Advocates: Elected officials should press UPMC for higher wages
Dozens of people packed Pittsburgh City Council chambers Tuesday to urge the council to insist on a community health benefits agreement before it builds a new vision and rehabilitation hospital at UPMC Mercy. The public hearing was held Tuesday afternoon to discuss a change to the UPMC Mercy master plan to encompass the building of the vision and rehab hospital. UPMC Mercy President Michael A. Grace in a brief presentation spoke of UPMC’s commitment to the community and its engagement over the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Walmart hires former Humana exec to lead health segment
A recent hire by Bentonville, Ark.-based retail titan Walmart Inc. resurrected speculation that it might strike a deal to work more closely Louisville-based Humana Inc. Walmart hired Sean Slovenski as senior vice president of health and wellness for Walmart U.S., according to an internal memo from Greg Foran, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., which was provided to Louisville Business First. Slovenski will join Walmart on Aug. 1 and will report directly to Fora n, according to the memo. Walmart… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

AbleTo poaches CVS exec for top position
Behavioral health startup AbleTo has poached a CVS Health Corp. executive for its top position. Trip Hofer, who led CVS' specialty pharmacy division, has stepped into the role of chief executive officer at New York-based AbleTo. "AbleTo has created positive outcomes for both patients and their health plans for years, and has recently made amazing advancements in the ways that data and analy tics can be used in the identification, engagement and successful treatment of people with behavioral health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

Bill Gates Announces Further Investment In Alzheimer's Research, Taking On Disease Detection
Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates revealed more of his plan to invest in Alzheimer's disease research on Tuesday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, May 22, 2018
  Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Judy Danielson, Dave DeBronkart, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods, Michael Millenson, Vera Rulon Welcome                                                               Danny Sands Danny announced th...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meeting Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

Integrating Innovative Approaches To Dementia Care Into Traditional Healthcare Models
Here's how government and healthcare leaders can integrate innovative approaches to dementia care into traditional models of care. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Source Type: news

Chugai to In-license ROS1/TRK Inhibitor Entrectinib
(Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson profit beat fueled by strength in pharma business
Johnson& Johnson topped analysts' estimates for quarterly profit and revenue on Tuesday, as strong demand for cancer drugs Zytiga and Darzalex more than made up for declining sales of blockbuster treatment Remicade. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cancer Drugs Drive Johnson & Johnson's Latest Quarter
Johnson& Johnson reported second quarter earnings Tuesday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Anchored By Optum's Reach, UnitedHealth's Profits Jump
UnitedHealth Group's profits jumped 28% in the second quarter on increased sales of both health plans and a menu of Optum health services including pharmacy benefit management, surgical and outpatient care. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CVS NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Serious Car Accidents
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Cataract surgery is associated with a modest decrease in the risk of the patient being in a serious traffic crash as the driver, according to a study published online June 28 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Matthew B. Schlenker,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Establishes New Task Force on Drug Shortages
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- In a recent statement, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., announced the formation of a new drug shortages task force to thoroughly explore the reasons why drug shortages remain a persistent... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shared Decision-Making Approach to Zika Best for Travelers
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- An approach to shared decision-making that stratifies risk might be most appropriate for preventing Zika infection, according to an Ideas and Opinion piece published online July 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Noting... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brief Safety Plan Intervention in ER Can Cut Suicidal Behavior
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Use of the Safety Planning Intervention (SPI) plus follow-up phone calls for suicidal patients presenting in the emergency department cuts suicidal behavior and increases the likelihood of outpatient mental health treatment... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Immediate Monitoring With ECG Patch Ups A-Fib Diagnosis Rate
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Immediate monitoring with a self-applied wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) patch results in a higher rate of atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosis among individuals at high risk, according to a study published in the July 10... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Preoperative Opioids Used by 23.1 Percent of Surgical Patients
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Preoperative opioid use is reported in 23.1 percent of patients undergoing surgery, according to a study published online July 11 in JAMA Surgery. Paul E. Hilliard, M.D., from the University of Michigan Health System in Ann... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Evidence of Clinical Inertia in Management of T2DM
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Many patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who have a hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level expected to trigger treatment intensification often have treatment inappropriately delayed, according to a research letter published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Most Adults Perceive Nicotine Exposure As Harmful for Children
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Most adults perceive nicotine exposure as harmful for children; however, there are differences in perceptions based on sex, racial and/or ethnic background, and tobacco use, according to a study published online July 16 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Higher Risk of In-Situ Breast CA, Ovarian Tumors With Fertility Tx
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- For women undergoing assisted reproduction, there is no increased risk of corpus uteri or invasive breast cancer, but there is an increased risk of ovarian cancer and in situ breast cancer, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Multiple Factors to Consider When Selecting NSAID for Arthritis
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Factors to be considered when choosing the correct nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for arthritis include effectiveness, concurrent health conditions, and frequency of use, according to a blog post published by... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson results top view fuelled by pharma strength
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tackling Stigma
Sadly, stigma around health conditions remains a part of many patients ’ lives. Many will not disclose a diagnosis for fear of being judged by peers, employers, health professionals, colleagues and wider society. In fact, there is clear evidence that such negative societal attitudes impact health outcomes, resulting in diagnosis delays and impaired treatment.Some diseases are heavily stigmatized – including mental health, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and some skin conditions – leading people to restrict their participation in society, impairing their chances of living happy, healthy lives.However, to one extent or...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

11 Insights Gained From Executives Listening To Customers
Even high-level executives have plenty to learn from listening to customers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Editors, Forbes Technology Council, CommunityVoice Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2018 Second-Quarter Results:
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The discrepancy at the heart of US-China trade tensions
Dispute over vitamin C exports shows why the conflict will not end soon (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lyophilization USA Conference 2018
15 - 16 November 2018, New Jersey, USA. 16% of the top 100 pharmaceutical drugs and 35% of biologic drugs are lyophilized. With more than 30% of the FDA-approved parenterals lyophilized and soon more than half injectable drugs to require lyophilization there is ample room for standardization and expansion of the lyophilization process in pharmaceuticals. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

Marlborough's CeQur revives expansion plans after buying J & J insulin device
CeQur CEO Bob Farra said the company plans to boost headcount with the addition of OneTouch, a wearable insulin delivery system. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

The Academy : Applied Personal Learning Excellence
This June marks the 3 year anniversary of the re launch of The Academy and what an amazing 3 years it’s been!  Already this year over one thousand... The post The Academy : Applied Personal Learning Excellence appeared first on Ashfield Healthcare. (Source: Ashfield Healthcare News)
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashfield Healthcare Communications Source Type: news

New findings suggest allergic responses may protect against skin cancer
The components of the immune system that trigger allergic reactions may also help protect the skin against cancer, suggest new findings. The research, led by Imperial College London, highlights previously unknown skin defences - and could open avenues for developing new skin cancer treatments. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Reminder: Invitation to Roche Analyst Event on Diagnostics Division at AACC 2018
We are pleased to invite you to an analyst event on Tuesday, 31st July 2018 to discuss Roche's Diagnostics Division, in conjunction with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Exposition in Chicago, Illinois (July 30-August 2, 2018). (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phase III CAPSTONE-2 study showed that baloxavir marboxil reduced symptoms in people at high risk of complications from the flu
Roche today announced that the phase III CAPSTONE-2 study assessing the safety and efficacy of baloxavir marboxil in people at high risk of complications from the flu met the study ’s primary objective, and showed superior efficacy in the primary endpoint of time to improvement of influenza symptoms versus placebo The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines people at high risk for serious flu complications to include adults 65 years of age or older, or thos e who have conditions such as asthma, chronic lung disease, diabetes, or heart disease – for these people, flu can lead to hospitalisation ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phase III CAPSTONE-2 study showed that baloxavir marboxil reduced symptoms in people at high risk of complications from the flu
Roche today announced that the phase III CAPSTONE-2 study assessing the safety and efficacy of baloxavir marboxil in people at high risk of complications from the flu met the study ’s primary objective, and showed superior efficacy in the primary endpoint of time to improvement of influenza symptoms versus placebo The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines people at high risk for serious flu complications to include adults 65 years of age or older, or thos e who have conditions such as asthma, chronic lung disease, diabetes, or heart disease – for these people, flu can lead to hospitalisation ...
Source: Roche Media News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meet the tech company trying to improve treatment of autism and other childhood brain disorders
The Redwood City company's software takes a wider look, tapping a variety of sources including real-time sensor data, to try to map out treatments for neurological disorders. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

FDAnews Announces — Digital Health Tools: What YOU Need to Know:...
Digital health tools are revolutionizing the drug and device businesses. Here’s what manufacturers must know.(PRWeb July 17, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15619285.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Catalent Experts to Discuss Oral Peptide Delivery and Advanced...
Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced that its...(PRWeb July 17, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15631148.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CBS News Features Chicago Whistleblower Lawyer Michael Behn ’s $134...
CBS will be airing on July 27, 2018 at 8/7c an episode of their new series Whistleblower, featuring James Holzrichter’s “David v. Goliath” fight against fraud at defense contractor Northrop Grumman....(PRWeb July 17, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15617784.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Know All About Telemedicine – A Virtual Boot Camp by AudioEducator
This 180-minute Virtual Boot Camp by AudioEducator will provide valuable insights how to deal with the legal roadblocks and expand access in the telemedicine sector.(PRWeb July 17, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15626216.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ACRES Unveils Global Quality Standard for Clinical Research Site...
The Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), a multi-stakeholder non-profit public-interest collaborative building a comprehensive global system to accelerate medicines...(PRWeb July 17, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15616380.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Excelera ® Specialty Pharmacy Network Announces Access to Breast...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved NERLYNX (neratinib) for the extended adjuvant treatment of early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer in July 2017...(PRWeb July 17, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15575484.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors And Patients Aren't Talking About Most Deadly Subjects, Study Says
The company surveyed some 3,000 Americans, inquiring about experiences with primary care doctors and found what they say are some alarming trends. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Study Says Doctors And Patients Aren't Talking About Most Deadly Subjects
The company surveyed some 3,000 Americans, inquiring about experiences with primary care doctors and found what they say are some alarming trends. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

US ecigarette group Juul launches in Britain
America’s dominant vape-maker looks to tap market of 7.4m smokers and 2.8m vapers (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Editing of human gene is morally permissible, says ethics study
Nuffield inquiry rules ‘designer babies’ acceptable under certain conditions (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aging Parents And Rehab Facilities: Know The Hidden Dangers
Many elders will spend at least some time in a nursing home. Hidden dangers lurk. Know how to choose a home, what to watch out for and how to tell if there is enough staff to care for your loved one. Families can ensure their aging parents'safety by informing themselves, using consumer guidance. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carolyn Rosenblatt, Contributor Source Type: news

PhRMA submission to HHS on blueprint to lower drug prices and reduce out-of-pocket costs
Today, PhRMA submitted comprehensive comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) request for information (RFI),HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs. While some of the changes in the RFI could make improvements to the system, others would be a step backward for patients: (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Access drug cost 340B Part D Medicare out of pocket costs trade Part B Value-Driven Health Care The Value Collaborative Source Type: news

NHS pledge raises pressure for higher taxes, warns OBR
Theresa May’s health spending commitment seen to put public finances at risk (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phase 3 CREDENCE Renal Outcomes Trial of INVOKANA ® (canagliflozin) is Being Stopped Early for Positive Efficacy Findings
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The first drug to treat smallpox wins FDA approval
Concerns that smallpox could be used as a biological weapon have now led to the first-ever approval of a drug to fight the disease. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA recalls heart drug due to contaminant linked to cancer
The FDA has issued a voluntary recall of a commonly used heart medicine due to the presence of an impurity linked to cancer. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

E. Coli Found in Water at Tennessee Ziplining Facility
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- Health officials say they found Escherichia coli in water at a ziplining facility in Tennessee that has been linked to an outbreak affecting at least 500 people. One visitor to the CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news