Advocates for cannabis reform eager for progress at Texas Capitol
Two cannabis reform bills have a chance of passing this session: Expanding the low-THC CBD program and allowing hemp farming in Texas. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kimberly Reeves Source Type: news

Talk Less, Do More: Why It's Time to Just Put the Women In Charge
Diversity and equality improve with action. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. Miriam A Knoll, M.D., Contributor Source Type: news

Wage growth pressure threatens health care costs, says Partners exec
An executive at Massachusetts ’ largest health system said wage growth pressures could raise health care spending in the state, despite regulators’ efforts to hold down spending growth. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Primary Care Constitutes Minority of Research Funded by PCORI
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- An evaluation of funding cycles (7 through 14) from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) shows that relatively low levels of primary care research studies are funded, according to a study published April 15... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cardio-Oncology Services Growing in Number and Demand
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- Cardio-oncology is an emerging discipline and subspecialty in response to the rapidly growing number of patients with comorbid cardiovascular disease and cancer and the complexity of these conditions, according to a review... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Microbial Toxins Found in Electronic Cigarette Products
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- Electronic cigarette (EC) products may be contaminated with microbial toxins, according to a study published online April 24 in Environmental Health Perspectives. Mi-Sun Lee, from Harvard University in Boston, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AUA: Atenolol Linked to Drop in Low-, Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- Atenolol is associated with a reduction in incident intermediate- and low-risk prostate cancer (PCa), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association, held from May 3 to 6 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Observation Feasible Strategy for Some Eyes With Diabetic Macular Edema
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- For eyes with center-involved diabetic macular edema (CI-DME) and good visual acuity, vision loss does not differ after initial management with aflibercept versus laser photocoagulation or observation, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Another $100 million 'safety net' set for this Triangle pharma
Just days following the commercial launch of its second drug, Aerie Pharmaceuticals has negotiated another $100 million in credit. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Another $100 million 'safety net' set for this Triangle pharma
Just days following the commercial launch of its second drug, Aerie Pharmaceuticals has negotiated another $100 million in credit. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

How this local medical technology company is disrupting the workers' comp industry
The workers' compensation industry has it all wrong. It's not built to serve the very patients it's meant to help, said Randy Baker, chief executive of MedCall Advisors. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

How this S.F. startup is taking on chronic kidney disease
Carmen Peralta had spent a over a decade researching kidney disease as a nephrologist, most recently at the University of California, San Francisco, when her groundbreaking work on the early detection of the deadly disease caught the attention of Cricket Health. The startup sought her advice in its initial clinical stages, eventually offering her a job. "I had to make a decision," said Peralta, now the company's chief medical officer. "Do I take this job or do I stay in academia? And it was really… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Scientology Cruise Ship With Measles Case Returns To Sea -- But Where Will It Be Able To Dock?
The ship seems headed to Curacao, but it ’s unclear how the Dutch nation will respond. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rachel Sandler, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Doctor group opens sixth Greater Cincinnati office
Family Allergy& Asthma, a physician group based in Louisville, has opened an office in Warren County ’s Deerfield Township, just east of Mason. “We hope to continue to expand access to care in the region and open new offices, similar to this one in Mason,” said Dr. Hans Otto, an allergist with Family Allergy& Asthma. “We chose the Mason location because we felt there was a need for more convenient allergy services for patients living in the area.” Seven people work in the Mason-area… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Mercy Health parent plans international merger
John Starcher, CEO of Bon Secours Mercy Health, disclosed recently that the U.S. hospital system he oversees from Cincinnati intends to merge with Ireland ’s largest private health care provider. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Emory files plans for $1 billion Executive Park campus
Emory University plans a $1 billion, 15-year-plus development of a new "health innovation district" on North Druid Hills Road at Interstate 85. In 2016, Emory bought about 60 acres in Executive Park, directly across North Druid Hills Road from where Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is now developing a $1.5 billion hospital campus. On May 1, Emory filed a rezoning application with the city of Brookhaven in which it envisions a mixed-use development on the property with office, medical services,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Allison Source Type: news

US health insurers: feeling the Bern
Investors sense that in several years, earnings will be in peril (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What a $1M+ fundraise will do for this Louisville medical startup
Up next, the company will meet with FDA regulators to discuss the clinical data the company has compiled its medical device. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Fact Check: How the Part B International Pricing Index Model replaces market competition with government-set prices
One of the most common misconceptions about the administration ’s proposed Part B International Pricing Index (IPI) Model is that it would improve competition in Medicare. However, mounting evidence shows that these far-reaching changes would upend Part B’s current market-based system that has successfully balanced access and competition for more than a dec ade. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Medicare Fact Check Part B Prescription for Medicare Source Type: news

HIV drugs reduce transmission risk to zero, finds landmark study
A landmark study has found that the risk of passing on the HIV virus is completely eliminated if the HIV-positive partner takes antiretroviral therapies (ART). (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Perseverance May Protect Against Anxiety And Depression, New Study Suggests
People who keep on going and don ’t give up seem to have better mental health over the years. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Clinical trials impact state economies
A new report from TEConomy Partners, supported by PhRMA, provides estimates of industry-sponsored clinical trial activity ineach of the 50 states, including the number of trials active, the number of trial participants, the annual direct investment by biopharmaceutical companies to operate the clinical trial sites, and the total economic impact resulting from that investment, including the indirect economic effects that ripple through local economies. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Corea Tags: Economic Impact Clinical Trials Research and Investment Source Type: news

Insys CEO and execs convicted in opioid case
A federal jury has found the CEO and top executives of Insys Therapeutics, a company that sold a fentanyl-based painkiller, guilty of racketeering charges. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Study From Invitae Highlights the Importance of Multigene Genetic Testing for Uterine Cancer Patients
Results from one of the largest datasets in uterine cancer presented at The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Resear... Diagnostics, Oncology Invitae Corp, precision medicine, uterine cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Caris Life Sciences Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for MI Transcriptome(TM) Companion Diagnostic Test
This is the first companion diagnostic to detect gene fusions across all solid tumors; Caris expects to submit for Pre-Market Approval later this year IRVING, Texas, May 3, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Caris Life Sciences®, a l... Diagnostics, Oncology, FDA Caris Life Sciences, precision medicine, MI Transcriptome (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- Medical financial hardship affects more than half of adults in the United States, according to a study published online May 1 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. K. Robin Yabroff, Ph.D., from the American Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Model Predicts Progression Risk for Rare Type of Lymphoma
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- A publicly available model can identify patients with asymptomatic Waldenstr öm macroglobulinemia (AWM) at high risk for progression, according to a study published online April 16 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Mark... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Impact of Azithromycin Studied in Acute Exacerbation of COPD
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- Three months of azithromycin did not significantly reduce treatment failure (TF) among patients hospitalized for an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC: Foodborne Infections Increased From 2015 to 2018
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- From 2015 to 2018, the incidence of most foodborne infections increased, according to research published in the April 26 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lifetime Risk for Brain Mets Up in Elderly With Three Common Cancers
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- Elderly patients with lung cancer, breast cancer, or melanoma are at increased risk for brain metastases (BMs) later in life, according to a study published online May 3 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Serum Free Fatty Acid Level Verifies Fasting State in Children
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- Serum free fatty acid (FFA) concentrations can distinguish children's fed and fasting states, according to a study published online May 3 in Pediatrics. Shavonne M. Collins, from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vascular Surgery for Gun Injuries Carries Higher Mortality Risk
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- Vascular surgery after a firearm injury is associated with an increased risk for complications and mortality, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Jeffrey J. Siracuse, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ART Stops HIV Transmission in Serodifferent Gay Couples
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- In HIV serodifferent gay couples, the within-couple rate of HIV transmission through condomless anal sex is zero when the HIV-positive partner is taking suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prolonged Exposure to Low-Dose Radiation May Increase HTN Risk
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- For Russian Mayak nuclear enterprise workers occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation, hypertension incidence is associated with cumulative liver-absorbed dose from external γ-rays, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 -- There has been a significant reduction in surgical mortality during the last decade in Scotland that is partially attributable to the implementation of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

As Biden Pushes ACA Fix, Insurers Ready 2020 Obamacare Expansion
Health insurers are beginning to announce expansion plans for 2020 for individual coverage offered under the Affordable Care Act. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

As Joe Biden Pushes Obamacare Fix, Insurers Ready 2020 Expansion
Health insurers are beginning to announce expansion plans for 2020 for individual coverage offered under the Affordable Care Act. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

FT Health: Focus on toddlers to tackle obesity
HIV breakthrough, Carol Black on workplace health, ‘titans of pot’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aids breakthrough as study finds drugs stop HIV transmission
Virus cannot be passed on through sexual contact if infected partner takes antiretroviral drugs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers define Alzheimer's-like brain disorder
A brain disorder that mimics symptoms of Alzheimer's disease has been defined with recommended diagnostic criteria and guidelines for advancing future research on the condition. Researchers at Rush University Medical Center and scientists from several National Institutes of Health-funded institutions, in collaboration with international peers, described the newly-named pathway to dementia, Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy, or LATE, in a report published in the journal Brain. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Deal of the Week: HCA makes $3.5M donation to UH College of Nursing
This is the latest step in the partnership between HCA and UH. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Why Is A Scientology Cruise Ship Quarantined? It Is The Measles
The Freewinds cruise ship, owned by the Church of Scientology, remains docked in the port of Castries, the capital of St. Lucia. Here is what happened. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Magellan Health falls far short of analysts' Q1 estimates
Magellan Health Inc. on Thursday fell far short of analysts' net profit expectations for the first quarter, as the Scottsdale-based managed care and pharmacy benefits company gears up for its pivotal annual meeting next month in Brooklyn, New York. At that June 21 meeting, several nominees put forth by an activist investor hedge fund are looking to join the board. The company reported net income for the three months ended March 31 of $431,000, or 2 cents per share, compared with net income of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Barr Source Type: news

A pill to turn back time
Does it make sense to treat ageing as a disease? (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sanofi gets FDA nod for controversial dengue vax, with restrictions
(Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Complete Response Letter from FDA for Barhemsys
Cambridge, UK and Indianapolis, US– 3 May 2019: Acacia Pharma Group plc (“Acacia Pharma”), a pharmaceutical company developing and commercialising hospital products for US and international markets, announces that it has received... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - May 3, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Government Doctors Make Gross Errors Concerning Measles Statistics,...
Physicians for Informed Consent doctors and scientists sound alarm as legislators consider banning physicians from making personalized vaccine recommendations in California.(PRWeb May 03, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/government_doctors_make_gross_errors_concerning_measles_statistics_misinform_senators_threaten_public_health/prweb16284115.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RURO Named Leading Specialist in Informatics Software by CV Magazine
RURO, Inc., a provider of information management solutions for Life Sciences, is being recognized in CV’s Corporate Excellence Awards 2019.(PRWeb May 03, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/ruro_named_leading_specialist_in_informatics_software_by_cv_magazine/prweb16288139.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Greenberg Traurig ’s Sara Thompson and Will Wagner Participate in...
Sara K. Thompson and Will Wagner of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP participated as featured speakers at the Personal Care Products Council’s Legal & Regulatory Conference, May 1-3, 2019,...(PRWeb May 03, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/greenberg_traurigs_sara_thompson_and_will_wagner_participate_in_personal_care_products_councils_legal_regulatory_conference/prweb16288554.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news