CMS seeks to expand provider access to claims data through pilot program

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have launched a new program meant to give providers more access to claims data as an effort to drive better clinician practices. The pilot – dubbed Data at the Point of Care (DPC) – is part of the agency’s MyHealthEData initiative which is meant to enable the free...

Trump adviser described as ‘key architect’ of drug-pricing blueprint to step down

A Trump administration staffer described as playing a significant role in its drug pricing plan is leaving his current advisory role after less than a year. In a statement Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that John O’Brien would be stepping down as senior adviser to the secretary on drug pricing...

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Federal judge rules in favor of Sanofi, Regeneron in patent suit over cholesterol drugs

A federal judge ruled against biotech giant Amgen in a patent-infringement lawsuit it had filed against Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi over the companies’ competing cholesterol drugs. On Wednesday, Judge Richard Andrews of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware ruled against the Thousand Oaks, California-based company in its suit, which it originally...

Dental company SmileDirectClub files to go public

Nashville-based teledentistry company SmileDirectClub has filed paperwork to go public in what turned out to be a banner year for IPOs in digital health. In its S-1, the company said it plans to go public on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “SDC.” The offering price and number of shares to be offered in...

Mylan, Pfizer’s Upjohn to combine into new company

One of the world’s largest generic drugmakers and a division of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies are combining to create a new pharmaceutical company. Pittsburgh-based Mylan and Upjohn – the division of New York-based Pfizer focused on off-patent branded and generic drugs – said Monday the two companies would combine. The new company...

TrueProfile.io and RAKMHSU sign first UAE partnership to strengthen graduates’ career potential

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TrueProfile.io® and Ras al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University (RAKMHSU) have signed the first pivotal partnership in the UAE to support graduates in securing coveted job opportunities and pursuing higher studies overseas. TrueProfile.io, powered by the DataFlow Group, is a leader in the document verification industry. Their new partnership...

What will it take to improve recruitment for clinical trials?

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As medicine becomes more precise, it means clinical trials often require recruiting from smaller, and more specific patient pools. While precision medicine can mean incredible advancement and efficacy of new therapies, it also increases the likelihood that travel will be involved. Travel can be a challenge for patients —often requiring car services, trains,...

Genmed appoints Ruth Billen as finance director

Ruth Billen, the new finance director at Genmed
March 7, 2019 – Genmed, a specialist provider of vendor neutral managed services to the NHS, today announces the appointment of Ruth Billen as finance director. She will be responsible for ensuring that Genmed’s financial controls are robust, the business is ready to scale and the appropriate internal and IT...

Namaste, Halloween! Michaels Is Selling ‘Yoga Skeleton’ Figurines to Decorate for the Holiday

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