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16:05 EDT 27th May 2016 | BioPortfolio

Latest news articles in the life-science, healthcare, medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sectors. 

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Friday 27th May 2016

Quality Specialty Pharmacy receives full specialty accreditation from URAC

David Salazar Quality Specialty Pharmacy opened its first location more than six years ago and currently services patients in 39 states with a three regional hubs.  read more

IMS Health study finds adherence boost among Medisafe users

David SalazarMedication non-adherence has been estimated to cost the U.S. up to $300 billion annually in avoidable health care costs.  read more

Genoa opens 300th pharmacy inside community mental health center

David SalazarGenoa pharmacists and technicians work closely with prescribers, nurses, and caseworkers at behavioral health clinics to provide care to patients.  read more

Fred’s posts 8% total sales lift in Q1, 1% comps increase

David SalazarThe company’s adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization grew 35% to $15.7 million and its gross profit increased 3.1% to $141.3 million, compared to 137.1 million in the prior-year period.  read more

Umbilical cords longer in babies exposed to SSRIs

Data show babies born to women who used SSRIs also had lower Apgar scores and were more likely to be admitted to neonatal intensive care.

Bayer, CDC Foundation team to fight Zika virus

David SalazarIn addition its sponsorship of this year’s U.S. Zika Action Plan Summit in April, Bayer is working on the women’s health and mosquito control front to combat the spread of Zika. read more

Report: Antibiotic-resistant superbug found in Pa. woman

The Washington Post is reporting that researches have identified a strain of E. coli in a Pennsylvania woman that is resistant to the last-resort antibiotic colistin. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Tom Frieden told the Post, “It basically shows us that the end of the road isn’t very far away for antibiotics — that we may be in a situation where we have pati...

Fit Organic launches organic mosquito repellent

David SalazarThe Fit Organic Mosquito Repellent Spray has been in development for five years and is made up of organic lemongrass from Nepal and organic oleic acid from sunflowers in the United Kingdom.  read more

RPS says community pharmacy proposals will cost NHS services in the long term

In its final response to community pharmacy proposals, the RPS calls for mutual understanding between pharmacy and government. 

Seizure disorder suppressed by aromatase inhibitors in rats

Letrozole and fadrozole significantly reduced seizure activity in rat model of status epilepticus.

Final decision on pharmacy funding cuts expected in July, health minister reveals

The government aims to communicate its final decision on the proposed £170m community pharmacy cuts in early July 2016, health minister Alastair Burt told a House of Commons debate on 24 May 2016.

Pharmacy2U’s commercial director suspended from the register over data sales

The General Pharmaceutical Council has suspended Julian Harrison, commercial director of the online pharmacy Pharmacy2U, from the register for three months for selling patient data to third parties.

The Chromatographic Society Celebrates its Diamond Year with Educational Event in the Lake District

The Chromatographic Society is to hold a four day chromatography educational event in the Lake District, for post-graduate students and novice chromatographers.  The event, which will be held from 14th – 17th October at the Wordsworth Hotel in Grasmere, comes during the society’s diamond anniversary year. Delivered by a number of renowned expert chromatographers, namely Professor ...

Biocon granted permission for $158m expansion at Indian biomanufacturing site

Indian drugmaker Biocon has been given the go-ahead to expand a biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Bangalore.

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry warns against Brexit

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry has called for the UK to remain in the European Union, saying that EU membership enhances patients’ access to innovative clinical research.

Safety board clears TxCell to restart Ovasave study that was halted last year

TxCell has been cleared to restart a Phase IIb trial of its candidate Crohn’s disease cell therapy by European regulators.

Entenmann's toasts National Donut Day with new donut, charity drive

Gina AcostaEntenmann's Bakery is celebrating National Donut Day with a new donut, part of a new partnership with The Salvation Army. read more

Report: Sephora launches digital initiative for curly hair

Gina AcostaSephora has debuted a section for curly haired women on its website. Popsugar reports that the company has launched a special hub for its curly hair initiative, which seeks to match the right products to a woman's ringlets. Users can look at a series of photos on the site and determine which category their strands fall into. (Popsugar)  

RPS annual review reports 5.4% rise in core membership

The RPS annual review, released on 27 May 2016, outlines the Society’s major milestones and achievements in 2015

Ulta keeps shining as comps jump 15.2%

Gina AcostaUlta Beauty blew past expectations in the first quarter with a 15.2% increase in same store sales and a 38.8% e-commerce boost. read more

New Webinar: Optimizing Analytics for Biosimilars

How Providing Comprehensive Data Can Accelerate Drug Development Sartorius Stedim BioOutsource today announced that its scientific experts will be presenting a live webinar about optimizing biosimilar analysis on Thursday, June 2, at 3 pm BST, 10 am EDT. The webinar is essential listening for researchers who want to understand how to select optimal clones and processes to accelerate developme...

“Future Heparin Treatment to Include Administering Personalised Dose to Further Improve Its Efficacy and Security”

Friday, May 27th 2016 at 7:30am UTC MONTPELLIER, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Heparin is the most commonly used medication in thrombosis prevention and treatment. Heparin is on the World Health Organisation’s list of essential medicines and, according to calculations, it saves more than 100 million lives every year. Additionally, recent studies show that there is no standard … C...

RPS voices reservations around safety of hub and spoke dispensing

Source: Suzanne Elvidge The RPS is calling for evidence to be shared that demonstrates that hub and spoke ...

Dogs may be able to smell malaria in humans and help with quicker detection, scientists claim – The Independent

The post Dogs may be able to smell malaria in humans and help with quicker detection, scientists claim – The Independent appeared first on LifeSciences Healthcare.

Spectroline’s Innovative Radiometer/Photometers are Ideal for 
UV Light Measurement In Laboratory Applications

The Spectroline AccuMAX™ Series of digital radiometer/photometers provide accurate readouts for UV irradiance, visible illuminance and luminance light readings. The AccuMAX XR-1000 and XF-1000 readout units combined with the appropriate UV sensors provide measurements of ultraviolet output of UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. The intensity measurement can then be converted to energy, applicable for most ...


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