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FDA expert panel gives thumbs-up to Aimmune’s peanut allergy drug

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The FDA’s Allergenic Products Advisory Committee voted 7-2 in favor of supporting the efficacy profile of Palforzia, or AR101. Some committee members expressed concerns about...
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New startup aims to help investors avoid debacles through medical diligence

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If they hope to grab a piece of the health-spending pie, investors and entrepreneurs may […] Source link...
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Groupons for medical treatment? Welcome to today’s U.S. healthcare

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Groupon deals on healthcare such as chest CT or lung, heart and full-body scans are popping up across Atlanta, as well as in Oklahoma and...
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2019 is the year of the digital health IPO but will it last?

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After a relatively quiet IPO market, 2019 has emerged as the year of the digital health IPO with Health Catalyst, Livongo Health, Phreesia, and Change...
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Another myeloma drug with same target as CAR-Ts shows successful Phase II results

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Without providing details, GlaxoSmithKline said its trial of BCMA-targeting belantamab mafodotin was positive. The company plans to submit for regulatory approvals later this year –...
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Trump officials look to ease privacy rules around addiction treatment records

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Trump officials argue that current regulation has not kept up with the times and the necessity of coordinated approaches to addressing the opioid epidemic. Source...
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Documents reveal conflict between VA and unelected Trump advisors

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Marvel Chairman Isaac Perlmutter, lawyer Marc Sherman and physician Bruce Moscovitz – who have associated with President Trump through their membership in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort...
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Dental company SmileDirectClub files to go public

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The company offers personalized 3-D printed clear aligners – essentially a form of transparent plastic braces – in a direct to consumer model that it...
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FDA approves first drug for blood disorder myelofibrosis since 2011

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The agency said Friday that it had approved Celgene’s Inrebic (fedratinib), the first new drug approved for the disease – a type of rare blood...
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A majority of large employers want to expand Medicare, survey says

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A recent survey from the National Business Group on Health found that among large employers, 55 percent were in favor of expanding Medicare. Source link...
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Exclusive: Director of TMC Venture Fund has been let go

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Juliana Garaizar’s removal marks the second time in the past 12 months that TMC’s leadership is making executive changes at the very top of organizations...
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Roche drug is third to win biomarker-driven cancer approval from FDA

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On Thursday, Roche’s Rozlytrek won simultaneous FDA labels for NTRK fusion-positive solid tumors and ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer. Source link...
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CMS is bringing star quality ratings to health exchange plans

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Rolling out the ratings nationwide is part of the Trump Administration’s larger initiative to inject cost and quality transparency into the healthcare system. Source link...
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Evidation Health and Eli Lilly study uses Apple wearables and apps to predict cognitive impairment

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Early results from a study conducted by Evidation Health, Eli Lilly and Apple have shown the ability to detect cognitive decline and mild Alzheimer’s disease...
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Doctors falsely argue plans to remedy surprise medical bills will ‘shred’ the safety net

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The surprise medical bill legislation is an effort to help consumers who generally mistakenly thought they were getting health services covered by their insurers but...
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Johnson & Johnson’s new antidepressant could face structural barriers to uptake

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The FDA approved Spravato in March, but a new paper in JAMA examines some of the barriers inherent in the practice and reimbursement of psychiatry...
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bluebird working to open European gene therapy sites, but high price could be a hindrance

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An analyst wrote that bluebird bio would likely launch Zynteglo first in Germany, followed by other countries, but scaled back sales forecasts due to the...
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Care navigation company Accolade acquires provider data startup MD Insider

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The acquisition enabled the development of Accolade Total Care, a product meant to ease the headache of finding a high-quality physician by making provider quality...
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Expert panel to review Nektar drug delayed as FDA postpones opioid meetings

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In a regulatory filing, the company said that the postponement was not unique to NKTR-181, though it may result in a delay in the FDA’s...
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UHS agrees to $127M DOJ to settle behavioral health investigation

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Alongside the payment, which resolves the civil aspect probe from the DOJ and a number of states that UHS incorrectly billed Medicare and Medicaid programs,...

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