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Family physician  answers questions related to Ebola virus

Family physician answers questions related to Ebola virus

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the outbreak of Ebola in four West African countries is one of the largest outbreaks of the disease in history. [More]
University of Michigan, Biomed Central to publish new journal, Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology

University of Michigan, Biomed Central to publish new journal, Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology

BioMed Central and the University of Michigan are pleased to announce an agreement to publish a new open access journal, Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology, which is now open for submissions and will begin publishing in the first quarter of 2015. [More]
Open payments database debuts, detailing financial connections between physicians and drug makers

Open payments database debuts, detailing financial connections between physicians and drug makers

Consumer advocates have pushed for years for this kind of government database in an effort to protect against physicians' conflicts of interest, to safeguard patient care and to prevent unnecessary costs to public health programs. [More]

N.J. gets new insurer; Oregon shifts to HealthCare.gov

One year in, separating fact and political fiction about the Obamacare marketplaces remains difficult, reports CBS News. [More]
State highlights: Fla. toughens drug compounding laws; Conn. hospitals leave largest insurer

State highlights: Fla. toughens drug compounding laws; Conn. hospitals leave largest insurer

A selection of health policy stories from Florida, Connecticut, New York, Michigan, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Arkansas. [More]

Judge rules that states using federal health exchange can't offer premium subsidies

The decision by a federal district judge in Oklahoma is the latest ruling regarding whether consumers in states that opted to use the federal insurance marketplace are entitled to subsidies. [More]
Doctors, hospitals went digital, but still can't share records

Doctors, hospitals went digital, but still can't share records

After spending billions to switch from paper to digital records -- much of it taxpayer subsidized through the economic stimulus package -- providers say the systems often do not share information with competitors. [More]

Advocates cry foul over move to terminate immigrants' health coverage

Two immigrant groups bring civil rights complaints with the Department of Health and Human Services to block the cancellations for about 115,000 people who bought coverage through healthcare.gov but whose immigration status the government hasn't been able to verify. [More]

Columbia Laboratories' subsidiary to unveil ROADMAP to Clinical Trials platform at CPhI/ICSE event

Columbia Laboratories, Inc., today announced that its subsidiary, Molecular Profiles Ltd., is set to unveil the ROADMAP to Clinical Trials platform at the annual CPhI/ICSE Worldwide event in Paris next week, which aims to support companies with the rapid development of both standard and complex drug products. [More]
M.E.D. Surgical to market GBUK’s products across Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland

M.E.D. Surgical to market GBUK’s products across Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland

GBUK Ltd has announced that it has agreed an exclusive distribution deal which will see M.E.D. Surgical represent the company across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. [More]
Rapid and coordinated response aids in controlling Ebola outbreak in Nigeria

Rapid and coordinated response aids in controlling Ebola outbreak in Nigeria

The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end thanks to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria's Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [More]
Today is the deadline for thousands to provide information to keep subsidies

Today is the deadline for thousands to provide information to keep subsidies

The administration has notified more than 300,000 people that they need to provide documentation to keep their health insurance subsidies. [More]
State highlights: New Calif. health laws signed; Mass. judge considers partners deal

State highlights: New Calif. health laws signed; Mass. judge considers partners deal

A selection of health policy stories from California, Massachusetts, New York, the District of Columbia, Minnesota and Kansas. [More]

IBM extends multiyear services agreement with AmerisourceBergen

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has extended, by three years, its multiyear services agreement with AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies in the world. [More]
Endo resolves claims relating to vaginal mesh products

Endo resolves claims relating to vaginal mesh products

Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) (TSX: ENL) today announced that it has reached master settlement agreements with several of the remaining leading plaintiffs' law firms to resolve claims relating to vaginal mesh products sold by Endo's AMS subsidiary. [More]

Senate control still up in the air as Democrats shift focus to Medicare, other popular programs

The strategy being employed by Democrats -- to nationalize the election by highlighting popular programs such as Medicare and Social Security as well as issues that resonate with younger voters -- is a regular approach during midterm elections. [More]
Asia Pacific dental implant market predicted to grow exponentially through 2023

Asia Pacific dental implant market predicted to grow exponentially through 2023

Decision Resources Group finds that the Asia Pacific dental implant market—including Australia, China, India, Japan and South Korea—will expand at a strong rate through 2023. [More]
Easy Breathe offers sleep apnea therapy device, AirSense CPAP

Easy Breathe offers sleep apnea therapy device, AirSense CPAP

Easy Breathe, the fastest growing online sleep apnea shopping destination, today announced that it now offers the revolutionary AirSense CPAPs by ResMed. [More]

Precyse displays HFMA Peer Reviewed HIM Technology and Services Suite at AHIMA 2014

Precyse, an industry leader in Health Information Management (HIM) Performance Management services and technologies, invites AHIMA 2014 show attendees to visit booth #1617 and see how it is driving the power of information with the only HFMA Peer Reviewed HIM Technology and Services Suite. [More]
Sanofi, Regeneron report positive Phase 2 study of dupilumab in patients with CSwNP

Sanofi, Regeneron report positive Phase 2 study of dupilumab in patients with CSwNP

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) today announced that a Phase 2a proof-of-concept study of dupilumab, an investigational therapy that blocks IL-4 and IL-13 signaling, met all primary and secondary endpoints in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps (CSwNP) who did not respond to intranasal corticosteroids. [More]