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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.

Novartis boosts neuro pipeline through alliance on UCB Parkinson’s drugs

Novartis is paying UCB $150 million up front to share in the development of two clinical-stage Parkinson’s disease drugs that offer new approaches to treating the disease. Depending on the progress of those drugs, UCB could earn up to $1.5 billion in milestone payments.

Japan reverses request to halt reservations for inbound flights

Japan has reversed its request to halt reservations for inbound flights, citing confusion between government agencies over the country’s efforts to halt the spread of the omicron COVID-19 variant, Reuters reported The country told airlines…

Omicron Won’t Ruin Your Booster

If it doesn’t happen with this variant, it’ll happen with the next one, or maybe the next. Some version of this coronavirus is bound to flummox our vaccines. In the past two years, SARS-CoV-2 has hopscotched across the globe, rejiggering its genome to better coexist with us. The latest coronavirus contender, Omicron, has more than …

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Omicron Time

So now we have the Omicron variant to think about. I’m just as glad that I wasn’t around to blog on Monday and Tuesday of this week while the news started hitting, because the main useful thing to say was that there wasn’t much useful to say yet. That’s still largely the case, but we …

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Stem cell-based implants successfully secrete insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes

Interim results from a multicenter clinical trial demonstrate insulin secretion from engrafted cells in patients with type 1 diabetes. The safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the implants, which consisted of pancreatic endoderm cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), were tested in 26 patients. While the insulin secreted by the implants did not have …

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Biocon gets USFDA nod for generic product

Biocon Pharma, a subsidiary of the company, has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for Mycophenolic Acid, the company said in a regulatory filing.

Biden launching winter COVID-19 booster, testing campaign

The plan includes a requirement for private insurers to cover the cost of at-home COVID-19 tests and a tightening of testing requirements for people entering the U.S. regardless of their vaccination status.

Minnesota confirms US’s second omicron case

Minnesota on Thursday reported its first omicron COVID-19 case, marking the second confirmed case of the new variant of concern in the U.S.  The Minnesota Department of Health detected the variant through its surveillance program…

Data hacked for 400,000 Planned Parenthood LA patients

A hacker installed computer malware between Oct. 9 and Oct. 17 and “exfiltrated” files containing patient information including procedures they may have undergone, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles warned Tuesday.

What’s old is new again: 3 healthcare fraud trends to watch for in 2022

As the health system bent under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, bad actors used this opportunity to devise schemes to extract money from the system through fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA)—and despite the pandemic’s unprecedented nature, their schemes largely utilized the same tactics as previous years. Based on our experience, we’ve outlined three common …

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Cannabis impacts sperm counts, motility in two generations of mice

An intense but short-term exposure to cannabis vapor lowered sperm counts and slowed sperm movement, or motility, not only in the directly exposed male mice but also in their sons, according to a new study. The findings build on other human and animal research, showing that cannabis can impede male reproductive function. The current study …

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Learn More Than 97% of Doctors About Lead-Time Bias

After reading this, you’ll know more than an estimated 97 percent of doctors about a critical concept called lead-time bias.  While running for president of the United States, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani ran a campaign ad contrasting his 82 percent chance of surviving prostate cancer in the United States with the 44 percent …

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MHRA okays GSK’s Xevudy as data suggest it works against Omicron

The UK medicines regulator has approved GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotech’s antibody for COVID-19, Xevudy, which has been shown to be effective against the new Omicron strain of SARS-CoV-2 in lab testing. Xevudy (sotrovimab) is the second COVID-19 antibody to be approved by the MHRA after Roche/Regeneron’s Ronapreve (casirivimab and imdevimab), which got a green light …

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Digital health: the new normal?

Personalised and tailored healthcare that utilises patient’s data is rapidly becoming a reality. Ben Hargreaves looks at the concrete steps already being taken by companies in the area. Amongst the many ways in which the pandemic has changed the way in which we live, one of the most common experiences for most people was to …

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UK government rubberstamps millions of extra COVID vaccines

The UK government has placed a 114 million-dose order with Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna – sufficient to provide two doses to every person in Britain – in a bid to future-proof against COVID-19 variants.  Health and Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid, announced the move as researchers race to uncover the effect of existing vaccines on the Omicron …

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KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: November 2021

This report shows an increasing share of the public are frustrated about the status of COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S.. The share of fully vaccinated adults who report receiving a booster dose has more than doubled in the last month, though vaccine uptake overall is little changed. The poll also explores attitudes towards federal mandates …

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Nearly a Quarter of Vaccinated Adults Received a COVID-19 Booster Shot, Up Sharply from October; Most Other Vaccinated Adults Expect to Get a Booster, Though About 1 in 5 Say They Likely Won’t

Public is Less Optimistic and More Frustrated with State of Vaccinations Now Than in January Nearly a quarter (23%) of fully vaccinated adults have already received a COVID-19 booster shot, more than double the share who had done so in October (10%), the latest KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor report reveals. Most other vaccinated adults say…More

As Climate Worsens, Environmentalists Grapple With the Mental Toll of Activism

While growing up in the ’90s in Johnson County, Kansas, in a suburb of Kansas City, I had a friend, Kevin Aaron, who was a dedicated environmentalist. To strangers, Kevin appeared to be a laid-back punk-rock music fan with a dry and slightly mischievous sense of humor, but those of us who knew him best …

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Hospitals Refused to Give Patients Ivermectin. Lockdowns and Political Pressure Followed.

HELENA, Mont. — One Montana hospital went into lockdown and called police after a woman threatened violence because her relative was denied her request to be treated with ivermectin. Officials of another Montana hospital accused public officials of threatening and harassing their health care workers for refusing to treat a politically connected covid-19 patient with …

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021

03/12/2021 International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 Image December 3 marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year´s theme is “Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era” since people with disabilities are among the most affected populations during the pandemic. Eighty-seven million people in Europe experience some form of disability. This figure will rise in …

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GSK pumps £30m into a new Oxford University partnership

GlaxoSmithKline has formed a five-year partnership with Oxford University to set up a new institute that will apply machine learning and functional genomics to the discovery of new medicines. The Oxford-GSK Institute of Molecular and Computational Medicine – based at Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Medicine – is being set up with £30 million (around $40 …

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Social Health: What it is and why it matters for pharma

Health Union surveyed 2,371 patients across a diverse representation of health conditions to better understand how social health can positively impact patient experiences. The survey found that: 95% of patients use online social resources for health reasons Three out of four patients use online social resources at critical inflection points in their health journey Through social …

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Dyno attracts $1.6bn gene therapy deal with Astellas

Astellas has signed another bolt-on deal to build its gene therapy pipeline, agreeing a deal with Dyno Therapeutics to tap into its adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector platform for delivering genes to skeletal and cardiac muscle. The Japanese drugmaker is paying $18 million upfront to exercise an option on the AAV platform – which my help …

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Covid: scientists find possible trigger for AstraZeneca jab blood clots

Experts hope better understanding of rare side effect of vaccine could help ‘turn the tide’ on pandemic Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Scientists believe they may have found the trigger behind the extremely rare blood clot complications stemming from the Oxford/AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine. According to a team of researchers from Cardiff …

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AI-driven innovation in life sciences: Unlocking the page – 20+ years of digital innovation at Elsevier

Mark Sheehan is VP Data Science on Elsevier’s Life Science team. His 20 years at the company maps closely with Elsevier’s digital journey over that time. And today, pharmaceutical companies can follow a similar journey – albeit highly accelerated – using Elsevier’s latest AI-driven R&D boosters. Mark has enjoyed many valuable experiences along the way, …

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Moderna Covid vaccine highly effective 5 months after second dose: Study

“This research provides reassuring evidence of the high effectiveness of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in preventing infection, hospitalisation, and death from COVID-19,” said Katia Bruxvoort, an adjunct investigator with Kaiser Permanente, an integrated health care organisation in Southern California, US.

Dr Steph Davis, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, answers the Top Three questions across our channels.

Mr. Atere Underwent Re-do Hand Surgery in Zulekha Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Introduction Mustapha Atere, a 45 year old patient from Nigeria travelled to Dubai on 4th Feb 2021 for a to fix the nonunion of humerus after a failed previous surgery. He decided to get this surgery done by Dr. Rahul Shivadey, who is presently associated with Zulekha Hospital, Dubai. Mr. Atere was looking forward to …

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Biogen Int’l GmbH v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2021)

By Kevin E. Noonan — As is well-known, Congress established the Federal Circuit as a circuit court of appeals to harmonize U.S. patent law in an environment where regional Circuit Courts had developed their own judicial interpretations of the patent statute. As a consequence, it was often to a party’s benefit to choose to litigate …

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Patient registration: Expert Q&A on what to expect next

Traditionally, patient registration involves a stack of papers to be filled out in the waiting room. But what if contact information, demographic details, referral sources, health history, insurance coverage and even payments could all be recorded/addressed before the patient sets foot in the provider’s office? The pandemic forced the adoption of new ways for providers …

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From Lab to Commercial: Fully Integrated Solutions for Dry Powder Inhalation

Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 4:00pm GMT | 11:00 am EDT What to look for to bring an inhaled medicine from feasibility study to commercial product, from a particle engineering, formulation, drug delivery and analytical characterization perspective. General rules will be supported through case studies

Why Companies Need Healthcare Commercial Intelligence

Jason Krantz, CEO and Founder of Definitive Healthcare Let’s face it – the healthcare industry has become increasingly difficult to navigate and breeds stiff competition. Faced with a global pandemic, an aging population and increased spending on healthcare,  everyone from small startups to tech giants wants a slice of the market. However, each organization entering …

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week (ATSIHAW) is held each year in the first week of December. Now in its 8th year, ATSIHAW has been making sure that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people know about the risks of HIV.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week (ATSIHAW) is held each year in the first week of December. Now in its 8th year, ATSIHAW has been making sure that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people know about the risks of HIV.

Michael held off on having the COVID-19 vaccine but catching the virus changed his mind. ‘I was very hesitant to get it. And then when I did get the virus, you know, there was no way that I wasn’t going to get vaccinated because as I said, it was the worst feeling that I’ve ever …

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GOP sets back Biden’s vaccine mandates amid omicron

The GOP’s legal pushback against President Biden’s vaccine mandates is limiting his efforts to get more people vaccinated in the face of the omicron variant. A string of recent court rulings have halted both Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate for…

My ISPOR Europe 2021 Panels

If you are attending the ISPOR Europe 2021 conference, please check out my panels on the following topics: “Addressing Payment Challenges for Alzheimer’s Disease-Modifying Therapies” on December 1, 16:00-17:00 CET with Jakub Hlavka, Howard Thom, and Adrian Towse. “Challenges in Quantifying the Value of Digital Therapeutics” on December 2, 11:00-12:00 CET with Wayne Burton, Megan …

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Teesside factory making Covid vaccine gets £400m injection

Japanese owner makes single biggest investment in UK pharmaceutical manufacturing in decades A Teesside factory that makes Covid-19 vaccines has received a £400m injection from its Japanese owners, the largest single investment in UK pharmaceutical manufacturing in decades. The biotechnology arm of the Japanese conglomerate Fujifilm, which is better known for its photography heritage, said …

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Portuguese soccer league announces restrictions amid COVID-19 surge

Portugal’s Primeira Liga announced new COVID-19 restrictions amid outbreaks of the virus in some of its clubs, The Associated Press reported.Officials for the league, which is the top professional soccer association in Portugal, met with…

‘Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst’: How Providers Should Plan Around the CMS Mandate Freeze

The initial health care worker vaccine mandate laid out by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) was a cause for confusion for some home health providers when it was announced officially in early November. Now that a nationwide injunction has been issued by a federal judge with key deadlines rapidly approaching, that confusion …

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THCB Gang Episode 73, Dec 2 1pm PT – 4pm ET

#THCBGang is back from its Turkey day snooze! Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) at 1pm PT 4pm ET Thursday for an hour of topical and sometime combative conversation on what’s happening in health care and beyond will be patient activist, author & entrepreneur Robin Farmanfarmaian (@Robinff3);  Queen of all employer benefits related issues Jennifer Benz (@Jenbenz); medical …

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Northwell Health to Launch Enterprise Patient Engagement Platform at Clinical Sites

What You Should Know: Northwell Health and Playback Health sign multiyear deal to launch patient engagement platform at clinical sites across health system. Northwell Health, New York State’s largest health care provider and Playback Health, a software technology company dedicated to helping care providers build deeper, more meaningful connections with their patients, today announced a multiyear agreement to …

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UK ministers secure 114m more Covid vaccines for next two years

Extra Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna jabs for 2022 and 2023 ordered to ‘future proof’ vaccine programme Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Ministers in the UK have secured new contracts to buy 114m more Covid-19 vaccines for the next two years. The deals, for 2022 and 2023, were accelerated after the emergence of …

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Truepill Launches End-to-End COVID-19 Virtual Care Platform

What You Should Know: Truepill launches its end-to-end COVID-19 virtual care platform to provide convenient online care for COVID-19 alongside the rapid delivery of antiviral medication. Truepill, the digital health platform connecting telehealth, diagnostics, and pharmacy to transform consumer healthcare, today announced plans for a first-of-its-kind COVID-19 virtual care platform. This end-to-end solution will enable Truepill customers …

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5 Most Important Healthcare Marketing Trends in 2022

A large part of how we plan our marketing strategies involves taking into account predicted trends for the upcoming year.  Looking back at my predictions for 2020, I’m intrigued by the speed at which some of these projections materialized.  As we look forward to a new year in marketing, I know the competition will be …

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M&A: HealthStream Acquires Rievent Technologies for $4M

What You Should Know: Leveraging its hStream open architecture, HealthStream expands its ecosystem with the acquisition of Rievent Technologies’ continuing education management and delivery application. HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM), a provider of workforce and provider solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Rievent Technologies, a Virginia-based …

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What Home Care Employers Can Learn from Walmart, Amazon

For an overwhelming majority of caregivers, access to further education is a factor when determining if they’ll accept a job offer at a home care agency. Additionally, the likelihood of caregivers staying at their current agency increases when they’re offered resources to further their education. That’s according to a new survey conducted by CareAcademy, a …

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FDA panel, after debate, narrowly backs Merck COVID pill

While agency advisers raised concerns over molnupiravir’s modest benefits and potential risks, a majority felt the antiviral drug is a needed option for COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease.

100Plus webinar recap: How physician practices can implement an RPM program and succeed [Sponsored]

In a recent webinar sponsored by 100Plus, the healthcare company provided a roadmap on how their RPM program works, including device deployment, collaboration with clinicians, implementation and reimbursement.

FDA turns down BeyondSpring chemo complication drug, asks for another trial

BeyondSpring Pharmaceuticals said the FDA wants another clinical trial to demonstrate patient benefit for its drug, a small molecule developed to treat a dangerous and life-threatening complication of chemotherapy. Shares of the biotech plunged more than 60% after the FDA’s complete response letter was announced.

Voices: Navin Gupta, Senior Vice President, Home and Hospice Division, MatrixCare

This article is sponsored by MatrixCare. In this Voices interview, Home Health Care News sits down with Navin Gupta, Senior Vice President, Home and Hospice Division at MatrixCare, to learn about the push for technological innovation in home health care as a result of the pandemic. He explains how technology leaders are creating new solutions …

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Omicron’s Best-Case Scenario

World, meet Omicron; Omicron, meet a lot of people who are very, very anxious to know more about you. The arrival of the newest coronavirus variant, first identified in Botswana and South Africa and now present in the United States, might be bad news, or it might be terrible news—or maybe it’s just a temporary …

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Truepill preps launch of virtual COVID-19 service for oral antivirals

Telehealth, diagnostics and pharmacy business Truepill will launch a new virtual care platform in the coming weeks that it says will provide “end-to-end” care for people with COVID-19. The on-demand, online service will combine virtual consultations and next-day delivery of oral antiviral medicines – assuming those become available to patients in the US. Closest to …

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Targeting the brain’s immune cells may help prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease

A gene mutation linked to Alzheimer’s disease alters a signaling pathway in certain immune cells of individuals with the disease, according to a new study. The team also found that blocking the pathway — with a drug that’s currently being tested in cancer clinical trials — protects against many features of the condition in a …

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Conservative Justices Seem Poised to Overturn Roe’s Abortion Rights

A newly conservative Supreme Court on Wednesday heard the most serious legal challenge in a generation to a woman’s right to obtain an abortion. And judging from the questions asked by the justices, it appeared possible — even likely — that a majority of them could vote to turn the thorny question of whether to …

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First US omicron case detected in California

The U.S. has detected the nation’s first case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday.The individual was a fully vaccinated traveler who returned from South Africa…

Now is the perfect time to advance population health

There is an opportunity facing us, an opportunity to embrace more equitable and efficient healthcare.  In a world that is driven by market forces, we cannot be constrained by the status quo and instead, must lean into a true, sustainable shift to population health. Population health – the identification and management of the drivers of …

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BeyondSpring faces a tough winter as FDA rejects its lead drug

BeyondSpring’s hopes of an early Christmas gift from the FDA were dashed today after the regulator said it was unable to approve the company’s lead drug plinabulin as a treatment for low white blood cell counts caused by cancer chemotherapy. In a complete response letter (CRL), the FDA said that it would need a second …

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Prince Harry compares Covid vaccine inequity to HIV struggle

Duke of Sussex says on World Aids Day that vaccinating the world against Covid is ‘test of our moral character’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Duke of Sussex has warned of “corporate greed and political failure” prolonging the Covid pandemic, comparing a “spectacular failure” of global vaccine equity to the …

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WHO members to negotiate global pandemic treaty

World Health Organization member states agreed on Wednesday to begin the process of creating and drafting an accord that would improve pandemic response and preparedness. The World Health Assembly, which includes delegations from WHO member…

EU leader calls for debate on mandatory COVID-19 vaccines

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday said member nations should consider making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for citizens, the Associated Press reported “It is understandable and appropriate to lead this…

Dec. 8 Event: Unpacking the Prescription Drug Provisions of the Build Back Better Act

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET As the Build Back Better Act shifts from the House to the Senate, there’s considerable interest in provisions that would lower the cost of prescription drugs. The House-passed bill would allow the federal government to negotiate prices for some high-cost drugs in Medicare, and set…More

Dec. 8 Event: Unpacking the Prescription Drug Provisions of the Build Back Better Act

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET As the Build Back Better Act shifts from the House to the Senate, there’s considerable interest in provisions that would lower the cost of prescription drugs. The House-passed bill would allow the federal government to negotiate prices for some high-cost drugs in Medicare, and set…More

HWC Conference in Belgrade, Serbia

EU-OSHA Blog Back to latest posts 01/12/2021 HWC Conference in Belgrade, Serbia On 19 October 2021, EU OSHA attended to the Healthy Workplaces Campaign conference hosted by the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs of Serbia. The conference was chaired by the Minister of Labour and had the purpose of raising awareness on health and safety …

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Abortion at the Supreme Court

On December 1, the Supreme Court heard the first abortion case that could overturn Roe v. Wade. The case, Thomas E. Dobbs, State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, involves a Mississippi law banning nearly all abortions over 15 weeks gestational age. Mississippi is asking the Supreme Court…More

Rethinking Molnupiravir

I was quite surprised by the efficacy that Merck reported for the viral polymerase inhibitor molnupiravir when those interim trial results were announced in October. But the FDA just held an advisory committee meeting on the drug yesterday (here’s Matthew Herper’s writeup), and the data that have come in since then are, frankly, unimpressive. Which …

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The booming life sciences sector needs dynamic real estate support

Bruntwood SciTech is the UK’s leading property provider dedicated to driving the growth of the science and technology sector. UK life sciences are buoyant with the success of the COVID-19 vaccine programme and a stream of innovation and investment marking it out for a starring role in the UK’s economic future. The government has pledged …

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How biomarkers and bioanalytics are changing R&D

Biomarkers have been causing a paradigm shift in how HCPs treat patients for some time – now they are bringing the pharma industry a new gold standard for clinical research. Thomas Turi, chief scientific officer at Nexelis, tells us how a biomarker-led R&D approach is transforming drug development in disease areas like non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) …

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Sanofi makes another mRNA move with deal for skin microbiome biotech Origimm

Sanofi’s strategy to develop new messenger RNA vaccines is adding another piece. The pharmaceutical giant struck a deal to acquire Origimm Biotechnology, a startup developing therapeutic vaccines to treat skin diseases and infections.

Tackling the Healthcare Employee Shortage with Hiring Workflow Tech

For several years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted a decadelong, double-digit growth rate driven by increased demand for healthcare services from an aging population. Then the response to the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated hiring shortfalls. More than a year since the first widespread pandemic restrictions, 29 percent of healthcare workers have considered leaving …

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World AIDS Day: Remembering those we’ve lost and exploring the continued fight against HIV/AIDS

Today, as we mark World AIDS Day and commemorate those who lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses, we want to recognize the impressive advancements in HIV/AIDS scientific research and drug development that have taken place over the past four decades. These innovations in disease prevention, management and treatment have led to dramatic declines in death …

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German COVID-19 deaths reach highest level in 9 months

COVID-19 deaths in Germany reached its highest level in nine months on Wednesday with 446 deaths. Germany’s infectious disease agency said the country saw 67,186 new cases along with the 446 new deaths from the virus, Reuters reported.&…

Serum Institute seeks DCGI’s approval for Covishield as booster dose

In an application to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), Prakash Kumar Singh, the Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs at Serum Institute of India (SII) cited that the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has already approved the booster dose of AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine, they said.