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US FDA accepts Sandoz biologics license application for filgrastim

Sandoz, the generic pharmaceuticals division of Novartis, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its Biologics License Application for filgrastim, which was filed under the new biosimilar pathway created in the Biologics ... [Published PharmaBiz - 54 mins ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 7 reports

Officials investigated over China nursing home castrations

HARBIN, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Seven local officials are being investigated after the testicles of four inpatients at a nursing home in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province were chopped off, local authorities said on Friday.They include Wei Mingfu, head ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 2 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 3 reports

CDC: Medicaid Youth Enrollees Use EDs Most

July 24 —Children covered by Medicaid used hospital emergency departments (EDs) at higher rates than either those who were privately insured or uninsured minors, according to a new government report .The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ... [Published Healthcare Financial Management Association - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 17 reports

Californians to receive health insurance rebates, but some call it chump change

Nearly 500,000 consumers across California will receive a piece of a $12 million refund from health insurance companies this summer as part of a provision under the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday.Called ... [Published Press-Telegram - 5 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 3 reports

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor gets virus

The lead doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease.Sheik Umar Khan, a Sierra Leonean virologist credited with treating more than 100 Ebola victims, has been receiving treatment at a ward run by medical ... [Published Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - 12 hours ago]
Entities: Ebola, Sierra Leone, Virus
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 18 reports

For Workers Without Bachelor’s Degrees, Healthcare Is A Booming Field

Nine in 10 dental assistants have an associate’s degree or less, according to the Brookings study. Credit: US Army Garrison Red Cloud – Casey via FlickrClose to half of all healthcare workers in Nashville, and nationwide, do not have a Bachelor’s deg ... [Published Nashville Public Radio - 6 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 3 reports

Peripheral laser atherectomy devices receive FDA clearance for in-stent restenosis

Spectranetics announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the Turbo-Tandem and Turbo Elite peripheral laser atherectomy devices for the treatment of in-stent restenosis among patients with peripheral artery disease.The new FDA clearance ... [Published Orthopedics Today - 8 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 9 reports

Senators Among Those Questioning Cost of Drug to Cure Hepatitis C

Sovaldi is a breakthrough drug that can cure 90 percent of chronic Hepatitis C infections, but industry experts and lawmakers are questioning whether it should cost $84,000 per person. (Gilead)Sovaldi, a drug to cure Hepatitis C, made headlines when it ... [Published RHRealityCheck - 9 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 6 reports

Catholic Health Partners undergoes name change

Ohio’s largest health system and fourth-largest employer, Catholic Health Partners, has officially changed its name to Mercy Health.The name change, announced Thursday, illustrates the system’s concerted effort to work as a collective unit across its ... [Published Journal-News - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 4 reports

Women and Infants Hospital to Settle Data Breach for $150k

Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I., has agreed to pay a $150,000 settlement with the Massachusetts attorney general's office following a data breach compromising the protected health information of more than 12,000 Massachusetts patients, ... [Published Beckers Hospital Review - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 3 reports

Boston Scientific Launches Agent Drug-Coated Balloon in Europe

Boston Scientific Corporation announced that it has received CE Mark and begun the European market launch of the Agent™ Paclitaxel-Coated PTCA Balloon Catheter.The Agent Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB) provides physicians with an additional alternative to treat ... [Published Asian Hospital & Healthcare Management - 19 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 3 reports

Eternity Healthcare to form joint venture with Shanghai Yin Jun Investment

Eternity Healthcare, Inc., a US-based medical device company, has signed an agreement with Shanghai Yin Jun Investment & Development, Inc., to establish a joint venture (JV) manufacturing operation in China.Shanghai Yin Jun will invest initially $3 million ... [Published Individual.com - Jul 23 2014]

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While current evidence is not extensive, "this type of radiotherapy was more convenient for patients and can improve a person’s quality of life" , said Carole Longson, director of health technology evaluation at NICE
"Results are still pending. Presently the patient's condition is stable and he is in recovery," Adesina told journalists. "The diarrhoea and vomited have stopped. He is still under isolation."
...expertise helps set our graduates apart in the job market and gives them an edge," said Jerolyn Robertson, Career Step Vice President of Academics. "Earning this approval from NHA shows that we have developed curriculum that provides useful education and truly prepares students for the workplace."
"We have got the news that Sachin has tested positive in an out-of-competition dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency. We are seriously taking up the matter and will take strict action against him" he said

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