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Health officials said it’s a critical step in curbing the spread of coronavirus.
Public health experts tracking the trajectory of more contagious virus variants have warned that lifting restrictions too soon could lead to another lethal wave of infections.
08/03/2021 OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Practical tips for a safe and healthy home-based telework Image by Vinzent Weinbeer from Pixabay The COVID-19 public health emergency prompted millions of European workers to work from home during the last year. Long periods of sedentary work, lack… Read More »OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Practical tips for a safe and healthy home-based telework
08/03/2021 International Women’s Day 2021 – Taking action for equality at the workplace © Vector by freepik Every 8th of March continues raising awareness about the pending barriers and challenges in achieving gender equality for all. On International Women’s Day, at EU-OSHA we highlight how women,… Read More »International Women’s Day 2021 – Taking action for equality at the workplace
Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, predicted on Sunday that high school students across the country will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the early fall of this year.“The tests are…
Zolgensma, which costs £1.79m for one-off treatment, will be available in England this year for the first time The world’s most expensive drug, which treats babies and young children with a rare and often fatal degenerative disorder, will be available this year for the first… Read More »NHS to use world’s most expensive drug to treat spinal muscular atrophy
Conventional wisdom holds that the U.S. has become more and more partisan and the views of both Democrats and Republicans have become less moderate over time. Is that the case with respect to views on health policy? A paper in JAMA last week by Blendon… Read More »Democrats vs. Republicans: Health Policy Battle Royale
Before the government initiated the second phase of vaccination on March 1, it had notified a list of 20 comorbidities for people in 45-59 years age group to be eligible for the vaccine. These include heart failure with hospital admission in the last one year,… Read More »Covid vaccination drive: Comorbidity list may be revised, if needed
Satsuma Pharmaceuticals executives say they now understand why their intranasal migraine treatment failed a pivotal test. But even with a new Phase 3 plan, the company is behind a competitor that could launch its intranasal migraine treatment later this year.
Acute and post-acute patient volumes started to normalize in the early part of 2021, with hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and home health providers all hovering around their 2019 baselines. The accelerated rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is largely responsible for the newfound stability, particularly in… Read More »Home Health Giants Double Down on Diversion, as Nursing Home Numbers Normalize
When it comes to interoperability, 74% of referral sources say they would send more referrals to post-acute care providers — including home-based care agencies — that offer greater electronic data access. In general, referral sources are more likely to switch to a home-based care provider… Read More »74% of Referral Sources Prefer Home-Based Care Providers That Meet Interoperability Standards
The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) was described as home health care’s “boogeyman” before it was implemented. One of the chief concerns, especially for therapists, was that therapy utilization would significantly decrease in 2020 — and beyond — because of what PDGM incentivizes. But preliminary data… Read More »Therapy’s Future Under Patient-Driven Groupings Model Unclear Due to COVID-19 Chaos
Public-health officials are enthusiastic about the new, single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, despite its having a somewhat lower efficacy at preventing symptomatic illness than other available options. Although clinical-trial data peg that rate at 72 percent in the United States, compared with 94… Read More »The Differences Between the Vaccines Matter
While 2020 incited widespread adoption of video-based consultations, the healthcare ecosystem is now presented with a new mandate of delivering virtual care at scale. Fortunately, there are some companies up to the task.
In a wide-ranging interview, UAB Health System CIO Joan Hicks shared some of the projects on her list for the year ahead, and how remote work has affected her team as well as IT hiring prospects in Alabama.
While addiction treatment has traditionally focused on the removal of substance use ‘symptoms’ by collecting urine samples and screening for substance use, the complexity of the biopsychosocial framework requires commensurate measurement tooling.
As the Biden Administration pushes to offer more over-the-counter Covid-19 tests, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first molecular Covid-19 test for over-the counter use. The test was developed by San Diego-based startup Cue Health.
German pharmaceutical giant Merck and a US partner reported promising results Saturday in trials of a drug administered orally to fight Covid-19, saying it helps reduce patients’ viral load.
Recent polling among Americans indicates an increased willingness to get the coronavirus vaccine amid growing confidence in the inoculations and the distribution of a third vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This week,…
Allergic Contact Dermatitis Caused by Cosmetics; Causes and Treatments Allergic contact dermatitis to cosmetics is common but easily treated. Key to future prevention is identification of the offending allergen. The Doctor Weighs In
The bill cleared by a party-line vote of 50-49 after a marathon overnight voting session and now heads back to the House for final passage, which could come early next week.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), the federal agency responsible for housing young migrants who enter the U.S., saw a record number of undocumented migrant children crossing the border in February.The office saw more than…
“A radical improvement in government facilities for the poor rather than only glitzy hospitals for the well-heeled along with the recent moves to lower prices of essential drugs and health equipment, are steps in the right direction,” a statement quoted the minister as saying at… Read More »Need to step up funding for health sector, bring equity in delivery of services: Harsh Vardhan
Vaccines and critical-care beds are in short supply. Yet President Jair Bolsonaro is railing against social distancing and calling an experimental treatment from Israel “miraculous.”
FDA alerts public about improper use of thermal imaging devices Thu, 03/04/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Sat, 03/06/2021 – 08:00 FDA warned Thursday that improper use of thermal imaging system intended to measure human body temperature may provide inaccurate temperature readings. The devices are also known… Read More »FDA alerts public about improper use of thermal imaging devices
Congress questions drug companies on opioid settlement tax deductions Thu, 03/04/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Sat, 03/06/2021 – 08:00 Congress wants to know more about plans by Johnson & Johnson, McKesson, Amerisource Bergen, and Cardinal Health to deduct some of the costs of a $26 billion… Read More »Congress questions drug companies on opioid settlement tax deductions
Walgreens launches HIV prevention initiative Thu, 03/04/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Sat, 03/06/2021 – 08:00 Walgreens has continued to support people living with HIV/AIDS throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Walgreens pharmacies are offering compassionate, confidential HIV care, including counseling on prevention options and how to qualify for… Read More »Walgreens launches HIV prevention initiative
Hannaford to offer COVID-19 vaccines at 35 Maine pharmacies Thu, 03/04/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Sat, 03/06/2021 – 08:00 Hannaford will begin offering the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at 35 pharmacies across Maine later this week. Hannaford will receive 3,500 doses of the vaccine… Read More »Hannaford to offer COVID-19 vaccines at 35 Maine pharmacies
Kroger continues to support disaster response to uplift communities affected by Texas winter storm Thu, 03/04/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Sat, 03/06/2021 – 08:00 Kroger is distributing $270,000 in Helping Hands emergency grants to more than 500 associates in Texas affected by severe winter storms. The… Read More »Kroger continues to support disaster response to uplift communities affected by Texas winter storm
Teachers in Indiana of any age can be vaccinated through federal pharmacy program Thu, 03/04/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Sat, 03/06/2021 – 08:00 Gov. Eric Holcomb of Indiana says teachers of all ages in the state will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines administered via the Federal… Read More »Teachers in Indiana of any age can be vaccinated through federal pharmacy program
Vaccine push fuels a new race, this time for syringes Thu, 03/04/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Sat, 03/06/2021 – 08:00 Experts say that due to the pandemic, the global demand for syringes is now between 8 billion and 10 billion for coronavirus vaccinations alone. In January,… Read More »Vaccine push fuels a new race, this time for syringes
Effect of blinatumomab vs. chemotherapy on event-free survival among children with high-risk first-relapse B-ALL
Effect of blinatumomab vs. chemotherapy on event-free survival among children with high-risk first-relapse B-ALL Thu, 03/04/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Sat, 03/06/2021 – 08:00 Researchers evaluated whether children with high-risk first-relapse B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) benefit from blinatumomab as consolidation treatment prior to allogeneic hematopoietic… Read More »Effect of blinatumomab vs. chemotherapy on event-free survival among children with high-risk first-relapse B-ALL
Tired of reading glasses? Eye drop submitted for FDA approval may help you read without them Thu, 03/04/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Sat, 03/06/2021 – 08:00 AbbVie’s Allergan Eye Care division submitted an investigational eye drug for FDA approval that could potentially help more than 128… Read More »Tired of reading glasses? Eye drop submitted for FDA approval may help you read without them
Nivolumab plus cabozantinib vs. sunitinib for advanced renal-cell carcinoma Thu, 03/04/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Sat, 03/06/2021 – 08:00 The CheckMate 9ER study compared outcomes in patients with advanced renal-cell carcinoma after first-line treatment with either sunitinib or nivolumab plus cabozantinib. Researchers assembled a study population… Read More »Nivolumab plus cabozantinib vs. sunitinib for advanced renal-cell carcinoma
One and done: Why people are eager for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine Thu, 03/04/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Sat, 03/06/2021 – 08:00 Many Americans have expressed a preference for Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, even though its 72% efficacy rate lags that of the Pfizer and… Read More »One and done: Why people are eager for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine
FDA is vigilant in protecting consumers against COVID-19 vaccine scams Thu, 03/04/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Sat, 03/06/2021 – 08:00 During National Consumer Protection Week, FDA wants to alert people to fraud and misleading claims related to COVID-19. Judy McMeekin, PharmD, FDA’s associate commissioner for regulatory… Read More »FDA is vigilant in protecting consumers against COVID-19 vaccine scams
KHN correspondent Rachana Pradhan discussed vaccine production and supply chains on KERA’s “Think” with host Krys Boyd, C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” and PBS’ “NewsHour Weekend.” She also joined Newsy to discuss how federal rules restrict patients and their doctors from knowing whether someone has been infected… Read More »Journalists Dissect Covid Vaccines and Variants
The companies in line for the biggest gains – and the shareholders who have already made fortunes Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The arrival of Covid-19 vaccines promises a return to more normal life – and has created a global market… Read More »From Pfizer to Moderna: who’s making billions from Covid vaccines?
Read the Prime Minister’s update following the National Cabinet meeting on 5 March 2021.
Senate Democrats voted early Saturday morning to provide a $300 weekly federal unemployment payment into early September—effectively undoing a GOP effort to end those payments in mid-July. Senators voted 50-49 to add the amendment from…
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Major stakeholder groups share President Joe Biden’s goal of increasing insurance coverage, but how to get there is a different story.
Hospitals are deploying tools to analyze data around staffing and scheduling to cut down wasted time in the operating room.
Roughly 1 in 4 Americans have human papillomavirus—HPV. While the infections often go away on their own, those that don’t are a leading cause of cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Restoring faith in the Food and Drug Administration will take more than simply changing who sits in the Oval Office.
The judge said he didn’t think it was appropriate to conduct the trial under the circumstances. He told Green he’d rather set a new date for trial “when you’re not actively involved or participating and attending to the needs of a patient.”
This is a critical time for providers and payers to reflect on the past year’s experiences and collaborate with policymakers to develop plans and identify proven strategies so we’re ready for the next public health emergency.
Local artists across Orange County in Southern California took to the streets—literally— to spread the message of hope and love.
Insurers are seizing on growth opportunities in Medicaid managed care and Medicare Advantage to boost their bottom lines.
The safety net hospital entered a nonbinding agreement to be acquired by Insight, which operates a small hospital and biotechnology venture outside of Detroit, after filing for bankruptcy last month.
This brief details the federal programs that are affected by the Hyde Amendment and laws and regulations that have a similar goal, provides estimates on the share of women insured by Medicaid affected by the law, reviews the impact of the law on their access… Read More »The Hyde Amendment and Coverage for Abortion Services
Perchance to Dream: Suicidal Teen Shapes a Doctor’s Perceptions of Despair Recollections of caring for a suicidal teen with a devastating self-inflicted gunshot wound leads a physician to reflect on his own life. The Doctor Weighs In
Overnight Health Care: CDC study links masks to fewer COVID-19 deaths | Relief debate stalls in Senate | Biden faces criticism over push to vaccinate teachers
Welcome to Friday’s Overnight Health Care. Vaccinations aren’t just ramping up among humans. Nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo also got animal coronavirus vaccines. Follow us on Twitter at @PeterSullivan4 and @NateWeixel. A new CDC…
What You Should Know: – bene : studio, a San Francisco, CA-based global digital product consultancy, announced its non-equity, online HealthTech Product Accelerator, starting on April 1st. The accelerator will focus exclusively on the enhancement of the participating companies’ design and technology. – This accelerator… Read More »bene : studio Launches HealthTech Product Accelerator Starting April 1st
Oscar Health’s share price on the New York Stock Exchange hovered around $31 Friday afternoon before market close, a decline of about 20% from the $39 pricing the company set for its initial public offering Tuesday evening.
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use 2 Own The Knight Silver 4000, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites and possibly in some retail stores.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota sued now-incarcerated Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli, alleging the company intentionally monopolized the market and illegally jacked up the price of a “gold-standard” drug.
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Rhino SE7EN2, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites and possibly in some retail stores.
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Stiff Rox, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites and possibly in some retail stores.
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Titanium 18K, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites and possibly in some retail stores.
Earlier today, 31 PhRMA board members signed a letter to President Joe Biden applauding the Administration’s accelerating COVID-19 vaccine rollout, but also warning against efforts to undermine American intellectual property and innovation-dependent manufacturing jobs.
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Alpha Male Plus (also referred to as Alpha Male+), a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including https://alphamaleplus.us, and possibly in some retail stores.
This story also ran on San Diego Union Tribune. It can be republished for free. California rolled out a statewide covid vaccination website this week aiming to streamline the appointment process after months of criticism, but the site is riddled with its own snags, preventing… Read More »California’s Vaccine Appointment Website Has Glitches. No Surprise?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: March 5, 2021
Alignment Healthcare, an Orange, Calif.-based startup that offers Medicare Advantage plans, is preparing to go public. It estimates the Medicare Advantage market will be worth $500 billion by 2025.
Update to asthma guidelines covers ICS, LAMAs, indoor allergy mitigation, more Fri, 03/05/2021 – 15:38 caldridgeyoung… Fri, 03/05/2021 – 15:29 One of the biggest changes is NAEPP’s recommendation for patients ages 12 years and older with mild persistent asthma to use low-dose ICS daily or… Read More »Update to asthma guidelines covers ICS, LAMAs, indoor allergy mitigation, more
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday signaled that it intends to address toxic elements in baby foods after a congressional report found that heavy metals were present in some baby foods. The agency said in a statement that it will “soon…
A group of healthcare stakeholders — Amazon Care, Intermountain Healthcare and Ascension, to name a few — has created an alliance to advocate for home-based care services through policy changes.
What You Should Know: – Small community hospitals (1–200 beds) leaders cite MEDITECH Expanse Acute Care EMR as a leader in delivering the most consistent customer experience, according to a new KLAS report. The KLAS report reveals that while Epic and Cerner EMRs leads in… Read More »MEDITECH Expanse Leads Customer Satisfaction for Small Community Hospitals, KLAS Report Finds
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Before the pandemic, a majority of U.S. healthcare industry leaders—including nearly half of the nation’s hospital boards—said their organization did not have a formal succession plan in place. Modern Healthcare’s “Next Up” podcast is produced by CareContent, Inc. and hosted by CareContent’s CEO, Kadesha Thomas… Read More »Next Up Podcast: What’s going to happen tomorrow? Succession planning during emergencies
How might pharma buddy up with Alexa? Bayer Consumer’s first interactive voice ad is food for thought
How might pharma buddy up with Alexa? Bayer Consumer’s first interactive voice ad is food for thought bbulik Fri, 03/05/2021 – 14:42
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s staff said a change to benchmarks would lower Medicare spending without limiting beneficiaries’ access to plans. But beneficiaries would likely get fewer additional benefits.
Several California counties and Washington state dropped One Medical as a partner in distributing vaccines after reports that it let people who weren’t eligible for the vaccine jump the line. A House panel is also launching an investigation into the company’s practices.
What You Should Know: – Portland, Oregon-based Reperio Health announced it has raised $6M in seed funding co-led by Caduceus Capital Partners in Nashville, Tenn., and Rogue Venture Partnersin Portland, Ore., with additional investment from Liquid 2 Ventures and G Ventures, both out of the… Read More »Reperio Health Raises $6M to Expand At-Home Wellness Kits to Employer Market
The pandemic has led pharma marketers to embrace digital marketing communications and the benefits of investing in telehealth platforms to engage physicians are numerous and provide a tremendous opportunity.
BioIntelliSense Partners with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for Continuous Monitoring in Clinical Trials
What You Should Know: –BioIntelliSense announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to incorporate the BioSticker™ platform in clinical trials of hematological cancer patients. – The LLS clinical trials will include use of the BioSticker medical device… Read More »BioIntelliSense Partners with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for Continuous Monitoring in Clinical Trials
Jon Gingrich, CEO, Echosens North America Leveraging technological advances to facilitate new ways of engaging patients and integrating non-invasive technology into a liver disease program not only serves to improve individual outcomes and reduce costs but also strengthens the financial performance of health systems and… Read More »Innovative, Non-Invasive Technologies Advanced Earlier Detection & Monitoring of Liver Disease
Antibody therapies from Brii Biosciences and Vir Biotechnology failed to show sufficient efficacy to advance to the next stage of an NIH-sponsored Covid-19 clinical trial. Apellis Pharmaceuticals and Durect also stopped work on experimental Covid treatments.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (D) is defending his decision to reject a shipment of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, saying in a press conference Thursday that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are better and he wants Detroit residents to “get the best…
The senior adviser for the White House’s COVID-19 response team encouraged Americans to keep wearing masks as a preventative measure on Friday, as some states lift their mandates amid declining case numbers.“The [Centers for Disease Control and…
In recent years, therapeutic antibodies have transformed the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases. Now, researchers have developed a new, efficient method based on the genetic scissors CRISPR-Cas9, that facilitates antibody development.
Antibiotic-resistant strains of staph bacteria may be spreading between pigs raised in factory farms
DNA sequencing of bacteria found in pigs and humans in rural eastern North Carolina, an area with concentrated industrial-scale pig-farming, suggests that multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains are spreading between pigs, farmworkers, their families and community residents, and represents an emerging public health threat, according to… Read More »Antibiotic-resistant strains of staph bacteria may be spreading between pigs raised in factory farms
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that mask mandates were linked to a decline in COVID-19 cases and deaths. The study also found that allowing restaurant dining was linked to increases in cases and deaths.&…
U.S. focus on Pfizer production could delay manufacturing of other COVID-19 vaccines, Serum Institute CEO warns
U.S. focus on Pfizer production could delay manufacturing of other COVID-19 vaccines, Serum Institute CEO warns fkansteiner Fri, 03/05/2021 – 11:15
For the first 34 years of my life, I always ate three meals a day. I never thought much about it—the routine was satisfying, it fit easily into my life, and eating three meals a day is just what Americans generally do. By the end… Read More »How the Pandemic Changed the American Meal
These indications of flexibility have largely failed to speed development and commercialization of rapid antigen tests, however, as test vendors, wary of falling short of agency requirements, have instead stuck to the more stringent specifications presented in the FDA’s test templates.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, some consumers seem to be increasingly interested in turning to ivermectin, a drug often used to treat animals, to treat COVID-19. FDA has not approved or authorized ivermectin for this use. Using ivermectin to attempt to treat COVID-19 can b dangerous… Read More »Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19
Abbott said it has received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for a test that can detect and differentiate the coronavirus, influenza A, influenza B and respiratory syncytial virus.
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Preliminary numbers from the federal government show healthcare added 19,900 jobs in February. While a modest number, it’s an improvement from the 84,700 jobs lost in January.
Canadian health officials on Friday announced the approval of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine.At a media briefing in Ottawa, government officials said they have ordered 10 million doses, with the option to purchase 28 million more…
“We are seeing a fair amount of primary care doctors leave hospital-based employment and come to organizations like us,” said Tim Barry, CEO of the Chicago-based primary care clinic company.
Proceeds of the fraud were used to fund private jet flights, courtside tickets to the NBA Finals, and the purchase of luxury automobiles, jewelry and real estate, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Proceeds of the fraud were used to fund private jet flights, courtside tickets to the NBA Finals, and purchase of luxury automobiles, jewelry and real estate, the DOJ release said.
The UK’s Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) and Medical Journalists’ Association have launched a new best practice guide on approaching health journalists with a media story. Based on research by the Medical Journalists’ Association and feedback from their members, the guide aims to help all those… Read More »Guide provides best practice tips on approaching health journalists
Conversations with 10 Kaiser enrollees in five states — Colorado, Washington, Virginia, Maryland and California — revealed a common frustration: difficulty snagging an appointment.
Roche’s arthritis drug Actemra scores FDA nod in rare autoimmune disease after partial clinical win aliu Fri, 03/05/2021 – 10:30
The Haven experience revealed that even three of the largest and most successful companies could not change healthcare alone. For that, we need more employers working together and aligned with a common vision.
St. Vincent will remain open when some 800 nurses start their open-ended strike, and made a $1.7 million payment to hire replacement nurses, with a final $3.7 million payment due Friday, after talks broke down this week.
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Key takeaways: PhRMA comments to USPTO on how to make the innovation ecosystem more diverse and inclusive
Last week, PhRMA submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in response to a request for comments on the National Strategy for Expanding American Innovation. PhRMA’s comments focus on the types of initiatives and efforts that could be included in a… Read More »Key takeaways: PhRMA comments to USPTO on how to make the innovation ecosystem more diverse and inclusive
The data indicates that the vaccine will not need to be modified in order to protect against the variant, which is believed to have originated in the Amazonian city of Manaus, said the source, who requested anonymity as the results have not yet been made… Read More »Oxford study indicates AstraZeneca effective against Brazil variant, source says
By ANISH KOKA “The patient in room 1 should be a quick one, its an addon, they just need a prescription for ivermectin” I’m a bit puzzled by this sentence from my assistant doing his best to help me through a very busy day in… Read More »Correlative Adventures with COVID
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Novartis exec says Kymriah’s ready to square off with Bristol Myers’ new CAR-T rival Breyanzi esagonowsky Fri, 03/05/2021 – 09:41
Pfizer’s McPherson plant, filling COVID-19 vaccine, dinged for repeat offenses last January: report fkansteiner Fri, 03/05/2021 – 09:35
The BMA has suspended voting in part of its GP committee election as it investigates claims that a candidate may have broken election rules.
Lilly has its Ozempic-beating data from a head-to-head diabetes trial. Should Novo Nordisk be worried?
Lilly has its Ozempic-beating data from a head-to-head diabetes trial. Should Novo Nordisk be worried? aliu Fri, 03/05/2021 – 09:11
Back to news 05/03/2021 Hairdressing social partners bring better OSH protection to workers across Europe Representatives of European social partners in the hairdressing sector and EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces official campaign partners UNI Europa and Coiffure EU, continue their commitment to promoting sustainable working conditions in… Read More »Hairdressing social partners bring better OSH protection to workers across Europe
Eli Lilly and Incyte Report Results of Olumiant (baricitinib) in P-III BRAVE-AA2 Study for Severe Alopecia Areata Published: Mar 5, 2021 | Tags: Eli Lilly and Incyte, Report, Results, Olumiant (baricitinib), P-III, BRAVE-AA2, Study, Severe, Alopecia Areata Takeda Reports NDA Submission to Import and Distribute… Read More »PharmaShots Weekly Snapshots (Mar 01 – 05, 2021)
SII, the world’s biggest vaccine maker, has licensed the AstraZeneca/Oxford University product and will soon start bulk-manufacturing the Novavax shot.
Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, on Thursday, told U.S. military members that those of them who decide not to get the coronavirus vaccine are inadvertently “part of the problem” of prolonging the pandemic.While speaking in…
Researchers have discovered a new way to ‘put the brakes’ on excessive inflammation by regulating a type of white blood cell that is critical for our immune system.
This week, read new developments at Carrum Health, Seven Bridges, CARISMA Therapeutics, and more.
Eli Lilly and Incyte Report Results of Olumiant (baricitinib) in P-III BRAVE-AA2 Study for Severe Alopecia Areata
Shots: The P-III BRAVE-AA2 study involves assessing Baricitinib (2mg & 4mg, qd) vs PBO in 546 adults with a SALT score ≥ 50 (i.e., who had ≥50% scalp hair loss) and a current episode of severe AA lasting at least 6mos. but no >8yrs. The… Read More »Eli Lilly and Incyte Report Results of Olumiant (baricitinib) in P-III BRAVE-AA2 Study for Severe Alopecia Areata
In the latest episode of our Health Innovators series, Paul Tunnah speaks to Billy Boyle, co-founder and CEO of Owlstone Medical, one of the UK’s most promising diagnostic startups. The Cambridge, UK-based company is on a mission to save 100,000 lives and $1.5bn in healthcare… Read More »Health Innovators: Owlstone Medical’s Billy Boyle on breath biopsy technology
Virginia pharmacies will now book COVID-19 vaccine appointments via statewide system Wed, 03/03/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Fri, 03/05/2021 – 07:30 Pharmacies in Virginia will now be aligning with the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, which prioritizes older adults. Danny Avula, MD, Virginia’s state vaccine coordinator, notes… Read More »Virginia pharmacies will now book COVID-19 vaccine appointments via statewide system
DEA releases 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment Wed, 03/03/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Fri, 03/05/2021 – 07:30 DEA released on Tuesday the 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment. The annual publication details the threats posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the… Read More »DEA releases 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment
More than 200,000 Americans sign up for ACA health plans during special enrollment period Wed, 03/03/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Fri, 03/05/2021 – 07:30 Data released Wednesday by federal health officials revealed that a total of 206,236 Americans signed up for Affordable Care Act health plans… Read More »More than 200,000 Americans sign up for ACA health plans during special enrollment period
Rural Americans in pharmacy deserts hurting for COVID vaccines Wed, 03/03/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Fri, 03/05/2021 – 07:30 A federal initiative is using pharmacies to reach more Americans for COVID-19 vaccination, but people living in so-called pharmacy deserts are in danger of falling through the… Read More »Rural Americans in pharmacy deserts hurting for COVID vaccines
Effect of postreinduction therapy consolidation with blinatumomab vs. chemotherapy in children, adolescents, and young adults with first relapse of B-cell ALL
Effect of postreinduction therapy consolidation with blinatumomab vs. chemotherapy in children, adolescents, and young adults with first relapse of B-cell ALL Wed, 03/03/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Fri, 03/05/2021 – 07:30 Researchers explored whether postreinduction treatment with blinatumomab, rather than with chemotherapy, might generate more favorable… Read More »Effect of postreinduction therapy consolidation with blinatumomab vs. chemotherapy in children, adolescents, and young adults with first relapse of B-cell ALL
Semaglutide 2-4 mg once a week in adults with overweight or obesity, and type 2 diabetes Wed, 03/03/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Fri, 03/05/2021 – 07:30 In current practice, 1 mg of semaglutide is appropriate to treat diabetes; but researchers wondered if 2.4 mg might better… Read More »Semaglutide 2-4 mg once a week in adults with overweight or obesity, and type 2 diabetes
Biden convenes bipartisan meeting on cancer research Wed, 03/03/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Fri, 03/05/2021 – 07:30 President Biden on Wednesday held a bipartisan meeting of lawmakers to talk about investments in cancer research and treatment. “We can make significant strides in fighting cancer and Alzheimer’s… Read More »Biden convenes bipartisan meeting on cancer research
Virus variant in Brazil infected many who had already recovered from COVID-19 Wed, 03/03/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Fri, 03/05/2021 – 07:30 A coronavirus variant named P.1 first identified in Brazil has the ability to infect some people who gained immunity from prior infections of COVID-19,… Read More »Virus variant in Brazil infected many who had already recovered from COVID-19
Biden calls on states to prioritize vaccinations for teachers Wed, 03/03/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Fri, 03/05/2021 – 07:30 President Biden said Tuesday that states should prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers to enable children to return to schools quickly and safely. To this end, he said… Read More »Biden calls on states to prioritize vaccinations for teachers
Retailers put brakes on Texas and Mississippi move to scrap mask mandates Wed, 03/03/2021 – 19:00 cbaker_admin Fri, 03/05/2021 – 07:30 Texas and Mississippi are getting pushback from major retailers as the governors move ahead with plans to reopen businesses at 100% capacity and drop… Read More »Retailers put brakes on Texas and Mississippi move to scrap mask mandates
CDER Scientific Review Documents Supporting Emergency Use Authorizations for Drug and Biological Therapeutic Products | COVID-19
CDER Scientific Reviews Supporting EUA for Therapeutic Products
In a randomised trial of 476 patients with mild COVID-19, a five-day course of ivermectin did not significantly improve the time to resolution of symptoms and therefore the investigators concluded that the trial does not support the use of ivermectin for treatment of mild COVID-19.… Read More »Ivermectin not beneficial to symptom resolution in mild COVID-19 patients
Researchers at Tohoku University have developed a biobattery-powered device capable of both delivering large molecule pharmaceuticals across the skin barrier and extracting interstitial fluid for diagnostic purposes. According to its developers, the organic drug delivery patch, which they are now working to make biodegradable could… Read More »Novel biobattery-powered microneedle patch enables delivery of large molecule drugs
Food insecurity and health care spending. Access in a new world. Credibility Revolutionistas. Do individuals with limited English proficiency use telehealth? Desk clearing and drug safety. UCI: Re-open California schools
Roche’s Genentech joins push to encourage pandemic-time cancer screenings with American Cancer Society-partnered campaign
Roche’s Genentech joins push to encourage pandemic-time cancer screenings with American Cancer Society-partnered campaign sharon.coey Fri, 03/05/2021 – 07:01
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Health Canada have collaboratively published the full clinical data reviewed as part of their authorisations for the COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna. The aim is to increase trust in the vaccine by ensuring the public has as much information as possible to… Read More »EMA and Health Canada to make COVID-19 vaccine data open access
Reviv Global and partner V-Health Passport are backing their technology to allow the hospitality industry to reopen safely in resorts such as Las Vegas. V-Health Passport makes use of the Code technology from VST Enterprises and was launched with the backing of Zara and Mike… Read More »Reviv Global and V-Health hope digital passport will reopen Vegas
Amgen is to buy US biotech Five Prime Therapeutics for around $1.9 billion, adding a potential gastric cancer drug to its pipeline. The big pharma swooped in after the California biotech reported promising phase 2 trial results from bemarituzumab in November. The phase 2 FIGHT trial testing… Read More »Amgen in $1.9bn swoop for Five Prime and its gastric cancer drug
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has closed enrolment of two sub-studies in the ACTIV-3 trial evaluating monoclonal antibody therapies in adult patients hospitalised with COVID-19. The studies evaluating GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology’s VIR-7831 and Brii Biosciences’ combination of BRII-196 and BRII-198 were both… Read More »US closes enrolment in two COVID-19 antibody studies due to futility
Shots: Takeda has submitted an NDA to MHLW to import and distribute Moderna’s (mRNA-1273/ TAK-919) in Japan Takeda is conducting a P- I/II study assessing the safety and immunogenicity of two vaccinations of TAK-919 (100μg, given 28 days apart) in 200 participants aged ≥20yrs. followed… Read More »Takeda Reports NDA Submission to Import and Distribute Moderna’s mRNA-1273 in Japan
GP leaders have recognised the extraordinary contribution of thousands of overseas-qualified family doctors, who have played an integral role in the UK response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Biden administration is defending the president’s decision to prioritize vaccinations for teachers and school staff.Critics charge it will deepen inequalities around vaccine access and allege President Biden is bowing to pressure from teachers…
Roche’s Actemra/RoActemra (tocilizumab) Receives the US FDA’s Approval as the First Biologic for Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease
Shots: The approval is based on P-III focuSSced trial assessing Actemra (SC, 162mg) vs PBO in a ratio (1:1) in 212 adults with SSc. The data from P-I/II fascinate study also supported the approval The P-III study did not meet its 1EPs i.e. change from… Read More »Roche’s Actemra/RoActemra (tocilizumab) Receives the US FDA’s Approval as the First Biologic for Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease
Italian government said the 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine must be kept in EU Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Australia has asked for a review of Italy’s decision to block the export of 250,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to its… Read More »Australia requests review of Italy’s block of vaccine export
The European Commission has formally opened an antitrust investigation into Teva, which will assess whether the pharma company illegally delayed launches and use of generic versions of its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone. Copaxone (glatiramer) was once a mainstay of Teva’s portfolio with blockbuster sales… Read More »Teva faces EU antitrust probe over MS drug Copaxone
This story also ran on KCUR. It can be republished for free. Tim Dupin thought — or at least hoped — that Missouri firefighters, paramedics and other emergency medical services personnel would be among the first to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. After months of… Read More »Firefighters — ‘Health Care Providers on a Truck’ — Signal Pandemic Burnout
This story also ran on U.S. News & World Report. It can be republished for free. Brandon Dell’Orto listened to the comments and complaints as the school board meeting dragged on hour after hour. Many parents were angry. Their kids were sad, bored, borderline depressed,… Read More »One School District’s Struggle Over Public Health, Parents and Politics
The acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic not only brought delays, restrictions, and reconfigurations to pharmaceutical research & development in 2020, but also a more flexible response to some long-standing issues with the clinical trials process. Lockdown rules and safety protocols certainly made it harder… Read More »The post-COVID face of pharma research and development
Sanofi is also planning an EU regulatory submission for Dupixent in the same indication
Tirzepatide demonstrated superior A1C and body weight reduction in type 2 diabetes
University of Strathclyde spin-out is developing liquid biopsies for early cancer detection
UK’s regulatory authority will fast-track jabs modified to new variants
They say, if you see a factory in a dream, it only means that in reality, you have great ambitions and a desire to achieve something great. That’s probably the dream of many pharma managers as the race for state-of-the-art solutions to run digital transformation… Read More »Digital Content Factory: Manufacture Content and Get Opportunities
Fierce Pharma Asia—AstraZeneca-Junshi PD-1 deal; Takeda’s $1.2B diabetes selloff, Ovid epilepsy collab pullout
Fierce Pharma Asia—AstraZeneca-Junshi PD-1 deal; Takeda’s $1.2B diabetes selloff, Ovid epilepsy collab pullout aliu Fri, 03/05/2021 – 04:05
05/03/2021 European Commission launches the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan On 04 March, the European Commission has presented the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan, outlining concrete actions to further implement the principles of the Pillar , including workers’ right to a… Read More »European Commission launches the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan
Shots: Resolution to receive $550M in cash at closing and ~$145M following the achievement of certain milestones. The transaction is expected to close in Apr’2021 The acquisition will expand Agilent’s capabilities in NGS-based cancer diagnostics and strengthen its position in precision oncology testing globally The… Read More »Agilent to Acquire Resolution Bioscience for $695M
Shots: The P-III SURPASS-2 trial involves assessing Tirzepatide (5/10/15mg) vs Semaglutide (1mg) in 1,879 patients in a ratio (1:1:1:1) with T2D inadequately controlled with ≥1500 mg/day metformin alone for 40wks. Results: A1C reduction: (-2.09% /-2.37%/-2.46% vs- 1.86%); Weight reduction: (-7.8/-10.3/-12.4kg vs -6.2 kg); patients achieving… Read More »Lilly Reports Results of Tirzepatide in P-lll SURPASS-2 Trial for Type-2 Diabetes
Shots: Amgen to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Five Prime for $38.00 /share in cash, representing an equity value of ~ $1.9B. The transaction is expected to close in Q2’21 The acquisition will add Five Prime’s innovative pipeline to Amgen thus expanding its… Read More »Amgen to Acquire Five Prime for ~$1.9B
The company has received tentative approval from US Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) Apremilast tablets in the strengths of 10 mg, 20 mg, and 30 mg, Shilpa Medicare said in a regulatory filing.
Rohit Sharma has “officially signed on to represent Glenmark’s Candid Powder, a legacy brand of the company’s consumer care division”, the company said in a statement.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) said ensuring transparency is one of the main reasons for his state’s success in vaccine distribution, citing regular communication with constituents.Speaking at The Hill’s “COVID-19 Vaccine: Trust and…
The United States is administering an average of 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines per day, according to an analysis from The New York Times. The average is up from one month ago, when the daily average was about 1.3 million doses, according to…
Wells Fargo is offering employees up to eight hours paid time off to get the coronavirus vaccine, according to an internal memo viewed by Bloomberg.The bank will also offer its employees at its 25 biggest locations free coronavirus testing…
05/03/2021 Napo is back to fight musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace Source: napofilm.net Since 2007, when Napo introduced his Lighten the Load film to raise awareness about work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), the still high prevalence of this serious health problem in Europe, has inspired Napo… Read More »Napo is back to fight musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace
Members of America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association are launching an initiative to help seniors in underserved communities get access to the Covid-19 vaccine. They aim to get 2 million Americans, older than 65, vaccinated.
[Federal Register Volume 86, (Friday, March 5, 2021 )] [Notice] [Pages 12984-12985] MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 86, (Friday, March 5, 2021 )] [Notice] [Pages 12977-12978] IAPMO Ventures, LLC dba IAPMO EGS: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 86, (Friday, March 5, 2021 )] [Notice] [Pages 12978-12979] FM Approvals LLC: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 86, (Friday, March 5, 2021 )] [Notice] [Pages 12976-12977] CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 86, (Friday, March 5, 2021 )] [Notice] [Pages 12986-12987] Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
InnovAge (Nasdaq: INNV), a Program of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly (PACE) provider, officially went public Thursday. Denver-based InnovAge offers one of the largest PACE programs in the U.S. The company has about 1,900 employees and serves 6,600 seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, California, Pennsylvania and… Read More »‘We’re a Strong Alternative to Nursing Homes’: PACE Giant InnovAge Executes $350M IPO
COVID-19 cases dropped about 5 percent this week, while testing rose 12 percent as backlogs in reported tests—always a little slower to recover than reported cases—rolled in following disruptive mid-February storms. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 dropped almost 16 percent week over week,… Read More »The Pandemic’s Future Hangs in Suspense
Overnight Health Care: Experts warn US risks delaying ‘normal’ summer | Alabama GOP governor extends mask mandate | Senate votes to take up relief bill
Welcome to Thursday’s Overnight Health Care, where unlike the Senate clerks we will not be reading aloud all 628 pages of the COVID-19 relief bill. Follow us on Twitter at @PeterSullivan4 and @NateWeixel.The country maybe will be getting back…
Several states have made progress vaccinating residents who are 65 and older against the COVID-19 virus, but reaching homebound seniors remains a challenge. That challenge is partly because many home health and home care agencies — the traditional eyes and ears of the home —… Read More »Telehealth Unicorn Ro Working to Vaccinate Homebound Seniors
The acquisition brings Amgen a novel Phase 3-ready drug for gastric cancers. For Five Prime Therapeutics, the deal is a lifeline following a series of clinical and financial setbacks that left much of the biotech’s fortunes resting on its lead antibody drug.
Several commissioners argued that the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s draft recommendation wouldn’t go far enough but said it would be a step in the right direction.
Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine is allowing states to rethink distribution, even as health officials and experts worry some will view it as inferior.
During the first six months of 2020, physicians reported $9.4 billion less in Medicare claims than expected at the start of the year, with spending down 19% as seniors deferred care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In February 2020, the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in California became the first Department of Veterans Affairs hospital, and one of the first hospitals in the world, to establish 5G connectivity. The VA, along with agencies such as the Department of Defense, is… Read More »VA, Air Force Test Out 5G in Hospital Settings
A new startup has entered the highly competitive insurtech market — with $50 million in new funds. Circulo, co-founded by Olive CEO Sean Lane, is a Medicaid managed care company that plans to build a platform to improve care delivery and member experience.
The historic wave of consolidation that home health M&A experts predicted ahead of the Patient-Driven Grouping Model (PDGM) hasn’t fully panned out, largely due to the COVID-19 emergency and the billions in federal relief dollars that have come with it. There was some degree of… Read More »Home Health M&A Experts Seeing Fewer ‘Fire Sales’ Tied to PDGM, COVID-19
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed back on allegations that wealthy Floridians are getting earlier access to coronavirus vaccines, saying a local hospital—not the state—was behind the vaccinations of more than 1,200 Key Largo residents.
Patients charged a “COVID fee” from a recent visit should contact their insurer and request a reimbursement, according to a statement from the state’s attorney general, who is the nominee for HHS secretary.
New Mexico’s top insurance regulator is putting medical providers on notice that people cannot be charged for coronavirus testing after reports that residents have been required to pay for rapid-result tests.
California’s Sutter Health lost $321 million on operations in 2020 due to higher expenses and a decline in patient care due to the COVID-19 pandemic.