Microbes Tied to Pedicle Screw Loosening, Spinal Implant Failure
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 -- Low-virulent microorganisms frequently detected on pedicle screws may be an important cause of spinal implant loosening and failure in patients without signs of infection, according to a study recently published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exposure to Air Pollution May Impact Children's Cognitive Abilities
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 -- Early-life exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is associated with a reduction in fundamental cognitive abilities, according to a study recently published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Ioar Rivas, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Care Aides Frequently Report Verbal Abuse
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 -- More than one in five home care (HC) aides report verbal abuse from clients and their family members, according to a study published online June 11 in Occupational& Environmental Medicine. Nicole D. Karlsson, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In Most Older Adults, Prediabetes Stays Stable or Improves
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2019 -- Most older adults with prediabetes remained stable or reverted back to normal blood sugar levels during a 12-year follow-up period, according to a study published online June 4 in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Ying... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Nitrate Pollution of Tap Water May Cause Thousands of Cancer Cases
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 -- Nitrate pollution of drinking water has serious health and economic consequences, according to a study published online June 11 in Environmental Research. Alexis Temkin, Ph.D., from the Environmental Working Group in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Approving Children's Cancer Drugs Takes 6.5 Years Longer
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 -- For cancer drugs ultimately approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the median lag time from first-in-human to first-in-child trials is 6.5 years, according to a study published in the May issue of the European... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Do You Consider Cost When Prescribing a Drug? Do You Consider Cost When Prescribing a Drug?
A newly approved gene therapy for children with spinal muscular atrophy will cost more than $2 million for a one-time infusion.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Sarasota Memorial Hospital gets key approval to move forward with new Venice campus
Sarasota Memorial Hospital is one step closer to building its new $437 million hospital. Venice City Council members unanimously approved the hospital system's request to rezone the 65-acre site at the intersection of Laurel and Pinebrook roads near Interstate 75, which had previously been approved for a shopping center, according to the hospital's June 11 news release.  The hospit al bought the land in 2005 in anticipation of where growth would happen in the region.  Construction is expected… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Intermountain Healthcare and deCODE genetics Launch Groundbreaking DNA Study of 500,000 People to Find New Links Between Genetics and Disease
Study Represents Largest  DNA Mapping Effort Undertaken in U.S. from a Single PopulationREYKJAVIK, ICELAND, and SALT LAKE  CITY – Intermountain Healthcare and  deCODE genetics have announced a major global collaboration and study focused  on discovering new connections between genetics and human disease that will  involve the collection of half a million DNA samples. The initiative, called the  HerediGene: Population Study, represents the largest and most comprehensive DNA  mapping effort to date in the United States from a single population. For the  study, which is voluntary ...
Source: Amgen News Release - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Houston biotech firm raises additional funds to close $43M Series D
The new funding aids the biotech firm on its path toward FDA approval, the CEO told the Houston Business Journal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Cincinnati Children ’s among best in U.S. at inclusive hiring, job quality
Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital is among the best health care organizations in the nation regarding inclusive hiring and improving job quality for entry level workers, according to an employer-led initiative that promotes economic opportunity and prosperous communities. Children’s, which is the second-largest empl oyer in Greater Cincinnati, was among five organizations designated as Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions by their peers, according to CareerSTAT, an employer-led initiative of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

The Cost Of Motherhood: Surprise Bills And The Risk Of Maternal Mortality Still Plagues New Moms
Between surprise hospital bills and a record maternal mortality rate, motherhood in 21st century America is more costly than ever. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sarah Chamberlain, Contributor Source Type: news

This Merck subsidiary is expanding in Albany — and hiring
IL ÚM Health Solutions plans to create 115 jobs in the Albany area over the next five years, investing $48 million. The company currently has 14 on staff at its offices at the Bull Moose Club on State Street in downtown Albany. ILÚM is a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical giant Merck& Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK). The company is working on creating software to track drug-resistant bacteria, with the goal of slowing the spread of disease. Part of what attracted ILÚM to Albany from New Jersey is the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

86 percent of AARP members support the Medicare rebate rule that AARP opposes
Eighty-six percent of AARP members support the administration ’s proposed rule to reform the rebate system in Medicare Part D, according to a nationwideMorning Consultsurvey commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Despite overwhelming support from their membership, AARP continues to oppose the rebate rule while receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from insurance companies every year. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Survey: AARP members support sharing medicine discounts with seniors
Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a proposed rule to reform the rebate system in Medicare Part D. In our current system, insurers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) negotiate significant rebates on medicines, but often don ’t share those savings with seniors directly. The proposed rule would change this by ensuring the rebates negotiated with biopharmaceutical companies are entirely passed through to seniors at the pharmacy counter. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surprise bills from freestanding ERs targeted in Ohio's proposed budget over hospitals' objections
The pending two-year state budget includes provisions that would require freestanding ERs do more to explain insurance status to patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Weighing risks and benefits of drug treatment for major depression
Depression is a common and serious problem for older adults. Some 15 to 20 percent of people aged 65 and older who live independently deal with symptoms of major depressive disorder. For residents of nursing homes, the rates of depression may be as high as 50 percent. For some people, medication is an effective part of treatment for depression. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Digital Medicines Head, Pharma
Location: Basel, Switzerland Job Type: Full-Time Employer: Novartis The Digital Medicines Head is responsible for leveraging world-class digital medicines capabilities to transform how we deliver value to our customers at scale. You will enrich and improve the patient journey and experience through digital interventions to accelerate access to treatment, reduce pain points, increase awareness of medicines and improve treatment adherence. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Jobs Source Type: news

FDA grants priority review to Roche ’s Mabthera/Rituxan (rituximab) in children with two rare blood vessel disorders
Roche announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company ’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) and granted Priority Review for the use of MabThera®/Rituxan® (rituximab), in combination with glucocorticoids (GCC), for the treatment of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) in children two years of age a nd older. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can Sleeping With The TV On Really Lead To Weight Gain?
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed an association between artificial light and obesity. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical Device Manufacturing: Benefits of Light-Curing Technology, New...
One of the most challenging aspects of manufacturing medical devices is permanently and safely attaching the parts together. While there are many different assembly techniques available, light-curing...(PRWeb June 12, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/medical_device_manufacturing_benefits_of_light_curing_technology_new_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16372572.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Crossroads: An Artia Solutions Conference to Reconvene in Nashville in...
Medicaid Stakeholders Finding Transformative Solutions to Impact Patient Outcomes(PRWeb June 12, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/crossroads_an_artia_solutions_conference_to_reconvene_in_nashville_in_june_2020/prweb16369891.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

InstantGMP, Inc. Announces Start of the Industry Groundbreaking...
InstantGMP, Inc. in conjunction with the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA), and the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) are happy...(PRWeb June 12, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/instantgmp_inc_announces_start_of_the_industry_groundbreaking_greenfield_grant_for_cannabis_hemp/prweb16369632.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lightning Labels Will Be At CannaCon Detroit June 21-22
Meet with label experts and learn how to drive cannabis sales by maximizing brand image.(PRWeb June 12, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/lightning_labels_will_be_at_cannacon_detroit_june_21_22/prweb16374116.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Leak Detection Associates Announces Expansion to Chinese Market –...
Shanghai Zillion is the leading supplier of package leak detection instruments within China and represents some of the best and most well-known companies in the CCIT space. We look forward to...(PRWeb June 12, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/leak_detection_associates_announces_expansion_to_chinese_market_partnership_agreement_signed_with_shanghai_zillion/prweb16366026.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FemBeat: Modern Fertility Raises $15 Million To Fertilize The Femtech Space
Modern Fertility is paving the way to a more accessible and transparent conversation around fertility. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: B érénice Magistretti, Contributor Source Type: news

Digital health breakthrough as US insurers agree to pay for insomnia app
Big Health deal with CVS Health means digital treatment can be paid for in the same way as sleeping pills. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: By Sarah Neville, Global Pharmaceuticals Editor Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads across border to Uganda
Confirmed cross-frontier case marks significant escalation of epidemic (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Something worth doing': How a biotech entrepreneur grew a 700-person company and is conquering rare diseases
Emil Kakkis launched Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in Novato and the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases, lobbying for legislative changes to make it easier to develop rare disease drugs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Valley senior living campus embarks on $100M expansion
The expansion project for the so-called life plan community is the largest since the senior living campus opened in 2010. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Peptides that mimic ‘good cholesterol’ reverse inflammatory bowel disease in mice
FINDINGSPeptides that mimic  the function of HDL cholesterol, which has been dubbed “good cholesterol,” can treat the underlying inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, according to new research in mice. The same work revealed new details on how IBD can develop and what other types of drugs may wo rk to treat the disease.BACKGROUNDThe most common types of IBD, a chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive tract, are Crohn ’s disease and ulcerative colitis. There are few effective treatments for IBD, and a majority of patients will eventually need surgery, according to previ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Expert witness: Johnson & Johnson's role in opioid crisis may be 'worse' than Purdue's
One of the nation's top experts on opioid addiction said Tuesday that Johnson& Johnson's role in the current epidemic may be even "worse" than that of Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital signs big lease for suburban office space off 280
Grandview Medical Center is taking more space at an office building nearby for a residency program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

TechAccel's model of matching risk capital with smart science is paying off
TechAccel CEO Michael Helmstetter says the company has more assets in its portfolio and a higher potential than originally anticipated. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Brookfield Obamacare cooperative swings to a $135M profit, cuts prices 19%
Wisconsin ’s only Obamacare health insurance cooperative achieved a massive financial turnaround in 2018 and applied profits to price cuts averaging 19 percent for its members in 2019. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Meet 2019's 40 Under 40: Tech company 'hacks' Medicare data
Ashish Patel is one of Houston Business Journal's 2019 40 Under 40 honorees. All of the 40 honorees will be recognized at an event on June 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Chapman& Kirby in East Downtown as well as in a special section of HBJ ’s June 14 weekly edition. Click here for more information about the event. Ashish Patel’s biggest accomplishment is seeing his health care technology company raise over $40,000 in just a few weeks of crowdfunding. Years of experience, ranging from information… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Saaniya Bangee Source Type: news

Meet 2019's 40 Under 40: CEO of two hospitals wants to help others
Malisha Patel is one of Houston Business Journal ’s 2019 40 Under 40 honorees. All of the 40 honorees will be recognized at an event on June 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Chapman& Kirby in East Downtown as well as in a special section of HBJ ’s June 14 weekly edition. Click here for more information about the event. Serving as CEO of a hospital takes a lot of work. Serving as CEO of two hospitals and overseeing some 1,500 employees while being a 38-year-old mother takes a lot more work, as Malisha… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Female Founders Call Tampon Tax Unconstitutional And Put A Deadline On Reform
LOLA and Period Equity have launched “Tax Free. Period.”, the first ever national legal, advocacy and messaging campaign aimed at eliminating the tampon tax in all 35 remaining US states by tax session 2020. They have the support of prominent figure like Serena Williams. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Estrella Jaramillo, Contributor Source Type: news

Vitamin K Can Up Anticoagulation Stability in Patients on Warfarin
TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 -- Increasing vitamin K (VK) intake through dietary strategies improves the anticoagulation stability of warfarin-treated patients, according to a study presented during Nutrition 2019, the annual meeting of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prescription Opioid Use Up Among Binge Drinkers
TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 -- Prescription opioid misuse is more common among binge drinkers, with the prevalence of opioid misuse increasing with binge drinking frequency, according to a study published online June 11 in the American Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

USPSTF Issues Recommendations on HIV Screening, Prevention
TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV screening for prevention of HIV infection. These recommendations form the basis of two final recommendation statements published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ADA: Dulaglutide Tied to Decline in Cardiovascular Events in T2DM
TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 -- Dulaglutide is associated with a reduction in cardiovascular events and renal outcomes among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to two studies published online June 9 in The Lancet to coincide with the annual meeting... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mortality No Different With TAVR for Bicuspid, Tricuspid Stenosis
TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 -- For patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for aortic stenosis, there is no significant difference in 30-day or one-year mortality for bicuspid or tricuspid aortic stenosis, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amazon, Microsoft donations help Plymouth Housing raise $48.8M toward apartments for homeless
Seven Seattle-area donors, including three health care organizations, Microsoft and Amazon, donated $5 million each. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

The future is transparent
The answer to today ’s complexities lies in collaborative, sustainable supply chains (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hawaii Health Information Exchange now routing patient data to health care providers
With Hawaii Health Information Exchange ’s (HHIE) recent $2.5 million investment in technological investments, the goal of routing data directly to disparate electronic health record (EHR) systems used by providers is now easier to achieve.  HHIE is a non-governmental nonprofit organization established in 2006 to enhance care coordina tion, improve the quality of life for Hawaii’s people and lower health care costs for both patients and health care providers. It is the state’s designated health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

INVOKANA ® (canagliflozin) Significantly Reduced Major Cardiovascular Events and Kidney Failure in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease in New CREDENCE Analysis
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche names new CEO of $13B diagnostics unit
Thomas Schinecker is filling the shoes of the retiring Michael Heuer, who was holding the position on an interim basis. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA OKs Merck's Keytruda for head and neck cancer
The approval is based on a late-stage trial in which Keytruda showed a significant improvement in overall survival in cancer patients. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Disrupted Gut Microbiome Promotes Breast Cancer Spread In Mice
New research in mice has suggested that a disrupted gut microbiome may contribute to the chance of breast cancer cells spreading. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news