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Wednesday 29th June 2016

Medical research in India and the rise of non-communicable disease

In India’s two tiered health system many have criticised the government for a lack of public spending on health. Public health expenditure marginally increased from 1.0% to 1.3% of gross domestic...

Routine pelvic examinations have no confirmed benefits, US panel concludes

Evidence is insufficient to determine the benefits or harms of screening pelvic examinations in asymptomatic women who are not pregnant, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded...

I’m a healthy patient; get me out of here

Ask hospital finance directors what concerns them most at the moment and two issues are increasingly top of their list: problems with getting patients into hospital and problems getting them out.1...

Pihlajalinna Plc: Correction to APMs table in Pihlajalinna's Stock Exchange Release concerning alternative performance measures issued on June 29, 2016 at 9:30

Pihlajalinna Plc                         Stock Exchange Release             29 June 2016 at 17:15 Correction to APMs table in Pihlajalinna's Stock Exchange Release concerning alternative performance measures issued on June 29, 2016 at 9:30 On Pihlajalinna's stock exchange release issued on June 29, 2016 at 9:30, there were errors conce...

Over 40 Million Americans Suffer from Hair Loss: New Salon's Hair Loss Treatments

In the United States, more than 40 million people, both men and women, suffer from hair loss and seek effective hair loss solutions. Advanced Hair Aesthetics, a new salon in San Diego, is offering innovative hair loss treatments to help like Hair Replacement & Cranial Prosthesis, Scalp Micro Pigmentation, Laser Hair Therapy (LHT), Health Scalp Therapies and more. San Diego, California (PRWEB)...

Aether Presents the Most Complex 3D Bioprinting Video Ever Documented

Filmed from start to finish, an Aether 1 3D Bioprinter prototype unit creates a 6 material 3D print of bone, tendon, graphene, 2 stem cell types, and an electronic integrated circuit chip with printed conductive wires. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 29, 2016 In anticipation of the upcoming Aether 1 Bioprinter beta unit release, Aether has unveiled a special sneak preview video to illustra...

RPS issues statement after Brexit vote

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has released a statement saying that it will do all it can to ensure that pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists from all countries continue to feel welcome in the RPS, as well as the country’s pharmacies, universities, hospitals, pharmaceutical industry and other healthcare settings.

Benefit of eating ‘good fats’ while pregnant questioned

Women who eat “good” fats, like fish oil, during pregnancy do not prevent their children becoming overweight or obese.

Fourth FDA Breakthrough designation for AbbVie’s Imbruvica

US pharma company AbbVie said today that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted a fourth Breakthrough…

Astellas UK suspended from ABPI following ‘deception on a grand scale’

Astellas UK’s membership of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry has been suspended for a year following complaints about a meeting organised for 100 clinicians in Europe that broke the industry’s code of practice.

Report: 'Smart cities' could make residents healthier

Gina AcostaSmart cities hold the promise to potentially make urban areas more efficient, more secure, and even more health conscious. (Forbes)

Deadly strain of yeast infection pops up in hospitals around the world

The CDC is warning health facilities to be on the lookout for a multidrug-resistant type of yeast infection that has infected hundreds of patients across the globe.

White House under pressure to withdraw changes to human research rules

The White House is under fire for a proposal to require scientists to get patient consent before doing most any research on biospecimens, such as blood or tissue.

One step up: achieving compliance for excipient GMPs

Kaat Bracquiné, quality and regulatory affairs, Capsugel explains how to achieve compliance with the new EU guidelines for excipient GMPs

Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim agree to asset swap

Gina AcostaSanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim have agreed to a $25.1 billion asset swap, in which Sanofi will trade its Merial animal-health business for Boehringer’s consumer-health operation. read more

Positive top-line results for Shire’s SHP465 in ADHD

Ireland-headquartered Shire saw its shares rise 3.3% to 4,384 pence today after it released new clinical…

Biden Puts Pressure on Cancer Researchers to Speed Progress

NewsVice President Joe Biden says the world of cancer research needs a change in culture so that progress toward cures won't be stifled.

Nasal vaccine effective for protecting children from influenza, say public health bodies

The nasal influenza vaccine used to vaccinate children aged 2–17 years in the UK achieved similar protection to adult vaccines in older age groups, according to provisional figures published by the Department of Health.

Gene Signature in Ovarian Cancer Predicts Survival, Offers New Drug Target

NewsA new UK study has identified a gene signature that predicts poor survival from ovarian cancer. The study also identified genes which help the cancer develop resistance to chemotherapy - offering a new route to help tackle the disease.

Creating benchmarks for ethical pharma, interview with Bioethics International’s Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller is the founding president of Bioethics International (BEI), a US-based non-profit organization…

Campaign against community pharmacy cuts garners support from other sectors

Ten non-pharmacy organisations have signed a joint letter to the health secretary opposing the government’s proposals to cut the community pharmacy budget in England.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Features Capabilities to Advance Future of Precision Medicine at Festival of Genomics

Tuesday, June 28th 2016 at 12:42pm UTC New research arrays and targeted next-generation sequencing combined with state-of-the-art lab and data management help to accelerate innovation and enhance productivity BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Festival of Genomics 2016 – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, highlights its scale and depth of capabilities during the...

MOLOGEN AG: First patients enrolled in extension phase of the HIV study TEACH

Tuesday, June 28th 2016 at 8:00am UTC Collaboration with Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark Extension of phase I study to confirm supportive results of initial study phase Evidence of significant enhancement of antiviral immunity BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The biotech company MOLOGEN AG (ISIN DE0006637200; Frankfurt Stock Exchange Prime Standard: MGN) announced today that its partner, th...

Intensity Therapeutics, Inc. Raises $10 Million to Fund Clinical Supplies Manufacturing and Phase I/II Trials of INT230-6

Tuesday, June 28th 2016 at 11:35am UTC Declan Doogan M.D. former Senior Vice President and Head of worldwide drug development at Pfizer and Emer Leahy, Ph.D., CEO of PsychoGenics to join Intensity’s Board of Directors WESTPORT, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Intensity Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company developing proprietary cancer immunotherapy products, today announ...

Paragonix Technologies Inc. and Essential Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Announce a Product Supply Agreement for Custodiol® HTK Organ Preservation Solution for Use With the SherpaPak™ Cardiac Transport System and SherpaPak Kidney Transport

Tuesday, June 28th 2016 at 10:00am UTC SherpaPak™ combines innovative cooling technology with a safe, consistent method for cold ischemic storage and transport of donor organ to recipients for implantation. BRAINTREE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Paragonix Technologies, Inc. (Paragonix) and Essential Pharmaceuticals, LLC (Essential) today announced a Product Supply Agreement, wherein Essen...

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