FDA rolls out new import guidelines, manufacturer flexibilities to boost infant formula supply

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday announced a series of measures aimed at increasing the domestic U.S. supply of infant formula to counteract the current shortage, including temporary import guidelines and flexibilities for companies that don’t normally sell formula. The FDA said it will temporarily “not object” to the importation of certain infant […] →Read more

Using smart patient-centered tech to reduce cost and time of clinical trials [Sponsored]

A webinar sponsored by Medable will explore challenges of drug innovation in the cardiometabolic space and how connected devices could make evidence collection less costly and more efficient to support regulatory evaluation and approvals. →Read more

To focus on cancer, Chimerix sells rights to antiviral drug that defined the biotech

Chimerix is selling global rights to smallpox drug Tembexa, the biotech’s only FDA-approved product, as a way to fund clinical development of a therapy in pivotal testing for a rare type of brain cancer. The deal marks Chimerix’s nearly complete departure from the antiviral work that defined the company for most of its history. →Read more

Health Care — US hits 1 million COVID deaths

© Getty You can now get another round of free COVID-19 tests from the Post Office, for a total of eight. Today, the U.S. officially hit the shocking total of one million COVID-19 deaths, and there are new actions on the baby formula crisis.  Welcome to Overnight Health Care, where we’re following the latest moves on policy […] →Read more

HHS to partner with National PTA to encourage child COVID-19 vaccination

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be partnering with the National PTA to host a town hall event on Wednesday in order to encourage COVID-19 vaccination among children. Part of HHS’s “We Can Do This” vaccination campaign, the event is aiming to increase shots among communities with low immunization rates. Health leaders […] →Read more

What scares, excites the president of Mayo Clinic Labs about diagnostics’ future

Diagnostics has always been an important part of healthcare, but recent times have shined a brighter spotlight on it. William Morice II, MD, PhD, president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, told Becker’s there are exciting developments on the horizon as well as areas for concern. →Read more

Interim leadership in healthcare: Pros and cons

At hospitals and health systems, interim leadership is brought in when an executive position becomes vacant, whether that be through a resignation, promotion or other means.  →Read more

President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief content →Read more

Viewpoint: Health systems must start planning for end of Roe v. Wade now

If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the criminialization of abortion will have a systemwide effect on the healthcare industry — a potenital reality health systems must start preparing for now, Lisa Harris, MD, PhD, wrote in a May 11 article for The New England Journal of Medicine. →Read more

U.S. deaths from COVID hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years in

Most deaths happened in urban areas, but rural places — where opposition to masks and vaccinations tends to run high — paid a heavy price at times. →Read more

Humana, WCAS Throw $1.2 Billion Into CenterWell Senior Primary Care Expansion

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) are pumping $1.2 billion into a joint venture (JV) to further expand its senior-focused value-based primary care clinics. Specifically, Humana’s CenterWell Senior Primary Care arm will be the partner in the expanded WCAS relationship. The success and expansion of senior-focused value-based primary care could […] →Read more

A look ahead: How medical affairs may evolve over the next five years

Covid changed things for medical affairs teams at pharmaceutical companies, causing was a fundamental shift in the way they worked and functioned. The role of the medical science liaison—a key member of the medical affairs team—has also evolved. →Read more

Abbott says deal reached to restart baby formula plant

Baby formula manufacturer Abbott Nutrition on Monday said it has reached an agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a path to restart operations at its Sturgis, Mich., plant. The facility has been shuttered for more than three months while the FDA investigated whether powdered formula from the plant caused four babies to […] →Read more

3 health system CEOs reveal retirement plans

Whether it be wine tasting, family time or coaching high school teams, these soon-to-be retired healthcare industry leaders have a lot to look forward to after many years of hard work.  →Read more

DOJ urges Supreme Court to deny workers’ bid for medical pot reimbursement

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday urged the Supreme Court to turn away a legal effort by two workers who are seeking reimbursement from their employers for the cost of medical marijuana needed to treat injuries they sustained on the job. Lawyers for the DOJ told the justices they should steer clear of the […] →Read more

Nonprofit hospitals squeezed by pricier labor, investment losses in Q1

The first quarter is going to be “one of the worst for most of our providers,” Fitch Analyst Kevin Holloran said last week. →Read more

Accelerator aims to promote digital health innovation in Italy

A digital health startup accelerator is launching in Italy, with more than €6 million backing the new enterprise. Called VITA, the accelerator will support up to 10 startups focused on digital transformation of the health system. The project is backed by asset management company CDP Venture Capital SGR, with help from digital health consultancy Healthware […] →Read more

COVID-19 relief stabilized hospital finances in 2020, study finds

The first year of COVID-19 dinged operating margins but government money helped hospitals maintain their profit margins, research shows. →Read more

Aspirus names chief nursing officer of 2 hospitals

Aspirus Health named Beth Sekerka, MSN, vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer for its southeast division, the Wausau, Wis.-based health system said May 16. →Read more

Former FDA digital chief joins Google

Bakul Patel will serve as a senior director at the technology giant. He will focus on global digital health strategy and regulatory affairs. →Read more

Voices: David Berman, Managing Principal, Mergers & Acquisitions and Data Analytics, SimiTree

This article is sponsored by SimiTree. In this Voices interview, Home Health Care News sits down with SimiTree managing principal David Berman to learn the trends taking hold in the post-acute care space over the next few years. Berman also shares the most interesting ways that post-acute care organizations are using data analytics, and explains […] →Read more

Health IT market will exceed doubled value by 2028, report predicts

The global health IT sector is expected to more than double in value by 2028, according to a May 16 study by Brandessence Market Research & Consulting. →Read more

How health IT can ease staffing shortages

Digitizing the patient experience to make it as convenient as online shopping or travel booking can help alleviate the labor shortages that have plagued healthcare, David Peterson, chief strategy officer for health IT consultant AccuReg, wrote March 23 in Medical Economics. →Read more

RWJBarnabas Health hospital CEO to retire

Anthony Cava will retire Jan. 2 as president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, N.J. →Read more

4 healthcare leaders on how healthcare will change

From data analytics and wearables to a push for health equity, top healthcare leaders identified key trends and growth avenues for healthcare in Fortune May 13. →Read more

How Healthcare Providers Are Adapting in the Era of Telehealth, and Why Radiology was Uniquely Suited to Go Hybrid

Brian Fabrizio, Medical Information Displays Team Leader at LG Business Solutions USA As hospitals and private health offices nationwide slowly begin to emerge from the COVID-induced challenges posed over the last two years, there is a new understanding of, and necessity for, adaptable medical technology and practices. Changes in the medical environment are becoming more […] →Read more

Marching Forward: The Path to Operationalize TEFCA

On January 18, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the TEFCA Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE), The Sequoia Project, released the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). The next key step for TEFCA is the release of resources to advance its operationalization, such as standard operating procedures (SOPs). These […] →Read more

BDR Pharma raises Rs 685 crore from multiples, other investors

The consortium of investors participating along with Multiples include institutional investors such as the investment arm of Times Group, QRG Invest (Havells Family Office), and high networth individuals Nishant Agarwal of Avighna Group, and Mallika Srinivasan of TAFE. →Read more

How to use analytics and automation to build an intelligent A/R strategy

An analytics-driven A/R strategy can significantly improve collections in today’s healthcare environment. This article goes over the pillars of this approach as well as what metrics should be focused on in implementing such a strategy. →Read more

Avacta Establishes New Therapeutics Headquarters

Avacta is relocating its therapeutics headquarters to Scale Space in Imperial College’s White City Campus, London, United Kingdom. →Read more

Pfizer to Acquire Biohaven Pharmaceuticals for $11.7 Billion

Pfizer will acquire Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in migraine treatments, for $11.7 billion. →Read more

Overjet expands its AI platform to help dentists detect cavities along with gum disease

The Boston-based company announced Monday that it had received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Caries Assist, software that uses AI to aid dentists in detecting cavities. In May last year, Overjet received FDA clearance for AI-powered technology used in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. →Read more

Estados todavía deben usar el dinero federal que recibieron para zanjar disparidades de salud por covid

La administración Biden anunció en marzo de 2021 que invertiría $2,250 millones para hacer frente a las disparidades de salud por covid, la mayor iniciativa de financiación federal diseñada específicamente para ayudar a las comunidades desatendidas más afectadas por el virus. Dos meses después, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) […] →Read more

Physicians with their own practices are more satisfied with EHRs, study finds

Physicians who own their practices are more satisfied with their electronic health records than physicians who don’t, an April 21 investigation in JAMA Network Open found. →Read more

Ochsner’s chief digital officer on getting 5-10 pitches every day

Dr. Denise Basow, chief digital officer at Ochsner Health, spoke with Digital Health Business & Technology about using technology to improve Louisiana’s health rankings, buy vs. build decision making and more.  →Read more

Advocate Aurora posts $253M net loss in Q1

Although Advocate Aurora Health posted an operating gain in the first quarter of 2022, it ended the period with a net loss, according to recently released financial results.  →Read more

Marshfield Clinic opens 12-bed Wisconsin hospital

Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System opened its new hospital in Stevens Point, Wis., on May 13.  →Read more

Increasing access to COVID-19 technology

The U.S. government has agreed to put licenses for 11 medical technologies developed at the NIH into a “patent pool” designed to help low- and middle-income countries access the tech. →Read more

Gun violence in hospitals: 3 preventive measures

Hospitals and health systems have seen several incidents of gun violence in recent months. →Read more

Breast cancer trial patient participants younger than ever: Phesi

The companyâs analysis of 2.5m patients worldwide suggest a growing proportion of younger patients, with implications for future study design and deployment. →Read more

Hartford Healthcare app allows hospitals to access patient data before arrival via EMS

Hartford (Conn.) Healthcare and its networks have begun using an EMS communication app that allows EMTs to quickly upload patient information, symptoms, vital readings and severity of ailment and transmit it to the emergency room. →Read more

The Check Up: Antonio Ciaccia of 3 Axis Advisors

Antonio Ciaccia, head of 46brooklyn drug pricing research firm and president of 3 Axis Advisors, joins The Check Up discuss what is driving payer lawsuits against pharmacy benefit managers, and the role these middlemen play in determining drug prices. →Read more

Brigham and Women’s gets FDA warning for drug manufacturing

The FDA issued a warning letter to a drug manufacturing facility owned by Boston-based Brigham and Women’s Hospital after finding issues with the production of positron emission tomography drugs.  →Read more

Claiming Akebia agreement breach, Otsuka seeks to end anemia drug pact

Otsuka Pharmaceutical is ending its alliance with Akebia Therapeutics, a move that comes less than two months after the FDA rejected their partnered anemia drug, vadadustat, and asked for another clinical trial. Otsuka alleges unspecified breaches of the agreement by Akebia, and ending the alliance early could spare it from spending hundreds of millions of […] →Read more

Gillette Children’s Speciality Healthcare rebrands

Gillette Children’s Speciality Healthcare unveiled a new brand identity May 16.  →Read more

AI can tell a patient’s race by only X-rays, stumping researchers

Researchers have been able to train a deep learning model to accurately predict a patient’s race from just medical images, like X-rays and CT scans leaving researchers confused, reported the Boston Globe May 13. →Read more

10 healthcare CEOs among 100 highest paid, as CEO pay hits new record high

CEO salaries of the biggest corporations have hit record highs in 2021 for the sixth year in a row, with the annual average pay sitting at $14.7 million. Among the 100 highest paid CEOs of U.S companies were 10 healthcare leaders, according to a May 15 Wall Street Journal article. →Read more

Death certificates reveal that U.S. hit grim COVID milestone

With information on death certificates slow to arrive, experts and news organizations began looking to other real-time sources of deaths. →Read more

Aurobindo Pharma Ltd- Walk-In Interviews for B.Pharm/ B.Sc Chemistry/ B.Com/ B.Sc Computers Freshers On 17th May’ 2022

Aurobindo Pharma Ltd- Walk-In Interviews for B.Pharm/ B.Sc Chemistry/ B.Com/ B.Sc Computers Freshers On 17th May’ 2022 Job Description Qualification: B.Pharm/ B.Sc Chemistry/ B.Com/ B.Sc Computers Experience: Freshers Passout: 2019  to 2021 Location: Hyderabad Date: 17th May’ 2022 Venue: VLR Facilitators Pvt. Ltd, Holy Child School, Behind Dundigal Police Station, Gandimaisamma, Hyderabad-500043 Contact: 7207535000 / 9032274022 •Candidates must carry their […] →Read more

Where tech innovation is needed most in healthcare

Healthcare has faced rapid change in the last few years amid the pandemic, and digital transformation is not slowing down. →Read more

NICE traffic light tool that helps GPs spot seriously ill under-5s ‘unreliable’

NICE’s ‘traffic light’ system – intended to help GPs indentify risk of serious illness in children aged under five – is unreliable, researchers have warned. →Read more

10 hospitals seeking CFOs

Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs. →Read more

States have yet to spend hundreds of millions of federal dollars to tackle COVID health disparities

A year ago, the CDC awarded states and local health departments $2.25 billion to help people of color and other populations at higher risk from COVID. But a KHN review shows public health agencies across the country have been slow to spend it. →Read more

Some States Are Strengthening Abortion Access and Protections for Clinicians and Out-of-State Residents Seeking Abortions

If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade, the landmark decision that established the right to abortion, then individual states can regulate abortion without any federal requirement to protect abortion access. While about half of the states in the U.S. will move to either ban or highly restrict abortion access for their residents, there is…More →Read more

Piramal Pharma Solutions-Walk-In Interviews On 21st & 22nd May’ 2022

Piramal Pharma Solutions-Walk-In Interviews On 21st & 22nd May’ 2022 Job Description Company Profile:  Piramal Pharma Solutions is the Contract Development and Manufacturing arm of Piramal Pharma Ltd., with operations across North America, Europe and Asia. We are a global leader in integrated solutions and offer a unique platform of services across the drug lifecycle […] →Read more

Employer Coverage of Travel Costs for Out-of-State Abortion

This Policy Watch gives an overview of employers offering to cover travel expenses for workers who need to go out of state for an abortion in the context of increasing restrictions on abortion around the country. We discuss who is offering these benefits, the implications for workers, and some of the legal and political concerns […] →Read more

Should you worry about data from your period-tracking app being used against you?

Social media users worry that their use of period-tracking apps could lead to trouble if they sought an abortion and lived in a state with strict limits or bans on the procedure. →Read more

Cedars-Sinai CFO to retire in June

Edward Prunchunas is retiring as CFO of Los Angeles-based Cedar-Sinai at the end of June.  →Read more

State Actions to Protect and Expand Access to Abortion Services

This brief reviews the status of state actions to strengthen and guarantee abortion access to their residents, as well as to prepare for the likely increase in demand for abortion services in those states should the high court overturn the constitutional right to abortion established by Roe v. Wade. →Read more

NIH licenses COVID-19 technologies to WHO-backed program

The agreement, which covers three experimental vaccines as well as several key patents, makes products sold in 49 low-income countries royalty-free. →Read more

4 strategies to find missing insurance coverage as COVID-19 funding ends

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently ended its COVID-19 Uninsured Program (UIP), meaning that providers can no longer seek reimbursement for COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccine administration for uninsured patients. Evidence suggests that there could be new infections in the fall and winter, which means the need for testing and treatment has amplified. […] →Read more

Aurobindo Pharma-Walk-In Interviews for Production/ Quality Control/ Quality Assurance On 22nd May’ 2022

Aurobindo Pharma-Walk-In Interviews for Production/ Quality Control/ Quality Assurance On 22nd May’ 2022 Job Description Company Profile: Aurobindo Pharma Ltd’ (APL).  APL is a growing India multinational pharmaceutical manufacturing firm with turnover of over US$2.8 Billion revenues for 2018-19, with presence in more than 34 countries fronted presence with products exported to 155 nations. Greetings […] →Read more

Information security analyst pay by state

Information security analysts, who ensure security controls are in place, make an average of $113,270 annually, according to the latest data released March 31 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. →Read more

There are lots of new primary care disruptors

The market for primary care disruptors — retail clinics that typically have a hybrid menu of virtual and in-patient care — is being flooded with competitors, eMarketer reported May 16. →Read more

Amazon introduces 2 new features to its senior care service

Amazon’s subscription-based service that helps caregivers provide remote support to older loved ones now supports up to 10 caregivers and allows primary caregivers to set up routines.  →Read more

Connected Care: Providence Enhances Patient Care with the Cloud

Providence turned to data analytics in the cloud to better manage the rise in patients during a COVID-19 surge in 2020. The health system’s clinical analytics team developed data analytics tools that gave its leaders real-time information on patient volume, hospital staffing levels and the supply of ventilators and personal protective equipment throughout its 52 […] →Read more

California begins preparing statewide health information exchange

Following a law signed last year by Gov. Gavin Newsom, the California Health and Human Services Agency has started creating a health data exchange network that will give providers across the state real-time access to patient medical records, family physician Tarek Mahdi, MD, wrote May 16 in The Press-Enterprise. →Read more

#HealthTechDeals Episode 29 | Osmind; Turquoise Health; Mahmee; Simplifed

In this episode of #healthTechDeals Jess DaMassa is hoping Matthew Holt disappears, possibly on Elon Musk’s rocket to Mars. Matthew just wants him to buy Chelsea FC. And then there’s actual funding deals for Osmind ($40m), Turquoise Health ($20), Mahmee ($9) & Simplifed which got $6m despite having Matthew help! →Read more

May 23 Web Event: Bad Rx – Executive Actions to Address Prescription Drug Affordability in the U.S.

U.S. prescription drug spending per person is about double what it is in peer countries and about 8 in 10 U.S. adults say the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable. With the public ranking lowering out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs the top health care priority for Congress, lawmakers have been debating legislative actions to decrease…More →Read more

Cone Health hires chief strategy officer

Chris Cornue has joined Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health as chief strategy officer. →Read more

Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd-Walk-In Interview for ADL/ Production/ Packing/ QA/ QC/ FND On 26th May’ 2022

Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd-Walk-In Interview for ADL/ Production/ Packing/ QA/ QC/ FND On 26th May’ 2022 Job Description Walk-Ins for ADL/ Production/ Packing/ QA/ QC/ FND Departments @ Lincoln Pharmaceutical Ltd Departments: ADL/ Production/ Packing/ QA/ QC/ FND Designation: Officer/ Sr. Officer/ Executive/ Operator Experience: 1 to 6 years Qualification: B.Sc/ M.Sc/ B.Pharm/ M.Pharm/ ITI/ Diploma Job Location: Ahmedabad […] →Read more

CommonSpirit posts $591M quarterly operating loss

CommonSpirit Health, a 142-hospital system based in Chicago, reported an operating loss for the three months ended March 31, according to financial documents released May 13.  →Read more

CommonSpirit posts $591M quarterly operating loss

CommonSpirit Health, a 142-hospital system based in Chicago, reported an operating loss for the three months ended March 31, according to financial documents released May 13.  →Read more

Optimus Drugs Pvt. Ltd.-Walk-In Interview for Freshers & Experienced in Process Development Lab On 18th & 19th May’ 2022

Optimus Drugs Pvt. Ltd.-Walk-In Interview for Freshers & Experienced in Process Development Lab On 18th & 19th May’ 2022 Job Description Optimus Drugs Pvt. Ltd was Established in the year 2004 as Custom synthesis laboratory by a team of Technocrats. It is one off the fastest growing Manufacturer in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and dosages. […] →Read more

COVID-19 admissions jump for 5th week: 9 CDC findings

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise nationwide, though deaths are still falling on the heels of this winter’s omicron surge, according to the CDC’s COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published May 13. →Read more

Advancing applications of terahertz near-field microscopy

According to scientists, a novel terahertz (THz) near-field microscopy technique “will play a crucial role in THz applications, such as biomedical sensing and chemical inspection”. THz imaging technology has attracted considerable attention as a novel far-infrared inspection method in recent years. THz radiation has been shown to enable the differentiation of normal and diseased tissues, […] →Read more

‘A backward step for patient safety’: Medical groups respond to RaDonda Vaught sentencing

RaDonda Vaught was sentenced to three years of supervised probation May 13 for a fatal medication error she made in 2017 while working as a nurse at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center. →Read more

Providence’s operating loss hits $510M in Q1

Citing inflation and labor cost pressures, Renton, Wash.-based Providence recorded an operating loss of $510.16 million in the first quarter of 2022, according to financial documents released May 13. In the same quarter one year prior, Providence posted an operating loss of $221.91 million. →Read more

US hits 1 million deaths from COVID-19

The United States has reached 1 million reported deaths from COVID-19, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a number that shows the shocking toll the virus has taken on the nation.   The U.S. has had more deaths per capita than Western Europe or Canada, and while new deaths have fallen, […] →Read more

6 hospitals seeking CEOs

Below are six hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs. →Read more

Hospitals cutting services over staffing shortages

As hospitals across the U.S. face workforce shortages, several have had to halt services.  →Read more

Hospitals cutting services over staffing shortages

As hospitals across the U.S. face workforce shortages, several have had to halt services.  →Read more

Viseven and Next Pharma Partnership Announcement

Viseven is happy to share its latest business venture – a partnership with NEXT. The two companies join forces to positively impact the future of the pharmaceutical industry and help healthcare providers focus their strategy on patients. The partnership is a sure sign of exciting opportunities for commercial leadership in the pharma and life science […] →Read more

Nurse fired for allegedly reporting questionable patient deaths sues Iowa hospital

A former nurse at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, is suing the hospital for retaliation, alleging she was fired in November after raising concerns about questionable patient deaths, fraudulent billing, and the manipulation of patient outcomes for stronger statistics, the Iowa Capital Dispatch reported May 13.  →Read more

Proposed Dartmouth Health, GraniteOne Health merger canceled 

Dartmouth Health and Manchester, N.H.-based GraniteOne Health are canceling their proposed merger after the state Attorney General’s Office said the move would violate the New Hampshire constitution, according to VTDigger. →Read more

Novartis looks to work more strategically as CDMO

Novartis has recently set up a new contract development and manufacturing unit called Global Biotech Co-operations (GBTC). →Read more

States ranked by healthcare as percent of overall employment

West Virginia leads the nation for healthcare employment as a percent of total employment, while Nevada is last.  →Read more

Personal Paxlovid Update

I’ve completed the course of Paxlovid (five days, b.i.d.) so I thought I’ve give my impressions, for what they’re worth. I had no gastrointestinal issues, no liver side effects, and no body pains, to pick three from the package insert, so that’s good. The listed effect that was very clear was the “altered sense of […] →Read more

Insurers seek steep marketplace premium hikes in Vermont for 2023

Proposed average increases on individual and family plans of 17% for MVP Health Care and 12% for Blue Cross Blue Shield in the state buck the national trend of declining ACA exchange premiums. →Read more

Are digital DCTs the answer for rare diseases?

How data from EHRs is helping to identify, diagnose and recruit patients to decentralized clinical trials. →Read more

Trialjectory, foundation to connect blood cancer patients with trials

The cancer trial-matching company is partnering with MPN Research Foundation to help match patients with a group of rare blood cancers to clinical trials. →Read more

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Among Nursing Home Staff Have Risen by 25 Percentage Points Since the Biden Administration Announced a Vaccination Mandate for Health Care Workers Last Year

In a new analysis, KFF researchers find that COVID-19 vaccination rates among nursing home staff increased by 25 percentage points nationally (63% to 88%) from when the Biden administration announced the vaccine mandate for health care workers in August 2021 to after vaccination deadlines passed in March 2022. Researchers analyzed nursing home-level data from the…More →Read more

Nurses rally in Pennsylvania to back staffing ratios bill

Nurses came together May 14 in Warren, Pa., to progress legislation that would mandate adoption of registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratios by hospitals, the Times Observer reported. →Read more

Coverage with evidence development for medical devices in Central and Eastern Europe

The value of medical devices caries with it less certainty than pharmaceuticals for a variety of reasons.  As described in Kovács et al. (2022) medical devices: often have multiple applications, frequently, undergo product modifications and during their product lifecycle, multiple incremental technological innovations take place affecting both clinical and economic consequences of their adoption into […] →Read more

COVID-19 hospitalizations up in 43 states

COVID-19 hospitalizations are up 24 percent nationwide over the last 14 days, with 43 states and Washington, D.C., reporting an increase.  →Read more

COVID-19 hospitalizations up in 43 states

COVID-19 hospitalizations are up 24 percent nationwide over the last 14 days, with 43 states and Washington, D.C., reporting an increase.  →Read more

Nursing Facility Staff Vaccinations, Boosters, and Shortages After Vaccination Deadlines Passed

This analysis uses nursing facility-level data reported by the federal government to track the increase in vaccination rates among nursing facility staff nationally and by state between August 2021 (when the vaccine mandate was first announced) and March 27th, 2022 (after the vaccine deadline for health workers had passed in all states). Additionally, this analysis […] →Read more

State Actions to Address Nursing Home Staffing During COVID-19

This issue brief summarizes federal and state standards related to nursing home staffing prior to COVID-19 and builds on existing information by identifying changes to state minimum staffing requirements adopted since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also examine state legislative and regulatory actions since the onset of the pandemic that directly affect worker […] →Read more

Supply-Chain Challenges and Innovations in Pharma Packaging

Innovations address sustainability, serialization, and supply-chain issues. →Read more

WEVEE vaccine shows promise against trio of rare but deadly viruses

A vaccine candidate under development for protection against three mosquito-borne viruses – eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), western equine encephalitis virus (WEEV) and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) – was found to be safe, well-tolerated and induce a neutralising antibody response in adult volunteers in a Phase I trial. EEEV, WEEV and VEEV are spread […] →Read more

Cedars-Sinai strike ends with no agreement

Members of the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West ended a five-day strike May 13 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with no agreement. →Read more

Sanofi’s Sarclisa combination shows positive results in multiple myeloma patients

Sarclisa is a monoclonal antibody which targets a specific epitope on the CD38 receptor on multiple myeloma cells →Read more

Positive results for AstraZeneca’s asthma therapy

PT027 is being developed through a partnership involving AstraZeneca and Avillion →Read more

Health plans, this is why real-time benefit tools have let you down

Every health plan is required to use real-time benefit tools, which allow physicians to access drug pricing and a patient’s benefit information at the point of care. But, to date, RTBTs haven’t delivered on the promised savings. →Read more

After 40 years, researchers discover new frontiers in the fight against HIV

Medical advances in the last two decades may now provide scientists with the right toolbox to target the long-elusive virus. →Read more

FDA chief: ‘Quite likely’ Abbott baby formula plant could be up and running again in two weeks

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief Robert Califf on Monday said a Michigan plant operated by baby formula suppliers Abbott Nutrition could be up and running again in about two weeks. After the FDA closed a case into the plant’s safety concerns last week, Abbott Nutrition flagged that it was ready to re-open the plant […] →Read more

After the pandemic hit nursing homes hard, California lawmakers push to tighten licensing rules

When Johanna Trenerry found a nursing home for her husband after his stroke, she expected his stay would be temporary. He never came home. Arthur Trenerry died at Windsor Redding Care Center in Northern California in October 2020. The 82-year-old great-grandfather is among more than 9,900 California nursing home residents who have died of COVID-19. […] →Read more

Hospitals await HHS move on public health emergency today

HHS pledged to provide 60 days’ notice if it opts to end the COVID-19 public health emergency, leaving healthcare providers awaiting word on Monday. →Read more

Exclusive Interview with PharmaShots: Anita Holz of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals And Alanna Morris of Emory University Share Insight on Hear Your Heart

In an interview with PharmaShots, Anita Holz, MSN, CRNP, Therapeutic Area Head, Cardiometabolism Medical Affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim & Alanna Morris, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine shared their views on the launch of Hear Your Heart to provide resources and education for women with heart failure & highlight inequitable care in black and Latina women Shots: Boehringer & […] →Read more

Exclusive Interview with PharmaShots: Anita Holz of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals & Alanna A. Morris of Emory University School of Medicine Share Insight on Hear Your Heart, an Empower

In an interview with PharmaShots, Anita Holz, MSN, CRNP, Therapeutic Area Head, Cardiometabolism Medical Affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim & Alanna Morris, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine shared their views on the launch of Hear Your Heart to provide resources and education for women with heart failure & highlight inequitable care in black and Latina women Shots: Boehringer & […] →Read more

Exclusive Interview with PharmaShots: Anita Holz of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals & Alanna A. Morris of Emory University School of Medicine Share Insight on Hear Your Heart, an Empower

In an interview with PharmaShots, Anita Holz, MSN, CRNP, Therapeutic Area Head, Cardiometabolism Medical Affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim & Alanna Morris, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine shared their views on the launch of Hear Your Heart to provide resources and education for women with heart failure & highlight inequitable care in black and Latina women Shots: Boehringer & […] →Read more

About 11% of admitted COVID patients return to hospital or die within 30 days: study

At roughly 9%, researchers say the readmission rate is similar to that seen for other ailments, but socioeconomic factors and sex seem to play a bigger role in predicting which patients are most likely to suffer a downturn when sent home. →Read more

Investigating Out-of-Specification (OOS) Test Results for Pharmaceutical Production – Level 2 revision

Investigating Out-of-Specification (OOS) Test Results for Pharmaceutical Production – Level 2 revision →Read more

South Africa in new surge of COVID from versions of omicron

South Africa’s new cases have gone from an average of 300 per day in early April to about 8,000 per day this week. But the actual number of new cases may be higher because the symptoms are mild and many who get sick are not getting tested. →Read more

Emergent BioSolutions Entered into a Definitive Agreement with Chimerix to Acquire Tembexa (brincidofovir) Rights for Smallpox

Shots:   Chimerix to receive $225M one-time up front in cash, ~$100M in milestones & is eligible to receive regulatory milestones related to SymBio’s license for indications other than orthopox infections along with sales-based royalties during the exclusivity period of Tembexa. The transaction is expected to close at the end of Q2’22 Chimerix is expected […] →Read more

Bayer tops out new Leverkusen production facility

Bayer AG has celebrated the topping-out of its new pharmaceutical facility in Leverkusen, Germany. German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, German Minister of Health Professor Dr. Karl Lauterbach and other guests from the worlds of politics and business attended the ceremony. The new Solida-1 production facility will be one of the most modern pharmaceutical production plants […] →Read more

AHA responds to report on hospitals’ requested price hikes to insurers

Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, said a recent news report about hospitals asking insurers to pay them up to 15 percent more to help offset rising wages passed over the bigger picture of hospitals’ cost structures.  →Read more

Novel drug to tackle inflammatory diseases begins trial

An early-stage drug that is being developed to tackle inflammatory and autoimmune diseases has been approved by the US regulator. Inmagene Pharma’s investigational new drug (IND) application for the drug candidate IMG-004, a non-covalent, reversible, third-generation Bruton Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) inhibitor, can now proceed to a phase 1 clinical trial, following the green light from […] →Read more

AstraZeneca, Avillion ‘first-in-class’ combination inhaler shines in Phase 3 trial

An albuterol/budesonide fixed-dose combination rescue medication has been shown to reduce severe exacerbations in patients with asthma for the first time, according to positive Phase 3 trial results announced by AstraZeneca and Avillion. Asthma affects as many as 339 million adults and children around the world. Regardless of severity, the condition means that these patients […] →Read more

KemPharm Signs a Definitive Agreement with Orphazyme to Acquire Arimoclomol for the Treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C

Shots: KemPharm to acquire Orphazyme assets including Arimoclomol for $12.8M in cash and assumed liabilities estimated to ~$5.2M. The transaction is expected to close on or before June 1, 2022 The acquisition will expand KemPharm’s CNS disease development pipeline to advance & commercialize novel treatments for rare CNS conditions including KP1077 in IH. KemPharm plans […] →Read more

Lilly’s new drug Mounjaro (tirzepatide ) wins US FDA approval

Blood sugar control drug Mounjaro has been granted US regulatory approval, giving type 2 diabetics another way to help keep their glucose levels in check. Eli Lilly’s Mounjaro (tirzepatide) was given the green light by the US Food and Drug Administration after the glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and GLP-1 glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1 ) receptor agonist […] →Read more

Sanofi Presents Results of Sarclisa (isatuximab) in P-III (IKEMA) Trial for Relapsed Multiple Myeloma at COMy 2022

Shots: The P-III (IKEMA) trial evaluating Sarclisa + carfilzomib & dexamethasone vs Kd in 302 patients with relapsed MM across 69 centers spanning 16 countries The results showed an m-PFS of 35.7mos. vs 19.2mos., m-PFS (41.7mos. vs 20.8mos.), time to next treatment (44.9mos.) @25mos., safety & tolerability were consistent with the safety profile of Sarclisa […] →Read more

Change Healthcare-Olive lawsuit could have big effect on noncompetes, lawyers say

States have long​​ looked to model their noncompete laws after Massachusetts. →Read more

The Sovereignty Network will help patients make money out of your health data

By HAMISH MACDONALD  Being a patient has always meant being at the bottom of a trickle-down pyramid in healthcare. Late to get information, our test results, our data, and as for earning the money that our healthcare data is worth – that is something the healthcare industry does without our permission or dues. We are […] →Read more

States Have Yet to Spend Hundreds of Millions of Federal Dollars to Tackle Covid Health Disparities

The Biden administration in March 2021 announced it was investing $2.25 billion to address covid health disparities, the largest federal funding initiative designed specifically to help underserved communities hardest hit by the virus. Two months later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded grants to every state health department and 58 large city and […] →Read more

USAID on expanding digital health globally – part one

Adele Waugaman, senior digital health coordinator of the COVID-19 response at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), tells us what the agency focuses on to strengthen digital health infrastructure globally and improve and expand healthcare access. USAID learned a great deal from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa concerning effective digital health distribution […] →Read more

A better approach to boosting patient engagement

GoodRx solutions help biopharma brands overcome common barriers & increase patient engagement. →Read more

After the Pandemic Hit Nursing Homes Hard, California Lawmakers Push to Tighten Licensing Rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — When Johanna Trenerry found a nursing home for her husband after his stroke, she expected his stay would be temporary. He never came home. Arthur Trenerry died at Windsor Redding Care Center in Northern California in October 2020. The 82-year-old great-grandfather is among more than 9,900 California nursing home residents who have […] →Read more

Lilly’s Mounjaro (tirzepatide) Receives the US FDA’s Approval for the Treatment of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Shots: The approval was based on the P-III (SURPASS) program that consists of (SURPASS-1/2/3/4/5) evaluating Mounjaro (5/10/15mg) as monothx. & as an add-on therapy vs Semaglutide, insulin glargine & insulin degludec in patients with T2D. The therapy is expected to be available in the US in the coming wks. The results showed avg. A1C reductions […] →Read more

Lilly’s Mounjaro (tirzepatide) Receives the US FDA’s Approval for the Treatment of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Shots: The approval was based on the P-III (SURPASS) program that consists of (SURPASS-1/2/3/4/5) evaluating Mounjaro (5/10/15mg) as monothx. & as an add-on therapy vs Semaglutide, insulin glargine & insulin degludec in patients with T2D. The therapy is expected to be available in the US in the coming wks. The results showed avg. A1C reductions […] →Read more

AstraZeneca Reports Results of PT027 in a P-III (MANDALA) Trial as a Fixed-Dose Combination of Albuterol and Budesonide for Asthma

Shots: The P-III (MANDALA) trial evaluates PT027 (180/160mcg & 180/80mcg doses) vs albuterol in a ratio (1:1:1) in 3132 patients aged 4–11yrs. with asthma The results showed that patients treated with PT027 at 180mcg albuterol/160mcg budesonide dose reduced the risk of a sev. exacerbation by 27%. In 2EPs, 33% reduction in mean annualized total systemic […] →Read more

Australian Immunisation Handbook website upgrade

New features will be available soon as part of an upgrade to the Australian Immunisation Handbook website and mobile app. →Read more

Urovant Presents Interim Results of URO-902 in P-IIa Study for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder at AUA 2022

Shots: The P-IIa trial evaluates URO-902 (24/48mg) vs PBO in 80 female patients with OAB who have not been adequately managed with oral or transdermal pharmacologic therapy The results showed that patients treated with URO-902 at both doses showed clinically relevant improvement in mean daily urination, urgency episodes, UUI episodes, OAB questionnaire symptom bother score […] →Read more

Rakshit Drugs Pvt. Ltd –Walk-In Interview for R&D Department On 18th May’ 2022

Rakshit Drugs Pvt. Ltd –Walk-In Interview for R&D Department On 18th May’ 2022 Job Description Walk-In Interviews for Freshers & Experienced in R&D Department @ Rakshit Drugs Pvt. Ltd  Dear all Greetings from Rakshit Drugs Pvt. Ltd! We are looking for below positions for Rakshit Drugs.. Department: R&D (Chemist) Qualification: M.Sc Organic Chemistry Experience: Fresherd/ 0 […] →Read more

New on the Block: Recently Launched Home Health Providers on Challenges, Growth Plans

New home health businesses have to navigate both existing industry challenges and the growing pains of being a startup. Though these companies inherit these obstacles, one thing in their favor is the ability to enter the market with a fresh perspective. “It’s like a fresh canvas where you’re not jaded by how things have been […] →Read more

Home-Modification Bill Could Lead to Lower Costs, Partnerships for Home Care Providers

A bill allowing older adults to deduct home-modification expenses from their taxes was introduced in Washington, D.C. last week. If passed, the Home Modification for Accessibility Act would provide a boost to aging-in-place efforts, perhaps spurring greater partnership between home care companies and home-modification businesses. ​​Already, home care industry leaders and home-modification stakeholders are heralding […] →Read more

Accountable Care Organizations Are Diving Head First Into Home-Based Care

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have considerably increased their home-based care arsenals over recent years. They’ve also diversified the types of home-based care they offer, and are finally finding ways for it to make economic sense in capitated models. That’s according to the Institute for Accountable Care (IAC), which conducted a wide-ranging study on ACOs and […] →Read more

Using artificial intelligence to stop antibiotic resistant superbug outbreaks in our hospitals

The SuperbugAI Flagship is developing a hospital tracking and response system to detect superbugs. The system will also support personalised treatment to improve patient survival and control outbreaks sooner. →Read more

Junior Party CVC Files Reply to Sigma-Aldrich’s Opposition to Its Preliminary Motion No. 4

By Kevin E. Noonan — On November 19th, Junior Party the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Vienna; and Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively, "CVC") filed Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 4* in Interference No. 106,132, wherein CVC moved to add Senior Party Sigma-Aldrich’s U.S. Patent Nos. 10,731,181 and 10,745,716 to the interference and designate claims 1-17 […] →Read more

Helping surgeons get all the cancer out the first time

New surgical probes will help surgeons to identify microscopic cancer tissue in real time. This ability to check they have removed all the cancer during the operation will reduce the need for repeat surgery. →Read more

Improving the speed and accuracy of emerging genomic technologies

Dr Ira Deveson’s ultra-fast COVID sequencing workflow made global media headlines. At the peak of the pandemic in 2020, Ira’s new workflow reduced COVID variant sequencing time from one week to 4 hours. This allowed authorities to quickly trace the sources of infections and stop them from spreading. →Read more

Automated LC-MS method development 

This application note demonstrates a streamlined HPLC method scouting workflow for the analysis of esomeprazole and related degradation products. →Read more

Conference & CLE Calendar

May 17, 2022 – "Are you Prepared for the Unified Patent Court?" (J A Kemp) – 16:00 pm to 17:00 pm (GMT) May 17, 2022 – "Patent Term Extensions in Emerging Markets" (Moeller IP) – 12:30 pm (ET) May 17, 2022 – "IP Ethics Semi-Annual Review" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) – 1:00 pm (ET) May […] →Read more

Fauci and Birx at odds over angry encounter with Pence

White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci and his former colleague Deborah Birx are in rare public disagreement over their recollections of a tense meeting with then-Vice President Mike Pence. In her recent book, Birx, who served on the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, recalled a meeting with the vice president, Fauci and Robert Redfield, […] →Read more

Stories from the immunocompromised

The post Stories from the immunocompromised appeared first on Healthy Debate. →Read more

Buttigieg points blame at Abbott for baby formula shortage

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on Sunday blamed the worsening baby formula shortage on Abbott Nutrition, one of the largest formula suppliers in the country. Baby formula shortages due to supply chain and workforce issues were amplified by a recall of formulas made by Abbott and an ongoing shutdown of its manufacturing plant in […] →Read more

Don’t Gamble on Tablet Tooling Maintenance

By following some fundamental steps, manufacturers can optimize their tablet tooling maintenance and resulting productivity. →Read more

NSW Health seizes more than $1 million of illegal nicotine vapes

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Fauci says he would not serve under Trump again

White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci on Sunday said if former President Trump wins the presidency again in 2024, Fauci will not return to serve Trump in the White House. Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Biden, gave CNN’s Jim Acosta a plain “no” when asked if he would work with the 45th […] →Read more

Booster shot slowdown leaves older Americans at risk

The delivery of coronavirus booster shots in the U.S. has stagnated, particularly among older populations, leaving millions of vulnerable people at risk of serious infection and death.  After bottoming out in late March and early April, COVID-19 infections are steadily rising across the country.  More worrisome, hospitalizations have also increased 20 percent over the past […] →Read more

How will telehealth impact health equity?

Will telehealth widen or reduce health disparities? Telehealth may make it easier for individuals who lack transportation to get access to medical care; on the other hand, those without high-speed internet or good cell phone connections could be disadvantaged. In a recent report, NCQA examined the future of telehealth and examined how to make sure […] →Read more

The time is right: Another shot to end cancer as we know it

Government-funded initiatives such as the Cancer Moonshot support not only the primary science that often serves as a foundation for medical advances, but also ensure that patients with rare cancers are not overlooked. →Read more

Support for abortion rights hits new high in NBC News poll

Over 60 percent of Americans oppose the prospect of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade as support for abortion rights reaches a new record high, according to a new NBC News poll. The new poll released Sunday was conducted after the Supreme Court’s draft opinion leak indicated that a majority of justices would support […] →Read more

Getting Medicare Advantage members to take advantage of plan benefits

One way MA plans can stand out in an increasingly competitive market is by making members aware of the benefits they may not even know they have and encouraging them to use those benefits. →Read more

Eli Lilly’s diabetes portfolio grows with FDA nod for projected blockbuster drug

The FDA approved Eli Lily drug Mounjaro as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. The decision gives the pharmaceutical giant a new competitor to a blockbuster drug from rival Novo Nordisk, as well as a successor to its blockbuster diabetes drug Trulicity. →Read more

Canada, Mexico brace for influx of Americans seeking abortions

Activists in Mexico and Canada are already preparing for a possible influx of Americans crossing the border to seek abortion access if Roe v. Wade is overturned. In Mexico, which has historically provided cheap access to healthcare for Americans living in the borderlands, activists say they have already seen a surge in women coming from […] →Read more

¿Hasta dónde llegarías cuando un ser querido tiene una enfermedad terminal?

Tener acceso a un medicamento experimental suele implicar procesos poco claros y decisiones éticas difíciles. →Read more

Webinar on Preparing for Unified Patent Court

J A Kemp will be offering a webinar entitled "Are you Prepared for the Unified Patent Court?" on May 17, 2022 from 16:00 pm to 17:00 pm (GMT). Ravi Srinivasan and Stephen Hodsdon of J A Kemp will provide an overview of the expected procedure before the UPC in typical scenarios, explore similarities and differences […] →Read more

Webinar on Patent Term Extensions in Emerging Markets

Moeller IP will be offering a webinar entitled "Patent Term Extensions in Emerging Markets" (with a special focus on Latin America) on May 17, 2022 at 12:30 pm (ET). Marco Euroza and Mariano Municoy of Moeller IP will address the following topics: • Revision of existing formal administrative procedures available in Latin American jurisdictions. • […] →Read more

IPO Webinar on IP Ethics

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a "IP Ethics Semi-Annual Review" on May 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm (ET). John Steele of JohnSteeleLaw will provide an overview of ethics issues arising from cases in the last 12 months for intellectual property attorneys. The registration fee for the webinar is $150 for non-members or […] →Read more

USPTO Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be hosting an Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Innovation and Entrepreneurship program on May 17 and May 18, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm (ET) each day. Part one of the program will feature the following sessions: • Welcome to part one: Find pathways to breakthroughs […] →Read more

Webinar on Apportionment in Reasonable Royalty Damages

Fox Forensic Accounting will be offering a webinar entitled "Evolving Case Law: Approaching Apportionment in Reasonable Royalty Damages" on May 19, 2022 at 1:00 pm (ET). Shawn Fox and Cliff Porter of Fox Forensic Accounting and Mark Nielsen of Scheef & Stone, LLP will discuss: • Unique Unjust Enrichment Considerations (Infringer’s Total Profits Made from […] →Read more

Pharma companies are now busy adding capacities and seeing a surge in demand for non-Covid drugs

Indian drug manufacturers launch 300-350 new brands (mostly repurposed or combinations of two earlier drugs) every year. This had slowed down in the initial months of Covid-19 as most companies were trying to assess the situation. But with Covid cases falling, new launches are almost back to preCovid levels, say drug wholesalers →Read more

Pharma companies are now busy adding capacities, investing in R&D and seeing a surge in demand for non-Covid drugs

Indian drug manufacturers launch 300-350 new brands (mostly repurposed or combinations of two earlier drugs) every year. This had slowed down in the initial months of Covid-19 as most companies were trying to assess the situation. But with Covid cases falling, new launches are almost back to preCovid levels, say drug wholesalers →Read more

Protesters rally for abortion rights in Washington

Thousands are gathering in Washington, D.C., and other cities around the country to protest the possible elimination of abortion rights, amid fears the Supreme Court is set to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision this summer. The protests are taking place less than two weeks after a draft Supreme Court ruling leaked. The ruling signaled […] →Read more

Obama encourages people to take part on abortion rights protests

Former President Obama is encouraging people to participate in nationwide abortion rights protests on Saturday, saying he was “proud” that Americans were standing up for abortion righs. Protests in Washington, D.C., and across the country are planned on Saturday amid fears that the Supreme Court is about to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision establishing […] →Read more

We’ve Never Been Good at Feeding Babies

Keeping an infant fed is a precarious task in the best of circumstances, and for many American parents, the circumstances have become quite bad. Nutritional formulas are currently in very short supply across the United States, and in some markets, more than half of all products are out of stock. For babies with medical conditions, […] →Read more

Sunrise International Labs Ltd- Walk-In Interviews for QC/ Production/ Accounts/ Microbiology On 15th & 16th May’ 2022

Sunrise International Labs Ltd- Walk-In Interviews for QC/ Production/ Accounts/ Microbiology On 15th & 16th May’ 2022 Job Description Walk-In Interviews for QC/ Production/ Accounts/ Microbiology @ Sunrise International Labs Ltd Departments: QC/ Production/ Accounts/ Microbiology Qualification:  B.Sc/ B.Pharma/ M.Pharm/ M.Sc/ Any Degree/ B.Com/ M.Com/ MBA Experience: 01 to 03 Job Location: Hyderabad Interested Candidates may walk-in with an […] →Read more

Teva Pharmaceuticals-Walk -In Interview for Chemical Engineers On 19th & 20th May’ 2022

Teva Pharmaceuticals-Walk -In Interview for Chemical Engineers On 19th & 20th May’ 2022 Job Description If you hold degree or Diploma in Chemical Engineering with 0-5 years of experience and have the following skillsets, gear up to attend our walk-in interview. Company Name: Teva Pharmaceuticals Department: Chemical Engineers Qualification: Degree or Diploma in Chemical Engineering Experience: […] →Read more

Unable to sell Sputnik Light stock, Stelis Biopharma requests PM Modi for procurement of jabs

In the letter written on May 13, Arun Kumar, Founder and Director of Stelis Biopharma Limited, said that after the prime minister had requested the industry to gear up to tackle the pandemic, the firm invested over Rs 700 crore to set up a state-of the-art vaccine manufacturing facility within six months despite the COVID-19-induced […] →Read more

Unable to sell Sputnik Light stock, Stelis Biopharma requests PM Modi for procurement of jabs

In the letter written on May 13, Arun Kumar, Founder and Director of Stelis Biopharma Limited, said that after the prime minister had requested the industry to gear up to tackle the pandemic, the firm invested over Rs 700 crore to set up a state-of the-art vaccine manufacturing facility within six months despite the COVID-19-induced […] →Read more

Journalists Recap the Latest on the Supreme Court Leak, Mental Health Care, and Fentanyl Testing Strips

KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion rights on Deep State Radio on May 5 and again on WFAE’s “Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins” on May 9. Click here to hear Rovner on Deep State Radio Click here to hear Rovner on WFAE Read Rovner’s “Historic ‘Breach’ Puts […] →Read more

Mukesh Ambani and Britain’s billionaire brothers face off for a drugstore chain

The Issas are seen as the party to beat ahead of next week’s deadline for proposals, after they submitted the highest offer in the first round, people with knowledge of the matter said →Read more

Mukesh Ambani and Britain’s billionaire brothers face off for a drugstore chain

The Issas are seen as the party to beat ahead of next week’s deadline for proposals, after they submitted the highest offer in the first round, people with knowledge of the matter said →Read more

Hy-Gro Chemicals Pharmtek Pvt. Ltd.-Inviting the Resume for R&D & Analytical R&D -Apply Now

Hy-Gro Chemicals Pharmtek Pvt. Ltd.-Inviting the Resume for R&D & Analytical R&D -Apply Now Inviting the Resumes for R&D and Analytical R&D Online Interview Job Description Inviting the Resume for R&D & Analytical R&D Online @ Hy-Gro Chemicals Pharmtek Pvt. Ltd. Hy-Gro Chemical Pharmtek Pvt. Ltd is a leading Bulk Drugs & APIs Manufacturer, Approved […] →Read more

Kekule Pharma Ltd-Walk-Ins for R&D/ Maintenance / RM Stores On 16th May’ 2022

Kekule Pharma Ltd-Walk-Ins for R&D/ Maintenance / RM Stores On 16th May’ 2022 Job Description Departments: R&D/ Maintenance / RM Stores Posts : Trainee/ Fitters/ Chemists/ Sr. Chemist Qualification: B.Com/ Diploma/ ITI/ M.Sc / M.B.A/ B.Sc Experience: Fresher/ 0-05 years Positions: 09 Location: Hyderabad Division: API Date of Interview: 16th May’ 2022 Interview Time: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM […] →Read more

Best Places to Work in Healthcare – 2022 (alphabetical list)

Where do healthcare employees most want to work? Check out Modern Healthcare’s alphabetical, unranked 2022 list. →Read more

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited-Walk-In Interview for QA/ QC/ Manufacturing/ Packing On 15th May 2022

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited-Walk-In Interview for QA/ QC/ Manufacturing/ Packing On 15th May 2022 Job Description Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited-Walk-In Interview for QA/ QC/ Manufacturing/ Packing @ Indore  Job Location: Pithampur Plant Department: Quality Control (Formulation) Position: Executive/ Technical Assistant Experience: 02 to 08 years Qualification: B.Sc/ B.Pharma/M.Sc Area: Analysis/ Operation On HPLC/ GC/ IR, FP, IP, RM, PM […] →Read more

Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd -Openings for Freshers & Experienced in QC/ Apprentice -Apply Now

Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd -Openings for Freshers & Experienced in QC/ Apprentice -Apply Now Job Description We are require young and energetic professionals for our Madhuranthagam (API) Plant, Near Chennai, Tamilnadu. Department: QC Role: Lab Analyst Education: M.Sc Experience: 02 to 04 years Department: Apprentice Role: Apprentice Trainee Education: B.Sc / Diploma Experience: Freshers with 2020 […] →Read more

Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited-Openings for Quality Assurance Department -Apply Now

Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited-Openings for Quality Assurance Department -Apply Now Job Description Macleods Pharmaceutical limited is hiring !!! Openings for Officer/ Executive/ Sr. Officer/ Sr. Executive for our Pithampur Plant in Soft gelatin Department: Quality Assurance Designation: Officer/ Executive/ Sr. Officer/ Sr. Executive Experience: Min 03 to 10 years in Soft gelatin Qualification: B. Pharmacy/ M. Pharmacy/ […] →Read more

Breach affects more than 260,000 patients at New York health center

A New York community health center recently notified patients of a hacking incident that left information like Social Security numbers and medical records exposed. →Read more

AI to treat irregular heartbeats being tested at Florida hospital

A Florida hospital is testing a new artificial intelligence-assisted technique for treating a drug-resistant heart condition. →Read more

Meet me at ISPOR 2022

I’ll be attending ISPOR 2022 in Washington DC next week. It’ll be great to see a number of my peers in person after two years of virtual meetings. One of my research papers that will be presented is titled “Economic Impact of Sequential Testing for COVID-19 and Influenza with Molecular Point of Care in 3 […] →Read more

Combining behavioral & data sciences to optimize chronic disease management

Working behind the scenes to examine what motivates us and what we respond to best, behavioral science applied to AI-powered technologies can create personalized success companions that aid people in making small but important steps along difficult health journeys. →Read more

Health Care — House investigating baby formula shortage

This newborn giraffe was fitted with orthotics by the same specialist who treats Paralympians, and you have to see her trying out her custom braces for the first time. A House committee is calling on major baby formula manufacturers to answer questions about the national shortage leaving many parents struggling to find food for their infants. Welcome […] →Read more

Dem senators press USDA on baby formula shortage

Eight Democratic senators wrote to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday, calling on him to do more to address corporate concentration within the infant formula industry as the United States suffers from a shortage of baby formula. The letter, which was led by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), noted […] →Read more

More men are going into nursing: What about travel nursing?

As the number of male nurses continues to increase nationwide and the major demand for travel nurses keeps growing at a record pace, it stands to reason that more men are going into travel nursing. The problem is that very little data exists to support that assumption. →Read more

HCA Healthcare names president of MidAmerica division

Keith Zimmerman was named president of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare’s MidAmerica division. →Read more

Startups Prescribing A.D.H.D Drugs on TikTok Raise Diagnosis Concerns

Buzzy start-ups promising easy access to mental health medication found an eager market on social media. Should anyone be looking for treatment on TikTok, though? →Read more

Novel biomaterial prevents rejection of transplants for type 1 diabetes

A team develops a novel biomaterial that, when mixed with islets, allows islets to survive after transplant without the need for long-term immunosuppression. →Read more

RaDonda Vaught sentencing raises alarms in medical community

Improving patient safety is about system change, not punishing workers who err, experts say. →Read more

Mass General Brigham posts $867M quarterly net loss

Despite seeing a slight increase in revenue, Boston-based Mass General Brigham ended the second quarter of fiscal year 2022 with both an operating loss and net loss, according to its financial report released May 13.  →Read more

New Hampshire attorney general opposes Dartmouth, GraniteOne merger

New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella released a report May 13 from the Charitable Trusts Unit objecting to the proposed merger between Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth Health and Manchester, N.H.-based GraniteOne Health. →Read more

Citing inflation, 2 New York hospitals lay off 4% of staff

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, N.Y., and Carthage (N.Y.) Area Hospital will both lay off 4 percent of their workforce, according to WWNY.  →Read more

Washington system names chief nursing officer

Harbor Regional Health in Aberdeen, Wash., has named Dori Unterseher, RN, its new chief nursing officer, KXRO News Radio reported May 13.  →Read more

Lawmakers discuss push for rare disease prevention, support

Lawmakers on Friday pushed for improving the production and access of lifesaving drugs for rare diseases at The Hill’s Improving Rare Disease Diagnostics & Care event. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), whose wife suffered from colon cancer and Lynch syndrome, said rare disease prevention is personal for many lawmakers.   “There are so many people that I […] →Read more

Bias in medical AI can exacerbate disparities: Study

A new study looks at what it will take to reduce bias in healthcare artificial intelligence. →Read more

Health IT group makes interoperability recommendations ahead of 2030 target

A health tech coalition released a report May 11 on how the healthcare system can improve IT interoperability and data exchange. →Read more

Biden: Progress on baby formula supply coming ‘very shortly’

President Biden on Friday said he expects the administration will make progress on increasing the supply of baby formula soon, amid the ongoing national shortage. “This is a process. We’re working on it very, very hard. There’s nothing more urgent we’re working on than that right now and I think we’re going to be making […] →Read more

Health equity through an ACO lens: What organizations delivering value-based care need to know

The world of value-based care (VBC) is placing an increased focus on health equity goals. →Read more

Hackensack Meridian Health’s telestroke program eliminated ‘neurologist shortage’

The high demand for neurologists at Hackensack Meridian Health prompted officials at the New Jersey-based system to establish a telestroke program powered by Teladoc to get eyes on stroke patients as quickly as possible.  →Read more

RaDonda Vaught gets 3 years probation for fatal medication error

RaDonda Vaught, a former nurse convicted of a fatal medication error, was sentenced to three years of superprised probation May 13. She received a deferred sentence, meaning charges could be wiped from her record pending successful completion of probation.  →Read more

15 recent hospital, health system executive moves

The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker’s Hospital Review since May 6: →Read more

University Hospitals partners to bring affordable housing to Cleveland

Cleveland-based University Hospitals is teaming up with the NRP Group to offer affordable housing in the Cleveland area. →Read more

Pelosi: Baby formula shortage ‘unconscionable’

House Democrats will bring legislation to the floor next week to address the nationwide shortage of baby formula, which Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday called “unconscionable.” In a letter to colleagues Friday afternoon, Pelosi announced that the House will bring up a bill on suspension next week that calls for giving emergency authority to […] →Read more

6 hospitals ending maternity care

Six hospitals and health systems have announced the closure of obstetric services since March 16; several of those moves are due to staffing challenges: →Read more

No Prison Time for Tennessee Nurse Convicted of Fatal Drug Error

RaDonda Vaught, a former Tennessee nurse convicted of two felonies for a fatal drug error, whose trial became a rallying cry for nurses fearful of the criminalization of medical mistakes, will not be required to spend any time in prison. Davidson County criminal court Judge Jennifer Smith on Friday granted Vaught a judicial diversion, which […] →Read more

Experts perplexed over number of people getting long COVID

Public health experts are divided over how many people are getting long COVID, a potentially debilitating condition that comes after a patient has recovered from the coronavirus. Ill effects from the condition can include fatigue, pain, neurological issues and even changes in mental health. Initially, public health officials believed that only a small minority of […] →Read more

Oregon hospital names new COO

Larry Butler Jr. was named COO of Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, Ore.  →Read more

Former nurse RaDonda Vaught gets probation for fatal drug error

Healthcare organizations say her conviction sets a dangerous precedent by criminalizing clinicians for making mistakes. →Read more

Kaiser Hawaii mental health workers set to strike

Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals in Hawaii plan to strike beginning May 18.  →Read more

Survey: Pharma bullish on digital innovation, but failing on execution

When it comes to enthusiasm about digital innovation, pharma seems to be more adept at talking the talk than walking the walk, as it were. That’s according to recent survey data from digital agency Graphite. Working with Reuters Events, the agency surveyed 450 healthcare executives, 85% of whom worked in pharma. A full 92% of […] →Read more

FDA CDER & NIH NCATS Regulatory Fitness in Rare Disease Clinical Trials Workshop – 05/16/2022

On May 16 and 17, 2022, the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) will host a jointly sponsored virtual workshop to explore regulatory fitness in rare disease clinical trials. →Read more

5 things to know about HHS OIG’s patient harm report

Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Inspector General estimates that 1.4% of hospitalized Medicare patients in 2018 experienced an adverse harm event that led to their death. →Read more

Could ‘superbugs’ drive the next pandemic?

Experts have rough ideas of how the next healthcare crisis will emerge—and it’s increasingly possible that it could be a bacterium that resists all existing medicine. →Read more

US flu activity holds steady into May: CDC

As summer approaches, flu positivity levels in the U.S. remain unseasonably high, the CDC’s latest FluView report shows.  →Read more

Regulatory Education for Industry (REdI) Annual Conference 2022 – 06/06/2022

Regulatory Education for Industry (REdI) Annual Conference 2022 →Read more

Fired hospital employee who flouted COVID-19 restrictions denied unemployment benefits

A judge ruled that an Iowa hospital worker who was fired after repeatedly violating COVID-19 mitigation policies is not entitled to unemployment benefits, the Iowa Capital Dispatch reported May 11.  →Read more

Biomaterial improves islet transplants for treatment of type 1 diabetes

Hopeful diabetes treatment, islet cell transplantation, is now one step closer to the clinic following new study. →Read more

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center training AI to ‘sniff out’ cancer

New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center researchers’ AI sensor, trained to identify ovarian cancer, was found to be more effective than currently used methods for early detection.   →Read more

Free telehealth to access COVID-19 antiviral drug offered in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has launched a free telehealth program to screen COVID-19 patient eligibility and provide prescriptions for the new antiviral medication Paxlovid. →Read more

Few eligible families have applied for government help to pay for COVID funerals

Fewer than half of eligible families have applied for FEMA reimbursed funeral expenses for loved ones who died of COVID-19, while others have run into application problems. →Read more

Oscar Health hit with shareholder proposed class-action

Stockholders allege the insurtech concealed the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic was having on its business ahead of its $7 billion initial public offering. →Read more

As the pandemic wanes, challenges abound for U.S. healthcare systems

Although some short-term problems—like a lack of ICU beds to treat Covid-19 patients—have abated, deeper issues have emerged that represent long-term challenges for U.S. health systems. →Read more

Review: ASUS Chromebook Enterprise Flip C436 Offers Robust Computing Power

The right laptop plays a huge role for clinicians and patients, from holding, transferring and managing sensitive patient data to processing payments and discharging. To perform these tasks effectively, laptops need to be fast, durable and versatile. Today’s healthcare laptops should address productivity, stronger security and portability. These are not only the technology needs that […] →Read more

Podcast: The importance of interoperability in value-based care

As healthcare payers look to accelerate the transition to value-based payment, navigating this major change will require increased focus on interoperability and the interdependence of payment integrity, quality improvement, risk adjustment, and advanced analytics. Cotiviti CEO Emad Rizk, M.D. joined host Matt Fisher on the Healthcare de Jure podcast to discuss how value-based care will […] →Read more

Viewpoint: Why big tech will struggle in healthcare

Big tech may struggle with regulatory issues and product rollout issues in healthcare, according to Susan Lang, CEO of prescription drug consulting and analytics firm XIL Health as reported in EBN May 13.  →Read more

US shares COVID-19 technology with WHO

The White House announced May 12 that it is licensing key COVID-19 vaccine and research technologies to the World Health Organization, The Hill reported. →Read more

With the FTC’s conditional approval, Medtronic completes its $1.1B acquisition of Intersect ENT

To get approval for the deal, Medtronic agreed to sell an Intersect subsidiary to soothe the FTC’s concerns. →Read more

Pelosi foreshadows upcoming abortion rights protests against Supreme Court

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday kicked off this upcoming weekend of abortion rights protests, pledging to counter efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade. “House Democrats are here on the steps of the United States Capitol, across from the Supreme Court to say to the Supreme Court and to the Senate, hands off women’s […] →Read more

55% of COVID-19 survivors have at least one symptom 2 years later, study finds

In what researchers are calling the longest follow-up study to date, findings published May 11 in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine suggest more than half of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 still have at least one symptom two years later.  →Read more

Ajanta Pharma Ltd.- Walk-In Interview for Quality Control On 15th May 2022

Ajanta Pharma Ltd.- Walk-In Interview for Quality Control On 15th May 2022 Job Description Ajanta Pharma Ltd. , a Specialty Pharmaceutical Company engaged in Development, Manufacturing and Marketing of quality finished dosages in domestic and International markets , is looking for suitable candidates for its Formulation facility at Dahej, Bharuch, Gujarat. Walk-In Interview at Sikkim […] →Read more

Community Health Systems’ launches AI-based maternal-fetal warning monitoring to improve obstetrics care

Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health System’s affiliated hospitals that offer obstetrics services have deployed an AI-based maternal-fetal early warning system to advance patient safety in obstetric programs.  →Read more

Rensselaer, Mount Sinai partner on center to tackle uncured diseases

The schools said the lab will combine engineering, science and medicine with the goal of tackling uncured diseases. →Read more

Three Questions About the Mysterious Hepatitis in Kids

Last October, a young girl with severe and unusual liver failure was admitted to a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Her symptoms were typical: skin and eyes yellow with jaundice, markers of liver damage off the charts. But she tested negative for all the usual suspects behind liver disease. Her only positive test was, surprisingly, for […] →Read more

Emmes launches Advantage eClinical as a standalone cloud native clinical technology platform

Rockville, Emmes – a global, full-service Contract Research Organization (CRO) dedicated to supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation, announces that it will introduce to market its third generation version of Advantage eClinical at Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) in San Diego, May 15th – 18th. The cloud platform of Advantage eClinical will be available as a standalone software product […] →Read more

Pfizer Healthcare India Limited- Walk-In Interview for Microbiology/ Quality Assurance Dept. On 15th May’ 2022

Pfizer Healthcare India Limited- Walk-In Interview for Microbiology/ Quality Assurance Dept. On 15th May’ 2022 Job Description Pfizer Healthcare India careers are like no other. In our Culture of individual ownership, we believe in our ability to improve future healthcare, and potential to transform millions of lives. We are looking for new talent to join […] →Read more

Overseas-graduate GPs fare worse in medical tribunals due to lack of legal help

UK GPs who graduated overseas face worse outcomes in GMC cases because they are far more likely to attend medical tribunals without legal representation, medico-legal experts have warned. →Read more

A Mechanism for SIDS?

One of the many, many worries that hover around the minds of new parents is the possibility of “crib death”, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS has been an unexplained problem for a very long time, long enough to where it was probably the improvements in public and natal health during the 20th century that made […] →Read more

#HealthTechDeals Episode 28|Alan, Healthmap, Sidekick Health, and Dialogue

It’s Friday the 13th with Jess DaMassa and I! If it weren’t for bad luck, we’d have no luck at all. Check out the episode for tales of my grandmother and some new deals: Alan raises $183 million, HealthMap raises $35 million, Sidekick Health raises $55 million, and Dialogue buys Tictrac for $43 million. Osmind […] →Read more

‘We have turned to AI to disrupt the future,’ Michael Dowling says

Hospital systems can employ artificial intelligence to reduce the types of health inequities that have made communities of color more vulnerable to COVID-19, the leader of one of the nation’s largest health systems says. →Read more

Mayor’s letter prompts HCA Healthcare CEO to visit North Carolina hospital

The formation of a community advisory group was among the issues discussed when HCA Healthcare CEO Samuel Hazen met with local leaders over complaints and concerns at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard, N.C., ABC affiliate WLOS reported.   →Read more

6 women making moves in healthcare

The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker’s since May 6. →Read more

Early study finds new lymphoma drug effective

In early research, the oral medication zanubrutinib was found to help most patients with a slow-growing type of cancer known as marginal zone lymphoma. →Read more

Antibiotics can lead to fungal infection because of disruption to the gut’s immune system

Patients prescribed antibiotics in hospital are more likely to get fungal infections because of disruption to the immune system in the gut, according to a new study. →Read more

Data is the ‘lifeblood’ of the digital health economy: Sanford CIO on how to keep up

Digital technologies and data analytics have become vital to health systems aiming to run efficient organizations, reduce burnout and provide excellent patient care. →Read more

Wyoming hospital to end labor and delivery services amid staffing problems

Memorial Hospital of Carbon County in Rawlins, Wyo., will end its labor and delivery services June 15, Wyoming Public Radio reported May 12. →Read more

Michigan health system cybersecurity incident takes down IT system, exposes PHI

Sandusky, Mich.-based McKenzie Health System notified patients that a cybersecurity incident had exposed their personal health information and disrupted some of its IT systems.  →Read more

13 hospitals hiring chief medical officers

Below are 13 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking chief medical officers in the last two weeks. →Read more

House panel launches investigation into baby formula shortage

The House Oversight and Reform Committee is launching an investigation into the ongoing baby formula shortage, pressing the four largest domestic manufacturers for documents and information about the steps they are taking to alleviate the crisis. The four companies — Abbott, Reckitt Benckiser, Nestlé and Perrigo — control nearly 90 percent of the U.S. market […] →Read more