House Committee Considers NSF Budget Request
The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing on the Budget Proposal for the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Fiscal Year 2019 on 15 March. NSF Director Frances Cordova and National Science Board Chairwoman Maria T. Zuber testified. Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) has been critical of the peer-review process at the agency since 2013 when he assumed the chairmanship of the committee. He used the hearing as another platform to criticize some of the grants included in NSF’s research portfolio. Smith argued, “I have been critical of the NSF for funding too many projects that seem ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 2, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

NHS BANS over-the-counter remedies on prescription!
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, announced the move today. He said: 'Across the NHS our aim is to: " Think like a patient, act like a taxpayer " .' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal income and substance use among emerging adults in the United States - Kar IN, Haynie DL, Luk JW, Simons-Morton BG.
BACKGROUND: Taxation and other policy measures have been implemented across the United States to curb the accessibility of substance use, especially among youth. While the inverse relationship between price and youth consumption is well known, available re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Celebrations Herald a New Set of Hurdles for Bangladesh
Between March 20 and 25, Bangladesh celebrated the graduation with colourful rallies, service week for citizens by the government agencies, cultural programmes, laser shows and fireworks. Credit: A.Z.M. Anas/IPSBy A.Z.M. AnasDHAKA, Mar 27 2018 (IPS)Bangladesh’s great strides in human development were widely celebrated this month, although they come at the potential cost of Western trade benefits that have helped underpin the nation’s export success for decades.On March 15, Bangladesh became eligible to graduate from Least Developed Country status after a United Nations policy panel said the South Asian nation m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: A.Z.M. Anas Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Trade & Investment Bangladesh Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Source Type: news

Americans With Alzheimer's Now Number 5.7 Million
The 2018 Alzheimer's Association's Facts& Figures Report also says that care for dementia patients costs $277 billion, two-thirds of it borne by taxpayers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Next Avenue, Contributor Source Type: news

Americans With Alzheimer's Now Number 5.7 Million
The 2018 Alzheimer's Association's Facts& Figures Report also says that care for dementia patients costs $277 billion, two-thirds of it borne by taxpayers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Next Avenue, Contributor Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew to add 100 jobs in $29m Texas expansion
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) today announced a $29 million project to expand its Fort Worth, Texas-based facilities, which looks to add an additional 100 jobs. As part of the expansion, the London-based company has received a grant worth $730,000 from the Texas Enterprise Fund, according to a posting from the Office of the Texas Governor. “This new Smith & Nephew, Inc. project in Fort Worth is just the latest example of the growing diversity of Texas’ strong economy. The manufacturing and medical technology industries continue to boom in Texas and especially in the Fort Worth area, and this proje...
Source: Mass Device - March 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
Help low-income taxpayers file their tax returns and assist them in getting the credits and deductions that they ve earned. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Millennials Struggling to Care for Aging Baby Boomer Parents Call for Better Paid Leave
When Oniqa Moonsammy, 33, brought her uncle home from the hospital in early February following his stroke late last year, she planned to help her mother care for the 62-year-old as he regained his strength, figured out how to brush his own teeth again and managed his medications. But when they opened the door to the Brooklyn, N.Y., home her uncle shared with his father, Moonsammy saw her grandfather slumped in a chair. He, too, was having a severe stroke. Moonsammy used to work five days a week as a hostess at a restaurant in Brooklyn and often spent time with her boyfriend or went to bars with friends. Now her life revolv...
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Aging caregivers caregiving family leave FMLA paid family leave Source Type: news

Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages increase stigma for low-income groups, Aboriginal peoples
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) When considering taxing sugar-sweetened beverages in Canada, policy-makers should look at lessons learned from tobacco taxation, especially how taxation could increase inequalities and stigma, argues an analysis in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. animal health industry rounds up $11B in products
The U.S. animal health industry generated more than $11 billion in product in 2016 — and continues to grow at a gallop, according to a new study. The study, conducted for the Animal Health Institute, found that U.S. animal health companies sold $11.4 billion in products in 2016, selling nearly $10 billion of that to consumers in this country. The industry employed 21,257 and pa id $1.2 billion in wages and another $1.2 billion in taxes. That’s big news for the Kansas City area, which is the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

California May Drop Cannabis Taxes To Give Legal Sellers A Boost
Lawmakers have proposed a measure that could give state businesses some extra green for the task ahead. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program, a Member Benefit
Help low-income taxpayers file their tax returns and assist them in getting the credits and deductions that they ve earned. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The relationship between cigarette taxes and child maltreatment - McLaughlin M.
Prior research suggests that income and child maltreatment are related, but questions remain about the specific types of economic factors that affect the risk of maltreatment. The need to understand the role of economics in child welfare is critical, given... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Medical marijuana clinics closing their doors because of high taxes
California's new regulations that legalized recreational marijuana have imposed unsustainable taxes on centers that have provided cannabis to patients for more than 30 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low carbon heating of homes and businesses and the Renewable Heat Incentive
This report from the National Audit Office (NAO) assesses the value for money of the RHI for Great Britain only. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here & #039;s Something for Zimmer Investors to Chew On
A Wall Street Journal report gave Zimmer Biomet investors something to chew on late last week. Citing people familiar with the matter, the newspaper reported that Zimmer Biomet is considering a divestiture of its dental business. Learn about quality control and other critical components of medical device manufacturing at BIOMEDevice Boston, April 18-19, 2018. Use promo code "MDDI" for 20% off registration and free expo access. According to the article, the company's dental business generated sales of $420 million in 2017 and about $109 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortizatio...
Source: MDDI - March 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Are You Withholding Enough Taxes?
8 hours ago ... Still seeking help on your 2017 tax returns? AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation assistance. You don't have to be an AARP member, and there's no age requirement to get tax assistance from IRS-certified volunteers. Check the Tax-Aide Site Locator for help near you, or call 888-227-7669  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

RTI Surgical swings to full-year profits on Street-beating Q4 numbers
RTI Surgical (NSDQ:RTIX) put black ink into the ledger for 2017 and pared its fourth-quarter losses. The Alachua, Fla.-based surgical implant maker today posted losses of -$8.6 million, or -14¢ per share, on sales of $70.8 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2017, paring its losses by -27.1% on flat sales growth compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 3¢, even with the consensus forecast on Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $69.7 million. Full-year profits were $2.5 million, or 4¢ per share, on sales of $279.6 million, c...
Source: Mass Device - March 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Surgical Wall Street Beat RTI Surgical Source Type: news

Sanford Burnham to give back $12.3M to the state
Lake Nona's Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has agreed to return $12.3 million of state dollars prior to winding down its Florida operations, according to Gov. Rick Scott. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity "is committed to ensuring that all state taxpayer money is spent efficiently to grow our economy. Recovering this money shows that we will hold companies accountable who receive incentives," said DEO Executive Director Cissy Proctor in a prepared stat ement. In… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Budget Reform for Biodefense: Integrated Budget Needed To Increase Return On Investment
Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. 02/2018 This 29-page report details how the ultimate success of the recently mandated National Biodefense Strategy depends on the prioritization of the activities it directs, and the attachment of funding to those activities. It discusses recommendations to strengthen America's biodefense and use taxpayer dollars wisely. The opportunities for budget reform include the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, Essential Financial Tools, and Biological Disaster Response Funding. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Medpace stock down 18% after CEO talks of ‘ permanent or increasing margin headwind ’
The stock of clinical contract research organization Medpace (Nasdaq: MEDP) took a hit today after the company’s CEO Dr. August Troendle told analysts that the company is facing a “relatively permanent or increasing margin headwind in the next few years.” Medpace’s stock was down $7.02 per share, or nearly 18%, to $32.02 by the close of trading. Troendle in a conference call with analysts this morning said he expected the company’s EBITDA margin — its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization as a percentage of total revenue — to be 25% in 2018, ...
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials News Well Research & Development Wall Street Beat Medpace Source Type: news

Strong Tobacco Laws May Weed Out Vapers, Too
New York University researchers found that states with anti-tobacco regulations  -- such as smoke-free air laws and cigarette taxes -- had fewer vapers as well as fewer cigarette smokers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

States with strong tobacco control measures have fewer e-cigarette users
(New York University) States with robust tobacco control policies and regulations, such as smoke free air laws and taxes on cigarettes, not only have fewer cigarette users but also fewer e-cigarette users, according to research from NYU School of Medicine and the NYU College of Global Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

India regulators flag hospitals for ‘ unethical profiteering ’ on devices
Indian regulators this week flagged the country’s hospitals for “unethical profiteering” from “exorbitant” markups – some as much as 2,000% – for commonly used medical devices. India’s National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority – which has already slapped price caps on stents and other devices and is auditing alleged hospital overpricing on stenting procedures – cited the markups on syringes, cannulae and catheters. “The profit margins in the non-scheduled devices used in the three cases (syringes, cannula and catheters) are exorbitant and clearly a...
Source: Mass Device - February 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Indian National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) Source Type: news

The expensive truth about high-quality healthcare
Politicians should admit that to keep a treasured system taxes will have to rise (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nursing home workers charged after a WWII vet was left alone to die
The World War II vet threw one of his legs over the edge of his hospital bed, gasped for air and called out desperately to an empty room: “Help me, help me, help me.” Minutes later, 89-year-old James Dempsey, who had pressed a call button in his room, cried out again: “Help me. Help me. Help.” It was early […]Related:Lesbian couple was denied chance to be foster parents by taxpayer-funded charity. So they sued.CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomHere’s what you should know about the flu season this year (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How CBO and JCT Analyze Major Proposals That Would Affect Health Insurance Coverage
Report focuses on the process that the Congressional Budget Office and The Joint Committee on Taxation use to analyze proposals affecting health insurance coverage for people under age 65, such as legislation that would make major changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lesbian couple was denied chance to be foster parents by taxpayer-funded charity. So they sued.
A lesbian married couple from Texas is suing the federal government after they say that a Catholic nonprofit that receives taxpayer funding denied them the opportunity to serve as foster parents for refugee children because of their sexual orientation. Fatma Marouf, 41, and Bryn Esplin, 33, both professors at the University of Texas A&M in […]Related:CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomHere’s what you should know about the flu season this yearChildren’s deaths from flu rise sharply amid signs that season may be hitting plateau (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The United States: Innovation and Immobility
Joaquín Roy is Jean Monnet Professor and Director of the European Union Center at the University of Miami.By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Feb 20 2018 (IPS)It is the country of paradox, based on the double column of creativity and tradition. Americans are unable to escape the twin submission to the adamnism of being the first and the last to accept that the rest of the planet can be more original and may outrank them in any field. Expelled, transferred, fled from Europe, they refuse to admit that the reconstructed European civilization, which they have neglected since 1776, can be superior to them. Sometimes, as Trump ca...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Crime & Justice Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights North America Regional Categories Source Type: news

Survey estimates of changes in alcohol use patterns following the 2012 privatization of the Washington liquor monopoly - Kerr WC, Williams E, Ye Y, Subbaraman MS, Greenfield TK.
AIMS: The US state of Washington's 333 state-run liquor stores were privatized on 1 June 2012 and purchases began in ~1500 licensed stores of a variety of types. A regime of taxes and fees was implemented to replace the revenues generated by the state stor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tuition fees review ‘needs to support wider access’
“Any change in tuition fees needs to support wider access for students that need flexibility in study options,” UNISON head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman said today. She was speaking after prime minister Theresa May admitted that students in England face “one of the most expensive systems of university tuition in the world”, and announced an “independent review of fees and student finance” to take place over the next year. Tuition fees in England currently stand at £9,250 a year, which leaves student nurses, for instance, qualifying with a debt of more than £50...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article he higher ed higher education universities Source Type: news

Time for a windfall tax on the PFI profiteers, says UNISON
The enormous profits being racked up by Private Finance Initiative (PFI) companies should be subject to a new windfall tax, so much-needed resources can be put back into the UK’s cash-strapped public services, says UNISON today (Monday). Such a tax could be introduced if two amendments to the Finance Bill, which have been tabled by Stella Creasy MP, achieve enough support during Wednesday’s House of Commons debate on the draft legislation. UNISON believes a new windfall tax could prove a lifeline to under pressure public services. It would mean PFI firms are forced to pay back some of the billions of pounds the...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release government PFI public services Source Type: news

INDOCTRINATION: Colleges now starting to require “diversity” course to graduate
(Natural News) Forget about learning to create a resume and pay taxes; at Wenatchee Valley College in Washington State, students will soon be required to take a course on diversity before they graduate. Starting in the fall of 2018, the two-year community college will require that “Every direct transfer AA-degree seeking student will need to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Thailand is an Untapped Medtech Opportunity
During the MD&M West Conference and Expo in Anaheim, CA last week, attendees were invited to learn about business and partnering opportunities in the Thai market and network with Thai representatives who support companies in early, mid, and mature stages of growing their Southeast Asian business plans.  As the infographic above indicates, there are several factors driving opportunities for medtech in Thailand. Tanee Sangrat, the consul general of Thailand's consulate in Los Angeles, CA, said there are more than 1,000 public and private hospitals nationwide and many of these hospitals are upgrading and expanding th...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M West (Anaheim) Medical Device Business Source Type: news

New book raises questions about citizen input in government contracting
(Binghamton University) Taxpayer dollars fund a variety of important public programs, including many that are delivered by private contractors, but citizens often are not involved enough in shaping these contracts, according to a new book by Kristina Lambright, associate professor of public administration at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gaza Health Sector on Verge of Collapse
GAZA, Gaza City. Queuing in hope of fuel. Credit: Mohammed Omer / IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)UN agencies have sounded the alarm on the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza, pointing to the devastating repercussions of the ongoing fuel shortages. UN agencies have appealed for donor support as emergency fuel for critical facilities in Gaza are due to run out in 10 days.In a meeting, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that Gaza is a “constant humanitarian emergency.”“Gaza remains squeezed by crippling closures…two million Palestinians are struggl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Energy Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women's Health Source Type: news

Newsweek busted for "defrauding the American taxpayers" with sweeping ad fraud; executives RESIGN
(Natural News) The publishing group behind both Newsweek and the International Business Times (IBT) is being accused of engaging in a massive online advertising fraud scheme that ultimately bilked American taxpayers out of tens of millions of dollars. Social Puncher, a consulting firm that investigates online advertising fraud, alleges in a new report that both... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Has Obamacare Turned Uncle Sam Into A Drug Dealer?
It's time for Congress to roll back the Medicaid expansion -- and fundamentally reform the broken program so that it protects taxpayers and better serves the truly needy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sally Pipes, Contributor Source Type: news

Trust, But Verify (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)
UAMS, ostensibly accountable to the public, is selling its doctors’ services, and the taxpayers who employ those doctors aren’t allowed to know how much the buyer is paying. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Being Outdoors May Change the Way Your Brain Works, Study Says
Getting outside may not only change your perspective — it could actually alter the way your brain works in some unexpected ways, according to a small new study. “Your brain seems like it has to work harder and it’s less effective when it’s outside,” explains Kyle Mathewson, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Alberta in Canada and the lead author of new research published in the journal Brain Research. For the study, Mathewson, along with graduate student Joanna Scanlon, monitored the brain activity of 12 people as they listened to a series of tones. Everyone was directe...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized bike riding Brain brain health cognition Exercise exercise brain benefits exercise brain health health benefits of nature healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime outdoors outside Research stationary bike Source Type: news

Cardinal Health closes $1B China biz sale
Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) said today it closed its $1.2 billion sale of its Cardinal Health China business to Shanghai Pharmaceuticals. The deal covers Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal’s pharmaceutical operations and medical distribution business in the People’s Republic, but does not include other assets there such as Cordis, the patient recovery business for which it paid Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) $6 billion or its medical sourcing team. Net proceeds from the deal are expected to be approximately $800 million after adjusting for third party indebtedness, taxes and other expenses, Cardinal Heal...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals Cardinal Health shanghaipharma Source Type: news

County coroners and their role in the heart of the opioid epidemic - Robinson R.
As drug- and opiate/opioid-related deaths continue to rise in the Midwest, we must look at how the type of death investigation in these areas is affected and taxed by the increase. Many states with a large rural component rely on a local coroner system, wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Pfizer touts drug sales, credits tax savings for surge in Q4 profit
Pfizer, deemed the largest U.S. drugmaker, says it will take advantage of the recent tax-law changes. The announcements come as the new tax law changes the effective corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. The company reported Tuesday a gain of $11.34 billion, and said it would invest about $5 billion in the U.S. over the next five years. Like big banks and other major corporations, th e New York-based pharmaceutical giant said it would pay about $15 billion in taxes over eight years… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

A design diagnosis: reinvigorating the primary care estate
This report looks at financing options for GPs who wish to upgrade their estate and finds private sector finance can upgrade the estate at value for money for the taxpayer. It suggests GPs need to be well-informed on financing options and building design to ensure public-private partnerships deliver value for money and that STPs have a critical role in supporting GPs when they are interacting with estate developers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. telehealth industry eyes Medicare for its next big check
(Reuters) - After years of lobbying in Washington, U.S. telehealth providers have the first hints that the dam could break on public funding for an industry they say could save taxpayers billions. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

California's New Cannabis Laws Squeeze Out Compassionate Care Programs
California's new adult-use pot laws and taxes are making the going much more difficult for programs that donate medical marijuana to poor patients. But a new wave of medical marijuana activism has commenced as a result. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mary Carreon, Contributor Source Type: news

A design diagnosis: reinvigorating the primary care estate
A report from Reform finds that private sector finance can be used to upgrade the primary care estate and deliver value for money for the taxpayer. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical shares fall despite Q4 earnings beat
Shares in Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) have fallen today despite the surgical robotics giant posting fourth quarter earnings that handily topped consensus on The Street. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company posted losses of $38.8 million, or 35¢ per share, on sales of $892.4 million for the 3 months ended December 31, seeing a 119% swing to the red on the bottom line while sales grew 17.9% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $2.54, significantly ahead of the $2.27 consensus on Wall Street where analysts were looking for sales of $864...
Source: Mass Device - January 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news