Health2047 spins out Medicare Advantage company Zing Health

Healthcare innovation company Health2047 has spun out Zing Health, a tech-enabled Medicare Advantage plan meant for those traditionally underserved by existing healthcare plans. Menlo Park, California-based Health2047 works to commercialize healthcare technology in partnership with the American Medical Association to make progress on issues including data interoperability, chronic disease management and value-based payments. Zing Health...

The competitors to Elon Musk’s Neuralink in the race to link human and machine

Earlier this month, Elon Musk took the stage in a science museum in San Francisco and sketched out a bold vision of connecting a human brain to a computer. The presentation was one of the first public unveilings of the technology behind his brain-machine interface (BMI) company Neuralink, which is trying to use robotically implanted...

Achilles Therapeutics raises $120M in Series B round for cancer cell therapy

A company developing cell therapies in solid tumors has raised more than $100 million in a Series B round that it plans to use to take its product candidates into clinical trials. Stevenage, U.K.-based Achilles Therapeutics said Tuesday that it had raised 100 million pounds – equal to about $120 million – in a...

Amgen cancer drug with ‘undruggable’ target shows more progress

A drug that targets a protein long considered “undruggable” has racked up responses in patients with two additional cancer types, following initial response data in lung cancer presented at a conference last month. Thousand Oaks, California-based Amgen said in its second quarter earnings Tuesday that the drug, AMG 510, had produced tumor responses in...

First half healthcare investment and deal flow reach record highs in 2019

The amount of deals and dollars invested in healthcare is hitting near record highs for the first half of 2019 with $26.9 billion poured into healthcare companies over 2,258 deals around the world, according to CB Insights’ Global Healthcare Report. That represents a slight uptick from the first half of 2018 where $26.5 billion...

Biogen, Alkermes MS drug bests Biogen’s soon-to-be-generic blockbuster in Phase III study

A drug under consideration by the Food and Drug Administration for multiple sclerosis has shown superiority in terms of gastrointestinal tolerability over its comparator. But while analysts said the drug will likely win FDA approval, it is uncertain if the latest data will drive significant uptake, especially with the comparator’s anticipated availability as...

Doctors falsely argue plans to remedy surprise medical bills will ‘shred’ the safety net

Chances are, you or someone you know has gotten a surprise medical bill. One in six Americans have received these unexpected and often high charges after getting medical care from a doctor or hospital that isn’t in their insurance network. It’s become a hot-button issue in Congress, and high-profile legislation has been introduced in...

Novartis shuffles AveXis executive team in wake of gene therapy data manipulation scandal

Subsidiary AveXis said the two executives being replaced had not been involved in operations since May and were no longer with the company. Another publication reported that they had been ousted in connection the scandal. Source link

Does HHS have zero negotiating power in drug pricing?

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The Senate Finance Committee recently unveiled a bipartisan bill to lower drug prices for seniors. In the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s latest draft of drug price legislation would also allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices directly with manufacturers. This seems like just the latest episode of annual outrage over drug pricing transparency....

The 7 Best Ab Exercises

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Sign up for our newsletter: http://goo.gl/UwnMd Subscribe: http://goo.gl/qR0gi On today's episode of XHIT, fitness trainer Rebecca-Louise shows you the best ab exercises to flatten your stomach! Remember, always mix up your workout to see better results lose weight quickly! This ab workout will help you burn fat and get your six pack started...
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