Subfertility Linked to Increased Asthma Risk in Offspring
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Parental subfertility is associated with an increased asthma risk among offspring, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in Thorax. Maria Christine Magnus, Ph.D., from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EHR-Linked Reminder System for Glaucoma Meds Perceived Useful
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Patients with glaucoma generally find an electronic health record (EHR)-linked reminder system for glaucoma medications useful, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Varshini Varadaraj,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

13 Simple Ways To Shake Yourself Out Of A Motivational Rut
If you've got time, take a hike or read a book. If not, think back to the work that you enjoy most in your day-to-day. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Editors, Forbes Technology Council, CommunityVoice Source Type: news

Leading the Charge
Imagine being a freshman at college on a basketball scholarship. You know this scholarship is your ticket out of your small mining town and on to a brighter future. Now imagine being told that you might lose your foot due to a misdiagnosis of an ankle injury.That is exactly what happened to Frank Washenitz, now VP, Head of Global and NA Sales Enhancement at Mylan. Luckily for Frank, he did not lose that ankle. The experience, however, left him sensitive to the fragility of health, the need for improvement in medicine and a desire to make a difference.“Looking back, I never really had a plan to be in pharma training, ...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

Science meets agriculture in CBD development effort
A Dent Neurologic Institute exec is developing a line of CBD products in tandem with contract manufacturer Plant Sciences Laboratories LLC and Be Well NY LLC, a licensed industrial hemp grower in New York ’s pilot program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

My First Million — Rob Gros, founder of Chemical Intelligence
We created medical gloves with the power to save lives (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health industry adapts to the rise of telemedicine
The new technology is disrupting Sacramento's health industry, especially traditional medical offices and hospitals. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

PDA Announces Diverse 2019 Board of Directors
PDA's 2019 Board of Directors is one of them of the most diverse boards in the pharmaceutical industry.(PRWeb December 14, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/pda_announces_diverse_2019_board_of_directors/prweb15989221.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Driven by China Biopharm Industry, Cell Culture Market to Reach $6.2...
The global market for cell culture products for use in the research, development, and production of biotherapeutic drugs is forecast to reach $6.2 billion in 2022, according to Kalorama Information.(PRWeb December 14, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/driven_by_china_biopharm_industry_cell_culture_market_to_reach_6_2_billion_in_2022_report/prweb15989347.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Restrictive Delhi HC order pushes India's online pharmacies on the backfoot
Investors have continued to pour in significant amounts of capital in the burgeoning space, but the latest court decision is likely to affect future investments. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Director of TMC Innovation Institute steps down
Erik Halvorsen, director of the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute, stepped down from his position, according to multiple sources. Halvorsen led the TMC Innovation Institute since 2015, when he and his family moved to Houston after living in the Boston area for 15 years. While in Massachusetts, he served as executive director of the technology and innovation development office for Boston Children’s Hospital, and worked as s enior executive director of technology transfer and industry collaborations… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

FDA warned drug maker about Hayward manufacturing issues before drug rejection
Less than two months before the FDA rejected Intarcia Therapeutics ’ potential blockbuster treatment for type 2 diabetes last year, inspectors at the agency faulted the company for a litany of issues at its Hayward manufacturing plant and warned about potential drug contamination, an agency document shows. The manufacturing warning letter, known as a Form 483, o ffers new clues about why the FDA declined to approve Boston-based Intarcia’s drug in September 2017. Since that time, the company has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Targeting 'bubble baby' disease, this gene therapy company is planting a flag in the East Bay
Orchard Therapeutics is tackling "bubble baby" disease and other rare genetic conditions with gene therapy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

A 2-For-1 Stock Split For Backers Of Obamacare Provider Centene
In a good sign for Obamacare's future, health insurer Centene is forecasting a profitable 2019 and announced a stock 2-for-1 stock split for its shareholders. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CNC NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Former Argos Therapeutics CEO finds Belgium company to lead
Former Argos Therapeutics CEO Jeff Abbey has found a new company to lead.   This week, Belgium-based Novadip Biosciences announced the appointment of Abbey as their CEO, replacing founding CEO Jean-Francois Pollet at the company near the start of the new year.  Novadip researches stem cell therapies. Its lead candidate is in phase 2 testing as a treatment for spinal fusion patients. Abbey joins Novadip after leading Argos for more than 15 years. On November 30, the company announced his termination… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Gulledge Source Type: news

Bond deal delivers relief to Advocate Aurora
Thanks to an award from bond-industry journal Bond Buyer the actual numbers are available on the impact of this summer's Advocate Aurora Health $1 billion refinancing transaction. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Billerica knee implant maker Conformis announces layoffs
Conformis Inc., a Billerica-based company that makes knee replacement implants, announced Thursday it will lay off 10 percent of its workforce — likely around 35 employees — as it attempts to cut its outstanding debt in half. Conformis (Nasdaq: CFMS) produces an array of custom-made knee replacement products and is in the process of launching a hip replacement system. On Thursday, Conformis said the cuts are expected to help the compa ny pay off some of its $30 million in debt over the next three… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Former compounding center employees convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak
This story originally appeared on MassLive.com. A former owner and four former employees of the New England Compounding Center were convicted by a federal jury on Thursday for their roles in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened nearly 800 people and killed more than 100 of them. There have now been 11 employees or executives of the drug compounding company convicted of ignoring safety precautions and forging documents to allow contaminated drugs to be manufactured and shipped. “These… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shira Schoenberg Source Type: news

Regulator confirms Sun Pharma whistleblower complaint
The Securities Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has confirmed reports that it had received a whistleblower complaint against Sun Pharma. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

This neurosurgeon thinks 'disempowered' doctors need more of a voice
Dr. Fred Williams, a neurosurgeon, recently became president of the Oregon Medical Association. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregon's Most Admired: Oregon Health & Science University (Health Care)
The university got a new leader and a major new building this year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Amgen And Direct Relief Partner To Aid Cancer Patients In 18 Developing Countries
Amgen Donates $93 Million Worth of Cancer Medicines THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Direct Relief today announced a joint initiative in which Direct Relief will distribute $93 million worth of Amgen donated cancer treatments and supportive care medicines. This donation will provide cancer patients in 18 developing countries access to Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim), NEUPOGEN® (filgrastim) and Vectibix® (panitumumab). Patients will access the donated medicines through Direct Relief-partner hospitals and clinics in the following countries: Ar...
Source: Amgen News Release - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Risk Factors Identified for Late Recurrence of Liver Cancer
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Late recurrence after hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) resection is associated with sex, cirrhosis, and several aggressive tumor characteristics of the initial HCC, according to a study recently published in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC: More Cases in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Recalled Beef
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- The number of illnesses in a Salmonella outbreak linked to beef products from Arizona-based JBS Tolleson Inc. now stands at 333 in 28 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eligibility Criteria Limit Access to Arthroplasty for Minorities
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Eligibility criteria for lower-extremity arthroplasty may result in reduced odds of eligibility among minorities, according to a study published in the December issue of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Abigail... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Dec. 2-6
The ASHP Midyear 2018 Clinical Meeting& Exhibition The annual meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) was held from Dec. 2 to 6 in Anaheim, California, and attracted more than 20,000 participants from around the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inhaling Hypertonic Saline May Aid Infants With Cystic Fibrosis
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- In infants with cystic fibrosis (CF), preventive inhalation with hypertonic saline (HS) during the first months of life is safe and well tolerated and results in clinical improvements, according to a study recently... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Single-Cell Sequencing Startup Mission Bio Raises $30 Million
Mission Bio has raised $30 million Series B from investors such as Mayfield, Agilent Technologies and LabCorp. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Scientists find link between Alzheimer’s and surgery
Brain abnormalities associated with the disease could be transmitted, research shows (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MP Hancock Orders NHS To Ditch Fax Machines By 2020
MP Matt Hancock has banned the purchasing of fax machines by the NHS by January 2019, with use to be phased out by March 2020. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Phee Waterfield, Contributor Source Type: news

CTI BioPharma Announces Restructuring Plan
Fifty percent reduction in workforce expected to improve efficiencies and preserve capital for pacritinib development SEATTLE, Dec. 13, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CTI BioPharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CTIC) announced today a restructuring... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel CTI BioPharma, pacritinib, myelofibrosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dragonfly Therapeutics Announces Celgene In-license of First Two TriNKET(TM) Immunotherapy Drug Candidates
Celgene licenses two TriNKET™ immunotherapy drug candidates built by Dragonfly for $24m plus milestones and royalties WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 13, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Dragonfly Therapeutics, Inc. ("Dragonfly" or the ... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Licensing Dragonfly Therapeutics, Celgene, TriNKET, Immunotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Beware'Unrealistic' Claims Around Tech Saving Money For The NHS
Healthcare economists are skeptical that new technology can lead to cost-savings for the over-stretched healthcare system. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Parmy Olson, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Aethlon Announces Appointment of Timothy Rodell as Interim Chief Executive Officer
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 13, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD), a therapeutic technology company focused on unmet needs in global health, announced today the appointment of Timothy C. Rodell, M.D., FCCP, as Inte... Devices, Oncology, Personnel Aethlon Medical, Hemopurifier, immunotherapeutic (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

deCODE Genetics, An Amgen Subsidiary, And SomaLogic Announce Collaboration To Perform Large-Scale Protein Analysis Of Up To 40,000 Human Samples
Largest-ever Protein Measurement Study Enhances deCODE's Efforts in Basic Research, Drug Discovery and Novel Protein-based DiagnosticsREYKJAVIK, Iceland and BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- deCODE genetics, an Amgen subsidiary, and SomaLogic, Inc. today announced a collaboration that brings together SomaLogic's expertise in human proteins with deCODE's expertise in human genetics. The collaboration combines deCODE's rich data sets with SomaLogic's leading protein measurement capabilities to enhance the understanding of how human disease and health are mediated through proteins to influence health outcomes.&quo...
Source: Amgen News Release - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sanofi's Formulation Patents on Multibillion-Dollar Lantus(R) are Invalidated by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office via IPR, Announces Mylan
Mylan achieves key milestone to provide U.S. diabetes patients with more affordable generic version of Sanofi's Lantus® insulin glargine vials HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mylan N... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, Endocrinology, Litigation Mylan, Sanofi, Lantus, insulin glargine, Lantus SoloSTAR (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to the Baricitinib Development Program for the Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 13, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to baricit... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Eli Lilly, Baricitinib, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ampio Updates Regulatory Status for Ampion
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 13, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) today updates the regulatory status of Ampion. As announced on November 26, 2018, statisticians representing Ampio and the U.S. Fo... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Ampion, osteoarthritis, total knee (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How To Be Happy (Nearly) All The Time - Part Two
In a previous post I outlined six ways in which someone could set themselves up for happiness, including ways to think, perspectives to have and things to change. Since the post was published I ’ve received suggestions of other tried-and-tested ways to be happy, so here’s 7, 8 and 9. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jodie Cook, Contributor Source Type: news

CVS Health, Sharecare Launch Digital Drug Discount Card
CVS Health and Sharecare have launched a “digital pharmacy savings card” to help the uninsured and those with high deductibles get access to discounts on prescriptions medicines. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CVS NYSE:WMT NYSE:AET NASDAQ:WBA Source Type: news

Walgreens Will Soon Own Patient Files From 179 Fred's Pharmacies
Fred ’s will complete the transfer of prescription files from 179 of its pharmacies to Walgreens Boots Alliance by the end of January. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:RAD NYSE:CVS Source Type: news

Fred's To Complete Prescription File Transfer To Walgreens In January
Fred ’s will complete the transfer of prescription files from 179 of its pharmacies to Walgreens Boots Alliance by the end of January. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:RAD NYSE:CVS Source Type: news

Mylan wins lawsuit over insulin formulation patents
Mylan announced Thursday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Appeal Board had ruled in its favor, allowing the Canonsburg-based pharmaceutical company to continue making a generic insulin glargine vial. Mylan has spent years investing in a generic insulin glargine, which is used by diabetes patients to control their blood sugar. The insulin glargine, marketed as Lantus, was created by French pharmaceutical company Sanofi and is sold in vials or as a disposable injection pen. Sanofi initiated pa tent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Luke Torrance Source Type: news

How Dirty Is That Stethoscope? There Is Bacteria That Can Cause Disease
This study also evaluated whether cleaning stethoscopes with hydrogen peroxide wipes, alcohol swabs, or bleach wipes was enough to get rid of unwanted bacterial groupies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Sanofi loses Lantus patent claims against Mylan
U.S. generics drugmaker Mylan N.V. said on Thursday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected French pharma company Sanofi's patent infringement claims related to two formulations of its blockbuster insulin drug Lantus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Failed Startups: Theranos
Most stories of startup failure are only told in the aggregate. The average startup that fails touches a set of familiar points along its lifecycle and ends for a number of generally understood reasons, with lack of funding being high on that list. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mary Juetten, Contributor Source Type: news

`Suspicious' Opioid Shipments? 5% to 86%, Depending On How You Count Them
Forced to identify opioid prescriptions they say were “suspicious” and never should have been shipped, Ohio cities and counties came up with a rough estimate. Very rough. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

130K SF surgical center, retail facility going up in River Oaks
The project will feature two floors of medical offices and the surgical center on top of a four-story parking garage with ground level space for retail tenants. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Janssen Signs Results-Based Contract with Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) for its Long-Acting Injectable Schizophrenia Medicines
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Measures of Physician Quality Don't Measure Up
Physician reimbursement increasingly depends on healthcare quality measures, but a study by the American College of Physicians suggests quality measures themselves are falling short. Their results strongly suggest the use of quality measures has gotten ahead of the science of quality measurement. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news