Smiths Group unveils Smiths Medical spinout plan, search for new CEO
Smith Medical parent company Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) today announced plans to pursue a demerger with its Smiths Medical business, which will become separately listed in the UK. Smiths Group said it believes the demerger will strengthen both companies and allow the newly separated medical business to better capitalize on its leading positions, product launches and other value-creating opportunities. The company said it expects to complete the demerger some time during the first half of next year. “Pursuing a demerger of Smiths Medical will lead to two stronger companies each focusing on accelerating the exec...
Source: Mass Device - March 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Wall Street Beat Smiths Group plc Smiths Medical Source Type: news

Dr. Jack Stein appointed NIDA Chief of Staff
Jack B. Stein, Ph.D. Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), has appointed Jack B. Stein, Ph.D., to be the NIDA Chief of Staff, a newly created position to support and assist the Director with coordination and strategic planning of key institute initiatives.... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 20, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Tanzania: Strategy On Use of ICT in Health Centres Out Soon
[Daily News] THE East African Health Research Commission has come up with a strategic plan to promote the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in transforming the regional health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ohio State expands medical personnel to keep up with growing facilities
As demand for patient care and medical education grows each day, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State ’s College of Medicine are responding to these needs by developing multiple new facilities and hiring 500 new clinicians and researchers. Dr. K. Craig Kent, dean of the College of Medicine, said the university is “actively planning for significant growth in facilities, services and scholarship as part of its strategic plan.” In an unprecedented recruitment process… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Source Type: news

IHS: Indian Health Service Strategic Plan Fiscal Year 2019-2023
The Indian Health Service (IHS) announces the availability of theirIHS Strategic Plan FY 2019-2023. The strategic plan addresses access to culturally appropriate healthcare for American Indian and Alaska Native people, improving healthcare quality, and strengthening IHS operations. See the Federal Register notice for details on the planning process and for the plan text. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 28, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Endologix misses the mark with Q4, 2018 numbers
The objectives we accomplished during the second half of 2018 align with those we laid out during our second-quarter earnings call as part of our strategic reset. As we enter 2019, our single biggest lever will be a consistent and unwavering application of individual and company-wide accountability. We will lean heavily on this lever throughout the year as the critical enabler of consistent delivery on our commitments to patients, customers, investors and other stakeholders. We are determined to sustain the momentum generated over the last two quarters as we continue to take steps to improve the company’s operational...
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Stent Grafts Wall Street Beat Endologix Source Type: news

Executive Committee Minutes, January 8, 2019
Participants: John Grohol, Janice McCallum, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Minutes from December 11 combined board/exec committee meeting  approved Communications/Meetings Short discussion about the uptick in quantity and quality of communications on Connect. Sue stated that she still wants to do a survey to gauge membership interests and build on what’s working into 2019. Leadership  Google sheets list We haven’t held elections yet; we’re behind schedule in electing new slate of board members. The 2 new candidates for the board, Helene Clayton-Jeter and Amber Soucy, along with...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Executive Minutes Executive Committee Meetings Executive Committee Minutes Source Type: news

Henry Schein shares drop on mixed bag Q4 earnings
Shares in Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) fell today after the medical device maker posted fourth quarter and full year 2018 earnings that beat earnings per share expectations but missed on revenue consensus. The Melville, N.Y.-based company posted profits of approximately $133 million, or 87¢ per share, on sales of approximately $3.38 billion for the three months ended December 29, seeing a swing from red ink on the bottom line while sales grew 1.7% compared with the same period during the previous year. After adjusting to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.12, just ahead of the $1.11 consensus on Wall ...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Henry Schein Inc. Source Type: news

NSF Announces New BIO Director
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that Dr. Joanne Tornow will serve as the next Director of the Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO). Dr. Tornow has worked in program management, leadership, and strategic development roles at NSF for nearly two decades. Tornow has previously served as Senior Adviser for strategic planning in BIO, head of BIO’s Molecular and Cellular Biosciences division, Deputy Assistant Director for NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE), Acting head of SBE, and Head of NSF’s Office of Information and Resource Management. Prior to joining NSF...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 20, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

'National crisis' of kids' behavioral health tops Nationwide Children's CEO Tim Robinson's agenda
Nationwide Children's Hospital lives up to its name by attracting patients from a larger geography, but under its next leader expect a more insistent national voice on advocacy, especially for pediatric behavioral health. Tim Robinson will succeed Dr. Steve Allen as CEO in July, promoted from joint titles of CFO, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, and plans to accelerate the hospital's strategic plan and patient advocacy. The difference is he's taking over a $2.3 billion… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

The Importance of Research on Health and Well-Being
As I ’ve dived into my role as Director at NCCIH, one of the things that’s made me so energized about the position is the smart, pragmatic thinking embedded within the Strategic Plan NCCIH adopted in 2016. It’s a twofold cogent recognition of: 1) the very real challenges faced daily by patients and their health care providers, and 2) the opportunities the research community has to offer much-needed evidence to inform decisions about patient care. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Executive Committee Minutes, December 11, 2018
December 11, 2018 Combined Board Meeting (due to Christmas holiday, executive committee & full board meetings were combined) Participants: Judy Danielson, Dave Dolton, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, John Grohol, Janice McCallum, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo Approved minutes from November Executive Committee meeting Treasurer’s Report (Financial and Membership)    John Grohol reported that we have $104K in bank. Our membership hasn’t really changed; we are ending the year at about the same number as we had last year. Danny asked about our annual budget; John replied that at present our annual b...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Executive Minutes Executive Committee Meetings Executive Committee Minutes Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt, UNDP to Boost Electricity in Hospitals
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health and Population Atupele Muluzi has expressed the need for the country to establish a strategic plan that would make best use of available energy technologies and distribution to ensure sustainable power in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Academies' Climate Communications Initiative Releases Strategic Plan
The National Academies established the Climate Communications Initiative (CCI) last year to enable their extensive work on climate science, impacts, and response options to inform decision-makers and the public more effectively. A new strategic plan, which will guide the CCI's efforts going forward, has been developed by an external advisory committee, in cooperation with an Academies staff team. The advisory committee -- composed of experts in climate science, public and environmental health, science education, communication research and practice, brand strategy, industry, policy, and decision making -- will provide ongoi...
Source: News from the National Academies - January 25, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kidney Cancer Association Appoints Gretchen Vaughan as CEO
HOUSTON– January 24, 2019– Kidney Cancer Association is pleased to announce it has recently appointed Gretchen Vaughan as the nonprofit’s new CEO. Vaughan brings more than 27 years of experience in advanced fundraising, management, sales and major market business development in the healthcare and financial service industries. Vaughan has most recently worked as the senior director of philanthropic resources with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, having been with the hospital in additional, previous roles since 2004. Her work with MD Anderson includes extensive fundraising and philant...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - January 25, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

NHGRI Strategic Planning Workshop
On January 22-24, NHGRI will host a workshop -From Genome to Phenotype: Genomic Variation Identification, Association, and Function in Human Health and Disease - to seek input from a range of scientific perspectives on one of the central issues in human genomics - relating genomic variation to phenotype. This workshop is one of a series of activities devoted to strategic planning for NHGRI.Watch the live webcast. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - January 22, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NIDDK Recent Advances & Emerging Opportunities 2019
This compendium highlights examples of the many research advances/discoveries published by NIDDK-funded scientists and their colleagues in fiscal year 2018. (Source: NIDDK Strategic Plans and Reports)
Source: NIDDK Strategic Plans and Reports - January 16, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Olympus rejiggers medical biz
Olympus (TYO:7733) last week announced its plan to rejigger its medical device business with an eye toward gaining share in the U.S. market. The Japanese conglomerate weathered an accounting scandal in 2011 after firing its first foreign CEO, Michael Woodford, after he blew the whistle on unexplained payments worth around $1.7 billion and demanded the resignation of the former chairman and vice president. In September 2012 the company and 3 former executives pleaded guilty in Japan to cover-up charges. By 2014 Olympus was caught up in an FDA warning about power morcellators, whi...
Source: Mass Device - January 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Featured Wall Street Beat Olympus Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
This article from Smithsonian Magazine highlights some titles that you’ll now have access to.   MAR Postings is a comprehensive weekly news series authored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Blog Education News from NLM/NIH Weekly Postings Source Type: news

January Breezing Along with the RML
Join us next Wednesday, January 16th at 2 MT/3 CT for Breezing Along with the RML. The January 2019 topic is further exploring the new NLM Strategic Plan, introduce the NNLM National Initiatives, and provide a preview of the 2019-2020 funded awards. Registration (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - January 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

Building Cultures of Preparedness: A Report for the Emergency Management Higher Education Community
Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security] (FEMA). Published: 2019. This 40-page report highlights the vast diversity of American communities and households, indicating that a one-size-fits-all strategy is not well-suited to the specific demands of variable and distinctive environments, and that a Culture of Preparedness will have to be built one community at a time. It presents a culture-based approach to the preparedness goals laid out in the Strategic Plan to Build a Culture of Preparedness, and lays out four Guiding Principles for building Cultures of Preparedness, followed by practi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Implementation of disaster risk reduction and management policies in a school setting in Lao PDR: a case study - Kanyasan K, Nonaka D, Chatouphonexay A, Hernandez PM, Kounnavong S, Kobayashi J.
BACKGROUND: Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) formulated the National Strategic Plan for Disaster Risk Management to reduce risks to the communities. This plan was eventually integrated into the school curriculum, but its implementation has never ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Top 12 Global Health Moments of 2018
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalDecember 14, 2018A month-by-month guide to the moments that captivated us most throughout the year.As 2018 comes to an end, we ’re looking back on the moments this year that filled us with joy, wonder, sorrow, and fear.These are some of the ones we won ’t forget:January: A mother and daughter assassinated in Pakistan for delivering polio vaccinesThis was the year we were supposed to eradicate polio, according to thePolio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013 –2018. But there were27 new cases of wild poliovirus this year and it remains endemic in Afgh...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Capacity Building for Fistula Treatment and Prevention in Mali (Fistula Mali) Family Planning & Reproductive Health Infectious Diseases Ebola obstetric fistula technology Policy Advocacy Health Workforce Systems Primary Health Care Source Type: news

DOE Fusion Program Developing Long-Range Strategic Plan
The Department of Energy has launched a two-year effort to establish a consensus strategy for its fusion research program, using recent long-range planning exercises in high energy physics and nuclear science as a model. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - December 13, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

To Benefit From its Investments in Fusion Energy, U.S. Should Remain in ITER and Initiate a National Program of Burning Plasma Research and Technology
Along with participation in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project– a large, international burning plasma experiment– the U.S. Department of Energy should start a national program of accompanying research and technology to build a compact pilot plant that produces electricity from fusion at the lowest possible capital cost, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report provides a strategic plan to guide implementation of the main recommendations. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

White House Releases STEM Education Strategy
The Trump administration ’s newly released five-year strategic plan for federal STEM education programs calls for an expansion of work-based learning opportunities, increased engagement of underrepresented groups in STEM fields, and improved STEM literacy across the entire U.S. population, with a focus on computational a nd mathematical skills. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - December 11, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: jbehrens Source Type: news

White House Unveils Strategy for STEM Education
The White House has released a five-year strategic plan for STEM education, which defines the federal government’s role in advancing STEM education through collaborations with state and local stakeholders, the education community, and industry. The plan identifies several goals, including building foundations for a STEM-literate citizenry, training a STEM workforce for the future, increasing diversity and inclusion, engaging students in interdisciplinary activities, and building computational literacy. In response, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that it will be partnering with other federal ag...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 11, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Federal Select Agent Program Strategic Plan FY18-FY21
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Preparedness and Response (CDC CPR). Published: 11/2018. This 12-page document is the Federal Select Agent Program's Strategic Plan, which will guide efforts for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2018 through FY2021. It details four goals, with associated objectives and strategies. The program's overall vision is to provide coordinated, efficient oversight and be the preeminent regulatory resource for ensuring the safety and security of biological select agents and toxins. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From brainstorming to strategic plan: the framework for the Society for the Advancement of Disaster Nursing: a work in progress - Langan JC, Lavin RP, Griffin AR, Veenema TG, Dobalian A.
Professional health care societies play a critical role in promoting excellence in patient care, educating and certifying their members on evidence-based practices, and pursuing relevant research agendas to advance the science in the field. Disaster nursin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Tanzania: Majaliwa Graces World Aids Day in Dodoma, Launches New Health Plan
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has launched the fourth Health Sector HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (HSHSP- IV) that will be implemented between 2018/19-2020/23. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MiMedx to lay off 24% of workforce in restructuring effort
MiMedx (NSDQ:MDXG) said yesterday that it plans to eliminate 24% of its total workforce as part of a larger overall plan to reduce cost and improve efficiency. The Marietta, Ga.-based company said that it plans to eliminate 240 full-time employees, with approximately half of those cuts coming from the salesforce. The plan also includes reducing costs of “various non-employee expenses,” with MiMedx expecting to realize the savings during the beginning of the first quarter of 2019. “Today’s announcement is a continuation of management’s efforts to position the business for long-term success...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog MiMedx Group Inc. Source Type: news

'Genomics2020': Taking Stock
In the December issue of  The Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green recaps progress from NHGRI strategic planning process events in 2018. Other topics include: Examining How Race, Ethnicity, and Ancestry Data Are Used in Biomedical Research; the Workshop to Increase Access and Utilization of ENCODE Data; and a collection of papers on "Genomics and the Human Genome Project" that was recently published in a special issue of theJournal of the History of Biology. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - December 6, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NSF, NASA announce commitments to support White House strategic plan on STEM education
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is partnering with other federal agencies in support of NSF INCLUDES National Network, a program dedicated to making a lasting impact on diversifying the STEM workforce of the future. Partners include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). These partnerships are announced as the White ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297418&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reshape Lifesciences settles with institutional investors for $700K
Just days after it announced that it had raised $10 million in a registered direct offering, ReShape Lifesciences (NSDQ:RSLS) disclosed in a regulatory filing that it’s paying $350,000 to each of the two institutional investors involved. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, dated yesterday, said the money settles a dispute that arose prior to the closing of the registered direct offering. The two investors agreed to buy 8 million shares of ReShape common stock as well as warrants to purchase 8 million shares, at a purchase price of $1.25 per share, according to a previous news release. H...
Source: Mass Device - November 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Featured News Well reshapelifesciences Source Type: news

Cochrane Review Group Networks launch their two-year strategic plans
Engaging professionals, patients and policy makers with Cochrane reviews for greater impact.Cochrane ’s primary role is to produce and publish ‘high-quality, relevant, up-to-date systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence’ to support inform healthcare decisions. This is possible through the sheer dedication and hard work of the Cochrane community, including the author teams an d the editorial support and guidance given to them by Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs).During the last 12 months, Cochrane has created eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups, responsible for the efficient and time...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Nov-Dec 2018, Associated Data in PMC
The NLM Strategic Plan released earlier this year noted that " [c]reating efficient ways to link the literature with associated datasets enables knowledge generation and discovery. " (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - November 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Discovering Associated Data in PMC
In the NLM Strategic Plan released earlier this year, we noted that “[c]reating efficient ways to link the literature with associated datasets enables knowledge generation and discovery.” To that end, PMC is now aggregating data citations, data availability statements and supplementary materials, as available, in an Associated Data box. This box will only displa y on articles that have one or more of these features in the article.To limit your search to records with an Associated Data box, you can use the new "Associated Data" facet on the search results page:We hope that exposing this content in a co...
Source: PubMed Central News - November 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Google taps ex-Geisinger CEO Feinberg to lead consolidated Google Health biz | Personnel Moves – November 14, 2018
Google (NSDQ:GOOG) has picked up former Geisinger Health CEO David Feinberg to lead its fragmented health divisions under the Google Health moniker, according to a recent CNBC report. The tech giant had been searching for a head for several months, with artificial intelligence head Jeff Dean heavily involved in the process, according to the report. Other candidates include execs from health consulting, hospital management and insurance. In his new position, Feinberg will work closely with CEO Sundar Pichai, according to CNBC, which references individuals familiar with the search process. Feinberg will oversee multiple...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Accuray Inc. Alphabet BioCardia Bovie Medical Corp. Clearside Biomedical Eos Imaging Geisinger Health System Getinge google hancockjaffelabs Intact Vascular Integra LifeSciences Intuitive Surgic Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! Have you had the chance to meet our Health Programming Coordinator? Learn more about the newest member of the MAR team, Michael Balkenhol! DOCLINE users! Please review the DOCLINE 6.0 Preview Checklist. Questions or concerns? Contact the DOCLINE Coordinating Office (NDCO) via email: DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu or telephone: (410) 706-4173. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accep...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Africa: Fast-Tracking Action On Health and the Environment
[UNEP] Libreville -African ministers of health and environment agreed today on a 10-year strategic plan to increase investment and accelerate joint health and environment priorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ConMed Q3 sales beat The Street
ConMed (NSDQ:CNMD) today posted third quarter earnings that met EPS expectations on Wall Street and topped sales consensus. The Utica, N.Y.-based company posted profits of $5.8 million, or 20¢ per share, on sales of $202.3 million for the three months ended September 30, seeing profits shrink 19.1% while sales grew 6.4% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 46¢, just in line with the consensus on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $198.5 million. “We are pleased with our strong global performance in the thir...
Source: Mass Device - November 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat ConMed Corp. Source Type: news

Endologix posts Street-beating Q3
Endologix (NSDQ:ELGX) today posted third quarter earnings that beat expectation on Wall Street and reiterated earlier guidance for the remaining year. The Irvine, Calif.-based company posted losses of $10.1 million, or 12¢ per share, on sales of $34.8 million for the three months ended September 30, seeing losses shrink 29.1% while sales shrunk 24.4% compared with the same period during the previous year. Losses per share were well ahead of the 24¢ consensus on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $34.5 million, which the company topped. “While there is still significant work to be done...
Source: Mass Device - November 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Endologix Source Type: news

Draft Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research
The Strategic Plan for Nutrition Research emphasizes cross-cutting, innovative opportunities to advance nutrition research across a wide range of areas. (Source: NIDDK Strategic Plans and Reports)
Source: NIDDK Strategic Plans and Reports - November 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Benzer Pharmacy Settles Into New Territory in Indian Land, South...
New storefront becomes latest corporate-owned property in the company’s long-range strategic plan(PRWeb October 26, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/benzer_pharmacy_settles_into_new_territory_in_indian_land_south_carolina/prweb15866003.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Ministry to Develop National Strategic Plan On Suicide
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Health and Social Services sand stakeholders are busy with the development of the second National Strategic Plan on Suicidology in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Largo hospital moves to establish a heart transplantation program
The 425-bed Largo Medical Center teaching hospital is looking to establish a new organ transplant program that would be a first for Pinellas County. The Largo hospital gave the state's health care administration a letter of intent during its October batching cycle requesting the right to establish an adult heart transplantation program. "It's a natural revolution of the strategic plan we put in place," said Anthony Degina, Largo Medical’s CEO, explaining how a former Tampa General Hospital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, August 28, 2018
Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Dave DeBronkart, Dave Dolton, Nancy Finn, John Grohol, Matthew Holt, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Approve minutes from last full board meeting Janice McCallum Minutes from July 24, 2018 meeting approved. Learning Exchange–Next and future needs   Sarah Krüg Brief discussion of the upcoming Learning Exchange on Tuesday, September 11 at 1 pm, Digital Health Management: Hype vs. Reality.  Guest speakers include Joe Kvedar, Lygeia Ricciardi, & Donna Cryer—Vera Rulon & Janice McCallum moderate; Sarah ho...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - October 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meetings Source Type: news

Abbott alleges ex-marketing exec lifted its neuromod marketing playbook
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) this week accused a former marketing executive of purloining the marketing playbook for its neuromodulation business on his way out the door to a marketing job at competitor Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO). In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois, Abbott alleged that former neuromodulation global marketing product manager Blayne Fleck was instrumental in crafting the Chicago-area company’s marketing and global expansion plans. On Oct. 3, just a week after the plan was finalized, according to the Oct. 15 complaint, Fleck tendered his resignation and said he’d accepted a job ...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Legal News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Abbott Nevro Corp. Personnel Moves Source Type: news

Ethiopia:National Plan to Prevent Diseases Emerges
[Addis Fortune] A five-year national plan, One Health Strategic Plan, that will enable Ethiopia to prevent, control, and respond to new and known infections was launched today. A memorandum of understanding, to be implemented in partnership with the United States, was also signed with four Ministries. The signatories along with the United States were the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news