Biotech firm to lay off St. Louis-area workers as it sells drug portfolio
The changes are because of the sale of seven hematology and oncology products, the company said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

RTsafe's PseudoPatient Makes Brain Radiotherapy Much Safer
RTsafe aims to improve the results of radiotherapy in brain cancers, using a pseudo head for testing (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Yiannis Mouratidis, Contributor Source Type: news

There Is A Target That Even A One Millimeter Miss May Be Critical
RTsafe aims to improve the results of radiotherapy in brain cancers, using a pseudo head for testing (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Yiannis Mouratidis, Contributor Source Type: news

Baby Boomers To Push U.S. Health Spending To $6 Trillion By 2027
U.S. health spending is projected to grow 5.5% a year from 2018 to 2027, reaching nearly $6 trillion, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of the Actuary said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI Source Type: news

Changing Cupid's Contract
Pharma CMOs are sharpening their arrows and getting noticed (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
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40 Sites Across The Country To Test New Alzheimer's Drug
“If the drug proves effective it could give patients a way to manage or lessen their symptoms even if a cure remains out of reach, " said Howard Feldman, M.D., renowned neurologist and director of the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS). (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Value assessments should include all the outcomes that matter to patients and families
Value assessments are an important tool in moving toward better, more affordable health care. When it comes to assessing the value of medicines, we need approaches that reflect what matters to patients, support doctor-patient decision making and are based on rigorous science. Some of thekey elements that reflect patient preferences include: (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Koziara Tags: The Value Collaborative Source Type: news

Morning Exercise Linked to BP Reduction in Sedentary Seniors
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- In sedentary overweight/obese older adults, morning exercise reduces systolic blood pressure, with additional benefit seen by combining exercise with regular breaks in sitting, according to a study published online Feb.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Plazomicin Noninferior to Meropenem for Complicated UTI
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Plazomicin is noninferior to meropenem for patients with complicated urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a study and a research letter published in the Feb. 21 issue of the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- A blood test that can quickly diagnose dangerous sepsis infections has been developed, according to research published in the Feb. 1 issue of Biosensors and Bioelectronics. The experimental microelectrode device created... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA Head Says Feds May Intervene to Cut Vaccine Exemptions
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- The U.S. government may have to take steps to reduce vaccine exemptions for children if states do not do it, the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggested. His comments come as measles outbreaks rage in a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- A new medical school to be opened by California-based health system Kaiser Permanente will waive tuition for all students in its first five graduating classes. The goal is to make it easier for people with lower incomes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Activist targets Bristol-Myers Squibb ahead of Celgene deal
Starboard’s demand for board seats raises questions over $90bn pharma deal (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Your State's Alzheimer's Plan Could Help You Or A Loved One
State Alzheimer's plans recommend how states can handle challenges due to millions more who'll have the disease (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Next Avenue, Contributor Source Type: news

50 Women-Led Startups That Are Crushing Tech
2019 will go down in history as the first time we saw a record number of diverse women serving in the US Congress and announcing their candidacy for President of the United States. But you know what isn't budging for the 12.3 million women US entrepreneurs who founded companies? Access to capital. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allyson Kapin, Contributor Source Type: news

Pfizer, Ochsner Health team up for clinical trial innovation
The pharma company and health system are looking to create digital tools to help make clinical trials easier for patients, clinicians and researchers.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
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Why We Should Care for our Caregivers
As stewards of the public ’s health, clinicians& caregivers need to be cared for as much as the rest of us. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shiv Gaglani, Contributor Source Type: news

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center names Aetna executive health chancellor
Ohio State University has named Dr. Harold "Hal" Paz, Aetna Inc.'s chief medical officer, to a newly created post of chancellor of Wexner Medical Center and executive vice president for health affairs. Pax also held the title of executive vice president at Aetna since 2014, and previously was CEO of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Health System and Penn State University's senior vice president for health affairs and medical school dean. Paz was introduced Wednesday at the medical center's … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

HemoCue Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance and U.S. Launch of Its Latest Point-of-Care Hemoglobin Test, the HemoCue(R) Hb 801 System
Point-of-Care Device Seamlessly Fits Into Clinic Workflow, Increasing Access to Important Test BREA, Calif., Feb. 20, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- HemoCue, the pioneer and global leader of point-of-care hemoglobin (Hb) testing (wit... Diagnostics, FDA, Product Launch HemoCue, Hb 801, Hemoglobin Test (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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Kaiser Permanente ’s new medical school will be tuition-free for first 5 years
Kaiser Permanente will soon be teaching its integrated health care model with an emphasis on patient care to medical students. The Oakland-based health care giant's Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine said Tuesday it received its preliminary accreditation and will start accepting applications this summer for the inaugural class, which will begin in 2020. Located in Pasadena, the school will be tuition-free for admitted c lasses during the first five years. Following that, the annual tuition of about… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

FDA: Why You Should Not Pay For Blood from Young People To Combat Aging
Sellers of such " young blood " plasma transfusions have claimed that they can " treat " normal aging, memory loss, dementia, Parkinson ’s disease, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, or post-traumatic stress disorder. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA: Beware Of Blood Transfusions from Young People To Stop Aging
Sellers of such " young blood " plasma transfusions have claimed that they can " treat " normal aging, memory loss, dementia, Parkinson ’s disease, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, or post-traumatic stress disorder. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

How Internal Automation In Healthcare Is Helping Staff And Patients
Times change, the cloud got secure, and software-makers targeting the healthcare industry got HIPAA compliant. As a result, smaller healthcare providers have been able to automate paper and manual small scale processes far more easily. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nigel Davies, Contributor Source Type: news

Local clinic operator claims victory in ACA litigation with Health Net
The operator of a local chain of pediatric clinics is claiming victory in a lawsuit alleging that Health Net denied payments that it owed under the Affordable Care Act for treatment of low-income patients. Dr. Ravinder Khaira, a pediatrician and owner of Sacramento Family Medical Clinics Inc., launched a series of lawsuits in 2016 against Health Net, Anthem Blue Cross of California and California Health and Wellness, for allegedly mishandling Medi-Cal payments to his clinics in Sacramento, Carmichae l,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

CVS: 2019 To Be Transition Year Amid Drug Pricing Pressures
CVS Health chief executive Larry Merlo expects 2019 " headwinds " as the drugstore chain integrates Aetna amid drug pricing pressures and an underperforming Omnicare long-term care business. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CVS NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Memphis org aims for ‘best research building on planet’
High-level building design brings to each new building on St. Jude's campus designed spaces or touches that make being treated there or doing research there more of a positive experience. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Christus St. Vincent names new COO
Christus St. Vincent announced Tuesday that it has named Hope Wade chief operating officer. Wade succeeds Lillian Montoya, who held that role prior to being named president and CEO in May. Wade served as the Santa Fe-based health system's CFO since July 2017 and has more than 23 years of health management experience, according to a release. “Early on, we engaged a national search firm to assist us in finding the right person for this job. All along, the best candidate was right here,” said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christopher Ortiz Source Type: news

Abbott and Novo Nordisk Enter Partnership to Provide Integrated Digital Solution to People with Diabetes Using Insulin
Collaboration will enable insulin data to be shared between Novo Nordisk connected insulin pens and digital health tools compatible(i) with FreeStyle Libre portfolio of products (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How EMGuidance Is Saving Lives In South Africa
A new mobile treatment platform offers medical professionals free, instant access to locally relevant medicines info and clinical guidelines. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashoka, Contributor Source Type: news

Ohio medical marijuana sales near $1M in first month, averaging $47 for day's supply
A 90-day supply of medical marijuana as defined by the state of Ohio – 8 ounces of dried flower, the most a patient can possess at any one time – would cost $3,759 under average prices in the first month of sales. Overall sales were $947,056 for 126 pounds from Jan. 16 through Sunday, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program reported Tuesday. Average prices h ave increased each week, but they're not necessarily out of line with other highly regulated state programs. "When you're in a highly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Kingston Pharma, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of All Lots of DG ™ Baby Gripe Water Due to Undissolved Ingredient, Citrus Flavonoid
Kingston Pharma, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of “DG™ Baby Gripe Water herbal supplement with organic ginger and fennel extracts” to the consumer level due to the presence of an undissolved ingredient, citrus flavonoid. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Oregon lawmakers engage in heated exchange during drug price hearing
Rep. Mitch Greenlick apologized for an outbrust, but Rep. Christine Drazan had more to say. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Duke study shows some common household items expose children to toxins
A new study out of Duke University finds that children living in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in their couches have a higher concentration of harmful toxins in their body. The Duke-led study was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science last week in Washington, D.C., showing children in these environments have "significantly higher concentrations" of potentially harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in their blood and urine. “ SVOCs… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Neovasc Provides Corporate Update
VANCOUVER, Feb. 20, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Neovasc Inc. ("Neovasc" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: NVCN) (TSX: NVCN), a leader in the development of minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve technologies and in... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology Neovasc , Micro Interventional Devices, Endovalve (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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MagVenture, Inc.: Robotic Aid to Drugfree Depression Treatment Receives FDA Clearance
ALPHARETTA, Georgia, Feb. 20, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- MagVenture, a medical device company providing drugfree depression treatment to the US since 2015, has added a new, FDA cleared robotic platform to their clinical system. This... Devices, Neurology, FDA MagVenture, TMS-Cobot, neuromodulation, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health group acquires regional OB-GYN practice
Virginia-based Advantia Health has acquired Heartland Women ’s Healthcare, an OB-GYN practice with 25 locations across Missouri and Illinois. Terms were not disclosed. According to a release, the deal will add 180,000 patients and 50 doctors, nurses and midwives to Advantia. Officials said the deal will help improve patient outcomes and drive lower costs for patients. With the Heartland acquisition, Advantia has about 200 providers in Illinois, Maryland, Missouri and Virginia. "Advantia Health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

Merck expands Mass. reach with Torque cancer collaboration
Cambridge biotech Torque has become the latest local startup to team up with New Jersey drug giant Merck& Co., announcing a collaboration this week to explore whether Merck's blockbuster drug Keytruda could boost Torque's lead immuno-oncology treatment. Under the partnership announced Wednesday, Torque and Merck (NYSE: MRK) will test Torque’s lead T-cell therapy's ability fight multiple types of cancer tumors when paired with Keytruda or used independently. The companies are planning to launch… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Abbott Introduces the World's Most Sensitive Rapid Diagnostic Test, Determine ™ HBsAg 2, to Accelerate Hepatitis B Care
- New point-of-care rapid test identifies and helps make effective care more accessible for millions of people living with hepatitis B, in support of World Health Organization (WHO) hepatitis targets (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hygieia Receives 510(k) Clearance from FDA for Phone App That Enhances Company's d-Nav Insulin Guidance Service
First Insulin-Management App Able to Titrate All Types of Insulin Regimens for People with Type 2 Diabetes and Connect To Any Glucose Meter That Shares Data with the Cloud LIVONIA, Mich., Feb. 20, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Hygie... Devices, Endocrinology, FDA Hygieia , insulin-management app, d-Nav Insulin Guidance (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
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ROKIT Healthcare Announces a Novel Application of Dermal Regeneration Platform Using Proprietary Three-Dimensional Bioprinting Strategy
Applications of the treatment will expand to different indications in need to regenerative therapeutic strategies, including scar removal, burns, and pressure/diabetic foot ulcers SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 20, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Networ... Regenerative Medicine ROKIT Healthcare, INVIVO , 3D bioprinter, biofabrication (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sitting For Long Periods May Harm The Heart, New Study Finds
Another study finds that sitting may be very hard on the heart. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Structural, Clinical Barriers Prevent Cancer Trial Participation
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Structural and clinical barriers prevent most cancer patients from participating in clinical trials, according to a review published online Feb. 19 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Joseph M. Unger, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Combo Regimens Effective for Tx of Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- For first-line therapy of metastatic renal cell carcinoma, pembrolizumab plus axitinib and avelumab plus axitinib both show improved survival versus sunitinib, according to two studies published online Feb. 16 in the New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eating Nuts Tied to Reduced CVD Incidence, Death in T2DM Patients
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Higher consumption of nuts, especially tree nuts, is associated with reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence and mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Prenatal Fluconazole Exposure Increases Neonatal Risks
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Maternal exposure to fluconazole during pregnancy may increase the risk for spontaneous abortion, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Anick B érard,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deep Learning-Enhanced Device Detects Diabetic Retinopathy
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- A deep learning-enhanced device can accurately detect diabetic retinopathy (DR), according to a study published online Feb. 14 in Diabetes Care. For people with type 2 diabetes visiting a primary care screening program,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

1997 to 2014 Saw Large Hike in Screen Time for Ages 0 to 2
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Between 1997 and 2014, screen time more than doubled for children aged 0 to 2 years, with television time accounting for most screen time, according to a research letter published online Feb. 18 in JAMA Pediatrics. Weiwei... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Altered Gut Microbiome Seen in Patients With Active Lupus
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- The microbiome of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), particularly those with increased disease activity, has reduced taxonomic complexity, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in the Annals of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Cancer death rates are decreasing faster in blacks than whites in the United States, according to a report published online Feb. 14 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Noting that African-American/black individuals... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Early Intensive Treatment May Improve Long-Term MS Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Long-term outcomes are more favorable for early intensive treatment (EIT) versus first-line moderate-efficacy disease-modifying therapy (DMT) in multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published online Feb. 18 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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