Analysis rebuts claim by Boris Johnson that jab was developed ‘because of greed’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage At least 97% of the funding for the development of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has been identified as coming from taxpayers or charitable… Read More »Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine research ‘was 97% publicly funded’
The Fascinating History of the Color Red The color red was most likely the first color (besides black and white) to be registered in our ancient ancestors brains. The Doctor Weighs In
The drugs, delivered intravenously and made by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lily, have concentrated doses of lab-made antibodies to fight COVID-19 and are geared toward people who are at high risk for severe symptoms or having to be hospitalized.
At an emergency meeting, advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrestled with the fact that the U.S. has enough alternative shots to vaccinate its population but other countries anxiously awaiting the one-and-done vaccine may not.
Mike Szubski, UH chief financial officer, called the system’s recovery “nothing short of amazing.”
The new joint venture will bring K Health’s artificial intelligence-driven technology to the consumer, employer and insurer markets. The solution enables patients to understand their symptoms and connect with a doctor if needed.
At the first House hearing on the VA’s EHR since the department completed its first go-live, lawmakers questioned the ongoing project’s price tag and schedule.
A call by regulators to stop J&J vaccinations won’t dramatically disrupt supply in the U.S. But changes in labeling are possible, as is a renewed debate over vaccine hesitancy.
What You Should Know: – Today, Wellframe and Validic® announced a strategic collaboration today, empowering Wellframe members to integrate medical device data within the Wellframe mobile app. This integration with Validic will first enable Wellframe users to track their blood glucose levels across 50 glucometer… Read More »Validic Integrates Medical Device Data with Wellframe App
A new drug comes on the market. Is the health benefit worth the cost? What is it’s value? Value assessment frameworks are one way to answer this question. Value frameworks take the evidence of the treatments benefits, risk and cost and output some notion of… Read More »Is value in the eye of the beholder? Value frameworks and inter-rater reliability
– Today Benchling, the leading life and sciences R&D cloud, announced a $200M Series E raise led by Sequoia Capital Global Equities and joined by Altimeter Capital, Byers Capital, and Elad Gil. This funding will be used to aggressively invest in product development and global… Read More »Led by Sequoia, Benchling Raises $200M to Accelerate R&D Cloud Platform
What You Should Know: – Medtronic has announced the launch of the world’s first and only infusion set that can be worn for up to seven days (instead of the typical three) in select European countries. The infusion set is responsible for delivering insulin from… Read More »Medtronic Launches World’s First 7-Day Wear Infusion Set to Reduce Burden for People with Diabetes
CDC vaccine experts punt on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine guidance, extending the pause kdunleavy Wed, 04/14/2021 – 18:15
Overnight Health Care: J&J vaccine pause to continue as CDC panel postpones decision | Biden begins roll back of Trump Title X rules | Drug overdose deaths rise
Welcome to Wednesday’s Overnight Health Care. Take a mental break with these photos of the very large dog greeting lawmakers and reporters at the Capitol today. If you have any tips, email us at email@example.com psullivan@thehill…
The home health dealmaking train keeps on rolling, with the latest transactions coming from Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) and Charter Health Care Group, a private equity-backed post-acute care provider. On Wednesday, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire the… Read More »Amedisys, Charter Keep Home Health M&A Train Rolling
Medicare Advantage (MA) has provided tailwinds for home-based care providers, as the overall MA member population has grown substantially over the last decade. In 2020, there were over 24 million MA members in the U.S., over double the amount there were in 2010 and nearly… Read More »What Medicare Advantage Plans Want From Home-Based Care Providers
The long and winding saga behind the Medicare sequestration holiday for home health providers and others has come to a close. On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted by a 384-38 margin in favor of a continued sequestration delay. The legislation was one… Read More »Biden, Congress Extend Medicare Sequestration Holiday Through 2021
An independent advisory group to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday postponed making a recommendation about the continued use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.As a result, the current pause is likely to…
The NFL on Wednesday announced that teams will have a mix of virtual meetings and on-field drills during their offseason programs. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted a link to a document showing the NFL’s nine-week offseason program …
President Joe Biden has submitted his discretionary budget for 2022 to Congress. Among its healthcare provisions are funding requests for the CDC, mental health and social determinants of health programs. But there are some unusual requests as well, such as funding for an Office of… Read More »Public health, racial equity, climate action drive Biden’s budget requests for healthcare
CMS issued new guidance on Github for “developers and consumers of the machine-readable files required through the Transparency in Coverage rule” after an investigation into hospital pricing websites revealed hundreds were using code to block information from showing up on search engines.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R), who received a shot of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, touted its effectiveness on Wednesday after health officials called for a pause in use following cases of rare blood clots in six…
Amedisys signed a definitive agreement to purchase the right to offer home health services in Randolph County, N.C.
With COVID-19 vaccinations gaining momentum, some groups are betting their members will want to get together in person—with masks and plenty of space—as early as June.
Massachusetts healthcare costs increased by 3.6% and 4.3% in 2018 and 2019, respectively, exceeding the 3.1% benchmark, which prompted pledges of tougher oversight.
The US drug overdose death toll climbed during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The CDC data shows that more than 87,000 Americans died from drug…
Amylyx’s ALS drug met the goals of a mid-stage study, paving the way for regulatory submissions in Europe and Canada. But the FDA is requiring data from a larger Phase 3 clinical trial and that study is slated to begin later this year.
Statewide, four hospitals have reached 100% bed capacity and 15 more have exceeded 90%, said the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Biden expands his list of potential nominees to lead FDA as pressure mounts to make a pick: WSJ nhigginsdunn Wed, 04/14/2021 – 15:39
New York officials and local experts played up the importance of moving forward with the other two vaccines available, from Pfizer and Moderna, so that the state does not lose its momentum.
Digital health startup Omada is adding virtual consultations with physicians to its platform. To start, the company is offering physician-guided care for diabetes and hypertension.
New York City startups raised $10.2 billion in venture-capital investment during the first three months of the year, the largest total for any single quarter on record. The top deals focused on the healthcare industry and e-commerce—unsurprising during a pandemic.
FDA is making its MyStudies app available to investigators as a free platform to obtain informed consent securely and remotely.
The amount of data healthcare organizations have access to is growing, but collecting data is only the beginning. Randy Verdino, CEO of nonclinical staffing firm Harmony Healthcare, spoke with HealthTech about the importance of having the right people in place to synthesize data, sometimes from… Read More »Q&A: Harmony Healthcare’s Randy Verdino on How People Power Data
On Tuesday the USFDA and the Center for Disease Control recommended pausing the rollout of the J&J Covid-19 vaccines after it discovered blood clots in combination with low platelets in a few people who received this vaccine.
“Fast-track approval has been given for seven additional sites having the production capacity of 1 million vials/month to six manufacturers,” the health ministry said in a statement.
Despite the over 95 % efficacy of the vaccine, it has to be stored in -18°degrees which could make its administration a tedious task in India where cold storage facilities is a problem.
Livongo’s founder has created a new care navigation venture because he believes that both the experience that people undergo as they look for care and the level of risk that vendors are willing to take when they work with self-insured employers leave much to be… Read More »In MedCity Pivot podcast, Glen Tullman says other care navigation firms aren’t really taking risks
Research conducted by the Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts-based startup Health Data Analytics Institute (HDAI) measured the difference in mortality during the pandemic between people covered by Medicare in long-term care facilities and in the community. While a Covid-19 diagnosis increased deaths in both settings, there… Read More »Cleveland Clinic researchers measure pandemic’s effect on Medicare population
In order to gain insight into how organizations are thinking about digitizing medical documents and the strategy behind those decisions, we’re conducting a brief survey of the MedCity News audience and will publish a report based on this survey’s findings.
Anthem has partnered with a major private equity group to scale an AI-powered app that offers an alternative to WebMD.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) did not have the authority to impose capacity limits on restaurants, bars or other businesses without the approval of the state legislature, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.The 5-4 ruling from the conservative-…
The pharmaceuticals industry is responsible for the research, development, production and of medications and generates over 1.25 trillion in revenue globally. While experiencing significant growth over the last two decades, the industry has become even more significant over the past year. The role of pharma… Read More »How Market Listening Can Help Drive Your Pharma Sales Funnel
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s son made an appearance during a Wednesday morning interview in which Murthy was discussing the nation’s pause on the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine.As Murthy was answering questions from Gayle King on “…
What You Should Know: – Techstars-backed OpenLoop raises $3M in funding to expand digital health marketplace to connect certified clinicians to telehealth opportunities. – The company plans to use the funding to This financing enables OpenLoop to expedite the development of their marketplace technology and… Read More »OpenLoop Raises $3M to Expand Digital Health Marketplace for Clinicians
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The Biden administration Wednesday formally proposed the repeal of Trump-era regulations barring abortion referrals and making other changes intended to evict Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from the federal family planning program, Title X. The 2019 rules dramatically limited access to these family planning… Read More »Biden Moves to Overturn Trump Birth Control Rules
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What You Should Know: – Today, Komodo Health is capping off a month-long flurry of activity by announcing the launch of its Prism and Sentinel solutions — opening up access to its Healthcare Map to drive the next generation of AI innovation. – Prism and Sentinel allows life sciences… Read More »Komodo Health Launches Next-Gen AI to Accelerate Innovation and Close Gaps in Care
FDA Provides Guidance on Remote Interactive Evaluations for Oversight of Drug Facilities During COVID-19
FDA releases guidance on how remote interactive evaluations will be requested by FDA and conducted for the duration of COVID-19 at drug facilities.
Dr. John Frownfelter, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer at Jvion In 1852, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center opened as Chicago’s first chartered hospital. In May, it will close, leaving residents of the surrounding South Side community — poor and mostly people of color — without… Read More »What Will It Take for Hospitals to Survive the Pandemic?
A year after buyout, Lilly to shutter Dermira’s Menlo Park facility and shed 163 jobs nhigginsdunn Wed, 04/14/2021 – 12:10
A phase 3 trial of Romark’s antiviral drug NT-300 has missed the main objective in a phase 3 trial in mild to moderate COVID-19 patients, but could still have a shot at emergency use authorisation (EUA), according to the US company. The Florida-based firm has… Read More »Romark eyes FDA okay for COVID antiviral despite mixed trial results
Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion has sharply divided Republicans, who control a majority of the Legislature, since it was first approved in 2013. Past efforts to reauthorize the program have faced repeated votes before winning narrow approval.
About one in five U.S. adults say they will not get a vaccine to protect against the coronavirus, according to a poll released Wednesday by Monmouth University.Twenty-one percent of adults surveyed said they will not get a shot, a marginal drop from…
The Biden administration began to undo a Trump-era ban on clinics referring women for abortions, a policy directive that drove Planned Parenthood from the federal family planning program and created new complications for women trying to get birth control.
On a roll, Gilead snags 2nd Trodelvy nod—in bladder cancer—but Seagen and Astellas have set the bar high
On a roll, Gilead snags 2nd Trodelvy nod—in bladder cancer—but Seagen and Astellas have set the bar high aliu Wed, 04/14/2021 – 11:31
Denmark on Wednesday announced that it will no longer be administering AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine amid concerns on links to rare blood clots, making it the first European country to make its suspension permanent. Danish Health Authority&…
So what’s the side effect that caused the J&J vaccine pause? Blood clotting – but not the usual kind. This appears to be the same (or very similar) to the problem seem with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in Europe, and both are very similar to a… Read More »Vaccine Side Effects Q and A
One of the companies, Anumana, is seeking clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market an artificial-intelligence tool to detect heart conditions.
Abzena blueprints $200M biologics plant in North Carolina, where it plans to hire 325 fkansteiner Wed, 04/14/2021 – 11:10
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found leaving the middle seat vacant on planes could reduce COVID-19 exposure for passengers, supporting a practice that has now been abandoned by most airlines. The research released&…
Boehringer Ingelheim and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have extended and expanded a collaboration exploring medicines targeting lung cancer with KRAS mutations. The collaboration was launched in 2019 and in its next phase will explore new molecules from Boehringer’s KRAS (Kirsten rat… Read More »Boehringer and MD Anderson extend KRAS cancer collaboration
A year ago, when the United States decided to go big on vaccines, it bet on nearly every horse, investing in a spectrum of technologies. The safest bets, in a way, repurposed the technology behind existing vaccines, such as protein-based ones for tetanus or hepatitis… Read More »The mRNA Vaccines Are Looking Better and Better
Federal officials announced new measures to help get fresh, new N95 masks to healthcare workers and expand their use in other industries after scientists argued that the highly protective masks are essential to keep workers safe from COVID-19.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has received the second dose of a Russian coronavirus vaccine, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing the Interfax news agency.Putin received his first inoculation last month, but refused to disclose which vaccine he…
Consumer advertising guru Humberto Fernandez has joined FCB Health as group creative director, with Anna Loveya joining the company’s market access healthcare agency Mosaic Group as management director. Fernandez comes to FCB Health New York following 25 years in consumer advertising, during which he’s delivered… Read More »Fernandez and Loveya take senior roles at FCB Health
Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, pushed back Wednesday on remarks from Fox News host Tucker Carlson that appeared to question the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccines.“That’s just a typical crazy conspiracy theory,” Fauci…
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Pfizer, BioNTech amp up mRNA vaccine delivery targets amid Johnson & Johnson’s delays kdunleavy Wed, 04/14/2021 – 10:08
Merck CEO Frazier takes voting-rights fight nationwide, with help from a bigger group of influential execs
Merck CEO Frazier takes voting-rights fight nationwide, with help from a bigger group of influential execs esagonowsky Wed, 04/14/2021 – 10:02
A potential treatment for dementia and epilepsy could look to reduce the amounts of a toxic gas in the brain has been revealed in a new study using rat brain cells.
Most differences in DNA binding compounds found at birth in children conceived by IVF not seen in early childhood
Compared to newborns conceived traditionally, newborns conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) are more likely to have certain chemical modifications to their DNA, according to a new study. The changes involve DNA methylation — the binding of compounds known as methyl groups to DNA —… Read More »Most differences in DNA binding compounds found at birth in children conceived by IVF not seen in early childhood
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The Biden administration on Wednesday took the first steps to undo Trump-era restrictions on the Title X federally funded family planning program, which effectively prevented clinics that referred patients for abortions from receiving federal…
Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said he thinks the government’s decision to recommend a halt in the administration of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine could actually diminish vaccine hesitancy amid some concerns that the pause could…
Cuatro meses después del lanzamiento del plan de inmunización masiva más grande del país en décadas, ha quedado claro que los mensajes que rodean los esfuerzos de vacunación contra covid-19 son tan importantes como la ciencia que los respalda. Se observó cuando se comenzaron a… Read More »Cuatro respuestas sobre el freno a la vacuna contra covid de Johnson & Johnson
Europe won’t renew AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine contracts next year: report fkansteiner Wed, 04/14/2021 – 09:38
By HANS DUVEFELT A “frozen shoulder” can be manipulated to move freely again under general anesthesia. The medications we use to put patients to sleep for such procedures work on the brain and don’t concentrate in the shoulder joints at all. An ingrown toenail can… Read More »The Pain Is In Your Brain: Your Knees Know Next to Nothing
Wall Street analysts project the cardiac wearables maker to lose tens of millions of dollars in revenue in coming years, leaving questions about the future of the once-hyped market leader.
There should be a discussion about how to address the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has had on Black communities.
As part of the biopharmaceutical industry’s efforts to improve health outcomes for patients in underserved communities, PhRMA member companies are identifying ways to improve clinical trial diversity and reduce barriers to participation for Black and Brown communities. As these efforts continue to take shape, our… Read More »PhRMA member companies share how they are improving clinical trial diversity
New strains such as the South African variant that’s emerged in south London will require constant vigilance as lockdown eases All viruses mutate. They do this to adapt and survive better in their specific host. The virus that causes Covid-19 is no different: it has… Read More »Will Covid vaccines protect us against new variants? | Julian Tang
Tango Therapeutics’ SPAC merger will infuse the biotech with $353 million to fund clinical trials for its cancer drugs based on synthetic lethality. Tango’s lead program is on track to reach the clinic next year.
Merck KGaA Expand its Collaboration with NKMax to Evaluate the Combination of SNK01 + Erbitux (cetuximab) for Metastatic NSCLC
Shots: The companies plan to conduct a P-I/IIa trial assessing the safety and anti-tumor activity of SNK01 + gemcitabine/carboplatin or gemcitabine/carboplatin + Erbitux (cetuximab) in patients with LA or mNSCLC after prior TKI therapy NKMax will sponsor the study while Merck KGaA will supply cetuximab… Read More »Merck KGaA Expand its Collaboration with NKMax to Evaluate the Combination of SNK01 + Erbitux (cetuximab) for Metastatic NSCLC
Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, on Wednesday, said that he sees “similarities” between clotting issues that have arisen in a small handful of patients who took the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and…
Innovent and Lilly Present Results of Tyvyt (sintilimab) in P-III ORIENT-3 Trial as 2L Treatment for Advanced or Metastatic Squamous NSCLC at AACR 2021
Shots: The P-III ORIENT-3 trial involves assessing the efficacy and safety of Tyvyt (sintilimab) vs docetaxel (q3w) in 290 patients in a ratio (1:1) as a 2L treatment for advanced or m-sqNSCLC The trial met its 1EP i.e improvement in OS, mOS (11.79 vs 8.25… Read More »Innovent and Lilly Present Results of Tyvyt (sintilimab) in P-III ORIENT-3 Trial as 2L Treatment for Advanced or Metastatic Squamous NSCLC at AACR 2021
Mayo Clinic struck joint ventures with two startups to develop and commercialize AI diagnostic tools. It’s part of a broader plan by Mayo Clinic to develop more AI tools to support clinical decisions.
Dr Reddys Laboratories on Tuesday said it has received approval from Indian drug regulator for restricted emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik in the country.
Pfizer and Myovant have begun a late-stage trial of their potential uterine fibroid drug relugolix, as part of a contraceptive combination tablet. The FDA is already reviewing data from two phase 3 trials of relugolix as a treatment for fibroids, with a decision due on… Read More »Pfizer/Myovant take relugolix contraceptive combination pill into phase 3
A Zydus Cadila spokesperson said, “The current spike in COVID-19 cases has led to a higher demand of Remdesivir. We are currently producing Remdesivir at three of our facilities. To cater to the demand we have ramped up our production from the earlier 5-6 lakh… Read More »Ramping production of Remdesivir to meet demand: Pharma firms
Gilead’s Trodelvy has another string to its bow after FDA approval in patients with advanced metastatic urothelial cancer. Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan) has been approved for locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer, following a platinum-containing chemotherapy and PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor immunotherapy. The US pharma hopes that the… Read More »Gilead’s Trodelvy approved in metastatic urothelial cancer
Four months into the largest U.S. vaccine rollout in decades, it’s become clear that the messaging surrounding covid-19 vaccination efforts is as important as the science behind them. That was true when the first covid vaccines were introduced in December at hospitals and nursing homes… Read More »4 Things to Know About the J&J Covid Vaccine Pause
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The pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine announced Tuesday is virtually certain to exacerbate vaccine hesitancy, dealing a fresh blow to the nation’s efforts to recover from the pandemic.Vaccine hesitancy is on its way to…
More than 5,000 collaborative studies were thwarted by GDPR rules in 2019 – but is there a way to protect sensitive data while still allowing international health research to thrive? A coalition of European academy networks has called upon European Union (EU) leaders to rethink… Read More »GDPR represents an “urgent threat” to the EU’s research leadership role
The FDA has approved the first artificial intelligence-powered device that can be used to help identify colorectal lesions during the millions of colonoscopies carried out each year in the US. Cosmo Pharma’s GI Genius is a hardware and software bundle that overlays the images generated… Read More »AI device cleared by FDA to spot lesions during colonoscopy
AstraZeneca’s Lynparza (olaparib) blazed a trail for the new class of PARP drugs when it was approved in 2014 to treat ovarian cancer. The drug has gone on to become a huge success, generating sales of nearly $1.8 billion in 2020 alone as part of… Read More »AZ aims at Pfizer, GSK with potential new PARP cancer drug
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Dosing has begun in a Phase III study evaluating the contraceptive efficacy of relugolix combination tablet
US Food and Drug Administration approved antibody drug conjugate based on Phase II trial results
Guidelines recommend exercise programmes and psychological therapies rather than commonly used drugs
Trial will now include vaccines developed by Moderna and Novavax
Analysis: I Was a Teenage Rifle Owner, Then an ER Doctor. Assault Weapons Shouldn’t Count as ‘Guns.’
Many who know me might be shocked by this: I shot my first pistol when I was 8 or 9, taught by my father, a physician, aiming at targets in our basement. At summer camp, I loved riflery the way some kids loved art. Staring… Read More »Analysis: I Was a Teenage Rifle Owner, Then an ER Doctor. Assault Weapons Shouldn’t Count as ‘Guns.’
Federal officials announced new measures to help get fresh, new N95 masks to health care workers and expand their use in other industries after scientists argued that the highly protective masks are essential to keep workers safe from covid-19. Use Our Content It can be… Read More »A Year Into Pandemic, Federal Officials Design New Mask Guidelines to Better Protect More Workers
This growth is reflective of the fast-growing adoption of AYUSH products and services by the public following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, IMPCL is manufacturing 656 classical Ayurvedic, 332 Unani and 71 proprietary Ayurvedic medicines for various diseases spectrum.
AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso (osimertinib) Receives the NMPA’s Approval for the Adjuvant Treatment of Patients with Early-Stage EGFR-Mutated Lung Cancer
Shots: The approval is based on results from the P-III ADAURA trial assessing Tagrisso (80mg, qd) vs PBO in 682 patients with stage IB, II, IIIA EGFRm NSCLC following complete tumor resection and adjuvant chemotherapy as indicated for three years or until disease recurrence Results:… Read More »AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso (osimertinib) Receives the NMPA’s Approval for the Adjuvant Treatment of Patients with Early-Stage EGFR-Mutated Lung Cancer
Shots: The companies launched the Mallya smart insulin pen device in France to support patients with diabetes. The smart insulin pen is available in pharmacies and is compatible with any disposable insulin pens The device collects and transfers insulin data with 100% accuracy and is… Read More »Roche and Biocorp Launch Mallya Smart Insulin Pen for Patients with Diabetes in France
Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) statement on continuous learning in managed quarantine for international arrivals
A statement from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on continuous learning in managed quarantine for international arrivals.
Shots: J&J temporarily pause the use of the COVID-19 vaccine in the US, following recommended of the CDC and FDA. The review data involves six reported cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in the US after receiving the J&J vaccine The… Read More »J&J Pauses Dosing of COVID-19 Vaccine Due to Blood Clotting
The company has exclusive marketing and distribution rights for the first 250 million doses of Sputnik V vaccines in the country. This is assuming a base price of around Rs 150 per dose, the price at which the other two vaccines — Serum Institute’s Covishield… Read More »Dr Reddy’s may mop up $300 million in Sputnik V sales
A pause in administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is dealing a blow to U.S. vaccination efforts that have largely been speeding along.The announcement from federal health officials on Tuesday morning, prompted by extremely rare…
The House on Tuesday approved a bill that would put off automatic cuts to Medicare provider payments until the end of the year.The bill passed with a strong bipartisan majority of 384-38.Technically, the House vote comes nearly two weeks after the…
The bill, which passed the House Tuesday, will delay the 2% Medicare cuts for the rest of 2021, a win for hospitals and providers.
No Time for Exercise? Get Moving with One-Minute Exercise When people comment about not getting enough exercise, they usually say they can’t develop a good exercise routine because they don’t have enough time. I can sympathize with this to some degree since people today are… Read More »No Time for Exercise? Get Moving with One-Minute Exercise
In a review of 130 FDA-cleared AI tools, researchers found that the vast majority of them relied on retrospective studies. Most of the developers also didn’t share information on how many sites the algorithms had been tested in, or how they performed in different patient… Read More »FDA-cleared AI devices lack critical information on performance, equity
Overnight Health Care: US health officials call for J&J vaccine pause over rare blood clots | White House seeks to reassure
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The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has entered regulatory purgatory. This morning, the CDC and FDA jointly recommended, “out of an abundance of caution,” a nationwide halt to the single shot’s rollout. The two agencies are investigating a rare blood-clotting disorder: In the six cases reported… Read More »It’s Not Over for the J&J Vaccine
In certain circles of San Francisco, a case of syphilis can be as common and casual as the flu, to the point where Billy Lemon can’t even remember how many times he’s had it. This story is from a partnership that includes NPR, KQED and KHN. It can… Read More »Syphilis Cases in California Drive a Record-Setting Year for STDs Nationwide
As part of its ongoing effort to improve maternal outcomes in the country, the government has approved Illinois’ request to extend full Medicaid coverage for new mothers. The approval extends the coverage from 60 days to one year and will give about 2,500 women living… Read More »Illinois first state to offer full Medicaid benefits to women one year postpartum
Long-term care providers have always had to stay on top of ever-changing shifts in trends, policies and regulations. The COVID-19 emergency has only made this task even more important. In today’s fast-paced environment, Harvard Medical School professor David Grabowski has turned into a major voice.… Read More »Long-Term Care Expert David Grabowski: Home-Based Care Versus Nursing Homes Is a ‘False Dichotomy’
The U.S. health agencies’ decision to recommend a pause in administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine nationwide stirred up confusion on Tuesday, leaving many with questions.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease…
Home-based care insiders have been saying for a long time what a wider group of people are now: Care needs to be brought into the home more frequently — and quickly. But accomplishing that won’t be so simple. In fact, turning the nation’s long-term care… Read More »‘There Is Not An Easy Solution’: How to Modernize Home- and Community-Based Services
Healthcare systems often prefer cash-pay because it cuts the administrative burden of dealing with prior authorization, billing and other bureaucratic aspects of the insurance experience.
Healthcare systems often prefer cash-pay because it cuts the administrative burden of dealing with prior authorization, billing and other bureaucratic aspects of the insurance experience.
An appeals court on Tuesday decided to lift a hold on an Ohio law which bans abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis, The Associated Press reported.Judges of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals were divided on the decision, but…
Moderna announced on Tuesday that their coronavirus vaccine was 90 percent effective six months after a person receives their second dose.“Vaccine efficacy starting two weeks following the second dose and based on the updated adjudicated cases…
Pfizer’s CEO said Tuesday that the company has ramped up its vaccine production to deliver doses more quickly following a pause in distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.Albert Bourla, Pfizer’s CEO, tweeted that the…
Dow component Johnson & Johnson fell 1.5% after U.S. regulators recommended a pause in using its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of possibly dangerous blood clots. Moderna, which also makes a COVID-19 vaccine, rose 6.8%.
Blood clots found in six people given Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine have led federal health officials to recommend a pause on dosing with that shot. A CDC advisory committee on vaccine practices is meeting Wednesday to review the cases, which so appear similar cases… Read More »FDA & CDC “pause” J&J Covid-19 vaccine to launch inquiry into rare blood clot cases
President Biden on Tuesday maintained that the decision to pause the administration of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine will not impact the country’s vaccine supply.”My message to the American people on the vaccine is, I told y’all I…
FDA hits Colombian manufacturer, already on import alert, with warning letter kdunleavy Tue, 04/13/2021 – 15:28
While local companies will be able to determine price of Sputnik for export, domestic sales must be affordable, officials said.
The new regulatory requirement is that the first 100 patients to receive the jab will be observed for seven days for any serious adverse reaction.
What You Should Know: – Boston-based health IT company Cohere Health has closed a $36 million Series B funding round led by Polaris Partners, with additional participation from new investors Longitude Capital and Deerfield Management, as well as existing investors Flare Capital Partners and Define Ventures. The round comes less than a… Read More »Cohere Health Raises $36M to Automate Prior Authorization Between Payers & Providers
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Within the past year, in-home companionship startup Papa has set up shop in all 50 states, launched a new virtual health offering and expanded its relationships with payer partners. Papa is in the spotlight once again, with its latest announcement being a $60 million Series… Read More »‘We’re Essentially Moving Toward Value-Based Care’: Companionship Startup Papa Raises $60M
The findings published in Health Affairs suggest why some ER groups resist coming in-network with insurers: They stand to collect more in revenue if they stay outside a network, posing a financial risk to patients.
Though the price transparency rule aims to make it easier for healthcare consumers to compare prices, there is a lack of standardization in how hospitals present the data, making it hard for consumers to shop around for care, a new analysis shows.
Analysis: buying new and existing technologies ensured alternatives if a vaccine failed or had supply issues Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The government has said the decision by Johnson & Johnson to delay the supply of its Covid vaccine to Europe,… Read More »UK strategy of backing several Covid vaccines seems to be paying off
The White House on Tuesday sought to reassure the public after health officials called for a pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine because of rare cases of blood clots in vaccinated people.Anthony Fauci, the government’s top…
Long-term care associations push federal government to prioritize residents and staff for Pfizer and Moderna shots after Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine paused.
Long-term care associations are calling for the federal government to prioritize the vaccination of long-term care residents and staff after federal regulators suggested temporarily halting use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine over concerns about blood clots.
Surgical retractor systems, catheters, minimally invasive surgery, wireless power transfer technology, microwave ablation, and jaundice treatment are among the areas the six medical device finalists cover.
Researchers have discovered a new way to prevent brain nerve cells from deteriorating after injury, which also revealed a potential mechanistic link between TBI and AD. Their discovery also yielded a new blood biomarker of nerve cell degeneration after injury, which is significant because there… Read More »New way to monitor and prevent nerve cell deterioration after TBI
A novel method for studying how one crucial membrane protein functions may pave the way for a new kind of broad-spectrum antibiotic.
Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said the FDA’s decision to pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was done out of caution, while acknowledging it was “an awkward regulatory step…
Almost two-thirds of Americans support an optional form of identification to prove one’s vaccination status, and nearly half think such a program should be mandatory, according to a new survey.A Morning Consult poll released last week…
Federal health agencies made the decision to halt the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine after six women between the ages of 18 and 48 experienced blood clots within one to three weeks of vaccination.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday ended restrictions on mailing abortion pills during the pandemic, after the Trump administration moved to keep the decades-old requirement for in-person pickup of the drug amid the public health…
Health authorities in states across the country moved swiftly Tuesday to halt the use of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, following the advice of federal health agencies, which called for a pause while they review cases of rare…
The agency said it would stop enforcing a rule requiring women to get the first of two pills in person at a medical clinic or hospital.
Company has said it is postponing deployment in Europe following concerns about blood clots in US Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The European commission is seeking “urgent clarification” from Johnson & Johnson after the company’s “completely unexpected” announcement that it has… Read More »EU seeking ‘urgent clarification’ on Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine delay
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