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21:39 EDT 22nd June 2017 | BioPortfolio

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

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Thursday 22nd June 2017

Former PM David Cameron joins Northern Businesses Showcasing UK Life Science

The world’s largest biotech gathering taking place in San Diego this week, the BIO Convention, has seen the North of England showcase its offer to more than 60 countries - and former Prime Minister David Cameron talk down fears over what Brexit will mean for the sector. Four of the seven sponsors of the Department for International Trade's UK stand at BIO come from the North; including the A...

Dollar General names Vitamin Shoppe exec EVP, chief merchandising officer

David SalazarJason Reiser, most recently Vitamin Shoppe’s EVP and COO, brings with him to Dollar General more than 30 years’ experience in retail management, private brand sourcing and regulatory affairs. read more

Q&A: Walgreens’ Pandey talks removing friction from customers’ experience

Deena M. Amato-McCoyBy expanding its digital strategy to one that encompasses mobility and other digital disruptors, group VP product and innovation Deepika Pande said Walgreens is removing friction from the shopping experience — streamlining customer engagement and driving more connections with shoppers. read more

Senate unveils healthcare bill

David SalazarThe Better Care Reconciliation Act is a 142-page bill that largely mirrors the American Health Care Act that passed the House of Representatives last month, with some key differences.  read more

The moment a US father hears his dead daughter’s heartbeat – BBC News

BBC NewsThe moment a US father hears his dead daughter's heartbeatBBC NewsPictures have been released in the US of the moment a father heard his dead daughter's heart beating inside the chest of a man whose life she saved. Bill Conner heard the heartbeat after cycling hundreds of miles from his home in Wisconsin to Baton ...Dad hears daughter's heart beat in Louisiana man's chestWGNODad bikes 1400...

Dry Sparking craft soda adds watermelon flavor to its line

David SalazarThe new flavor contains 50 calories and 12 g of sugar per 12-oz. serving, and is made with four ingredients and a small amount of cane sugar, Dry Sparkling said. read more

Teva’s Acticlate generic launches

David SalazarTeva’s generic will be available in 75- and 150-mg dosage strengths. read more

FDA chief outlines Drug Competition Action Plan for generics

David SalazarThe Food and Drug Administration’s Drug Competition Action Plan begins with a public hearing on July 18 to assess the places where FDA regulations could be creating obstacles to generic access. read more

Gillette developing TREO razor for assisted shaving

David SalazarWith the development of TREO, Gillette appears to be positioning itself to meet the needs of the ever-growing pool of American caregivers — which is expected to comprise 50 million people by 2020.  read more

Teenagers in hospital after taking anti-anxiety drug – STV News

STV NewsTeenagers in hospital after taking anti-anxiety drugSTV NewsThe teenagers are believed to have taken the tablets at a local park in Portsmouth. Google Maps. A number of children have been treated in hospital after taking an anti-anxiety drug in a park in Portsmouth, police said. The boys and girls, aged between ...Group of teenagers rushed to hospital after taking tabletsDaily Echoall 4 ne...

Hospital treats up to 11 teenagers who took anti-anxiety prescription drug diazepam in a city park – Daily Mail

Daily MailHospital treats up to 11 teenagers who took anti-anxiety prescription drug diazepam in a city parkDaily MailUp to 11 children have been treated in hospital after taking a potent prescription anti-anxiety drug in a park. The boys and girls, aged between 13 and 15, were admitted to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth in the early hours of Thursday after ...Teenagers treated in hospi...

Scientists pump CO2 into UK forest to measure effect of climate change – Sky News

Sky NewsScientists pump CO2 into UK forest to measure effect of climate changeSky NewsThe decade-long experiment will expose trees at Norbury Park, Staffordshire, to levels of carbon dioxide expected in 2050. 18:54, UK, Thursday 22 June 2017. The woodland within the ring structures is immersed in high levels of CO2. Image: Scientists ...Corrected: British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree abs...

Scientists pump CO2 into UK forest to measure effect of climate change – Yahoo News UK

SinoScientists pump CO2 into UK forest to measure effect of climate changeYahoo News UKResearchers are pumping carbon dioxide into a forest to measure how it copes with rising levels of the gas - a key contributor to climate change. The decade-long experiment, which is being conducted by University of Birmingham's Institute of Forest ...Corrected: British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree abs...

European Court of Justice ruling could open floodgates for spurious vaccination claims – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukEuropean Court of Justice ruling could open floodgates for spurious vaccination claimsTelegraph.co.ukThe European Court of Justice has been accused of undermining Britain's vaccination programme after ruling that patients can sue for illnesses they believe were caused by jabs, even when there is no scientific evidence. The EU's highest court said that ...European Court OKs Vaccine L...

Camber launches Micardis generic

David SalazarCamber’s generic will be available in 20-, 40-, and 80-mg dosage strengths and packaged in 3x10 blister cards.

NACDS taps political journo Halperin for NACDS-PAC event at Total Store Expo

David SalazarHalperin will speak at the NACDS Political Involvement Reception, which takes place Aug. 19 — the first night of NACDS Total Store Expo, which will be held in San Diego through Aug. 22. read more

Sex linked to older people’s brain power, says study – NHS Choices

NHS ChoicesSex linked to older people's brain power, says studyNHS Choices“Sex is the key to staying sharp in old age,” reports the Mail Online after researchers found older people who have regular sex scored better on two of five brain tests. Participants who had sex at least once a week scored higher on tests that measured ...Sex is the key to staying sharp in old age! Regularly getting inti...

Red-headed Scotsman suffers second degree burns after working outside in the sunshine – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukRed-headed Scotsman suffers second degree burns after working outside in the sunshineTelegraph.co.ukGreg Binnie was left with horrendous second-degree burns after working outside in the heatwave. Credit: Caters News Agency. Adam Boult. 22 June 2017 • 5:21pm. Should you ever consider skimping on the sunblock when the sun's out, remember this ...Gardener Warns Of Sun Dangers After B...

‘Remarkable’ drop in new HIV cases among men – BBC News

BBC News'Remarkable' drop in new HIV cases among menBBC NewsFor the first time, new diagnoses of HIV have fallen among men who have sex with men in England, according to data from Public Health England. They have decreased from 2,060 in 2014-15 to 1,700 in 2015-16, while in London there was an even steeper ...Fall in HIV among gay men could spell end for Britain's epidemic, say expertsThe Guardian...

Teenagers treated in hospital after taking anti-anxiety drug, police say – ITV News

ITV NewsTeenagers treated in hospital after taking anti-anxiety drug, police sayITV NewsThe teenagers are believed to have taken the tablets at a local park in Portsmouth. Credit: Google Maps. A number of children have been treated in hospital after taking an anti-anxiety drug in a park in Portsmouth, police said. The boys and girls, aged ...and more

Uppsala inför ny behandling mot cancer

Akademiska sjukhuset i Uppsala börjar använda sig av frysbehandling mot njurtumörer.

FDA to pilot new regulatory pathways for digital health tools this fall

Michael JohnsenCTA projects U.S. unit sales of all wearable tech devices will reach 48 million units in 2017 (a 14% year-over-year increase) and earn $5.5 billion in revenue (a 3% increase). read more

Plasma Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Concentration and Menstrual Cycle Characteristics in Preconception Women

Introduction Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are persistent man-made chemicals that have been produced since the 1950s. These compounds are characterized by hydrophobicity and oleophobicity and are extensively used in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications, such as surfactants, adhesives, repellents, food packaging, and fire-fighting foams (Butenhoff et al. 2006...

PrescribeWellness CPA now available in 19 states

Michael JohnsenAccording to the CDC, American adults are behind on routine annual vaccinations. read more

Osteo Bi-Flex survey finds many boomers concerned about joint comfort

Michael JohnsenApproximately 73% of Americans over the age of  50 who experience issues with joint comfort have admitted to skipping an outing or activity because they are concerned about their discomfort. read more


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