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21:42 EST 16th January 2017 | BioPortfolio

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Monday 16th January 2017

2017 pharma trends: Bon chance!

A US take on the power shift in Washington and what it could mean for the industry

[Articles] Enhanced terminal room disinfection and acquisition and infection caused by multidrug-resistant organisms and (the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room Disinfection study): a cluster-randomised, multicentre, crossover study

A contaminated health-care environment is an important source for acquisition of pathogens; enhanced terminal room disinfection decreases this risk.

[Comment] Terminal room disinfection: how much BETR can it get?

Multidrug-resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile infection are continued threats to human health.1 Acquisition of these organisms through environmental exposure in the hospital has long been recognised as a primary source of infection.2–4 Other methods of acquisition exist, including environmental sources outside health-care settings;5 however, hospital acquisition remains the most import...

Dr Malte Peters joins MorphoSys

He succeeds Dr Arndt Schottelius as chief development officer

GSK hopes real-world data flu app will go viral

Flumji has been developed by MIT Connection Science

Shire’s Dr Armin Reininger moves to Sobi

Appointed as senior vice president, head of global medical and scientific affairs

Treatment Disparities in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer Impact Survival

In this interview we discuss a recent study that found that more than half of patients with locally advanced cervical cancer in the United States did not receiving standard of care.

Loosened blood pressure guidelines stir immediate controversy

Two of the nation’s leading medical groups issued guidelines on Monday recommending that people 60 and older get their systolic blood pressure below 150.

Agents Need to Maximize Technology Solutions in 2017

Agents and brokers looking to expand their business need to look no further than the clients they are trying to attract. In order to reach these growing, computer-savvy, mobile-friendly generations they need to invest in technologies. Technologies, when properly implemented, can increase client satisfaction and broker profitability. It’s not that agents and brokers don’t recognize The post Ag...

Small cell lung cancer calls for individualized treatment, study finds

A new study conducted at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah revealed that there are distinctly different types of tumors within small cell lung cancer, suggesting that the cancer, which kills 30,000 people every year in the U.S., should not be treated as a uniform disease.

Cardiac stem cell infusion could be effective therapy for the most common type of heart failure

SOURCE Cardiac stem cells could be an effective treatment for a common but difficult-to-treat type of heart failure, a new […]

Outer layer of human heart regrown using stem cells

Human stem cells have been used to regenerate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart(Credit: DarioStudios/Depositphotos) SOURCE […]

Dangerous superbug appears to be spreading stealthily in US hospitals

A dangerous type of superbug has more routes to antibiotic resistance than scientists had previously known, a new study indicates.

Cardiovascular Research Foundation releases schedule for CTO Summit

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation announced that the Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) Summit is taking place Feb. 23 and 24 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Reducing cocaine use could reverse coronary artery disease caused by drug use

While cocaine use is associated with an increased risk of developing coronary artery disease, new research shows that the condition could be reversed if users reduce or stop taking the addictive drug.

Margaret McCartney: Theresa May and the blame game

The Battle of Theresa May and the GPs: we don’t open long enough hours, placing undue pressure on hospitals, claims May. The NHS is in crisis, and blame has been newly apportioned. Diversionary...

Angry GPs hit back at PM over seven day service threats

The prime minister, Theresa May, has met with an angry backlash from GPs after she threatened to withhold funding from general practices that did not offer their patients longer opening hours.GPs...

Russia plans to ban tobacco sales to all citizens born after 2014

The Russian health ministry’s newly announced long term plan for tobacco control includes a measure to ban the purchase of tobacco for the entire generation now being born, even after they reach...

Top Price Contributor Allegedly Leaned On Employees To Support PAC

President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet pick Tom Price "assisted" a company and campaign donor that tapped executives with an urgent request to donate.

FDA Speeds Generic Drug Approvals

New FDA Draft Guidance helps define "generics" terms and offers ways to expedite bringing generic drugs to market

Hypertensive emergency remains rare in U.S. emergency departments

From 2006 to 2013, the incidence of hypertensive emergency in U.S. emergency departments more than doubled, according to an epidemiological analysis. However, hypertensive emergency was rare and occurred in 1,670 per million adults emergency department visits in 2013.

Qualitative evidence synthesis to improve implementation of clinical guidelines

As Sackett and colleagues wrote 20 years ago, evidence based practice involves the use of the “best external evidence” to inform clinical decision making.1 The published evidence used to underpin...

Opinion: Reuse and Reduce

Sharing leftover samples from preclinical experiments is one way biomedical researchers can make the most of animal models.

Australian Parasite Discovery Raises Concern About Neglected Tropical Diseases

NewsA chance encounter in northern Australia with a previously undocumented parasite has allowed scientists to join important evolutionary dots, highlighting the need for closer monitoring of exotic and neglected tropical diseases.

Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Bydureon, exenatide, Revision: 10, Authorised


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