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Wednesday 25th May 2016

Photocure (PHO) - Nordic sales bounce back

Edison Investment Research - Pharmaceutical & Healthcare - Photocure: Photocure announced the second quarter of record sales, NOK33.5m or 18% growth year-on-year and 26% growth in Hexvix/Cysview sales. The growth was on the back of an increase of 20% in unit sales and 23% in revenue from the Nordic region, which marks a return to growth in the region following a slow (5% unit loss) Q415. Sales wer...

When are soldiers most at risk for attempting suicide? It depends whether they’ve deployed

A new study of when soldiers try to kill themselves “helps identify vulnerable transitions for men and women serving in the military.”

Scientists Create World's Largest Coral Gene Database

Coral reefs - stunning, critical habitats for an enormous array of prized fish and other species - have survived five major extinction events over the last 250 million years.Read more about Scientists Create World's Largest Coral Gene Database

Sanofi starts proceedings to remove Medivation’s board of directors

Sanofi has filed documents seeking to remove the current Medivation board of directors and replace it with eight individuals that are willing to “fairly evaluate” Sanofi’s acquisition offer

Methane-producing Microbes Discovered in California Rocks

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Israeli cos develop 3D bioprinter for stem cells

Nano Dimension and Accelta have successfully lab-tested a proof of concept 3D bioprinter.

The Limits of Sweet Reason

Here’s a meta-question for you: to what extent can we scientists explain what we do, and to what extent does that change anyone’s mind? That sounds like a cry of despair, but it’s not. As someone who writes about science for a mixed audience, though, it does cross my mind. A few recent examples: here’s an

Viewpoints: A Critical View Of Obamacare; The Hard Facts Of The Aetna-Humana Merger

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

Perspectives On Drug Costs: Increased Prices Jeopardize Shift To Fee-For-Value System

Editorial and opinion writers offer their take on drug-cost issues.

Big Pharma Reaps Rewards As Mainstream Medicine Embraces New, Expanded Conditions

News outlets report on the pharmaceutical drug industry.

The Next Valeant?

Concordia Healthcare bought a drug to treat irritable bowel syndrome when a prescription for the medication cost about $87. Now it sells at $782.

State Highlights: States Push To Curb Vaccination Exemptions; In N.C., Mental Health Patients Still Face Long Waits For Care

Outlets report on health news from Vermont, California, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Florida, Detroit, Wisconsin, Delaware, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Washington, California Sue J&J In Latest Legal Action Against Vaginal Mesh Implants

The plastic mesh is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. In response to thousands of injuries from the mesh, the Food and Drug Administration early this year re-labeled the products high risk instead of moderate and announced new federal scrutiny for them.

Kansas Medicaid Proposal To Designate Preferred Providers Brings Complaints

A proposal by state officials to let the private insurance companies that manage the Medicaid program designate preferred providers and pay them more was questioned by consumers and providers at a public hearing. Also, the recent decision on Medicaid services by Arizona's high court did not resolve a key issue.

More Men With Early Prostate Cancer Choosing ‘Active Surveillance’ Over Surgery, Radiation

In other news, Vice President Joe Biden will host a national cancer research summit in June.

‘You’re Going To Start The Zombie Apocalypse’: Project To ‘Reanimate’ The Brain Dead Provokes Fear, Hope

Scientist Ira Pastor believes brain death is a potentially curable condition, given the right combination of stem cells, drugs, electrical currents, magnetic fields or other stimuli. But his quest to explore the idea is being greeted with skepticism, confusion and worries of a zombie apocalypse.

Health Groups Recommend Obesity Surgery As Treatment For Diabetes

Studies have long shown that most obese diabetics who undergo bariatric surgery see their blood sugar control dramatically improve.

Celgene forms real-time, real-world trial partnership

Will collaborate with TriNetX, using its electronic medical records network

Theranos Voids Two Years of Tests Amid Building Pressure

Theranos, the $9-billion company built around the concept of a fingerprick blood draw for dozens of tests, has voided two years’ worth of diagnostics done with its marquee technology.Read more about Theranos Voids Two Years of Tests Amid Building PressureComments

Why we won’t stop providing routine wellness visits

New recommendations call for the elimination of routine wellness visits in adults, but the suggestions may have been based on questionable evidence.

Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Sanofi moves to replace the Medivation board

Sanofi is moving to replace each member of the Medivation board with eight independent candidates.

FDA Accepts Allergan's NDA Filing for Oxymetazoline HCI Cream

​Allergan announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) filing for oxymetazoline HCl cream 1.0 percent, an investigational topical prescription product for the treatment of persistent facial erythema (redness) associated with rosacea in adults, has been accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for standard review. Allergan expects the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date to...

Tonix Pharmaceuticals (TNXP) - Phase II success in military-related PTSD

Edison Investment Research - Pharmaceutical & Healthcare - Tonix Pharmaceuticals: Tonix reported positive Phase II results for TNX-102 SL (sublingual formulation of cyclobenzaprine) marking the first-ever large multicenter trial for military-related PTSD. The 237-person study compared two dosage levels (2.8mg and 5.6mg) against placebo and found a significant improvement for the 5.6mg dose (p=0.03...

Scientists Gain Better Look at How HIV Infects, Controls Host Cells

Viruses attack cells and commandeer their machinery in a complex and carefully orchestrated invasion. Scientists have long probed this process for insights into biology and disease, but essential details still remain out of reach.Read more about Scienti

Colorcon and BASF strengthen film coating collaboration

Colorcon and BASF advance co-operation to strengthen their pharmaceutical film coating operations

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