Shots: Resolution to receive $550M in cash at closing and ~$145M following the achievement of certain milestones. The transaction is expected to close in Apr’2021 The acquisition will expand Agilent’s capabilities in NGS-based cancer diagnostics and strengthen its position in precision oncology testing globally The… Read More »Agilent to Acquire Resolution Bioscience for $695M
Shots: The P-III SURPASS-2 trial involves assessing Tirzepatide (5/10/15mg) vs Semaglutide (1mg) in 1,879 patients in a ratio (1:1:1:1) with T2D inadequately controlled with ≥1500 mg/day metformin alone for 40wks. Results: A1C reduction: (-2.09% /-2.37%/-2.46% vs- 1.86%); Weight reduction: (-7.8/-10.3/-12.4kg vs -6.2 kg); patients achieving… Read More »Lilly Reports Results of Tirzepatide in P-lll SURPASS-2 Trial for Type-2 Diabetes
Shots: Amgen to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Five Prime for $38.00 /share in cash, representing an equity value of ~ $1.9B. The transaction is expected to close in Q2’21 The acquisition will add Five Prime’s innovative pipeline to Amgen thus expanding its… Read More »Amgen to Acquire Five Prime for ~$1.9B
The company has received tentative approval from US Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) Apremilast tablets in the strengths of 10 mg, 20 mg, and 30 mg, Shilpa Medicare said in a regulatory filing.
Rohit Sharma has “officially signed on to represent Glenmark’s Candid Powder, a legacy brand of the company’s consumer care division”, the company said in a statement.
By Kevin E. Noonan — On March 1st, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued its Order on the Preliminary Motions Lists submitted by Junior Party University of California/Berkeley, University of Vienna, and Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively, “CVC”) and Senior… Read More »PTAB Sets Preliminary Motions in CVC v. ToolGen Interference
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) said ensuring transparency is one of the main reasons for his state’s success in vaccine distribution, citing regular communication with constituents.Speaking at The Hill’s “COVID-19 Vaccine: Trust and…
The United States is administering an average of 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines per day, according to an analysis from The New York Times. The average is up from one month ago, when the daily average was about 1.3 million doses, according to…
Wells Fargo is offering employees up to eight hours paid time off to get the coronavirus vaccine, according to an internal memo viewed by Bloomberg.The bank will also offer its employees at its 25 biggest locations free coronavirus testing…
05/03/2021 Napo is back to fight musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace Source: napofilm.net Since 2007, when Napo introduced his Lighten the Load film to raise awareness about work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), the still high prevalence of this serious health problem in Europe, has inspired Napo… Read More »Napo is back to fight musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace
Members of America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association are launching an initiative to help seniors in underserved communities get access to the Covid-19 vaccine. They aim to get 2 million Americans, older than 65, vaccinated.
“Is olive oil good for you?” That’s probably not a question that crosses your mind when you grab that bottle of olive oil to cook with. Olive oil is ubiquitous, after all. It’s the go-to oil for almost any recipe, whether you’re cooking something savory… Read More »Is Olive Oil Good for You?
InnovAge (Nasdaq: INNV), a Program of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly (PACE) provider, officially went public Thursday. Denver-based InnovAge offers one of the largest PACE programs in the U.S. The company has about 1,900 employees and serves 6,600 seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, California, Pennsylvania and… Read More »‘We’re a Strong Alternative to Nursing Homes’: PACE Giant InnovAge Executes $350M IPO
COVID-19 cases dropped about 5 percent this week, while testing rose 12 percent as backlogs in reported tests—always a little slower to recover than reported cases—rolled in following disruptive mid-February storms. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 dropped almost 16 percent week over week,… Read More »The Pandemic’s Future Hangs in Suspense
Overnight Health Care: Experts warn US risks delaying ‘normal’ summer | Alabama GOP governor extends mask mandate | Senate votes to take up relief bill
Welcome to Thursday’s Overnight Health Care, where unlike the Senate clerks we will not be reading aloud all 628 pages of the COVID-19 relief bill. Follow us on Twitter at @PeterSullivan4 and @NateWeixel.The country maybe will be getting back…
Several states have made progress vaccinating residents who are 65 and older against the COVID-19 virus, but reaching homebound seniors remains a challenge. That challenge is partly because many home health and home care agencies — the traditional eyes and ears of the home —… Read More »Telehealth Unicorn Ro Working to Vaccinate Homebound Seniors
The acquisition brings Amgen a novel Phase 3-ready drug for gastric cancers. For Five Prime Therapeutics, the deal is a lifeline following a series of clinical and financial setbacks that left much of the biotech’s fortunes resting on its lead antibody drug.
Several commissioners argued that the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s draft recommendation wouldn’t go far enough but said it would be a step in the right direction.
Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine is allowing states to rethink distribution, even as health officials and experts worry some will view it as inferior.
During the first six months of 2020, physicians reported $9.4 billion less in Medicare claims than expected at the start of the year, with spending down 19% as seniors deferred care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In February 2020, the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in California became the first Department of Veterans Affairs hospital, and one of the first hospitals in the world, to establish 5G connectivity. The VA, along with agencies such as the Department of Defense, is… Read More »VA, Air Force Test Out 5G in Hospital Settings
A new startup has entered the highly competitive insurtech market — with $50 million in new funds. Circulo, co-founded by Olive CEO Sean Lane, is a Medicaid managed care company that plans to build a platform to improve care delivery and member experience.
The historic wave of consolidation that home health M&A experts predicted ahead of the Patient-Driven Grouping Model (PDGM) hasn’t fully panned out, largely due to the COVID-19 emergency and the billions in federal relief dollars that have come with it. There was some degree of… Read More »Home Health M&A Experts Seeing Fewer ‘Fire Sales’ Tied to PDGM, COVID-19
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed back on allegations that wealthy Floridians are getting earlier access to coronavirus vaccines, saying a local hospital—not the state—was behind the vaccinations of more than 1,200 Key Largo residents.
Patients charged a “COVID fee” from a recent visit should contact their insurer and request a reimbursement, according to a statement from the state’s attorney general, who is the nominee for HHS secretary.
New Mexico’s top insurance regulator is putting medical providers on notice that people cannot be charged for coronavirus testing after reports that residents have been required to pay for rapid-result tests.
California’s Sutter Health lost $321 million on operations in 2020 due to higher expenses and a decline in patient care due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A doctor in Long Island, N.Y, doctor was charged on Thursday with five counts of second-degree murder and 11 counts of reckless endangerment over allegations that he disregarded medical ethics and began prescribing high amounts of opioids to…
While half of benefits executives said their mental health coverage was adequate, more than half of employees with a diagnosable condition didn’t receive mental health treatment in the last year, according to a recent survey conducted by mental health startup Lyra Health.
University Hospitals has appointed Dr. Francoise Adan to the new role. She will support and enhance the well-being of patients, caregivers and the broader Northeast Ohio community.
A year into Sanofi’s revamp, CEO Paul Hudson collects €11.34M in 2020 pay—including that signing bonus
A year into Sanofi’s revamp, CEO Paul Hudson collects €11.34M in 2020 pay—including that signing bonus esagonowsky Thu, 03/04/2021 – 15:13
The United States, India, Australia and Japan are in talks to provide coronavirus vaccines to Asian nations in an effort to battle both COVID-19 and a Chinese push to extend its global influence through vaccine diplomacy.The discussions come as…
Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. There’s good news and bad news on covid-19 this week. On the one hand, several million doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine authorized by the FDA for emergency use are already going into… Read More »KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Good and Not-So-Good News on Covid
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine show that analysis of the proteomics, or all the protein data, from aggressive human cancers is a useful approach to identify potential novel therapeutic targets.
California officials announced Thursday the state will set aside 40 percent of all coronavirus vaccine doses for people living in the most vulnerable neighborhoods who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Gov. Gavin…
This data note documents differences by sex in the work status of non-elderly (19-64) adult Medicaid enrollees who were not receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and were not dually eligible for Medicare in 2019, and highlights differences between different subgroups of women and by parenting… Read More »Medicaid Work Requirements: Implications for Low Income Women’s Coverage
What You Should Know: – Philips and Walt Disney Company, today announced a partnership partners to conduct first of its kind clinical research pilot program that aims to help reduce fear and anxiety to improve children’s patient experience during MRI exams – As part of… Read More »Philips, Disney Partner to Improve Pediatric Experience During MRI Exams
USE OUR CONTENT It can be republished for free. As managed-care giant Kaiser Permanente assumes a prominent role in California’s new covid-19 vaccination strategy, it is drawing mixed reviews from members across the country for the way it has run its own vaccine program over… Read More »Kaiser Permanente, Big Player in California Vaccine Effort, Has Had Trouble Vaccinating Own Members
The government last week opened vaccinations for those who are above the age of 60 as well as those in the 45-60 age group with comorbidities. It also opened vaccination in private hospitals, but capped the price.
What You Should Know: – IMPACT, a designated provider of 211 information and referral services in Southeastern Wisconsin, today announced a groundbreaking collaboration with local health systems, community organizations and NowPow to power one of the nation’s most comprehensive, community-wide systems to connect health and… Read More »City of Milwaukee Taps NowPow to Improve Health Equity & Outcomes
Health IT has helped drive progress in health care over the last decade, but it has also introduced a variety of different challenges, many reported by the clinical community. As we explored in our latest article published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, ONC and other federal partners have taken and continue to take… Read More »Reducing the Clinician Burden: Shaping Health IT as an Asset
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) said Thursday she will extend her state’s mask mandate for another month, a contrast with decisions from governors in Texas and Mississippi to lift orders.Ivey noted that coronavirus cases and hospitalizations…
What You Should Know: – Exscientia, leading AI drug discovery company, today announced that it completed its $100 million Series C financing round, with a further $30 million investment from Blackrock. – This new capital, which will be used to support Exscientia’s platform development and… Read More »Exscientia Secures $100M To Expand AI Drug Discovery Platform
More than 1m people UK-wide have now had two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, official figures will confirm today.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday on the constitutionality of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, an essential piece of the United States patent litigation puzzle and favored tool of generic and biosimilar patent challengers since its formation in 2012.
What You Should Know: – CorVista Health, a Toronto-based digital health company dedicated to improving cardiovascular disease diagnosis, announced it has closed a $65 million Series C financing, bringing the total funding to nearly $100 million. – This significant capital provides a runway for ongoing… Read More »CorVista Health Nabs $65M for Non-Invasive Cardiac Diagnostic Platform
NCPCR issues summons to DGCI over lack of uniform test for carcinogenic substances in J&J’s baby products
Time and again the commission has made attempts to seek definite information on the standardised and validated method for analysing the presence of formaldehyde in baby shampoo and asbestos in talcum powder manufactured and marketed by Johnson & Johnson Private Limited, the summons issued by… Read More »NCPCR issues summons to DGCI over lack of uniform test for carcinogenic substances in J&J’s baby products
With EU countries breaking ranks in order to get access to the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the EMA has started a rolling review of the shot. “EMA will assess Sputnik V’s compliance with the usual EU standards for effectiveness, safety and quality. While EMA… Read More »EMA starts rolling review of Sputnik V COVID vaccine
Row continues between EU and drug firm after shortfall in vaccine deliveries to bloc Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Italy has blocked the export of 250,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to Australia in an escalation of a row with the… Read More »Italy blocks export of 250,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Australia
A lot of people have been wondering about what’s up with a small-molecular antiviral compound that’s been in the news on and off during the pandemic. That’s molnupiravir, below, also known as EIDD-2801 and MK-4482. It has all those numbers because it has some history… Read More »Molnupiravir: Last of the Small-Molecule Coronavirus Hopes?
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Thursday defended his decision to eliminate a statewide mask mandate amid an avalanche of criticism over the decision.Abbott said in an interview with Fox News that officials in Austin are still advocating that…
The incidents range from 335 discarded doses in Lee County, North Carolina, that were damaged in shipping, to nearly 5,000 doses that went to waste in Tennessee in February, prompting additional federal oversight.
Cipla Limited-Walk-In Interview for SDP On 7th March 2021 Job Description •Grab an Opportunity to be a part of our world class manufacturing facility at Goa. Skill Development Program is for two years. •Selected Candidates will have on-the-job training in our Oral Solid Dosages (OSD)… Read More »Cipla Limited-Walk-In Interview for SDP On 7th March 2021
This fact sheet identifies key U.S. government global health positions and officials.
Scientists say unprepared immune cells appear to be responding to the coronavirus with a devastating release of chemicals, inflicting damage that may endure long after the threat has been eliminated.
FDA’s inspection woes to grow if agency doesn’t address COVID-19 backlog: GAO fkansteiner Thu, 03/04/2021 – 11:20
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***Live: Thursday, March 4 , 2021 at 11am EST| 8am PST| 4pm GMT| 5pm CET & Asia Pacific: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4pm JST | 3pm CST | 6pm AEST | 12:30pm IST*** Solid-form screening and characterization is a crucial part of drug substance… Read More »Solid Form Screening and Rational Cocrystal Design
The majority of COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials are targeting adults more than children. However, this situation needs to be remedied – and quickly. Although early reports show that COVID-19 symptoms tend to be milder in children, some develop severe manifestations of the disease. With an… Read More »COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccines: Challenges and Solutions
Anthony Fauci is calling decisions by the governors of Texas and Mississippi to lift coronavirus restrictions “inexplicable” and warning the moves could lead to another spike in cases.“What we don’t need right now is another surge, so…
Despite strong data from a would-be rival, Sanofi and Regeneron’s Dupixent can grow in asthma: analyst
Despite strong data from a would-be rival, Sanofi and Regeneron’s Dupixent can grow in asthma: analyst esagonowsky Thu, 03/04/2021 – 10:59
Investment reached a high mark between October and the end of the year, with just more than $1 billion spent in three months, according to a recent report from the New York City Health Business Leaders, a trade group focused on health care and technology.
By JESSICA DALEY and WAYNE RUSSELL COVID-19 has focused the nation’s attention on the risks associated with complex, global supply chains, particularly related to healthcare products and prescription drugs. While supply disruptions of personal protective equipment (PPE) captured headlines, the pandemic also compromised the drug supply chain. With… Read More »A Plan to Conquer U.S. Drug Shortages
Eric Demers, CEO of Madaket Health Provider data management is usually discussed from the provider perspective: the busy staff, the needless paperwork amid a pandemic, the faxing, emailing and uploading of data. In these scenarios, the health plans are often painted as the villains for… Read More »Payers Struggle with Provider Data Management Too
Competency training for home health staff matters — but with in-home care professionals addressing so many urgent challenges in 2021, that training might not always be at the top of a home health organization’s priority list. Even when it is, executing it during the pandemic… Read More »Why Home Health is Going Virtual with Direct Care Staff Competency Training
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Pfizer’s Lorbrena breaks into front-line ALK lung cancer, jostling with Novartis, Roche and Takeda aliu Thu, 03/04/2021 – 10:16
In the letter, Prakash Kumar Singh, the Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs at the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) referred to the Health Ministry’s May 18, 2020, gazette notification, saying it allowed manufacturing and stockpiling of COVID-19 vaccine under clinical trial for marketing… Read More »Serum Institute writes to PMO proposing reforms in drug regulatory system
Across the industry, biopharmaceutical companies are working around the clock to meet the demands of COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing. Companies are working to source needed raw materials and other supplies and increasing manufacturing capacity to get COVID-19 vaccine shots in as many arms as possible. Even… Read More »How industry collaboration and partnerships are supporting COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing
Aurobindo Pharma (Auro Peptides) -Openings for DQA-API Dept. -Executive/ Senior Executive-Apply Now Job Description Company: Aurobindo Pharma Limited(Auro Peptides) Qualification: M.Sc Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry Experience: 3-8 years Location: Hyderabad •Receiving and review of Technology transfer documents from dqa to site qa (PDR/ tech pack, Specifications and MOAs… Read More »Aurobindo Pharma (Auro Peptides) -Openings for DQA-API Dept. -Executive/ Senior Executive-Apply Now
Biogen cements gene therapy ambitions with $200M factory in Research Triangle fkansteiner Thu, 03/04/2021 – 10:08
Germany has decided that AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine should be approved for use in the over-65s after all, reversing its earlier restriction in that age group. The country’s drugs regulator previously limited use of the vaccine to the under-65s only, claiming that the data in the… Read More »Germany backtracks on AZ COVID vaccine age restriction
Covaxin had been approved by government officials in January and administered to millions of people before it had been publicly proved to be safe or effective. Many people in India, including frontline health care workers, had feared Covaxin could be ineffective or worse, slowing down… Read More »After India jabs millions, its COVID-19 vaccine shows potency
The bright-blue tents appeared shortly after the close of winter break. Each Tuesday, Thalia Ruark and her classmates at the Bromfield School in Massachusetts, line up single file, spaced a neat six feet apart, for their weekly coronavirus test. The 11-year-old sixth grader still spends… Read More »The Giant Experiment That Could Keep Schools Open
The CRO will receive funding to fuel a five-year Research Project Award, with the goal to design and conduct research of potential PTSD treatment options.
The tie-up between two of the largest systems in central Georgia would have led to “significant harm” for area residents and businesses in the form of higher healthcare costs, the agency alleged.
CureVac, Novartis team up in latest pandemic vaccine manufacturing collaboration esagonowsky Thu, 03/04/2021 – 09:24
AbbVie and Sanofi, Regeneron lead pharma’s lower TV spending in February bbulik Thu, 03/04/2021 – 09:11
The companies announcing acquisitions, new hires, promotions and other news this month include Syneos, Elligo, PCI Pharma Services, I Holland and more.
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Submitting Documents Using Real-World Data and Real-World Evidence to FDA for Drugs and Biologics Guidance for Industry
This guidance is intended to encourage sponsors and applicants who are using real-world data (RWD) to generate real-world evidence (RWE) as part of a regulatory submission to FDA to provide information on their use of RWE in a simple, uniform format. FDA will use this… Read More »Submitting Documents Using Real-World Data and Real-World Evidence to FDA for Drugs and Biologics Guidance for Industry
Biosimilars are developed to be highly similar versions of approved biologics in terms of safety, purity, and potency Biosimilars are expected to be a cost-effective alternative to the high-priced branded biologics, offering significant and much-needed cost savings to both payers and the patients During the… Read More »Insights+ Key Biosimilars Events of February 2021
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The World Obesity Federation (WOF) in its annual report released on Thursday found a connection between increased COVID-19 deaths and high obesity rates.“Comparing countries around the globe we find a close association between deaths from…
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A book purported to expose “hidden dangers” in healthy foods doesn’t even pass the whiff test. I started getting emails about The Plant Paradox, a book purporting to expose “the hidden dangers in ‘healthy’ foods that cause disease and weight gain”—foods like beans, whole grains,… Read More »Dr. Gundry’s The Plant Paradox Is Wrong
According to a new study, five years after patients at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) received a two-week course of teplizumab, an experimental immunotherapy drug, half of the treated group remained disease free, compared to just 22 percent of the placebo recipients.… Read More »Experimental immunotherapy significantly delays onset of type 1 diabetes
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has begun a rolling review of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) COVID-19 vaccine. Sputnik V is administered in two doses, each using a different adenoviral vector to deliver the gene encoding… Read More »EMA begins rolling review of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine
Shots: The DSMB has recommended that the VIR-7831 arm of the trial be closed to enrollment while the data mature. The recommendation was based on pre-planned safety & efficacy data review of the first 300 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 enrolled in ACTIV-3 The companies will… Read More »Vir and GSK Provide Update on ACTIV-3 Trial of VIR-7831 in Hospitalized Adults with COVID-19
Partner Therapeutics Inc. (PTx) has signed a licensing and collaboration agreement with SIRS Therapeutics and F4 Pharma to support the development of FX-06. FX-06 a synthetic peptide being developed to combat diseases associated with capillary leak that has a broad spectrum of potential indications, including… Read More »New partnership to explore potential biodefence applications for FX-06
Oxford Immunotec Global PLC has filed for US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of its T-SPOT.COVID test, a CE marked ELISPOT based test intended for qualitative detection of a cell mediated (T cell) immune response to SARS-CoV-2 in human whole blood. The… Read More »COVID-19 T cell test submitted for emergency use authorisation
Biden promises enough coronavirus vaccine for ‘every adult in America’ by the end of May Tue, 03/02/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 03/04/2021 – 07:00 President Biden announced Tuesday there will be ample COVID-19 vaccine for “every adult in America” to be protected by the end… Read More »Biden promises enough coronavirus vaccine for ‘every adult in America’ by the end of May
America’s most prized leftovers: COVID vaccines Tue, 03/02/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 03/04/2021 – 07:00 Leftover coronavirus vaccine—unused due to missed appointments, miscalculations, or unforeseen circumstances—has become a hot commodity in a market where demand continues to outstrip supply. Because the Moderna and Pfizer doses… Read More »America’s most prized leftovers: COVID vaccines
Severe hypoglycemia risk with long-acting insulin analogs vs. neutral protamine Hagedorn insulin Tue, 03/02/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 03/04/2021 – 07:00 Compared with neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin, researchers say long-acting insulin analogs may lower the risk of severe hypoglycemia in older adults with type… Read More »Severe hypoglycemia risk with long-acting insulin analogs vs. neutral protamine Hagedorn insulin
A COVID vaccine side effect, enlarged lymph nodes, can be mistaken for cancer Tue, 03/02/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 03/04/2021 – 07:00 Swollen lymph nodes in the armpit or near the collarbone can occur after a person receives a COVID-19 vaccine, and may be mistaken… Read More »A COVID vaccine side effect, enlarged lymph nodes, can be mistaken for cancer
WHO: New virus cases rising globally for first time in weeks Tue, 03/02/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 03/04/2021 – 07:00 In a Monday briefing, the World Health Organization (WHO) said new cases of COVID-19 are rising globally for the first time in nearly 2 months.… Read More »WHO: New virus cases rising globally for first time in weeks
State officials, community leaders try to dissuade residents from vaccine ‘shopping’ Tue, 03/02/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 03/04/2021 – 07:00 State and community leaders in Massachusetts are discouraging residents from “shopping” for a particular brand of COVID-19 vaccine, asserting that all three types now available… Read More »State officials, community leaders try to dissuade residents from vaccine ‘shopping’
WHO panel: Hydroxychloroquine should not be used to prevent COVID-19 Tue, 03/02/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 03/04/2021 – 07:00 A new recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) states that hydroxychloroquine should not be used to prevent COVID-19, based on several clinical trials of more… Read More »WHO panel: Hydroxychloroquine should not be used to prevent COVID-19
Effect of a multifaceted clinical pharmacist intervention on medication safety after hospitalization in persons prescribed high-risk medications
Effect of a multifaceted clinical pharmacist intervention on medication safety after hospitalization in persons prescribed high-risk medications Tue, 03/02/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 03/04/2021 – 07:00 Researchers wondered if a pharmacist-directed intervention would improve medication safety among patients discharged from the hospital with high-risk prescriptions.… Read More »Effect of a multifaceted clinical pharmacist intervention on medication safety after hospitalization in persons prescribed high-risk medications
How COVID-19 could usher in a new role for continuous glucose monitoring in hospitals Tue, 03/02/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 03/04/2021 – 07:00 Hospitals typically monitor patients’ blood glucose using blood tests taken multiple times a day. In response to the pandemic, however, FDA allowed… Read More »How COVID-19 could usher in a new role for continuous glucose monitoring in hospitals
FTC orders e-cigarette firms to hand over sales, advertising data Tue, 03/02/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 03/04/2021 – 07:00 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ordered five e-cigarette companies to disclose their sales and advertising data from 2019 and 2020 to gauge their role in… Read More »FTC orders e-cigarette firms to hand over sales, advertising data
Administration boosts requirements for COVID-19 testing without cost sharing and reimbursement for administering COVID-19 vaccines to uninsured
Administration boosts requirements for COVID-19 testing without cost sharing and reimbursement for administering COVID-19 vaccines to uninsured Tue, 03/02/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 03/04/2021 – 07:00 New guidance released by CMS, the Labor Department, and the Treasury Department seeks to strengthen requirements that plans and… Read More »Administration boosts requirements for COVID-19 testing without cost sharing and reimbursement for administering COVID-19 vaccines to uninsured
State seeks to regulate PBMs Tue, 03/02/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Thu, 03/04/2021 – 07:00 Several bills are advancing through the Indiana General Assembly to provide tighter regulation of PBMs, hold them accountable, and give more protection to consumers and pharmacists. Senate Bill 143 would allow… Read More »State seeks to regulate PBMs
One tick bite can change your life – or the life of your child. Diagnostics are just one of the many issues surrounding the multifaceted challenges Posted in: Prevention and Wellness, Research
A health product is fraudulent if it is deceptively promoted as being effective against a disease or health condition, but not scientifically proven safe and effective for that purpose.
The pipeline for dry eye disease drugs is beginning to heat up, with two biotechs announcing key developments, aiming to disrupt a market led by Allergan and Novartis. Novartis paid Takeda $3.4 billion for its FDA-approved dry eye drug Xiidra during the Japanese pharma’s merger… Read More »Two biotechs target dry eye disease after Novartis’ Xiidra problems
Roche Collaborates with Tempest to Evaluate TPST-1120 in a Combination Study as 1L Treatment for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Shots: The companies collaborated to evaluate TPST-1120 + Tecentriq (atezolizumab) and Avastin (bevacizumab) in P-Ib/II study in ~60 patients with advanced HCC prior not treated with HCC Tempest will retain the global rights to develop & commercialize TPST-1120 while Roche will manage the study operations… Read More »Roche Collaborates with Tempest to Evaluate TPST-1120 in a Combination Study as 1L Treatment for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
President Biden’s announcement that there will be enough vaccines for all adults by May is raising hopes for a return to normal soon.But the next few months in the pandemic are critical. Concern is growing over moves by some states to lift…
UK chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a budget loaded with initiatives designed to kick-start the UK’s economy as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, with vaccine development, pharma and life sciences playing a key role. The ongoing fight against COVID-19 was a top-line feature of… Read More »Budget 2021: Sunak focuses on vaccine development to restart economy
As President Biden accelerates plans for manufacturing vaccines and several states move to reopen, we check in on the virus.
Interim results from clinical trials suggested that Covaxin could be safe and effective, potentially removing one hurdle to New Delhi’s ambitious campaign to inoculate a vast population.
The study on the immune response to Covishield was carried out by researchers from New Delhi’s CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Max Super Speciality Hospital and Institute of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism as well as the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)… Read More »Study suggests people recovered from COVID-19 respond faster to the Covishield vaccine
Regeneron and Sanofi Report the US FDA’s Acceptance of sBLA for Review of Dupixent to Treat Moderate-to-Severe Asthma in Children
Shots: The sBLA is based on P-III study assessing Dupixent + SOC maintenance therapy in children aged 6-11yrs. with moderate-to-severe asthma with type 2 inflammation The study resulted in a reduction of severe asthma attacks and rapidly improved lung function within 2wks, safety results were… Read More »Regeneron and Sanofi Report the US FDA’s Acceptance of sBLA for Review of Dupixent to Treat Moderate-to-Severe Asthma in Children
AI can be transformative for all areas of healthcare, but often these systems are built off biased datasets that don’t reflect the true diversity of the general public – leading to approaches that only work for specific populations. Intouch Group’s Abid Rahman explains this concept… Read More »Why AI equity is the next step for transformational pharma
For nearly a year, nursing homes and assisted living centers have been mostly closed to visitors. Now, it’s time for them to open back up and relieve residents of crushing isolation, according to a growing chorus of long-term care experts, caregivers, consumer groups and physicians.… Read More »Reopening of Long-Term Care Facilities Is ‘an Absolute Necessity for Our Well-Being’
As the speed of covid vaccinations picks up, so do the reports of doses going to waste. And it’s more than just a handful at the end of the day because of a few appointment cancellations. Health officials are trying to rein in waste without… Read More »Accidentally Trashed, Thawed or Expired: Reports of Covid Vaccine Spoilage
This story also ran on USA Today. It can be republished for free. There’s a reason soldiers go through basic training before heading into combat: Without careful instruction, green recruits armed with powerful weapons could be as dangerous to one another as to the enemy.… Read More »Coronavirus Deranges the Immune System in Complex and Deadly Ways
This story is part of a reporting partnership that includes NPR, Illinois Public Media and KHN. It can be republished for free. With more than 20 million acres of corn and soybeans, Illinois is among the top U.S. producers of those crops. To make it all happen, the… Read More »To Help Farmworkers Get Covid Tests and Vaccine, Build Trust and a Safety Net
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Final appraisal document said that clinical trial evidence for Poteligeo is ‘very uncertain’
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Eli Lilly’s JAK inhibitor Olumiant has become the first drug in the JAK inhibitor class to be recommended for NHS use in England and Wales as a treatment for atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema. Olumiant (baricitinib) has been backed by cost-effectiveness agency NICE to… Read More »Lilly’s Olumiant is first JAK drug backed by NICE for eczema
Radiologists in Europe could soon have help keeping children calm as they have MRI scans from Disney favourites like Micky Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and the Little Mermaid. Healthcare tech company Philips has teamed up with Walt Disney Corp to develop custom ambient animations –… Read More »Disney characters will lend a hand to kids during MRI scans
Pfizer’s Lorbrena (lorlatinib) Receives FDA’s Approval for Expanding its Indication to Treat ALK-Positive Metastatic Lung Cancer
Shots: The approval is based on P-III CROWN study assessing Lorbrena vs Xalkori (crizotinib) monthx in 296 people in a ratio (1:1) with prior untreated advanced ALK-positive NSCLC The P-III study resulted in a 72% reduction in risk of progression or death as assessed by… Read More »Pfizer’s Lorbrena (lorlatinib) Receives FDA’s Approval for Expanding its Indication to Treat ALK-Positive Metastatic Lung Cancer
THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us, A New Campaign By Black Health Care Workers for Black People about the COVID-19 Vaccines
March 4, 2021 – THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us. is a new campaign to provide Black communities with credible information about the COVID-19 vaccines co-developed by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) and the Black Coalition Against COVID. Black doctors, nurses and researchers dispel misinformation and… Read More »THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us, A New Campaign By Black Health Care Workers for Black People about the COVID-19 Vaccines
Takeda Signs an Exclusive License Agreement with Ovid for Soticlestat to Treat Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
Shots: Ovid to receive $196M as up front and an additional $660M as development, regulatory and sales milestones along with royalties and up to 20% on sales of soticlestat. The agreement is expected to close by end of March 2021 Takeda to get all global… Read More »Takeda Signs an Exclusive License Agreement with Ovid for Soticlestat to Treat Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
Aleor Dermaceuticals has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its ANDA for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for Testosterone Gel, 1.62%, Alembic Pharmaceuticals said in a regulatory filing.
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There are at least six vaccines in advanced clinical trials and could get approval in the next couple of months. Teena Thacker & Divya Rajagopal report.
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Shots: Boston Scientific to acquire the global surgical business of Lumenis for $1.07B as an up front in cash. The transaction is expected to be completed in H2’21 BPEA will retain ownership of the Lumenis global aesthetics and ophthalmology businesses. The acquisition will expand Boston… Read More »Boston Scientific Signs an Agreement with BPEA to Acquire Lumenis’ Surgical Business
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Cost effectiveness analysis aims to capture identify (and monetize) all of a treatments benefits, risk and costs and then determine if the treatment is worth the money. Traditionally, however, benefits, risk and costs only related to benefits that accrue to the health care system. Many… Read More »Societal vs. health system perspective: does it matter?
ANDROGEL (testosterone) Abbvie Patent: 6,503,894 Expiration: Mar 2, 2021 See More … For more information on how DrugPatentWatch can help with your pharmaceutical business intelligence needs, contact [email protected] or visit… The post Drug Patent Expirations for the Week of February 28, 2021 appeared first on… Read More »Drug Patent Expirations for the Week of February 28, 2021
Annual Drug Patent Expirations for ELCYS Elcys is a drug marketed by Exela Pharma and is included in one NDA. It is available from one supplier. There are three patents… The post New patent for Exela Pharma drug ELCYS appeared first on DrugPatentWatch – Make… Read More »New patent for Exela Pharma drug ELCYS
Annual Drug Patent Expirations for XYOSTED+%28AUTOINJECTOR%29 Xyosted (autoinjector) is a drug marketed by Antares Pharma Inc and is included in one NDA. It is available from one supplier. There are… The post New patent for Antares Pharma drug XYOSTED (AUTOINJECTOR) appeared first on DrugPatentWatch –… Read More »New patent for Antares Pharma drug XYOSTED (AUTOINJECTOR)
This chart shows the pharmaceutical companies with the most supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) in Italy. SPCs are used in European Union and select others to encourage pharmaceutical innovation by compensating… The post Which pharmaceutical companies have the most SPCs in Italy? appeared first on DrugPatentWatch… Read More »Which pharmaceutical companies have the most SPCs in Italy?
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Among its many provisions, last year’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act pressed pause on the government’s 2% payment cut to all Medicare-reimbursed health care providers. The “sequestration holiday” was immediately seen as a common-sense lifeline for cash-strapped home health providers on the… Read More »2% Cut to Home Health Agencies, Other Medicare Providers Nearing Unwanted Return
Several national chain retailers will keep their mask mandates in place despite governors in Mississippi and Texas lifting the states’ requirements, CBS News reported.Kroger, Target and Walgreens all announced they will keep their mask requirements…
Did you know that Google demands exceptionally high standards from healthcare websites? Due to the potential consequences of misinformation, the search engine expects sites in the medical and health fields to produce content that demonstrates especially high levels of “expertise, authority, and trustworthiness” (E-A-T). If… Read More »Google E-A-T and Healthcare Content: How to Deliver the Quality Google Demands
Hillrom axed plans to acquire cardiac monitoring company Bardy Diagnostics over reimbursement changes by a Medicare contractor. Bardy filed suit against Hillrom on Sunday.
A majority of small businesses are not requiring their employees to get tested for the new coronavirus or get any COVID-19 vaccines, though healthcare is ahead of the curve on this requirement.
CVS pharmacies in Florida are vaccinating teachers under 50 years old despite age limits on vaccine recipients imposed by the state. The chain said that it is following new guidance from the Biden administration, the Associated Press reported. It…
Joining me, Matthew Holt (@boltyboy), on this week’s THCB Gang will be THCB regular writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard), medical historian Mike Magee (@drmikemagee), policy & tech expert Vince Kuraitis (@VinceKuraitis), patient safety expert and all around wit Michael Millenson (@MLMillenson), and consumer expert and current President… Read More »THCB Gang Episode 45, Thursday March 4, 1pm PT – 4pm ET
04/03/2021 EFSA – Avian influenza overview December 2020 – February 2021 Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral disease that occurs primarily in poultry and wild water birds. Even if the transmission from animals to humans can happen, human infection risk remains very low for… Read More »EFSA – Avian influenza overview December 2020 – February 2021
Overnight Health Care: Biden slams Texas, Mississippi for lifting coronavirus restrictions: ‘Neanderthal thinking’ | Senate panel splits along party lines on Becerra |Over 200K sign up for ACA plans during Biden special enrollment period
Welcome to Wednesday’s Overnight Health Care, where the phrase of the day is “neanderthal thinking.”Follow us on Twitter at @NateWeixel and @PeterSullivan4. President Biden responded to Texas and Mississippi lifting COVID-19 restrictions, his…
A Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics therapy for Lou Gehrig’s disease failed a pivotal study, but the company points to better results in a subgroup. The FDA took the unusual step of publicly stating that study’s results do not show the stem cell therapy helps patients.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this week encouraged Catholics to choose Pfizer or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines over Johnson & Johnson, if possible, because the latter’s inoculation was developed from stem cells obtained during two…
An eclectic group of health care providers has formed a new organization dedicated to advancing home-based care. The long-term vision of the new entity, branded “Moving Health Home,” is to fundamentally change the way policymakers think about how, when and where patients are treated. The… Read More »Amazon Joins Home-Based Care Providers to Advocate for Better Health Care Policy
Need a smart way to relieve your sugar cravings? Look no further than dates, a naturally sweet treat that has become a trendy ingredient in bars, power balls, and dessert squares. Read on to learn more about dates nutrition information and some simple ways to… Read More »Make a Date With the Nutritious Benefits of This Sweet Fruit
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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) pushed back on criticism from President Biden on Wednesday over his decision to lift coronavirus restrictions in the state, saying “Mississippians don’t need handlers.”“President Biden said allowing Mississippians to…
Aetna has asked a federal court to issue sanctions against neonatal services supplier Mednax, alleging the company failed to protect records relevant to a $50 million billing dispute.
German officials agreed to extend lockdown measures through most of March after a seven-hour meeting on Wednesday, according to Bloomberg.Chancellor Angela Merkel and a number of other top officials were reportedly unable to agree on a path to…
Intermountain Healthcare, Ascension and several other home healthcare organizations are forming a coalition to open up reimbursement at home long after the pandemic is over.
DispatchHealth, a startup offering at-home care, raised $200 million in funding. The Denver-based company plans to use it to expand to additional states.
Whether you’re adding more meatless meals to your weekly rotation or considering going vegan or vegetarian, plant-based eating is super popular right now. But what are your options when it comes to meat substitutes? There are many great vegetarian protein sources out there these days that giving up meat… Read More »The Most Popular Types of Meat Substitutes, Explained
In a new article spells out an innovative strategy that has led to the discovery of a natural compound as a safe, effective and reversible male contraceptive agent in pre-clinical animal models. Despite tremendous efforts over the past decades, the progress in developing non-hormonal male… Read More »Nature: New compound for male contraceptive pill