Vertical Mergers Could Be Challenging for Primary Care
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- Vertical level mergers, which incorporate not just health care providers, but also insurers, retailers, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), could pose challenges in primary care, according to an article published in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stress Echo Safe for ER Triage of Patients With Chest Pain
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- For patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain, a smaller proportion are hospitalized after undergoing stress echocardiography (SE) versus coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Childhood CA Survivors Not Concerned About Future Health
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- A substantial number of adult childhood cancer survivors are unconcerned about their future health and subsequent cancer risks, according to a study published online June 25 in Cancer. Todd M. Gibson, Ph.D., from St. Jude... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aspirin Use Doesn't Cut Cancer Incidence in Older T2DM Patients
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- For Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes, low-dose aspirin is not associated with reduced cancer incidence, except in those younger than 65 years, according to a study published online June 16 in Diabetes Care. Sadanori... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. High School Students Report Sport-Linked Concussion
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- The prevalence of concussion among U.S. high school students related to playing a sport or being physically active is 15.1 percent per year, according to research published in the June 22 issue of the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Awake VATS Can Be Safe Option for Some Lung Cancer Patients
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- Awake video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (AVATS) is a safe and feasible technique for patients with poor lung function and lung cancer, according to a study presented recently at the annual meeting of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Corneal Abnormalities Seen With Down Syndrome
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- Patients with Down syndrome (DS) have steeper and thinner corneas and more corneal aberrations than patients without DS, according to a study published online June 21 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Jorge L. Alio, M.D., Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coverage Policies Compared for Back Pain Medications
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- There are opportunities for recalibrating the role of opioids in pain care, including expanding access to opioid alternatives through coverage and reimbursement policies, according to a study published online June 22 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Poison Control Center Data Detail Peds Exposure to Buprenorphine
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- Pediatric exposure to buprenorphine can result in serious adverse outcomes, especially among children aged younger than 6 years, according to a study published online June 25 in Pediatrics. Sara Post, from The Research... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Increased Adiposity Tied to Lower Premenopausal Breast CA Risk
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- Across body mass index (BMI) distribution, increased BMI is associated with reduced risk of premenopausal breast cancer, according to a study published online June 21 in JAMA Oncology. Minouk J. Schoemaker, Ph.D., from The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The 3 Easy Steps To Save A Life: Check, Call And Compress
" Hands Only " CPR is the current recommendation from the American Heart Association for bystander CPR during cardiac arrest. Knowing how to administer CPR effectively is one the most important skills the general public can have during such an emergency. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

How CRISPR Gene Editing Is Revolutionizing Medicine And The Companies Who Invest In It
The most revolutionary technology in medicine today, and perhaps science in general, is CRISPR. It holds vast applications, from curing genetic diseases, detecting and treating cancers, treating HIV by blocking replication in human cells, to editing DNA in live human embryos. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Criticism Follows Powerful Law Group To Next Project - A'Troubling' Take On Consumer Contracts
Fresh off a controversial eight-year project that was criticized even after its passage, an influential group that advises judges on the law is seemingly about to do it all again. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Roche and Foundation Medicine reach definitive merger agreement to accelerate broad availability of comprehensive genomic profiling in oncology
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Foundation Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMI) have entered into a definitive merger agreement for Roche to acquire the outstanding shares of FMI's common stock not already owned by Roche and its affiliates at a price of US$ 137.00 per share in cash. This corresponds to a total transaction value of US$ 2.4 billion on a fully diluted basis, and a total company value of US$ 5.3 billion on a fully diluted basis. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Roche Business and Industry Source Type: news

Roche ’s TECENTRIQ in combination with chemotherapy helped people with previously-untreated extensive-stage small cell lung cancer live significantly longer compared to chemotherapy
Roche today announced that the Phase III IMpower133 study met its co-primary endpoints of overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) at its first interim analysis. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s TECENTRIQ in combination with chemotherapy helped people with previously-untreated extensive-stage small cell lung cancer live significantly longer compared to chemotherapy
Roche today announced that the Phase III IMpower133 study met its co-primary endpoints of overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) at its first interim analysis. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Common Drug That May Make Opioid Overdose Five Times As Likely
A new study finds that the risk of opioid overdose in the first three months of using the drugs is five times higher when also taking another commonly prescribed medication. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

The Common Drug That Makes Opioid Overdose Five Times As Likely
Opioid overdoses continue to increase, but a new study finds that risk of overdose in the first three months of using the drugs is especially high when also taking another commonly prescribed medication. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Loren Hulse Joins Holland & Hart's Salt Lake City Office...
Hulse brings expertise in the creation, management, and protection of domestic and foreign patent and trademark portfolios to companies disrupting the life sciences, pharmaceutical, biotech,...(PRWeb June 25, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15587761.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

JDP Therapeutics Announces Positive Results from Pivotal Phase 3 Trial...
JDP Therapeutics, a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary product candidates for use in the hospital and urgent care settings, announced...(PRWeb June 25, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15585087.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

easyMedicare.com Releases Informative New Video on Medicare Supplement...
easyMedicare.com debuts new explainer video to help educate consumers on Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans(PRWeb June 25, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15582173.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bioclinica Introduces Expanded and Enhanced ‘SMART’ Technology Suite...
SMART drives highest quality data and compliance by unleashing data transparency, synchronous communication(PRWeb June 25, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15584476.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phoenix bioscience firm wins spot in Boston accelerator program
This Phoenix bioscience firm is the only Arizona startup selected from 1,600 applicants (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Cannabis-based epilepsy drug to be first to win US approval
GW Pharmaceuticals said regulators could approve Epidiolex as early as this week (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Real-World Study of More than 700,000 People with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) Shows No Increased Risk of Below-Knee Lower Extremity Amputations with INVOKANA ® (canagliflozin) Compared to Other Diabetes Medications
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Poll: 66% Of Voters Oppose Trump DOJ's Move To Gut Patient Protections
Two-thirds of U.S. voters disapprove of the Trump Justice Department ’s decision to support a lawsuit that would eliminate popular protections for patients with preexisting conditions under the Affordable Care Act. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:MOH NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM Source Type: news

Science and Technology Might Be Effective Tools To Reunite Separated Families At The Border
Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23 and Me, recently agreed to provide DNA kits to test migrant families that have been separated at the border in the last several weeks, after Congresswoman Jackie Speier approached the company with the idea. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Lupin to launch nearly 30 products in US market in FY18
The drug firm is banking on the introduction of complex generics and biosimilars in the US to maintain its top five position in the market. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Package rates in Ayushman Bharat scheme will put patient safety at stake: IMA
In an emergency meeting, the IMA said the package rates were "unacceptable" but appreciated the government's decision to empanel the hospitals from 10 beds onwards. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's loses patent case with Eli Lilly over Alimta
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana ruled in favor of Lilly, a release from the US drug maker said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK considers listing calories on restaurant menus
Government anti-obesity strategy also proposes banning sale of energy drinks to children (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK considers requiring calories to be stated on restaurant menus
Government anti-obesity strategy also proposes banning sale of energy drinks to children (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How To Avoid Norovirus And Other Outbreaks On A Cruise Ship
There is a suspected norovirus outbreak on the Zaandam, a Holland America cruise in Alaska that was bound for Seattle. Take these precautions if you want your cruise to be full of ship but not other things. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, MD: The Doctor Who Plays Right Guard For The Kansas City Chiefs
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is the first active NFL player to graduate from medical school and become a physician. He is providing inspiration to patients, fellow players and staff, and his medical colleagues alike. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Add Keystone Virus To The List Of Things You Can Catch From Mosquitoes
This is the first reported infection in humans by the Keystone Virus. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

How Weight Watchers CEO Mindy Grossman Is Democratizing Wellness
FORBES sat down with Weight Watchers'Mindy Grossman at the end of her first year as CEO. From democratizing wellness to giving back, here's how Grossman is transforming and modernizing the health company for the long-term. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chloe Sorvino, Forbes Staff Tags: NYSE:WTW Source Type: news

Kentucky reverses ruling in $24M turf battle between Christ Hospital, St. Elizabeth
Christ Hospital shouldn ’t be allowed to build a $24 million ambulatory surgery center in Fort Mitchell, which would anchor a $135 million mixed-use development, a Kentucky circuit court judge has decided. St. Elizabeth Healthcare, which is the dominant medical provider in Northern Kentucky, had objected to the surgery center planned by Cincinnati-based Christ Hospital on the grounds that such a facility wasn’t needed. Judge Thomas Wingate of Franklin County Circuit Court sided with St. Elizabeth,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Real-World Evidence Shows Oral INVOKANA ® (canagliflozin) Results in Greater Weight Loss and Treatment Adherence Than Injectable GLP-1 Receptor Agonists in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Data Show Amgen's Repatha ® (evolocumab) Significantly Reduced LDL-C And Non-HDL-C In High-risk Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Data Presented at the 78th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced new data that show Repatha® (evolocumab) significantly reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) in patients with Type 2 diabetes and hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia, taking the maximum tolerated dose of moderate/high-intensity statin therapy. BANTING was a dedicated study evaluating the efficacy of Repatha (monthly dosing), in lowering LDL-C and improving o...
Source: Amgen News Release - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Need for collaborative teaching programmes in health care technology: Harsh Vardhan
The Union Minister also called for the institutionalisation of scientific, medical and technology communities across the country for better results. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sound Healthcare Communications Announces New Website Launch
The redesigned website provides a richer insight into the agency's services and culture.(PRWeb June 23, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15580220.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chairwoman Peterson to retire as J & J shuffles the deck
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) today announced that group worldwide chairwoman Sandra Peterson will retire from their position, effective October 1, alongside a number of appointments to its executive roster. Peterson joined J&J in December 2012, and had previously operated as chair & CEO of Bayer CropScience AG in Germany, CEO of Bayer Medical Care and prez of Bayer HealthCare AG’s diabetes care division, New Brunswick, N.J.-based J&J said. Currently, Peterson serves on the board of Microsoft, as a member of the board of trustees for the Institute for Advanced Study and as a Trustee of The America...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Celgene sues pharma with Durham ops
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Celgene sues pharma with Durham ops
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- Aedes mosquitoes in California can spread the Zika virus, according to a study published online June 21 in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Laboratory studies have shown that several species of Aedes mosquitoes can transmit... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Periodontal Inflammation a Risk With Tongue Piercing
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- There is an association between tongue piercings and periodontal inflammation, according to two studies presented at EuroPeri9, the annual meeting of the European Federation of Periodontology, held from June 20 to 23 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes May Help Some Quit Tobacco Smoking
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- Some individuals self-report that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) help them quit smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a small study published online June 20 in the Harm Reduction Journal. Caitlin Notley, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk of OD Highest for First Days of Opioid & #43; Benzodiazepine Use
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- Concurrent benzodiazepine use is associated with increased risk of opioid-related overdose, with the risk highest on the first days of concurrent use, according to a study published online June 22 in JAMA Network... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Presence of Nurse Practitioners Growing in Primary Care
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- Nurse practitioners (NPs) are a growing segment of the primary care workforce, according to a study published in the June issue of Health Affairs. Hilary Barnes, Ph.D., from the University of Delaware in Newark, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers Figure Out Why Coffee Is Good For The Heart
A new study illustrates why caffeine may actually be good for the heart. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news