subsequent breast cancer risk among childhood survivors of cancer, according to a study published online Oct. 26 in Clinical Cancer Research. Zhaoming Wang, Ph.D., from St. Jude... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Diagnoses, Treatment of Mental Health Conditions Up in College
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- Among college students, self-reported diagnoses and treatment of mental health conditions are increasing, according to a study published online Oct. 24 in the Journal of American College Health. Sara B. Oswalt, M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Oral Immunotherapy Beneficial in Patients With Wheat Allergy
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- Vital wheat gluten (VWG) oral immunotherapy (OIT) induces desensitization in about half of patients with wheat allergy after a year of treatment, according to a study published online Oct. 30 in the Journal of Allergy and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Link Between Statins, Non-CVD Outcomes Lacks Evidence
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- There is a lack of convincing evidence for an association between statin use and non-cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes, according to a review published in the Oct. 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Yazhou... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Sub-Concussive Hits May Not Be Tied to Neurocognitive Changes
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- Sub-concussive head impacts suffered over the course of a single season of youth tackle football may not be associated with neurocognitive functional outcomes, according to a study published Oct. 12 in the Journal of Head... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Black, Low-Income Women May Not Report Barriers to Care
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- Black women, women living in poverty, and those with higher levels of distrust are less likely to report barriers to timely screening mammography, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in Cancer. Sage J. Kim,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Lead Screen in Kids, Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that current evidence is insufficient for assessing the balance of harms and benefits of screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic children and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Antibiotics, Acid Suppressants in Infancy May Up Obesity Risk
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- Prescription of antibiotics and acid-suppressing medications in early childhood is associated with an increased risk for obesity, according to a study published online Oct. 30 in Gut. Christopher M. Stark, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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50 Percent of Children Aged 2 to 5 Years Fear Doctor Visits
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- Half of parents report that their children aged 2 to 5 years are afraid of going to the doctor, according to survey results published in the Oct. 15 Mott Poll Report. For the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Discharge Day Does Not Impact Readmission After Cardiac Sx
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- For cardiac surgical patients, the likelihood of readmission has no association with day of discharge, according to a study published online Oct. 11 in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Yas Sanaiha, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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UK police charge pharmaceutical company over hospital baby deaths
Police said on Wednesday they had charged pharmaceutical company ITH Pharma with a number of offences as part of an investigation into the deaths and illnesses of seven babies at several hospitals. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Breakthrough neurotechnology for treating paralysis
Three paraplegics who sustained cervical spinal cord injuries many years ago are now able to walk with the aid of crutches or a walker thanks to new rehabilitation protocols that combine targeted electrical stimulation of the lumbar spinal cord and weight-assisted therapy. This latest study, called STIMO (STImulation Movement Overground), establishes a new therapeutic framework to improve recovery from spinal cord injury. (Source: World Pharma News)
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Boehringer Ingelheim inaugurates new centre for agile working methods
Boehringer Ingelheim has taken an important step towards greater agility in the company with inauguration of the new building, called "BI CUBE", at the Ingelheim site. The sustainably built and innovative building was handed over to its future users at an internal ceremony. (Source: World Pharma News)
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Takeda raises forecast on cancer drug outlook
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Digital Humans: Your Doctor Can See You Now Online
Making technology work for us will keep us ahead in the digital revolution. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Heather Farmbrough, Contributor Source Type: news

Tennis Tech: Behind The Scenes At The World's Biggest Tennis Tournament
What technology goes into powering the world's most renowned tennis tournament? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lee Bell, Contributor Source Type: news