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20:27 EST 23rd February 2017 | BioPortfolio

Report: Supervalu’s Hymas departs, leaving Cub Foods in transition

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that Supervalu executive Eric Hymas, who has overseen the company’s Cub Foods Banner since January 2016, is stepping down from his position. As the comp...

Albertsons Foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation earn 2 nominations for 2017 Halo Awards

David SalazarThe organizations’ “Hunger Is” campaign features Academy Award-nominated actress Viola Davis as ambassador for the program, which has raised more than $18 million and fu...

Association couples government affairs and communications into 'NCPA Advocacy Center'

Michael Johnsen"Changes in Washington, state capitals and the private sector present new opportunities and challenges for community pharmacists,” stated Douglas Hoey, NCPA CEO, in support o...

FDA Expands Approval of Revlimid as a Maintenance Treatment for Patients with Multiple Myeloma Following auto-HSCT

SUMMIT, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the existing indication for REVLIMID (lenalido...

FDA Grants Priority Review to Novartis’ sNDA for its Lung Cancer Drug

Basel, February 23, 2017 – Novartis today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the Company’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for filing, and granted P...

Tom’s of Maine adds to natural body care line

David Salazar Tom’s of Maine is adding to its line of natural body care products, introducing three body washes and four beauty bars. read more

Walgreens and Piedmont Healthcare partner on 27 Atlanta-area retail clinics

Michael Johnsen"This new retail offering complements our virtual care, urgent care and same day primary care offerings to give consumers more choice for non-emergency services,” reported Pi...

Shoppers Drug Mart’s earnings rise across the board

Brian BerkDrug retail same-store sales enjoyed a 3.4% increase in the Canadian retailer’s fourth quarter, and increased by 4% for all of 2016. read more

Nubian Heritage unveils aluminum-free 24-hour deodorants

David SalazarThe new deodorants are free of parabens, petroleum, phthalates, silicones, propylene glycol and triclosan, and the certified organic Shea butter they contain was sourced from 14 women&rsq...

European OTC sleep apnea therapy earns Frost & Sullivan distinction

Michael JohnsenThe sleep apnea solution is awaiting approval from the Food and Drug Administration and is expected to be available soon. read more

Takeda collaborates to launch wearable-tech depression study

Takeda and Cognition Kit Limited have announced a collaborative venture to trial the use of an app in the monitoring and assessment of cognitive function in patients suffering from Major Depressive Di...

Food Lion names Store Manager of the Year

Brian BerkLongtime associate and manager Wendy Thompson honored during Feb. 16 ceremony at the company’s North Carolina headquarters. read more

Societe Generale: Colgate, Edgewell could be Unilever acquisition targets

Brian BerkInvestment firm states a split of Unilever’s business and/or cost cutting may also be on the table.  read more

China’s insurance expansion boon to global pharma

China has expanded the list of medicines that are covered on basic medical insurance schemes, named China’s National Reimbursement Drug List. The list has increased by 339 drugs on the update, with ...

Study: 10-a-day fruit and veg ‘gives best protection’ against disease – RTE.ie

RTE.ieStudy: 10-a-day fruit and veg 'gives best protection' against diseaseRTE.ieEating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables every day could significantly reduce a person's risk of heart disease and ca...

There’s no link between cats and mental health problems – International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKThere's no link between cats and mental health problemsInternational Business Times UKOver the past few years, cats have increasingly attracted media attention due to a ...

Sun Pharma inaugurates first Egypt production facility

Ranbaxy, a subsidiary of India’s Sun Pharma, has opened its first production facility in Egypt in a bid to further cement India/Middle East business relations for the holding company. read more

First biosimilar for European cancer treatment given approval

The first biosimilar will be made available in Europe to match the indications of Roche’s best-selling cancer drug, Rituxan. The biosimilar, named Truxima, has been produced by Celltrion, the South ...

Mystery donor offers £150000 to pay for boy’s life-saving cancer treatment – Metro

MetroMystery donor offers £150000 to pay for boy's life-saving cancer treatmentMetroA mystery donor has pledged to pay £150,000 to fund life-saving treatment for a schoolboy with leukaemia. ...

Poole and Bournemouth Hospitals ask people to think carefully before visiting A&Es – Blackmore Vale Magazine

Blackmore Vale MagazinePoole and Bournemouth Hospitals ask people to think carefully before visiting A&EsBlackmore Vale MagazineThe crisis in our A&E departments at Poole and Bournemouth - whi...

Novartis' Zykadia scores priority review and breakthrough designation from FDA

Novartis’ lung cancer treatment Zykadia (ceritinib) has been awarded both priority review and breakthrough therapy designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company has announced...

CSO loses position at DNA sequencing company after admitting fraud

Pranav Ullal, formerly of Chief Scientific officer of Karmagenes, has been removed from his position after a paper he published during his post doctorate study was found to be fraudulent. The fabricat...

THIS contagious virus – which can be passed through SEX – could CAUSE autism – Express.co.uk

Express.co.ukTHIS contagious virus - which can be passed through SEX - could CAUSE autismExpress.co.ukWOMEN with herpes during early pregnancy could double the risk of giving birth to a child diagnose...

Vexim, son Spinejack et ses end-points, la bourse

ÉDITION AUDIO – Vincent Gardès, CEO de Vexim raconte l’essai clinique du SpineJack, les visées de marché de son entreprise aux États-Unis, ses ambitions en bourse, ses relations avec les ...

Forget five-a-day, eat 10 fruit and veg to prevent premature death – Sky News

Daily MailForget five-a-day, eat 10 fruit and veg to prevent premature deathSky NewsIf everyone ate 800g of fruit and vegetables every day then 7.8 million premature deaths could be prevented, researc...

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Brexit could lead to ‘complete breakdown’ between UK and EU, says former European Commission official – The Independent

The IndependentBrexit could lead to 'complete breakdown' between UK and EU, says former European Commission officialThe IndependentOne of Britain's most senior former European Commission officials has...

No Bregrets – Labour Must Focus On Our Plan For Post-Brexit Britain – Huffington Post UK

Huffington Post UKNo Bregrets - Labour Must Focus On Our Plan For Post-Brexit BritainHuffington Post UKMany in Labour are struggling with the British people's decision to leave the European Union. It'...

China updates key drug list in boost for Big Pharma – Daily Mail

THE BUSINESS TIMESChina updates key drug list in boost for Big PharmaDaily MailSHANGHAI, Feb 23 (Reuters) - China has updated list of medicines covered by basic medical insurance schemes, a long-await...

Four in 10 European doctors ‘could quit UK over Brexit’ – Evening Standard

Evening StandardFour in 10 European doctors 'could quit UK over Brexit'Evening StandardFour in 10 European doctors are considering quitting the UK following the Brexit vote, new research suggests. A B...

BIO Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposed Denial of Petitions for Rulemaking to Change the RFS Point of Obligation

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 at 8:55pm UTC WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today submitted comments supportive of the Environmental Protection ...

Juno Therapeutics to Report Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results on Wednesday, March 1

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 at 9:05pm UTC SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:JUNO) will announce financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31...

Catalent, Inc. to Present at the Raymond James 38th Annual Institutional Investors Conference

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 at 9:15pm UTC SOMERSET, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Catalent, Inc. (NYSE: CTLT), the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solut...

bluebird bio Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results and Recent Operational Progress

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 at 9:05pm UTC – Presented interim phase 1 dose escalation data for anti-BCMA CAR T product candidate in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma at EORTC-NCI-...

Teleflex (TFX) Announces 510(k) Clearance and US Launch of TrapLiner™ Catheter

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 at 11:00pm UTC Unique specialty catheter designed for enhancing efficiency in complex interventional procedures – builds on Vascular Solutions’ popular GuideLiner® C...

Independent Laboratory Analysis Confirms CanniMed Medical Cannabis Products Free from Pesticides, Fungicides, and Plant Growth Regulators

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 at 8:37pm UTC SASKATOON, Saskatchewan–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: CMED) proactively commissioned an independent laboratory analysis of t...

Mintel IDs 5 ways for brands to reach active beauty consumers

David SalazarWith wellness taking center stage in informing many consumers’ decisions, a report form Mintel is emphasizing the ways beauty brands can align themselves with shoppers more interest...

Beard Guyz launches 3 products for spring

David SalazarGrooming company Beard Guyz will be rolling out a new collection of three products — Beard Butter Growth Formula, Growth Serum and Beard Scentz — this spring. read more

Mondelez to introduce new Véa brand this year

David Salazar The line of Non-GMO Project verified Véa products will include such regional flavors as Thai Coconut and Peruvian Sweet Potato, and they contain no artificial ingredients, colors...

NIH consortium takes aim at vascular disease-linked cognitive impairment and dementia

MarkVCID brings team science approach to small vessel disease biomarkers in the brain.

NCPA supports DIR companion legislation introduced in Senate

Michael JohnsenDIRs are as much about patient access as it is about pharmacy business issues. read more

FDA shuts down Louisiana company for selling adulterated supplements

Michael JohnsenThe defendants marketed their products with claims that they could treat medical conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, bipolar disorder, brain i...

Walgreens Flu Index tracks latest flu activity gains across South Atlantic states

Michael JohnsenSignificant flu activity gains are being reported across North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia, Walgreens noted. read more

CareZips provide caregivers optimal solution for addressing incontinence

Michael JohnsenCareZips allows for an easier change of the adult diaper/brief or for care of abdominal wounds and catheter bags. read more

Unilever promotes new Dove Shower Foam with its first branded Snapchat lens

David SalazarWith the Snapchat filter, Unilever and Dove are reaching an audience in key younger demographics. According to Statista, some 76% of Snapchat’s reported 150 million daily users are ...

New Rainbow Light Vibrance multivitamin line targets millennials

Michael JohnsenThe new Rainbow Light Vibrance line was developed after the brand invested in extensive psychographic research of the millennial generation. read more

Selexis SA firma un acuerdo sobre aplicaciones para cáncer y enfermedades infecciosas

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 at 2:19pm UTC Selexis desarrollará líneas celulares para tres programas biológicos de Sanofi, utilizando la plataforma tecnológica SURE™ de Selexis. GINEBRA–(...

Cue Biopharma Strengthens Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board with Leading Oncology and Immunology Experts

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 at 1:00pm UTC CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cue Biopharma, Inc. (Cue), an immunotherapy company developing biologics engineered to selectively modulate di...

Atreca, Inc. Presents New Preclinical Findings for Novel Cancer Immunotherapy Platform at Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference 2017

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 at 2:05pm UTC Atreca’s Immune Repertoire Capture® Platform Generates Potent Antibodies Targeting Multiple Tumor Types Atreca Antibody Eliminates Tumor in In Vivo Precl...

Acceleron Pharma to Webcast Conference Call of Fourth Quarter and Year Ended 2016 Financial Results on March 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 at 12:00pm UTC CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:XLRN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, dev...

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