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U.S. completes ‘takedown’ of Medicare fraud: officials

U.S. law enforcement officials have charged 301 suspects with trying to defraud Medicare and other federal insurance programs in 2016, marking the “largest takedown” involving health care fraud allegations, the Justice Department said.

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Entresto could prevent or postpone 28,000+ U.S. deaths per year

Timely use of Novartis’ Entresto could prevent or postpone over 28,000 US deaths per year   EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A new analysis published today in JAMA Cardiology has found that timely and broad adoption of Entresto® (sacubitril/valsartan) by all eligible heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) could prevent or […]

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India to revise drugs law, draft new rules for medical devices

India said it is revising its drugs law to make it easier for companies to do business while ensuring the safety and efficacy of medicines, in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest move to encourage industry. Until last year, India was trying to tweak its archaic Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 1940, and an amendment bill […]

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House Speaker Ryan unveils Republican alternative to Obamacare

U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) takes questions at a news conference in Washington, U.S. May 12, 2016. Reuters/Jim Bourg/Files U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled a Republican healthcare agenda on Wednesday that would repeal Obamacare but keep some of its more popular provisions. The proposal is part of Ryan’s blueprint, […]

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Does heart disease mean a less active sex life?

(Reuters Health) – Middle-aged adults with recently diagnosed heart disease may be less sexually active than their healthier peers, a recent U.K. study suggests.  Researchers analyzed survey data from about 3,000 men and 3,700 women aged 50 and older, including 376 men and 279 women with heart disease. Among heart disease patients diagnosed less than […]

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Justice Department unveils ‘largest takedown ever’ to combat Medicare fraud

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch stands during the announcement of law enforcement action against the state of North Carolina in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2016. Reuters/Joshua Roberts/File Photo The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday that federal law enforcement officials have hit a milestone in 2016 by completing the “largest takedown ever” against defendants allegedly trying […]

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EMD Serono Provides Grant To The Skin Cancer Foundation

EMD Serono Provides Grant To The Skin Cancer Foundation To Raise Awareness Of Rare Cancer   ROCKLAND, Mass., June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — EMD Serono, the U.S. and Canada biopharma business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced its award of a patient education grant to The Skin Cancer Foundation, the only international organization solely devoted […]

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Congo almost runs out of yellow fever vaccine amid epidemic

Residents read newspapers with reports of Yellow Fever, along the streets in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, June 21, 2016. Reuters/Jean Robert N’kengo Democratic Republic of Congo has almost run out of yellow fever vaccine in Kinshasa, in the same week that the government declared an epidemic of the disease in […]

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Безопасность Данных В Казино

При сражении с бесплатными игровыми слотами в онлайн режиме не приходится рассчитывать на реальный выигрыш, но и выгод такая игра приносит немало.

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ORIG3N, Kangstem Biotech Studying Neural Stem Cells

ORIG3N, Inc. and Kangstem Biotech have begun a scientific collaboration to study the utility of induced neural stem cells (iNSC) in disease modeling.

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AiVita’s Novel Immunotherapy Ready for Phase II

AiVita Biomedical announced that the U.S. FDA approved the company’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application to begin a Phase II clinical study.

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Growth Opportunities Threatened in Cell-based Therapies

The fast-growing cell therapy market is attracting government and private funds, positioning disruption throughout the pharmaceutical landscape.

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Two die in suspected anthrax outbreak in Kazakhstan

Two people have died from a suspected anthrax virus in Kazakhstan and six more have been hospitalized, the health ministry said on Tuesday. The suspected outbreak of the highly lethal virus happened in a village in the central Karaganda region, the ministry said in a statement. All eight people had eaten the meat of a […]

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Oncternal Receives Fast Track Designation for TK216

Oncternal Receives Fast Track Designation for TK216 in Relapsed or Refractory Ewing Sarcoma   SAN DIEGO, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Oncternal Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage oncology company developing first-in-class therapies for rare and common malignancies, today announced that its ets-family inhibitor TK216 has received Fast Track Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for […]

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Many surgical readmissions can’t be blamed on hospitals

(Reuters Health) – When too many surgery patients come back to a hospital after being sent home, the hospital can be fined by the federal government. But a new study suggests many of those so-called readmissions are not the hospital’s fault. Many readmissions were due to issues like drug abuse or homelessness, the researchers found. […]

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Symic Appoints Manish Anand as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Symic, a clinical stage biotherapeutics company developing multiple compounds that target and affect the extracellular matrix, today announced the appointment of Manish Anand as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality. Mr. Anand will lead the company’s regulatory strategy, global filings and quality efforts. “Mr. Anand’s wide range […]

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U.S. to help fund technology to eliminate Zika in blood supply

A sign explaining the parameters concerning the Zika virus and blood donations is seen at the American Red Cross Charles Drew Donation Center in Washington February 16, 2016. Reuters/Gary Cameron The U.S. government said on Monday it has agreed to help fund two pathogen reduction technologies to help reduce the risk of Zika virus and […]

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Parkinson disease may be getting more common

Reuters Health – Parkinson disease may have become more common over the past 30 years, at least according to a study in one Minnesota county. “This is the first evidence that shows an increasing trend of Parkinson incidence, confirmation is needed,” said Dr. Honglei Chen of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Triangle […]

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Teen marijuana use in Colorado found lower than national average

A fully budded marijuana plant ready for trimming is seen at the Botanacare marijuana store ahead of their grand opening on New Year’s day in Northglenn, Colorado December 31, 2013. Reuters/Rick Wilking/File Photo Marijuana consumption by Colorado high school students has dipped slightly since the state first permitted recreational cannabis use by adults, a new […]

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Exclusive: In Zika-struck Puerto Rico, trouble delivering donated contraceptives

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan, March 6, 2016. Picture taken March 6, 2016. Reuters/Alvin Baez Only a small fraction of contraceptives donated in Puerto Rico to prevent Zika-related birth defects are expected […]

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