District regulators approve higher D.C. Health Link plan rates
Health care rates on D.C. Health Link, the District's health exchange, will rise an average of 15 percent for individuals purchasing coverage for next year, the District's insurance regulatory agency announced Thursday. The D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking also approved rate increases, 7 percent on average, for small businesses purchasing coverage on the exchange for the 2018 plan year. The new rates come just a week after President Donald Trump took two executive actions, including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

USDA helps small businesses develop new agricultural products, technology
(National Institute of Food and Agriculture) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced grants to help bring agricultural business ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace. Funding is made through NIFA's Small Business Innovation Research Program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Small Business Ideas and Entrepreneurship
Starting your own business, in small business management, or want to open a franchise? Use AARP tips to manage your business ideas to achieve success. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Store owner facing anti-Trump backlash wishes he never went to White House
For 42 years, Dave Ratner has operated his soda and pet supply business in Western Massachusetts as a beacon in the community. Now, he fears he ’ll have to shut down some stores after the vitriolic fallout from supporting a Trump initiative. As first reported in the Business Journal Friday, Ratner was one of several dozen small business owners standing behind President Donald Trump as he signed an executive order on health care allowing Ratner and other small business owners to buy insurance with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Small-business employees less likely to get cancer screenings
Waiters, contractors and other employees of America's small businesses are more likely to miss out on cancer screening, mostly because of a lack of insurance. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obamacare architect trashes Trump's effort to dismantle ACA
Affordable Care Act architect and MIT professor Jonathan Gruber said President Donald Trump is trying to dismantle the very foundations of health care in the U.S., criticizing recent decisions by his administration as being ineffective and self-serving. On Thursday, Trump gutted some of the pillars of the Affordable Care Act, first signing an executive order that will allow small businesses to purchase insurance as a group and also let individuals to purchase less robust plans for longer periods… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

ACA changes could cost women coverage
The latest moves by President Donald Trump Thursday to rewrite the nation's health care law will likely increase what women will pay for coverage. President Trump signed an executive order that loosens requirements for minimal benefits insurance companies could offer through the Affordable Care Act, The New York Times reports. Small businesses could create association health plans, which could lower premiums by creating a risk pool. But tho se plans would not have to offer coverage such as maternity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Betsey Guzior Source Type: news

Need Cancer Screening? Where You Work Matters
FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2017 -- Waiters, contractors and other employees of America's small businesses are more likely to miss out on cancer screening, mostly because of a lack of insurance, new research shows. " Workers employed at smaller organizations... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

University of Bristol secures funding to grow small businesses
The University of Bristol is one of five universities in the south of England to receive a share of £ 5 million from the government for a project to tackle the challenge of scaling-up small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to innovate and grow. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise; Press Release Source Type: news

Trump healthcare order could run afoul of retirement plan law
(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's plan to make it easier for small businesses to band together and buy stripped-down health insurance plans could violate a federal law governing employee benefit plans and will almost certainly be challenged in court, legal experts said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump signs executive order targeting Obamacare
President Trump today signed an executive order that could undermine Obamacare as it looks to make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans. The order aims to allow small businesses to group up and buy cheaper health plans, known as association health plans, with less regulations and fewer benefits for their employees. The newly signed order also removes limits on short-term health insurance plans, according to a report from The Hill. Both plans do not have to follow ObamaCare rules, including minimum benefits standards, and experts fear that the plans could pull healthier people away from ACA plans...
Source: Mass Device - October 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Healthcare Reform Legal News Capitol Hill Source Type: news

Trump Signs Executive Order That Could Undermine Obamacare
THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 -- President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that allows small businesses to band together and buy health insurance that flouts Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations. Trump said the move will promote health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Foiled in Congress, Trump Moves on His Own to Undermine Obamacare
President Trump is expected to issue an order on Thursday to allow the sale of health insurance plans that are exempt from some Affordable Care Act rules. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Small Business Executive Orders and Memorandums Trump, Donald J Obama, Barack Source Type: news

Insurance rates tick up for small businesses, dip for MNsure
Businesses that buy small-group health plans will pay higher rates in 2018, with premium increases set to range from less than 1 percent to 23 percent, the Minnesota Department of Commerce said Monday. Nine companies are slated to sell small-business plans in 2018 and of those, PreferredOne Community Health Plan, posted the steepest average rate increase. The health plan’s rates will rise an average of 23 percent. Sanford Health Plan and Gunderson Health Plan both posted average increases of l ess… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Insurance rates tick up for small businesses, dip for MNsure
Businesses that buy small-group health plans will pay higher rates in 2018, with premium increases set to range from less than 1 percent to 23 percent, the Minnesota Department of Commerce said Monday. Nine companies are slated to sell small-business plans in 2018 and of those, PreferredOne Community Health Plan, posted the steepest average rate increase. The health plan’s rates will rise an average of 23 percent. Sanford Health Plan and Gunderson Health Plan both posted average increases of l ess… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

President Trump Says His Tax Plan Won ’t Benefit Him. That’s Not True
President Donald Trump made a bold claim as he unveiled his tax reform plan this week: He says he won’t benefit from it. Speaking at a rally in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Trump rolled out a nine-page tax plan that remains a work in progress. But some of the details included in the plan right now would likely help the President’s bottom line. “I’m doing the right thing and it’s not good for me, believe me,” he said. Of course, Trump was the first major-party presidential candidate since 1976 not to release his tax returns, so it’s hard to say exactly how he’ll be affected. But...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Teague Beckwith and Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Alternative Minimum Tax Donald Trump estate tax income tax onetime Taxes Source Type: news

Pinnacol Assurance hopes Colorado small biz will take a bite of its Cake for-profit subsidiary
Colorado ’s largest workers’ compensation insurer will roll out a new for-profit subsidiary company next month that is designed to appeal particularly to small-business owners. The subsidiary — called Cake — offers a digital platform for small businesses to sign up for coverage. It also cuts down on the number of questions companies must answer and the amount of paper they must fill out. Pinnacol Assurance, a state-chartered workers-comp provider, developed the Cake platform over the past… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Pinnacol Assurance hopes Colorado small biz will take a bite of its Cake for-profit subsidiary
Colorado ’s largest workers’ compensation insurer will roll out a new for-profit subsidiary company next month that is designed to appeal particularly to small-business owners. The subsidiary — called Cake — offers a digital platform for small businesses to sign up for coverage. It also cuts down on the number of questions companies must answer and the amount of paper they must fill out. Pinnacol Assurance, a state-chartered workers-comp provider, developed the Cake platform over the past… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Republicans Are Optimistic About Tax Reform. But It Could Face the Same Trouble as Health Care
Republican lawmakers gathered with excitement on Wednesday to introduce their proposal for what they described as the most sweeping federal tax reform proposal in decades. Just a day after the latest failure on their promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the change of topic was welcomed, and the members gathered in the Rayburn Room were optimistic about the new proposal. “I like the energy in the room,” said Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio. “This is a really exciting opportunity… It gets the economy moving and will generate more income, more wages. It’s more jobs, it’s better j...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Congress Donald Trump Paul Ryan Tax Reform Source Type: news

Watch Live: President Trump Expected to Unveil GOP Tax Plan
President Donald Trump is scheduled to give remarks on tax reform on Wednesday afternoon. Trump, who campaigned on a promise to overhaul the tax code, is expected to unveil a Republican tax plan that will potentially include steep tax cuts for corporations as well as cuts for the wealthiest Americans and simplified tax brackets, according to the Associated Press. “Too many in our country are shut out of the dynamism of the U.S. economy, which has led to the justifiable feeling that the system is rigged against hardworking Americans,” a blueprint of the tax plan says, according to a copy obtained by the Associat...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime White House Source Type: news

John Oliver Breaks Down Corporate Consolidation on Last Week Tonight
John Oliver wants you to know that small business is the backbone of our economy — and he has the eerily echoing footage of U.S. politicians to prove it. “It’s that rare thing that ever politician agrees on,” said Oliver. “It’s that, support our troops, Ted Cruz can go f— himself, and South Dakota Senator John Thune can get it.” While small business is the backbone of the economy, these days, big business is getting bigger than ever thanks to mergers and acquisitions, which is what Oliver focused on during Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight. Corporate consolida...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Locker Tags: Uncategorized John Oliver Last Week Tonight Late Night Comedy Television Source Type: news

Divided Democratic Party Debates Its Future as 2020 Looms
Like virtually all Democrats, Tim Ryan is no fan of Donald Trump. But as he speeds through his northeastern Ohio district in a silver Chevy Suburban, the eight-term Congressman sounds almost as frustrated with his own party. Popping fistfuls of almonds in the backseat, Ryan gripes about its fixation on divisive issues and its “demonization” of business owners. Ryan, 44, was briefly considered for the role of Hillary Clinton’s running mate last year. Now he sounds ready to brawl with his political kin. “We’re going to have a fight,” Ryan says. “There’s no question about it.&rd...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Elliott / Youngstown, Ohio Tags: Uncategorized democratic party Source Type: news

Teaching personal initiative beats traditional training in boosting small business in West Africa
Standard business training programs aim to boost the incomes of the millions of self-employed business owners in developing countries by teaching basic financial and marketing practices, yet the impacts of such programs are mixed. We tested whether a psychology-based personal initiative training approach, which teaches a proactive mindset and focuses on entrepreneurial behaviors, could have more success. A randomized controlled trial in Togo assigned microenterprise owners to a control group (n = 500), a leading business training program (n = 500), or a personal initiative training program (n = 500). Four follow-up surveys...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Campos, F., Frese, M., Goldstein, M., Iacovone, L., Johnson, H. C., McKenzie, D., Mensmann, M. Tags: Economics, Psychology reports Source Type: news

3 Ways the New Obamacare Repeal Bill Would Change Women ’s Access to Health Care
Republicans latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, includes several provisions that would dramatically affect women’s health care. Named for sponsors Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, the Graham-Cassidy bill would make it harder for low-income women to access Planned Parenthood, reduce private insurance coverage for abortions and allow states to reduce maternity coverage. The bill needs to pass by the end of September to have a realistic chance of being enacted into law. It’s currently just a handful of votes away from reaching the majority needed. Here’s a closer lo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Teague Beckwith Tags: Uncategorized Bill Cassidy Congress Health Care Lindsey Graham onetime Source Type: news

Businesses on the couch: the co-founders in couples' therapy
Boardroom bust-ups can put friendships on the line. Business partners reveal why they get professional help to resolve their issuesThere are plenty of good reasons to set up a business with a co-founder rather than go it alone. A co-founder is another committed financial partner and someone who is likely to bring a vitally different skillset and will be a source of support when the going gets tough. Research by the Kauffman Foundation in the US suggests that co-founder teams can attract 30% more investment and can increase their customer base more quickly, improving business survival rates.But there is still a lot to consi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Helen Lock Tags: Guardian Small Business Network Entrepreneurs Health Life and style Society Psychology Source Type: news

Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing
Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers as slow, steady cost hikes have made it too expensive for many to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable
A new survey of employers shows moderate price hikes in health benefits in spite of turmoil in the individual insurance market (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Small Business Kaiser Family Foundation Source Type: news

Unbudgeted: How the Opioid Crisis Is Blowing a Hole in Small-town America's Finances
Discusses the financial impact of the opioid epidemic in small and rural towns. Includes costs associated with increased use of the foster care system, law enforcement, the justice system, emergency medical services, and coroner and toxicology services. It's leading some counties to consider cutting money from economic development and youth programs. Also includes the impact on small businesses struggling to find drug-free employees. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 19, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Broadband Analysis: Scrappy Wireless ISPs Get the Job Done
Discusses the utility of Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) in bringing higher speed internet access to rural areas. Although WISPs typically provide slower internet than broadband, they tend to be quicker and cheaper to build and implement, and for most families and small businesses the speed is adequate for their needs. Also touches on hybrid fiber/wireless systems. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 14, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Unhappy at work? How to spread cheer in the office
Over half of employees in the UK are not happy in their jobs. Here ’s a guide for business owners who want to raise a smile from their staffThe average British workplace is not a cheery domain. Over 55% of UK workers are unhappy in their jobs, according to a recent survey by training course site Course Library.Related:Office too hot? Computer playing up? Go on, have a grumble, it ’s good for you | Phil DaoustContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tom Shopland Tags: Guardian Small Business Network Entrepreneurs Life and style Psychology Health & wellbeing careers Source Type: news

Proposed tax changes could drive doctors out of country, physician warns
A Sydney anesthesiologist says proposed federal tax changes would be "catastrophic" for many small business owners, including doctors. He's urging the Nova Scotia government to speak up. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

California Files Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration Over DACA Decision
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — California sued the Trump administration Monday over its decision to end a program that gives protection from deportation to young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children or by parents who overstayed visas. The lawsuit’s legal arguments largely mirror those already filed in a lawsuit last week by 15 other states and the District of Columbia. Attorney General Xavier Becerra said he was joined in his suit by the attorney generals for Maryland, Maine and Minnesota. The lawsuit alleges the Trump Administration violated the Constitution and other laws when it rescinded th...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized California Courts Immigration onetime Source Type: news

Novo Biosciences receives federal grant to advance potential heart drug
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) Novo Biosciences Inc., a spinoff of the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, has announced that it has received a two-year, $1.5 million Small Business Innovation Research grant for the development of MSI-1436 as a potential regenerative medicine therapy for the treatment of acute heart attack patients. The grant will allow the company to move ahead with studies of MSI-1436 in pigs, the critical next step in moving the drug candidate into clinical trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMA head calls small business tax change a 'heart-wrenching' prospect for female doctors
Female doctors are warning that the Liberal government's proposed changes to the small business tax regime could force physicians to leave the profession. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

SFC Fluids Awarded $1.4M Grant
SFC Fluidics Inc. of Fayetteville gets $1.4 million in Phase II Small Business Innovation Research funding from the National Institutes of Health. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 30, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. CSP Technologies expands Alabama facility CSP Technologies is expanding its Auburn, Ala. manufacturing and warehousing capacity by 110,000 sq. ft. The expansion has already begun and is under construction. The company said in a...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Most FDA user fees set to rise 33%
The latest user fee authorization enacted last week has most of the fees medical device makers pay the FDA to review its products rising by more than 33%, with the fee for one popular protocol jumping more than 125%. All but one of the user fees for fiscal 2018, which begins Oct. 1, are going up 32.5% compared with the fiscal 2017 fees for both small businesses making less that $100 million annually and for their larger brethren, according to the FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health. But the fee for 510(k) clearance, the safety watchdog’s most common form of medical device review, jumped 125.3% to...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat User fees Source Type: news

Startup Oscar Health Finds Big Partners in Ohio ’s Cleveland Clinic and Nashville’s Humana Inc.
Two different deals aim to bring a new style of healthcare insurance to individuals and small businesses Designed to be a new model for health insurance, the much-watched Oscar Health (Oscar), founded in 2012, has just inked deals with both the Cleveland Clinic and Humana, Inc. What makes Oscar worth watching by pathologists and clinical […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 28, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations ACA Affordable Care Act Alan Warren PhD anatomic pa Source Type: news

10 Tips for Starting a Home Business
9 hours ago ... AARP's small business center also includes articles and advice. 2. Update your insurance. It's a good idea to add an insurance rider to your  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Women ’ s urinary incontinence device startup Elidah looks to raise $2m
Women’s health device start-up Elidah is looking to raise $2 million to support its Elitone stress urinary incontinence-treating device, according to a Connecticut Post report. The Elitone device, developed by the Newtown, Conn.-based company, is designed to be worn during the day and provides 20 minutes of electrical stimulation to strengthen pelvic muscles and aid women with stress urinary incontinence, according to the report. So far, Elidah has won backing from the state-backed Connecticut Innovations venture fund for up to $750,000, as well as an undisclosed amount of funding from the NSF’s Small Business ...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Urology Women's Health elidah Source Type: news

IotaMotion raises $2m for robotic cochlear implant system
Medical robotics start-up IotaMotion said today it raised $2 million in a seed financing round to support the development of its Iota-Soft novel robotic cochlear implantation platform. The Iowa City-based company, spun out from the University of Iowa’s Otolaryngology Department, is developing a robotic-assisted insertion device designed to aid surgeons in advancing cochlear implant electrodes. “We’ve completed our seed round, raising over $2 million within a few months from friends and family in the Midwest and around the world. The reception and excitement from both the cochlear implant communi...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Robotics iotamotion Source Type: news

Aradigm secures SBIR grant to investigate use of Linhaliq and Lipoquin for PNTM treatment
Aradigm has secured a small business initiative research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Google acquires smartphone health dx startup Senosis Health
Google has acquired Seattle-based digital health startup Senosis Health for an undisclosed amount, according to a report from Geekwire. Senosis Health was founded by University of Washington computer scientist Shwetak Patel, aiming to use smartphones as patient monitoring devices, collecting health metrics and providing services such as diagnosing pulmonary function, hemoglobin counts and other critical health information, according to the report. Patel has sold previous startup ventures to major companies including Belkin International and Sears, GeekWire reported. The company produces a number of smartphone applica...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Mergers & Acquisitions mHealth (Mobile Health) Alphabet google Source Type: news

Conservative groups jump on medical device tax repeal bandwagon
A coalition of conservative action groups yesterday jumped on the bandwagon for repealing the medical device tax, urging Congressional leaders to scrap the 2.3% levy on U.S. medtech sales. In a letter to House speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the group also advocated for repealing a tax on certain insurance programs. Both levies, enacted as part of Obamacare, are on hiatus until next year. The group, which includes Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform and the political arm of the American Legislative Exchange Council, warned that both taxes will lead to &l...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Wall Street Beat Capitol Hill medicaldevicetax Source Type: news

Numerate receives NIH funding to discover new anti-arrhythmic treatments
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a small business innovation research (SBIR) Phase I grant to Numerate to boost a new drug programme for cardiac arrhythmias. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breaking the Age Barrier: Lessons from an Intergenerational Livelihoods Programme in Sierra Leone
HelpAge International. 07/26/2017 This 28-page report looks at the design and impact of an initiative to help older people in Sierra Leone rebuild their livelihoods and experience greater levels of dignity and respect in their communities in the wake of the Ebola outbreak. The program put young people at the helm of an initiative to strengthen older people's ability to start small businesses, strengthen their livelihoods, and start saving some of their income. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Alabama small businesses weigh in on prospects and policy
Alabama business owners are overall optimistic about prospects for the rest of this year, according to one recent survey of the state's businesses. Womply, a SaaS provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, polled over 3,000 businesses in each state to assess the biggest concerns and sentiments across the country. In looking at the general sentiment when it comes to small business optimism, the poll revealed that 76 percent of small busi nesses are optimistic about prospects in 2017, compared… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Alabama small businesses weigh in on prospects and policy
Alabama business owners are overall optimistic about prospects for the rest of this year, according to one recent survey of the state's businesses. Womply, a SaaS provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, polled over 3,000 businesses in each state to assess the biggest concerns and sentiments across the country. In looking at the general sentiment when it comes to small business optimism, the poll revealed that 76 percent of small busi nesses are optimistic about prospects in 2017, compared… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

NIH Multi-Institute (NIAID/NCI/NIBIB/ NIGMS/NIEHS/NCATS) Small Business Workshop 2017
September 7-8, 2017 New Orleans, LA. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news