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Patterson completes sale of medical business to Madison Dearborn Partners

Patterson completes sale of medical business to Madison Dearborn Partners

Patterson Medical, formerly the medical business of Patterson Companies, Inc., is now an independent company with today's completion of the previously announced acquisition of Patterson Medical by Madison Dearborn Partners. [More]
Global 'Call to Action Summit 2015' adopts DELHI DECLARATION to end preventable maternal and child deaths

Global 'Call to Action Summit 2015' adopts DELHI DECLARATION to end preventable maternal and child deaths

The two-day global 'Call to Action Summit 2015' concluded today with Health Ministers and heads of country delegations from 22 countries adopting the DELHI DECLARATION on 'ending preventable maternal and child deaths'. The declaration was developed as an outcome of the high-level ministerial conclave held yesterday during the summit. [More]

Practices for expediting corporate market research approval process for faster insights

Delays in the launch and execution of critical market research projects can slow down the decision-making process, resulting in missed opportunities and increased costs. It is, therefore, absolutely critical for biopharmaceutical companies to develop a tactical approach to expedite the market research approval process for quicker and more meaningful insights. [More]
Colorado PERA now offers new hip and knee replacement benefit option for retirees in pre-Medicare program

Colorado PERA now offers new hip and knee replacement benefit option for retirees in pre-Medicare program

Taking a critical step in eliminating confusion around health care costs, as well as addressing a significant need among today's retired workers, Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association announced it will now offer its retirees in the pre-Medicare program a new hip and knee replacement benefit option called PERACare Select. [More]

Vee Technologies named among top 500 fastest growing companies in U.S.

New York based global services Vee Technologies, made it to the top 500 fastest growing companies in U.S., as per the 34th Annual List of Inc 500. The company has a staggering 944% growth over a 3-year period. [More]
Danica Patrick to continue as spokesperson for Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare's 'Healthy Driven' initiative

Danica Patrick to continue as spokesperson for Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare's 'Healthy Driven' initiative

Race car driver Danica Patrick has extended her partnership with Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare and will continue to serve through early 2016 as the spokesperson for the system's "Healthy Driven" initiative, which is designed to help people move their health forward. [More]
Perrigo: Shareholders may reject Mylan' offer

Perrigo: Shareholders may reject Mylan' offer

Perrigo Company plc today commented on the Mylan N.V. shareholder vote regarding its planned unsolicited offer to acquire Perrigo. [More]
New treatment algorithm for pulmonary arterial hypertension launched in 2015 ESC/ERS Guidelines

New treatment algorithm for pulmonary arterial hypertension launched in 2015 ESC/ERS Guidelines

A novel treatment algorithm for pulmonary arterial hypertension is launched today in new pulmonary hypertension guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology and European Respiratory Society. [More]
Researchers examine how patients handle stigma of using medical marijuana

Researchers examine how patients handle stigma of using medical marijuana

Research recently published in Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (Routledge) examines the experiences of California residents who have been prescribed medical marijuana and the stigma they experience from public opinion. The findings indicate that the stigma of using medical marijuana may contribute to the under-treatment of those who might benefit from medical marijuana. [More]
Probiotics do not help prevent gastrointestinal colonization with MDROs in critically ill patients

Probiotics do not help prevent gastrointestinal colonization with MDROs in critically ill patients

Probiotics show no benefit for preventing or eliminating gastrointestinal colonization with drug-resistant organisms in patients in the intensive care unit compared to standard care, according to new research published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. [More]
Study shows lack of folic acid enrichment in Europe causes foaetal abnormalities

Study shows lack of folic acid enrichment in Europe causes foaetal abnormalities

A new international study shows that 5,000 foetuses in Europe annually are affected by spina bifida and other severe defects on the central nervous system. Seventy per cent of these pregnancies are terminated, while increased mortality and serious diseases affect the children who are born. At least half of the cases can be avoided by adding folic acid to staple foods as is already being done in seventy non-European countries. [More]

Recondo, Epic Systems collaborate to improve price transparency, patient collections with new service

A historic rise in high-deductible health insurance plans has US hospitals struggling to give newly price-conscious patients an accurate estimate of their share of healthcare costs. At the same time, with an increasing share of their revenue dependent on patients, hospitals are accelerating efforts to collect patient payments up front to prevent bad debts. [More]

Perrigo closes acquisition of leading OTC brands from GSK

Perrigo Company plc today announced that it has completed the acquisition of leading OTC brands from GSK in an all cash transaction valued at €200 million. The transaction is a clear demonstration of Perrigo's unique ability to maximize brand value across the Company's leading European distribution network spanning 36 countries. [More]
Mylan receives shareholders' approval for proposed Perrigo acquisition

Mylan receives shareholders' approval for proposed Perrigo acquisition

Mylan N.V. today announced that its shareholders have approved Mylan's proposed acquisition of Perrigo Company plc and the related issuance of Mylan ordinary shares to Perrigo's shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders held today. [More]
National award presented to seven community health centers for innovation in diabetes care

National award presented to seven community health centers for innovation in diabetes care

BD, Direct Relief, and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) honored seven of the nation's 1,200 community health centers with the Innovations in Care Award at this week's Community Health Institute and EXPO in Orlando, Florida. [More]
New European project creates different tools to manage healthcare through technology

New European project creates different tools to manage healthcare through technology

The future is here: everyday healthcare is now intertwined with technology at every level. From improved record-keeping to smartphone apps that patients can use to track health progress, the technological infrastructure that has grown up around healthcare provides benefits that the previous generation couldn't dream of. [More]
Despite increased life expectancy, British people suffer from more medical ailments

Despite increased life expectancy, British people suffer from more medical ailments

People in the UK are living longer but are coping with more medical ailments causing illness or disability in their older years, according to a major new international study published in The Lancet today (Thursday 27 August). [More]
Smiling Brazil initiative sets example to other nations to eliminate healthcare disparities

Smiling Brazil initiative sets example to other nations to eliminate healthcare disparities

Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a Discovery! article titled "10 Years of a National Oral Health Policy in Brazil: Innovation, Boldness and Numerous Challenges." [More]
Genetic test that predicts recurrence of breast cancer may impact use of chemotherapy

Genetic test that predicts recurrence of breast cancer may impact use of chemotherapy

A genetic test that helps predict whether some women's breast cancer will recur might influence how chemotherapy is used, according to a study from Duke Medicine. [More]

AMCP issues statement in response to FDA’s draft guidance requiring nonproprietary names for biological products

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is disappointed in the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) draft guidance and proposed rule that calls for biologics, including reference products and biosimilars, to bear a nonproprietary name with an FDA-designated suffix. [More]
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