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Sangamo in $3 billion gene-editing deal with Gilead

Feb 23, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc will use Sangamo Therapeutics Inc's gene-editing technology to develop cancer treatments in a deal potentially worth about $3 billion to Sangamo, the companies said on Thursday....
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HHS deletes budget request for $11.5 billion in risk-corridor funding

Feb 23, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The HHS walked back the request to fund the Affordable Care Act's risk-corridor program after health insurers suing for those payments said the budget item strengthened their...
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New Cluster Of Cases Tells Story Of A Black Lung Epidemic That Is Emerging In Appalachia

Feb 23, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The severity of the disease among miners at the Virginia clinics “knocked us back on our heels,” said David J. Blackley, an epidemiologist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In other public health news: rape kits, brain injuries, sepsis, diabetes and prosthetics....
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Diarrhea kills 26 Congolese refugees in Uganda, infects hundreds: U.N.

Feb 23, 2018 , Reuters
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Twenty-six refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have died in a camp in Uganda from acute diarrhea, and hundreds more cases have been registered, an official from the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday....
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Partisan Divides Remain on Healthcare Cost Control

Feb 23, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Feb. 21—The ongoing partisan divide on how federal policymakers should respond to rising drug prices was on display this week in the form of a sharp disagreement between former leaders of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services....
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A Glimmer Of Hope In Midst Of Epidemic: Opioid Deaths Fall For First Time In Years For 14 States

Feb 23, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“If we’re truly at a plateau or inflection point, it would be the best news all year,” said Caleb Alexander, of Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness. Meanwhile, five states and the District of Columbia saw death spikes of more than 30...
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Longer Looks: Gun Research; Kentucky’s Medicaid; And Missouri’s Death Penalty

Feb 23, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the...
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Rite Aid's PBM Becomes More Attractive Under Albertsons

Feb 23, 2018 , Forbes
The value of Rite Aid's pharmacy benefit manager, EnvisionRxOptions, could take off under the umbrella of the large grocery store chain...
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Albertsons’ Deal To Purchase Rite Aid Is Latest Twist To Remake Retail And Health Care Industries

Feb 22, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The chief executives of the companies say that the merger is the best way for them to compete in businesses increasingly threatened by online companies like Amazon and...
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U.S. health officials reverse stance on AstraZeneca's flu vaccine

Feb 22, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc said on Wednesday an advisory committee of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the use of its FluMist Quadrivalent vaccine in the upcoming flu season, reversing its earlier position....
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Novo Nordisk gets nod from U.S. drug purchaser for new diabetes hope

Feb 22, 2018 , Reuters
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Insulin maker Novo Nordisk said its Ozempic diabetes drug had been included on a list of medicines approved for patients covered by U.S. private health schemes, setting the stage for a battle with Eli Lilly's Trulicity....
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U.S. FDA says recalls, destroys certain kratom-containing dietary products

Feb 22, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said it recalled and destroyed a large volume of kratom-containing dietary supplements made by a company in Missouri....
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Altered Voice Processing In Young Children With Autism And Delayed Language Development

Feb 22, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
"The diagnosis, 'autism spectrum disorder,' covers a lot of symptoms. For each various symptom, there should be a various brain pathophysiology," said Yuko Yoshimura, an assistant professor in the Research Center for Child Mental Development at Kanazawa University and first author on the paper. "It ......
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Virginia House Finally Backs Medicaid Expansion, But It Could Be Tough Sell In State Senate

Feb 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The proposed deal would include work training requirements and for beneficiaries to contribute to their coverage. But Medicaid expansion was not included in the budget that the state's Senate passed out of committee on...
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Nestlé Pure Life debuts recycled plastic bottle

Feb 21, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The new 700-mL. bottles are made from 100% food-grade recycled plastic, known as rPET, the company said. Read More...
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Lucky Charms gets the unicorn treatment, adds new marshmallow

Feb 21, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The unicorn marshmallow will feature hues of bright purples and blues, and is the first shape to be inspired and created by kids, the company said. Read More...
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Albertsons to acquire Rite Aid, go public

Feb 21, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The integrated company will operate approximately 4,900 locations, 4,350 pharmacy counters and 320 clinics across 38 states and Washington, D.C., serving more than 40 million customers per week, Albertsons and Rite Aid said. Read More...
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House Ready To Hold First Hearings On Best Approach To Fight Opioid Crisis, Provide Adequate Funding

Feb 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Following criticism for not providing a comprehensive strategy, House Republicans are setting out to find a bipartisan solution. “It’s my top priority as chairman of the committee to get rid of this deadly epidemic,” said House Energy and Commerce committee chairman Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.). “There’s going to be money—more money than has ever been...
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28 sick in salmonella outbreak linked to kratom, CDC says

Feb 21, 2018 , CNN Health
An outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states has been linked to kratom products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Tuesday. Though no deaths have been reported, 11 people have been hospitalized....
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Indonesia seizes record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine

Feb 21, 2018 , Reuters
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia seized a record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine from a ship off the northern island of Batam on Tuesday, a narcotics official said, the second major drug bust this month....
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