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4/26/15 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Requests Nominations for Advisory Panel on Outreach, Education
WASHINGTON, April 26 The Department of Health& Human Services published the following notice in the Federal Register from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services:. Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Additional Request for Nominations for the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education.
4/26/15 - FDA Announces Availability of Electronic Common Technical Document Draft Implementation Guidance
WASHINGTON, April 26 The Department of Health& Human Services published the following notice in the Federal Register from the Food& Drug Administration:. M8 Electronic Common Technical Document v4.0 Draft Implementation Guide v2.0; Electronic Common Technical Document v4.0 Implementation Package Draft Specification for Submission Formats v2.0;...
4/26/15 - Federal government takes second look at uncompensated care funding [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
April 26 A dramatic battle in Florida over the future of its Medicaid program has left some experts worried about the fate of similar policies across the country, including a Missouri health plan for the poor. As the Florida Legislature debates whether to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, federal officials are reviewing w
4/26/15 - FNC to quiz Health Minister on infections in hospitals [Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)]
Abu Dhabi: Members of the Federal National Council are due to question Abdul Rahman Mohammad Al Owais, Minister of Health, on Tuesday about disinfection of hospitals to reduce health care-associated infections and provide patients with a clean and safe environment. The World Health Organisation estimates that at any time, more than 1.4 million peop
4/26/15 - Medicaid expansion approval necessary, Bradley says [The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester]
April 26 Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley says reauthorizing the Medicaid expansion program he helped craft as a bipartisan compromise last year is the right thing to do. Approximately 38,500 Granite Staters are now enrolled in the New Hampshire Health Protection Program, which allows low-income adults aged 19 to 65 to get health insurance thro
4/26/15 - Physical therapy, surgery produce same results for stenosis in older patients
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health& Science PITTSBURGH, Symptoms from lumbar spinal stenosis, an anatomical impairment common with aging, were relieved and function improved in as many patients utilizing physical therapy as those taking the surgical route, University of Pittsburgh researchers discovered in a two-year stud
4/26/15 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Len Boselovic's Heard Off the Street column [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
April 26 It's impossible to make a "compelling" case that hiring William Shakespeare to author corporate communications like the ones currently circulating among drug makers Mylan, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Perrigo would "enhance shareholder value." Consider this offering last month from Heinz spokesman Michael Mullen on the proposed mer
4/26/15 - Reports on Heart Disease Findings from Massachusetts General Hospital Provide New Insights (Temporal Trends for Secondary Prevention Measures Among...
For more information on this research see: Temporal Trends for Secondary Prevention Measures Among Patients Hospitalized with Coronary Artery Disease. American Journal of Medicine, 2015; 128 (4): 234-242. American Journal of Medicine can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Inc, 360 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10010-1710, USA. ( Elsevier- www.elsevie
4/26/15 - Some Florida hospitals would stay profitable despite $2 billion loss at stake in Obamacare fight [Naples Daily News, Fla.]
April 26 TALLAHASSEE As lawmakers continue to debate the possible loss of $2 billion in federal health care money and how it could impact the state, the latest financial reports show some hospitals would maintain healthy profits even without the federal help. This year, federal officials have said they will not provide the money unless Florida
4/26/15 - Standard nursing assessments improve ability to predict survival in cirrhosis patients
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health BOSTON- Patients hospitalized with advanced cirrhosis, a chronic and degenerative disease of the liver, are at increased risk of death. A new study from the Liver Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests that standard assessments that nurses already use to care for patient
4/26/15 - United States : Mylan Makes Offer to Acquire Perrigo [TendersInfo (India)]
Davis Polk is advising Goldman Sachs as lender and financial adviser to Mylan N.V. in connection with its proposal to acquire Perrigo Company plc for $60 in cash and 2.2 Mylan shares per Perrigo share. Perrigo is a leading global health care supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals,...
4/25/15 - EDITORIAL: Governor's threat to sue feds is misguided [Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Fla.]
April 25 FINDING SOLUTIONS Budget negotiations between the Florida House and Senate are stalled over philosophical differences with respect to the Affordable Care Act and expansion of Medicaid in Florida. The Legislature may have to convene a special session to sort out the mess. Full story available to subscribers only.
4/25/15 - Enanta Pharmaceuticals Announces Preliminary Data from AbbVie's Phase 3b RUBY-I Study in Chronic Hepatitis C Patients with Renal Impairment Presented at The International Liver Congress? 2015
Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a research and development-focused biotechnology company dedicated to creating small molecule drugs for viral infections and liver diseases, announced today new preliminary safety and efficacy data from the first cohort of AbbVie s ongoing, Phase 3 b RUBY-I study. The first ten patients, or 100 percent, who have rea
4/25/15 - Maquet Announces Peer-Reviewed Publication Confirming Intraaortic Balloon Pumps as the Clinically and Economically Cost-Effective First Line Choice...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Obesity, Fitness& Wellness Week Maquet Cardiovascular USA announced publication of a manuscript comparing the clinical and economic impact of percutaneous ventricular assist devices with intraaortic balloon pumps for high-risk patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. The paper, titled "...
4/25/15 - Mylan raises bid for fellow drugmaker; Perrigo says 'no' [The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
April 24 Mylan NV launched a hostile takeover bid for fellow generic drug maker Perrigo Co., telling the company's stockholders Friday it will pay them $31.2 billion if they tender their shares. The board of Ireland- based Perrigo, which makes over-the-counter medicines and nutritional products, urged its shareholders to take no action, arguing t
4/25/15 - Pomona Valley Hospital to be trauma center for eastern L.A. County [Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Calif.]
April 25 POMONA The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services has selected Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center to be a new trauma center for far eastern Los Angeles County, members of the Board of Supervisors announced Friday. "This is the vital first step in our effort to provide a designated trauma center to serve the residents of t
-According to a new study conducted by National Research Corporation, an organization that analyzes healthcare performance data in the United States and Canada, 90 percent of families surveyed rated the Georgia nursing home, where their loved one was receiving care, as either excellent or good in 2014. In addition, 89 percent of residents gave high
4/24/15 - Abbreviated New Drug Applications and 505(b)(2) Applications; Extension of Comment Period
In the proposed rule, FDA requested comments on its proposal to implement portions of Title XI of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, which amended provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that govern the approval of 505 applications and abbreviated new drug applications. FDA also requested comm
4/24/15 - Aethlon Medical Announces Ebola Humanitarian Use Device Submission to the FDA
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health& Medicine Week Aethlon Medical, Inc., a pioneer in developing targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious diseases and cancer, announced that it has submitted a Humanitarian Use Device submission to the United States Food and Drug Administration to support potential market clearance of the Aet
4/24/15 - AMH publicly opposes Rauner cuts [The Telegraph, Alton, Ill.]
A press release issued by the hospital Thursday said the significant contributions of Alton Memorial Hospital in providing high-quality, cost-efficient care, transforming Medicaid and the health care delivery system and strengthening the local economy, the board resolution warns of the dire consequences of drastic Medicaid cuts as proposed by...
4/24/15 - Assisi Animal Health Discusses FDA Approval of Cancer Treatments for Dogs
PINEHURST, N.C., April 24, 2015/ PRNewswire-iReach/ Assisi Animal Health is the developer of the Assisi Loop TM, an effective non-pharmaceutical and anti-inflammatory device. the Assisi Loop TM offers healing benefits without negative side effects. Assisi Animal Health keeps pet owners up to date on the latest veterinary news and information so t
4/24/15 - Australia : Abbott Government to deliver a healthier Medicare [TendersInfo (India)]
The Abbott Government will work hand-in-hand with health professionals and patients to deliver a healthier Medicare to ensure Australians continue receiving the high-quality and appropriate care they need as efficiently as possible. It s important to acknowledge the enthusiasm of health professionals and patients towards this opportunity to work...
4/24/15 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Receives Positive CHMP Opinion in the European Union for Opdivo (nivolumab) for the Treatment of Advanced Melanoma in Both First-Line and Previously Treated Patients
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion recommending that Opdivo, a PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, be granted approval for use in both first-line and previously treated patients with advanced melanoma. This is the first...
4/24/15 - Calculating Costs Of Patent Monopolies And Mismarketing In Pharmaceutical Industry [Eurasia Review]
A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research assesses the cost associated with one form of rent-seeking, the mismarketing of drugs. This can occur when a drug company seeks narrow Food and Drug Administration approval of a drug then promotes its use for other purposes. The authors of the report find that in the case of just five dr
4/24/15 - CareWell Urgent Care Selects athenahealth for Connectivity [Arab News (Saudi Arabia)]
Accredited by the Urgent Care Association of America, CareWell employs 49 health care providers in ten locations throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and serves more than 130,000 patients per year. "CareWell has partnered with athenahealth for the connectivity and network insight that only a cloud-based, service-backed model can provide," sa
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