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Saving lives provides worthwhile — if expensive — work for life sciences companies

Saving lives provides worthwhile — if expensive — work for life sciences companies

Helping people is the goal of the companies on the Life Sciences List. But doing so comes with a cost. Source link

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PSBJ Interview: Fred Hutch veteran Dr. Carla Grandori is flipping the script on cancer treatment

PSBJ Interview: Fred Hutch veteran Dr. Carla Grandori is flipping the script on cancer treatment

Grandori’s company SEngine, is preparing for a future in which cancer is not going to be treated according to cancer type – like breast or colon – but it will be treated based on its genetic underpinning. Source link

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Lawsuits could impact MedMen's efforts to open Fenway marijuana dispensary

Lawsuits could impact MedMen's efforts to open Fenway marijuana dispensary

MedMen has made a name for itself opening dispensaries throughout the country, but pending lawsuits could hurt the cannabis company’s chances of moving forward in Boston. Source link

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It's time for Alabama leaders to find a long-term answer to health care

It's time for Alabama leaders to find a long-term answer to health care

When Alabama initially opted against expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, experts noted the state’s leaders were taking a calculated gamble. At the time, the federal government would have shouldered 100 percent of the cost of the expansion for the early years, allowing the state to […]

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How an East Bay drug maker pivoted from opioids to the cusp of a seizure drug approval

How an East Bay drug maker pivoted from opioids to the cusp of a seizure drug approval

The company could win FDA approval later this year of a drug it bought in fall 2014. Source link

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Olean General upgraded to stroke center; 6 health projects approved by NYS

Olean General upgraded to stroke center; 6 health projects approved by NYS

Olean General Hospital, part of Kaleida Health, has been approved as a designated stroke center, becoming the 122nd such entity across New York. The recognition through the NYS Stroke Designation Program came Thursday following an endorsement by the Public Health and Health Planning Council. As a designated […]

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Exclusive: Triangle providers tear into each others' applications for more surgical rooms in Wake County

Exclusive: Triangle providers tear into each others' applications for more surgical rooms in Wake County

To receive regulatory approval for expansion, Triangle health care providers spend thousands of dollars and hours crafting meticulous, perfect applications. Apparently, they also spend a good amount of time on research to tear their opponents’ applications apart. Source link

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Critics call for Facebook to keep closer watch on anti-vaccination groups

Critics call for Facebook to keep closer watch on anti-vaccination groups

Amid measles outbreaks and the World Health Organization announcing anti-vaxxers pose a global health threat, Facebook is drawing criticism for the proliferation of anti-immunization groups on the social media platform.   The Guardian reports that the groups promote alternatives to vaccines, like high doses of vitamin C […]

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Dr. John D. Bennett: Hey naysayers, this health care program is a huge success

Dr. John D. Bennett: Hey naysayers, this health care program is a huge success

There’s no shortage of critics lining up to lambaste our nation’s health care system. And I’ll admit, I’ve often been first in line. But amidst the noise and rhetoric swirling over things like high-cost drugs and a lack of affordable coverage, one health care program is proving […]

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Insurance rules restrict medication for opioid dependence, OHSU study finds

Insurance rules restrict medication for opioid dependence, OHSU study finds

Doctors must increasingly jump through insurance hoops to prescribe a drug to treat opioid use disorder, according to a new study from Oregon Health & Science University. Researchers from OHSU and the OHSU/Oregon State University College of Pharmacy analyzed publicly available files from the Medicare Part D […]

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