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Tunisia records its first omicron variant case

Tunisia has recorded their first case of the COVID-19 omicron variant, The Associated Press reportedTunisian health officials said on Sunday the man who tested positive for the virus is from the Democratic Republic of Congo and arrived on a flight…

Aetna Medicare CMO Outlines Aging-in-Place Agenda

America’s biggest health care companies continue to focus on home-based care and aging in place as 2022 approaches. That includes CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) subsidiary Aetna. Among its home- and community-based care initiatives, Aetna is doubling down on the use of telehealth and leaning into the CVS HealthHUB network, which offers seniors a range …

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Contact tracing revs up in some states as omicron reaches US

The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations in an attempt to slow and better understand its spread as scientists study how contagious it is and whether it can thwart vaccines.

Biden plan for free at-home tests faces hurdles

President Biden announced a plan with much fanfare on Thursday for free at-home COVID-19 tests as part of his effort to tame the pandemic this winter.But the catch is that people will still have to pay the cost up front for the tests, which can be…

Infants, kids now have a Covid-19 therapy as FDA expands use of Eli Lilly drug

Eli Lilly’s authorized antibody drug for treating and preventing Covid-19 infection in adolescents and adults is now authorized for pediatric patients, including newborns. While tests are still assessing whether the drug works against omicron, early data suggest a Vir Biotechnology antibody can address the new variant but Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ antibody drug might not.

WTO faces renewed scrutiny amid omicron threat

Pressure is mounting on World Trade Organization (WTO) members to make a deal on an intellectual property waiver for the COVID-19 vaccines after it postponed its Ministerial Conference due to the emergence of the omicron variant. India, South…

On Syria’s Ruins, a Drug Empire Flourishes

Powerful associates of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, are making and selling captagon, an illegal amphetamine, creating a new narcostate on the Mediterranean.

‘Wall of secrecy’ in Pfizer contracts as company accused of profiteering

US company faces scrutiny over Covid profits after UK agrees to secrecy clause Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Ministers have agreed a secrecy clause in any dispute with the drugs manufacturer Pfizer over Britain’s Covid vaccine supply. Large portions of the government’s contracts with the company over the supply of 189m …

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UK cracks down on travel as omicron concerns rise

The United Kingdom is cracking down on travel as fears about the omicron variant continue to rise. Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced Saturday that all travelers will be required to test negative for the virus before boarding flight…

Montana sees decrease in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Montana has seen a significant decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over the past few weeks.A readout for Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) from the state’s health department showed a decline of 43 percent decline in cases this…

Vials of Remdesivir recalled due to glass contamination

Gilead is recalling vials of Remdesivir, a drug used for treating coronavirus patients, due to glass contamination. The company, also called Veklury, announced Friday it was recalling two lots of Remdesivir after receiving a customer complaint…

These are the states where the omicron variant has been identified

The new omicron coronavirus variant has been found in 12 U.S. states just three days days after the first case in the country was announced. The new variant, which was first discovered in South Africa, was announced in late November and has…

Crain’s Saturday Extra: Tragedy in Oxford, dock deja-vu and Taubman’s Sotheby’s scandal, revisited

Good morning! This week in the Saturday Extra: how we’re starting to think about the impact of the tragedy in Oxford. Plus, a historical footnote on A. Alfred Taubman and his conviction 20 years ago in the Sotheby’s/Christie’s price-fixing scheme.  I always welcome your notes: [email protected] Hope it’s a restful weekend. The big story: Tough week …

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The prestigious alumni of MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect contest for healthcare startups

The application window is open for the startup contest Pitch Perfect at INVEST March 28-30 at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago. Here’s a look at some of the participants in the contest and progressed they’ve made on their mission to improve healthcare.

Journalists Explore Health Care Disparities and Policy Pitfalls

KHN Midwest correspondent Cara Anthony discussed how Black entrepreneurs in the medical-technology industry are looking to fill health care gaps on Newsy on Wednesday. Click here to watch Anthony on Newsy Read Anthony’s “Black Tech Founders Want to Change the Culture of Health Care, One Click at a Time” KHN Colorado correspondent Rae Ellen Bichell …

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Omicron coronavirus variant found in at least 10 states

The new omicron coronavirus variant has been found in at least 10 U.S. states a little over a week after the strain was discovered in southern Africa. The variant has been found in Maryland, Utah, Missouri, Pennsylvania, New York, Colorado…

Happy Fourth of July

Last year’s Fourth of July entry is so much like what we’ve been up to this year that I’m going to run it as is. Well, instead of a pork shoulder, I did two racks of ribs this time, with branches from a shagbark hickory at the back of my property tossed onto the coals …

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Happy Fourth of July

July 4th here: my two small children are splashing around in an inflatable pool out in the yard while I check the whole pork shoulder that’s been cooking since about seven in the morning. More soaked hickory chips go in. (Where I grew up on the Delta, you can spot the barbecue restaurants because they …

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‘It’s Back to Basics’: Home Health Giants Share Staffing Strategies, Growth Goals

This article is an exclusive feature available as a part of your subscription to HHCN + Basically all of the publicly traded in-home care giants offered internal updates and expectations for the coming year this week during a series of investor presentations. In addition to company-specific plans, the group discussed key policy developments and important …

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Wisconsin Democratic governor vetoes restrictive abortion bills

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) vetoed five bills on Friday that would have made abortion access more restrictive in the state.In a press release and a statement on Twitter, Evers said he was firmly opposed to all five bills, which would have…

Senior Care Advocates, Hospital Groups Voice Concerns Over Potential 6% Medicare Cut

Both chambers of Congress passed legislation this week to keep the government funded through Feb. 18. Home health agencies and other Medicare stakeholders are worried, however, about a potential 6% cut that could be coming down the pike. The cuts come in the form of Medicare sequestration and PAYGO. Signed into law in August 2011, …

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Is It Time to Change the Definition of ‘Fully Vaccinated’?

As more indoor venues require proof of vaccination for entrance and with winter — as well as omicron, a new covid variant — looming, scientists and public health officials are debating when it will be time to change the definition of “fully vaccinated” to include a booster shot. It’s been more than six months since …

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Nordic Consulting Acquires S&P Consultants to Expand Cerner Division

What You Should Know: Nordic Consulting expands its Cerner footprint with the acquisition of health IT consulting firm, S&P Consultants. Nordic Consulting, a global health and technology consulting company has acquired S&P Consultants, a healthcare IT consulting firm with a strong focus on Cerner services. As part of the acquisition, S&P will become a Nordic global …

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M&A: PE Firm Carlyle Acquires Health IT Solutions Provider CNSI

What You Should Know: PE Firm Carlyle acquires CNSI, a provider of health information technology enterprise solutions from A&M Capital Partners. Global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) announced that affiliated funds managed by Carlyle have agreed to acquire CNSI from Alvarez & Marsal Capital Partners. CNSI provides innovative healthcare technology solutions for some of the …

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MUSC Deploys Notable’s Intelligent Automation Platform to Transform Patient Experience

What You Should Know: South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health sciences center deploys Notable’s intelligent automation platform to expand access to high-quality, equitable care. Notable, the leading intelligent automation company for healthcare, today announced an innovation partnership with The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC Health) to create a digital experience for patients throughout their care journey. MUSC Health will …

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US author to give away £10,000 prize cash over role of sponsor in opioid crisis

Investigative reporter Patrick Radden Keefe will give money from business book of the year shortlisting to charity over involvement of McKinsey firm The American writer Patrick Radden Keefe has said he will give away the £10,000 he was awarded by a book prize whose sponsor helped to sell the opioid painkiller OxyContin. Radden Keefe’s damning …

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Treating Migraines: More Ways to Fight the Pain

In recent years, FDA has given adults new options for treating migraines by allowing the marketing of two prescription devices for such headaches. Some patients don’t tolerate migraine drugs well, and these devices can provide an alternative they didn’t have before.

Dealing with ADHD: What You Need to Know

Studies show that the number of children being diagnosed with ADHD continues to increase. Learn to recognize and treat ADHD in kids and adults.

Depression: FDA-Approved Medications May Help

Depression is a serious medical illness. Not all depression requires treatment with medication. But medications that are approved for the treatment of depression by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can help improve symptoms in some people.

FDA eyes rapid review for omicron vaccines, drugs: report

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reportedly eyeing steps for an expedited review of vaccines and drugs targeting the newly detected omicron variant should such steps be necessary.The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the…

Providing exceptional care with Shepherd’s Cove Hospice

In this episode of the Post-Acute POV, our host Lavin Graviss, VP of Service Delivery at HEALTHCAREfirst, is joined by Rhonda Osborne, CEO and Chief Teaching Officer, Mandy Chandler, Compliance Director, and Stormy Dismuke, Chief Nursing Officer at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, a six-time Hospice Honors Award recipient.

WTF Health: Early-Stage Med Device Startup Acorai is Turning Smart Phones into Heart Failure Monitoring Devices

By JESSICA DaMASSSA, WTF HEALTH Acorai is an early-stage medical device startup working with Bayer to improve the way we manage the world’s 65 million patients living with heart failure by using their own smart phones. CEO Filip Peters shows the Acorai device, which is basically an extended smart phone case packed with four different …

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A title fight pits physician assistants against doctors

Physician assistants are pushing to be renamed “physician associates,” complaining their title is belittling and doesn’t convey what they do. “We don’t assist,” they insist. Doctors’ groups fear there’s more than just a name in play.

In Africa, Dealing With Vaccine Challenges and the Omicron Variant

Vaccine shortages and skepticism, and rewarding countries for discovering variants. Also: Happiness and politics; unwanted children; beware of psychedelics.

Recruiting patients to increase diversity & inclusion in clinical trials: one size does not fit all

More so now than ever, the inclusion of more diverse, and often more relevant, study populations is gathering momentum within the clinical trial community. From calls for more diversity in age, gender, and ethnic groups, to more consideration for lifestyle and cultural differences, trials need to ensure they represent the key population of interest and …

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New California law eases aid-in-dying process

Nearly 2,000 terminally ill Californians have used a 2015 law to end their lives with a doctor’s assistance. A revision of the law will make it easier to do so.

Friday Links

Top health insurers by state. UnitedHealth revenues: $320 billion. Shortages and health care staff elasticity. How to ask useful questions. Physician assistants or physician associates? And for fun: What the Packers did on their bye week.

Blacks, Asians in Britain have higher COVID-19 death rates: study

A report released on Friday by the British government noted that Blacks and Asians in Britain had higher death rates amid the COVID-19 pandemic than their white counterparts.In a final report regarding the United Kingdom government’s response in…

WHO says measures used against delta should work for omicron

Measures used to counter the delta variant should remain the foundation for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, even in the face of the new omicron version of the virus, World Health Organization officials said Friday, while acknowledging that the travel restrictions imposed by some countries may buy time.

Practice makes perfect

The seismic shift away from face-to-face meetings caused by the pandemic has given the pharmaceutical industry a fundamental challenge around engaging with clinical staff. Sales representatives are finding it difficult to chisel out any personal time from doctors whose diaries are dominated by virtual connections. Every moment in front of a clinician is prized so …

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Workshop on the implementation of labour law and OSH law in Montenegro

EU-OSHA Blog Back to latest posts 03/12/2021 Workshop on the implementation of labour law and OSH law in Montenegro EU OSHA was invited to participate in the workshop “Impementation od Labour Law and Law on OSH, as a final benchmark for Chapter 19 – Social Policy and Employment in the Context of European integration” hosted …

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65M women could lose abortion rights in Supreme Court case

More than 65 million American women would immediately lose access to an abortion in their home states if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the landmark case that established the right to seek the procedure nearly half a century ago.Existing laws…

Boehringer-backed digital health academy set for launch in UK

An online training academy that aims to raise the digital skills of NHS health and care workers is due to open its virtual doors next March, according to the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA). The Digital Health Academy – developed with pharma company Boehringer Ingelheim – is part of a …

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A Title Fight Pits Physician Assistants Against Doctors

After 23 years as a physician assistant, Leslie Clayton remains rankled by one facet of her vocation: its title. Specifically, the word “assistant.” Patients have asked if she’s heading to medical school or in the middle of it. The term confounded even her family, she said: It took years for her parents to understand she …

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A Tale of Two Medicaid Expansions: Oklahoma Jumps In, While Missouri Lags

Temp worker James Dickerson applied for Medicaid because it will be cheaper than his current health plan. Home health aide Sharon Coleman looks forward to having coverage that will cover a hospital stay. Incoming medical student Danielle Gaddis no longer worries a trip to the doctor will leave her in debt. All three are among …

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New California Law Eases Aid-in-Dying Process

During her three-year battle with breast cancer, my wife, Leslie, graciously endured multiple rounds of horrifically toxic treatment to eke out more time with our two young children. But after 18 cancer-free months, the disease returned with a vengeance in June 2003. It fractured her bones and invaded her spinal canal, bathing her brain in …

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Trial closes gap between Bayer’s Nubeqa and rivals in prostate cancer

Bayer’s Nubeqa is making headway as a treatment for castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), but could be on track to expand the eligible patient population for the drug thanks to new phase 3 data. Just released results from the ARASENS trial show that adding Nubeqa (darolutamide) to docetaxel chemotherapy and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to switch …

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Dark Data in Healthcare: Health IT’s Next Big Opportunity?

Dr. Christopher Bouton, CEO & Founder, Vyasa Healthcare IT professionals have long faced data challenges – from sorting out storage issues during the Big Data age to complying with HL7 standards to adapting infrastructure amidst a rapid shift to telehealth. While these advancements have all improved information sharing across the industry and ultimately the patient …

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Is Dark Data Healthcare IT’s Next Big Opportunity?

Dr. Christopher Bouton, CEO & Founder, Vyasa Healthcare IT professionals have long faced data challenges – from sorting out storage issues during the Big Data age to complying with HL7 standards to adapting infrastructure amidst a rapid shift to telehealth. While these advancements have all improved information sharing across the industry and ultimately the patient …

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Nevada to make unvaccinated state workers pay insurance surcharge

Nevada state workers and adult dependents who are covered under public employee benefits and remain unvaccinated will soon be hit with a surcharge of as much as $55 a month starting next July in an effort to alleviate COVID-19 testing…

Multiple cases of omicron virus variant detected in NYC

Multiple cases of the omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in New York, health officials said Thursday, including a man who attended an anime convention in Manhattan in late November and tested positive for the variant when he returned home to Minnesota.

Trends in Isolator Equipment

Isolators move into smaller-volume processes, including cell and gene therapy manufacturing.

Hawaii reports its first omicron case

Hawaii reported its first case of the omicron variant on Thursday, saying that the person who tested positive was unvaccinated.The Hawaii Department of Health said a resident from the island of O’ahu had tested positive and was displaying moderate…

Five omicron cases detected in New York

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) announced on Thursday that five cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant have been detected in the Empire State.New York is now the fourth state to detect a case of the new variant, following California, Minnesota and…

3 healthcare CIOs share top industry challenges

Healthcare CIOs help companies maintain the quality of care, balance costs, keep critical IT infrastructure up and running and attract enough talent to meet innovation goals.

There’s Seemingly Endless Upside for Startups Looking to Make Their Mark on the Aging-in-Place Market

There’s more room than ever for companies looking to enter the aging-in-place arena and serve the needs of seniors. That’s just one major takeaway from a new report produced by venture capital firm Primetime Partners and thinktank First Longevity. Over the long term, there are demographic changes that will increase the need for aging-in-place services. …

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How Aveanna Has ‘Materially Changed’ Its Business After Going Public

When Aveanna Healthcare Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: AVAH) became a public company earlier this year, it expressed the desire to expand its reach past pediatric home health to seniors. While there were some skeptics within the industry on how feasible that would be, the Atlanta-based company has done an impressive job executing on that strategy thus …

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Is It Really ‘FDA Approved?’

How can you know for sure what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates? FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by regulating human drugs and biologics, animal drugs, medical devices, tobacco products, food and animal feed, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

Adams: Maternal health is in ‘a crisis within a crisis’

Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.) raised alarm Thursday about the quality of maternal health around the country, saying American women are dying in childbirth more than other wealthy countries — and are now dealing with an additional public health crisis.&…

Novartis takes aim at risky Parkinson’s target with $1.5bn UCB deal

Novartis has licensed a potential drug for Parkinson’s from Belgium’s UCB that it thinks could be the first oral, disease-modifying drug for the disease – if it can avoid the fate of earlier drugs in the class. The drug – called UCB0599 – targets a protein called alpha synuclein that tends to get misfolded and …

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With $100M ReCept M&A deal, Omnicell enters growing specialty pharmacy space

Specialty drugs represent a growing share of overall pharmaceutical sales, and Omnicell is acquiring specialty pharmacy technologies company ReCept Pharmacy to enter into this market. Omnicell is paying $100 million cash to buy ReCept.

Third US omicron case detected in Colorado

Colorado health officials on Thursday reported that the third confirmed U.S. case of the COVID-19 omicron variant has been detected in their state.The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) said in a statement that it has…

Microsoft and CVS Health Partner to Accelerate Personalized Care Experience

What You Should Know: CVS Health and Microsoft announce a new strategic alliance to reimagine personalized care and accelerate digital transformation. CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) and Microsoft Corp. (NYSE: MSFT) today announced a new strategic alliance focused on developing innovative solutions to help consumers improve their health while empowering over 300,000 CVS Health employees – …

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AWS and Pfizer Accelerate Drug Development and Clinical Manufacturing

What You Should Know: Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced it is working with Pfizer to create innovative, cloud-based solutions to accelerate drug development and clinical manufacturing for testing in clinical trials. Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced that it is working with Pfizer to create innovative, cloud-based solutions with the potential to improve how …

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Nuance Launches Precision Imaging Network for AI-Powered Imaging Insights

What You Should Know: Nuance launches Precision Imaging Network, a new AI-powered cloud-based platform for radiologists. Nuance® Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) launched the Nuance Precision Imaging Network, an AI-powered cloud platform that delivers patient-specific data and insights from diagnostic imaging into existing clinical and administrative workflows across the healthcare ecosystem. Leveraging the scale of Nuance’s PowerScribe and PowerShare diagnostic imaging solutions, the Nuance Precision Imaging Network …

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New numbers suggest nearly 1 in 40 US children affected by autism

New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show nearly 1 in 40 U.S. children are affected by autism.Data from 2018 published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summaries on Thursday…

CDW to Expand IT Solutions and Services After Acquiring Sirius

CDW has completed its $2.5 billion acquisition of Sirius Computer Solutions, an integrator of technology-based solutions such as IT strategy, security, digital transformation, cloud and managed services. The acquisition will expand and scale CDW’s services and solutions capabilities and further enhance its ability to solve customers’ increasingly interconnected and complex technology challenges, according to the company. “The …

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Cedar, athenahealth Partner to Bring Personalized, Digital-First Financial Experience to Patients

What You Should Know: Marketplace inclusion of Cedar Pay enables athenahealth clients to enhance their patient financial engagement capabilities, optimizing patient interactions and boosting operational efficiency. Cedar, an NYC-based healthcare financial technology platform, today announced a partnership with athenahealth, Inc. through the company’s Marketplace program. As part of the athenahealth® Marketplace, Cedar Pay is now …

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WTF Health: Inside FarmboxRx’s Groundbreaking Work in SNAP/EBT Benefits to “Eradicate Food Deserts Overnight”

BY JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH HUGE news on the “food-as-medicine” front for Medicaid/Medicare Advantage beneficiaries! Now, they can get fresh fruits and veggies delivered directly to their doorsteps and they can pay for them using their SNAP/EBT benefits. FarmboxRx is behind this first-of-its-kind partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and here to talk through …

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Inside FarmboxRx’s Groundbreaking Work in SNAP/EBT Benefits to “Eradicate Food Deserts Overnight”

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH HUGE news on the “food-as-medicine” front for Medicaid/Medicare Advantage beneficiaries! Now, they can get fresh fruits and veggies delivered directly to their doorsteps and they can pay for them using their SNAP/EBT benefits. FarmboxRx is behind this first-of-its-kind partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and here to talk through …

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Sartorius to Invest in Growing Operations in France

Sartorius is investing €100 million (US$113 million) between 2021 and 2025 to expand capacities for production, innovation, and storage at its French facilities in Aubagne, Cergy, and Lourdes.

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Roe v. Wade on the Rocks

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Judging by oral arguments this week, the Supreme Court appears ready to uphold a Mississippi law barring most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy — and possibly …

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Harnessing the organization of the cell surface

Scientists have developed a new method to determine how proteins are organized on the surface of cells. Insights gained with the technology could lead to the development of novel drugs to fight cancer.

How Healthcare Can Benefit from Cloud Security Posture Management Solutions

Healthcare organizations aren’t immune to pandemic pressures. Just like their enterprise counterparts, hospitals, clinics and specialists faced the need for sudden adaptation to stay in operation — and cloud provided the shortest path to success. With hybrid and remote healthcare now here to stay, organizations face a new challenge: Ensuring that hastily built cloud environments …

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The 4 Forces Shaping Home Health Care in 2022

Home health operators each year have to adapt on a number of different fronts, from relatively minor coding updates to major payment adjustments. But in addition to the more run-of-the-mill items, providers occasionally have to navigate macro-level forces that literally change the industry itself. At least four such forces will redefine home health care in …

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White House defends travel ban on African countries

The White House on Thursday said there is no timetable for lifting travel restrictions on southern African countries, even as a new case of the omicron variant was identified in the U.S.Press secretary Jen Psaki defended the ban to reporters, saying…

My Dog Has Cancer: What Do I Need to Know?

Just as FDA reviews drugs for humans for safety and effectiveness before they can go on the market, the agency does the same for treatments for animals. Learn how FDA brings new oncology treatments to market and questions to ask your vet about your dog’s cancer diagnosis.