Boston's former John Hancock HQ could become lab space
The 482,000-square-foot office in Boston's Seaport District has sat vacant for more than a year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Catherine Carlock Source Type: news

Panel recommends Serum Institute's name for phase 2, 3 human clinical trials of Oxford vaccine candidate
The recommendations of the committee at the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation have been sent to the Drugs Controller General of India for approval. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India part of international alliance Gavi's new coronavirus global vaccine access drive
The COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) forms part of the COVAX Facility, a mechanism hosted by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, designed to guarantee rapid, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for every country in the world. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sikkim drug manufacturing units halt operations due to Covid, raising supply concerns
While Sikkim is still under lockdown, the state government has allowed pharma units outside containment zones to operate with minimum staff, subject to strict adherence to social distancing norms and regulation of movement of people and goods. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sangamo and Novartis join forces to create gene therapies for autism and other brain disorders
Bay Area biotechnology company Sangamo Therapeutics has teamed up with multinational  pharmaceutical giant Novartis International AG to take on autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental conditions. The collaboration, announced Thursday, will net Sangamo an upfront fee of $75 million with the potential to rake in $720 million, contingent on the Brisbane-base company’s ability to meet developmental and commercial milestones. It will also get a percentage— single-digit to sub-teens-digits—… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Over 10,000 Tyson Employees Reportedly Test Positive For Covid
A new study found nearly 50,000 meat processing workers have contracted Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alexandra Sternlicht, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Food & Drink /food-drink Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare News Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus under 30 Source Type: news

St. Louis County health department recommends schools start virtually
The St. Louis County health department is recommending all schools begin the school year online, County Executive Sam Page announced during a press conference Thursday afternoon. "It is our strong recommendation that all schools open as virtual as possible in the fall," Page said. The county sent a letter to area superintendents with a formal recommendation. It is not a mandate, but the health department may take "further action to close schools or buildings that have ou tbreaks that further risk… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marianne Martinez, KSDK Source Type: news

New UM Capital CEO talks Largo hospital, expanding ambulatory care and what comes after Covid
The University of Maryland Capital Region Health ’s new president and CEO has his bearings — and a vision — about two months into the gig. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Legacy Emanuel has success with lung support machine for sickest Covid-19 patients
ECMO, which has been around for decades, is reserved for the most gravely ill patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Dow Plunges Over 200 Points Amid Record Drop In GDP
The U.S. economy posted its worst quarter on record. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Personal Finance /personal-finance Wealth Management /wealth-management Investing /investing Hedge Funds & Private Equity Source Type: news

School Closures Linked to Decreased COVID-19 Incidence, Death
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- School closures in the United States were temporally associated with decreased COVID-19 incidence and mortality, according to a study published online July 29 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Katherine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling Hangover Cures
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to seven companies for illegally selling products they claim will cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent hangovers. " Dietary supplements that claim to cure, treat,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Young Children Have Higher Amounts of SARS-CoV-2 RNA
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- Young children with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 have higher amounts of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral RNA in their nasopharynx than older children and adults, according to a research... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Excessive Drinking Responsible for 255 Deaths Per Day in U.S.
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- Excessive drinking was responsible for an average of 255 deaths per day in the United States during 2011 to 2015, according to research published in the July 31 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Twelve Factors Account for About 40 Percent of Dementias
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- Twelve factors account for about 40 percent of worldwide dementias, according to a report published online July 30 in The Lancet to coincide with the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2020, held virtually... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Birmingham hospital resources in focus as Covid cases rise
UAB has activated surge capacity and hospitals are ensuring staffing as Covid-19 cases rise. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

New data show commercially insured patients face  increasingly high cost sharing for brand medicines
New data show deductibles and coinsurance result in high out-of-pocket spending for commercially insured patients taking brand medicines.IQVIA analyzed trends in cost sharing across seven therapy areas and found that anywhere from 44% to 95% of patients ’ total out-of-pocket spending for brand medicines in 2019 was due to deductibles and coinsurance. Compared to patients who only paid copays for brand medicines, patients with deductibles or coinsurance had significantly higher annual out-of-pocket spending across all seven therapeutic areas. In f act, for patients with complex conditions, like cancer and HIV, spendin...
Source: The Catalyst - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Gabby Migliara Tags: Drug Cost Out-of-Pocket Costs Let's Talk About Cost Source Type: news

AdventHealth and Orlando Health open new Osceola County facilities
AdventHealth and Orlando Health, two of Central Florida's largest nonprofit health systems, have opened new facilities in Osceola County. Altamonte Springs-based AdventHealth on July 30 announced it has opened a five-story patient tower at its AdventHealth Celebration campus. The new tower includes 80 private patient rooms and has shell space for another 40 beds, which would give the hospital a total of 350 beds. It also will allow for the expansion of the hospital's cardiac services and interventional… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

StrechLab opens Ohio's first assisted stretching gym in Mason
A new gym concept opened its first Ohio location in a northern suburb of Cincinnati. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andy Brownfield Source Type: news

How rise of telemedicine will shape health care litigation
Health care law experts weigh in on how the growing role of telemedicine could impact new legal battles during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dan Bagwell Source Type: news

Portland doctors share lessons learned in treating Covid-19 patients
When to use a ventilator or various drugs are questions that doctors have grappled with. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Scottrade founder Rodger Riney gives Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute $7.8M
Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute said Thursday it's received a gift of $7.8 million from the Paula and Rodger Riney Foundation to fund multiple myeloma research. The two-year project will support fast-tracked research projects at Winship in multiple myeloma, a blood cancer caused by malignant plasma cells that accumulate in the bone marrow. Rodger Riney founded Scottrade Financial Services, which was acquired in 2017 by TD Ameritrade in a $4 billion deal . He was diagnosed with multiple… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Allison Source Type: news

Executive order threatens R & D when we need it most to fight COVID-19
In case you missed it, President Trump recently signed executive orders that would implement sweeping changes to the biopharmaceutical industry. While his intention may have been to help Americans afford their medicines, he instead declared war on medical innovation. Our nation ’s priority should be beating COVID-19 and getting America back on its feet economically, but these executive orders do the opposite. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Research and Development International Reference Pricing Coronavirus Source Type: news

Mariana Rodriguez: Nonprofit Leadership — The courage to stand up
Mariana Rodriguez tells her staff at UMOS to always be a guerrera (warrior). It ’s this fearless attitude she models that has helped her advocate for the necessary resources for human rights. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jenna Kashou Source Type: news

Patty Metropulos: Nonprofit Leadership — Building a house of 'big dreams'
Kathy ’s House in Wauwatosa is growing exponentially under the leadership of Patty Metropulos. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Geoff Blaesing Source Type: news

Dr. Louella Amos: Public Policy — Calling attention to crisis
Dr. Louella Amos had been speaking to Milwaukee-area schools and organizations for years about the dangers of vaping when she emerged as a leader of a clinical team that discovered the association between teenagers smoking the e-cigarettes and a rash of cases where they suffered severe lung injuries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Nystrom & Associates pivoted to telehealth early. Now it's reaping the benefits.
Nystrom& Associates has actually seen its patient volumes increase by up to 20% during the pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Memorial Sloan Kettering, Genentech, Jiahui Health To Join Forbes China Healthcare Summit On Aug. 15
Cancer will kill approximately three million people in China this year alone. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Russell Flannery, Forbes Staff Tags: Asia /asia Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science russellflanneryblog Source Type: news

Memorial Sloan Kettering, Genentech, Jiahui Health To Join Forbes China Health Summit On Aug. 15
Cancer will kill approximately three million people in China this year alone. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Russell Flannery, Forbes Staff Tags: Asia /asia Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science russellflanneryblog Source Type: news

Self-isolation for Covid-19 symptoms extended to 10 days across UK
Chief medical officers of all four nations announce measures amid fears of ‘second wave’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Not The End Of Humanity, But It ’s Putting Us To The Test
Dr. Mark Smolinski, President of the organization Ending Pandemics, discusses how the Covid-19 pandemic has brought out the best —and worst—of human nature. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Smolinski, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Editors' Pick editors-pick Decision Maker decision-maker Coronavirus Source Type: news

FDA Chief: We ’ll Consider Emergency Use Authorization For Covid-19 Vaccines
The head of the U. S Food and Drug Administration said he would consider an “emergency use authorization” to expedite getting a vaccine against the Coronavirus strain Covid-19 to Americans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Editors' Pick editors-pick business pharma Source Type: news

Medicare ’s 55th anniversary: Celebrating the success of Part D
Today, we are excited to bring you a special edition of our MedicareCatalystseries in honor of Medicare ’s 55th anniversary. On this date in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that established the Medicare and Medicaid programs. To celebrate this milestone, let ’s take a closer look at the success of Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, also known as Part D, over the years.   (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tom Wilbur Tags: Part D Medicare Source Type: news

Dow Plunges 250 Points Amid Record Drop In GDP
The U.S. economy posted its worst quarter on record. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Personal Finance /personal-finance Wealth Management /wealth-management Investing /investing Hedge Funds & Private Equity Source Type: news

Jardiance(R) meets primary endpoint in reducing risk of cardiovascular death or hospitalization for heart failure in phase III trial in adults with and without diabetes
Jardiance (empagliflozin) significantly reduced the risk of cardiovascular death or hospitalization for heart failure versus placebo in the EMPEROR-Reduced heart failure trial. The study evaluated adults with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction ... Biopharmaceuticals, Endocrinology Eli Lilly, Jardiance, empagliflozin, diabetes (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Single Dose of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Demonstrates Robust Protection in Pre-clinical Studies
Study published in Nature shows J&J's investigational SARS-CoV-2 vaccine elicits a strong immune response that protects against subsequent infection First-in-human Phase 1/2a clinical trial now underway in United States and Belgium; Phase 3 clinical tri... Biopharmaceuticals Johnson & Johnson, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cigna Profits Rise As Patients Delay Treatment In Pandemic
Cigna is the latest health insurer to report a big boost in second-quarter profits as its health plan members postpone treatment during the spread of the Coronavirus strain Covid-19. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Editors' Pick editors-pick business pharma Source Type: news

On The Brighter Side Of The Pandemic: We Are More Adaptive Than We Think, Study Suggests
While stressful events throw us off our game, our psychological immune system has the power to bounce back much faster than previously thought, a new study finds. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Careers /careers Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus business pharma Source Type: news

On The Brighter Side Of The Covid-19 Pandemic: We Are More Adaptive Than We Think, Study Suggests
While stressful events throw us off our game, our psychological immune system has the power to bounce back much faster than previously thought, a new study finds. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Careers /careers Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus business pharma Source Type: news

American Cancer Society Updates Screening Guidelines For Cervical Cancer
New guidelines for cervical cancer screening raises concern from some doctors. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marla Milling, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Most Gynecologic Cancer Therapy Not Tied to Higher COVID-19 Risk
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- For gynecologic oncology patients with COVID-19, the case fatality rate is 14.0 percent, and chemotherapy and recent major surgery do not predict COVID-19 severity or mortality, according to a study published online July... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study IDs Which Women Benefit From DBT Versus Digital Mammography
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- Improvements in recall rates and cancer detection rates with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) versus digital mammography (DM) are greatest on baseline examinations, according to a study published online July 28 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ACS Issues Updated Guideline for Cervical Cancer Screening
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- In a guideline update from the American Cancer Society, published online July 30 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, recommendations are presented for cervical cancer screening of individuals at average risk. Elizabeth... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fibroid-Related QOL Better With Myomectomy for Uterine Fibroids
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- For women with symptomatic uterine fibroids, fibroid-related quality of life at two years is better for those undergoing myomectomy than those undergoing uterine-artery embolization, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cinnamon Supplementation May Improve Blood Glucose Control
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- In individuals with prediabetes, 12 weeks of cinnamon supplementation improved fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and glucose tolerance, according to a study published online July 21 in the Journal of the Endocrine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Remdesivir Shortages Plague Some Hospitals, Pharmacists Say
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- One-third of pharmacists say they do not have enough remdesivir to treat all COVID-19 patients who are eligible for it, according to the results of a survey released by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teen HPV Vaccination Rates Suboptimal
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- Lack of parental intent to initiate and complete the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series for adolescents is a major public health concern, according to a study published online July 21 in The Lancet Public... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chocolate Tied to Lower Coronary Artery Disease Risk
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- Eating chocolate at least once a week is associated with a lower risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a review published online July 22 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Chayakrit... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nirsevimab Injection Cuts RSV-Linked Infections in Preemies
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- Nirsevimab prevents respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-associated lower respiratory tract infections in healthy preterm infants, while maternal RSV fusion (F) protein nanoparticle vaccination did not meet the prespecified... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Delayed Treatment of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections Tied to Hospitalization Risk
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- Delayed treatment of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) with antibiotics is associated with an increased risk for hospital admissions, according to a study published online June 29 in Clinical Infectious... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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