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Amy Klobuchar

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 11/13/2019

… called for sharper regulatory scrutiny of patient health-data deals, including one nonprofit health system Ascension, on concerns such arrangements run afoul of federal privacy rules regarding medical records. … Sens. Mark Warner (D., Va.), Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.), Bill Cassidy (R., La.) and Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) are among legislators who separately issued statements raising serious concern over the arrangement. Mr. Warner urged Congress or the Department of Health and …

Elizabeth Warren

First Edition: November 11, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 11/11/2019

… casino workers’ union. Leaders and members of the Culinary Union and its parent organization, Unite Here, have made it clear they don’t favor “Medicare for all” plans like those proposed by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren that would eliminate private insurance. (Price, 11/8) Stat: Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Want To Take On Pharma. Here’s How President Trump has made drug pricing a key policy tenet of his three-year tenure in …

Chuck Grassley

Voters Say Congress Needs To Curb Drug Prices, But Are Lawmakers Listening? | Kaiser Health News | 11/11/2019

… any drug pricing legislation would need bipartisan support, saying of Pelosi’s plan: “It is not going to pass in its current form.” He said the White House supports the bipartisan package drafted by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chairs the Finance Committee, and the committee’s top Democrat, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon. /p p But many Senate Republicans in particular are uncomfortable with one of the bill’s key provisions …

Pete Buttigieg

Those Who Want Universal Coverage Could Outmaneuver Powerful Opposition By Handing Control To States, Calif. Lawmaker Says | Kaiser Health News | 11/8/2019

… Massachusetts Democrat is proposing to raise most of the additional $20.5 trillion her campaign believes would be needed from taxes on businesses, wealthy people and investors. (Alonso-Zaldivar, 11/7) NPR: ‘Just The Right Policy’: Pete Buttigieg On His ‘Medicare For All Who Want It’ Plan The field of 2020 presidential candidates with health care overhaul plans is crowded, and Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., is drawing lines of …

Tim Cook

Tim Cook: 4 key thoughts on Apple’s healthcare offerings today and in the future | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/8/2019

… now available in 32 markets and aims to give users the ability to monitor their health. Wearables revenue was up 54 percent, a significant contributor to the company’s overall growth. 2. Medical research: CEO Tim Cook said the company is furthering its medical research commitment. “We announced a new Research app paired with three unprecedented medical studies spanning hearing, heart and movement and women’s health,” he said during the call …

Robin Raskin

Living in Digital Times Kicked-Off CES 2020 with the Latest in Lifestyle Technology at CES Unveiled New York | PR Newswire | 11/8/2019

… for you. More details to come. For interviews, more information, launch details, preview stories, and more please contact Victoria (Tori) Elder at [email protected] . About Living in Digital Times Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin , Living in Digital Times (LIDT) brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle. LIDT helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and …

Harith Rajagopalan

Fractyl Announces Revita-2 Data Showing Revita DMR Provides Statistically Significant Improvements in Blood Glucose and Liver Fat in Type 2 Diabetes with and without NAFLD | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 11/8/2019

LEXINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 8, 2019– Fractyl Laboratories Inc. ( Fractyl ) today announced positive results from the Revita-2 trial evaluating Revita DMR (duodenal mucosal resurfacing) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes patients with and without nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), of which the more serious condition is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The results from Revita-2, Fractyl’s first sham-controlled, multicenter clinical trial of Revita DMR, will be presented …

Bruce Booth

Arkuda Therapeutics Closes $44M Series A Financing to Advance Novel Medicines Targeting Progranulin and Lysosomal Biology to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases | PR Newswire | 11/7/2019

… company’s goal is to intervene as early as possible in the disease. “For years, companies have focused their efforts on targeting neurodegenerative disease pathologies such as amyloid beta and tau, with little success,” said Bruce Booth , DPhil, Arkuda board chairman and partner at Atlas Venture. “There is growing scientific evidence showing the critical importance of lysosomes in maintaining neuronal health in FTD as well as in other diseases such as …

Bill de Blasio

NSF Funds Worcester Polytechnic Institute Research to Help New York City Homeless Youths at Risk for Human Trafficking | PRWeb | 11/7/2019

NSF Funds Worcester Polytechnic Institute Research to Help New York City Homeless Youths at Risk for Human Trafficking Share Article Team will use data analytics and optimization tools to identify and recommend resources. “To disrupt human trafficking, we need to look at the beginning of the supply chain – at-risk homeless youths.”- Renata Konrad, associate professor at WPI WORCESTER, Mass. (PRWEB) November 07, 2019 A research team led by professors …

Sandra Shirai

Fusion Recruiting Labs Ranked Number 70 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500™ | PRWeb | 11/7/2019

Fusion Recruiting Labs Ranked Number 70 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500™ Share Article FusionRL Attributes 1852 % Revenue Growth to Product Innovations and Developments Deloitte Technology Fast 500 2019 has been a pivotal year for FusionRL. We are so honored to be recognized on the Fast 500 list as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in America and look forward to continuing to …

Ronald Reagan

Revolutionary Lung Cancer Robot Is Unveiled Detecting Earlier And More-Accurate Lung Cancer Diagnosis As Lung Cancer Is #1 Leading Cause Of Cancer-Related Deaths Worldwide In Both Men And Women | PR Newswire | 11/7/2019

… when entertainer Bob and Dolores Hope and both helped raise private funds for construction which began in 1969. The groundbreaking ceremony in 1971 was attended by President Richard Nixon , Vice President Spiro Agnew , Governor Ronald Reagan , Bob Hope , Frank Sinatra , Bing Crosby, Gene Autry and Lucille Ball . EisenhowerHealth.org ABOUT EISENHOWER HEALTH FOUNDATION: The Foundation is the fundraising arm of Eisenhower Health. It raises money to help serve the residents and …

Phillip Chan

Dr. Eric Mortensen to Leave CytoSorbents At Year End | PR Newswire | 11/7/2019

… surgery patients around the world, announced that Dr. Eric Mortensen , Chief Medical Officer of CytoSorbents, will leave the company at the end of the year, upon the completion of his current employment contract. Dr. Phillip Chan , MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of CytoSorbents stated, “Since joining the company two and a half years ago, Eric has leveraged his extensive industry expertise in clinical trials, medical affairs, and reimbursement to make …

Kenneth Sim

Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. Reports: 3Q19 Total Revenues of $156.1 Million, Up 20.0% Over 2Q19; 3Q19 Adjusted EBITDA of $22.8 Million, Up 55.6% Over 3Q18; Capitated Membership of Over One Million Managed Lives; and Elite Status Awarded by APG | PR Newswire | 11/7/2019

… fully-capitated membership base and network of contracted physicians through our acquisition of Accountable Health Care IPA. In October 2019 , we announced a new management services agreement adding 145,000 member lives under management,” stated Kenneth Sim , M.D., Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of ApolloMed. “We continue to make meaningful progress towards our goal of reaching two million total lives under management. This progress is primarily driven by our …

Mahendra Trivedi

Guruji Mahendra Trivedi Presents Trivedi Effect® Workshop November 9 | PRWeb | 11/7/2019

Founder of the Trivedi Effect®, Guruji Mahendra Trivedi offers powerful workshops to deepen the participants’ connection to the God of their understanding, as well as, to illuminate the path of awareness and higher consciousness as they learn to navigate and achieve their life’s purpose, fate, and fortune. The next Trivedi Effect® Online Workshop is scheduled at Noon, Pacific Time, Nov. 9, 2019. To register, call 877-493-4092, or register via email …

Howard Yeh

HealthCare.com Secures $18 Million in Series B Funding to Expand Its Health Insurance Technology Solutions | PR Newswire | 11/7/2019

… in the best health insurance or Medicare plan is a massive and exciting opportunity.” HealthCare.com was founded in 2014 and is led by a team of technology and insurance industry veterans including co-founders Howard Yeh , Jeff Smedsrud and Jose Vargas . To date the company has raised over $27 million from a diverse group of investors including Jeff Boyd , chairman of Booking Holdings, and PeopleFund. About HealthCare.com HealthCare.com is an …

Lynn Barr

New Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute Rules: What Hospitals and Health Systems Need to Know | PRWeb | 11/7/2019

… Statutes (AKS). “These new rules will open up new avenues for providers to participate in value-based payment.,” said Caravan Health founder Lynn Barr. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (PRWEB) November 07, 2019 Caravan Health founder Lynn Barr and Neal Shah, a shareholder in Polsinelli’s health care law practice, will present an interactive webinar on Tuesday, November 12 at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET about the recently proposed rules on the …

Donald Trump

First Edition: November 7, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 11/7/2019

… Why Democrats Keep Winning On Health Care Voters in Virginia and Kentucky sent a clear message on health care Tuesday night: Medicaid expansion and preexisting conditions are winning issues for Democrats, even as President Donald Trump and his allies try to undercut Obamacare. And strident GOP attacks on abortion weren’t enough to stave off Republican losses. Democrat Andy Beshear, who claimed victory in Kentucky’s tight gubernatorial race, and Virginia Democrats …

Laura Wood

2019 Surgical Devices Market Research Overview | PR Newswire | 11/6/2019

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J. Joseph Kim

Patients Turn to Advanced Technology in Order to Combat Cancer | PR Newswire | 11/6/2019

… promoter methylated patients and 75% (24 of 32) of unmethylated patients were progression-free at six months (PFS6) measured from the time of their first dose, substantially exceeding historical standard-of-care data. Dr. J. Joseph Kim , Inovio’s President & Chief Executive Officer, said, “Our new data demonstrates the potential of our immunotherapies utilizing tumor-associated antigens in cancer treatments. Our goal in this GBM trial is to increase progression-free …

Saundra Pelletier

Evofem Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update | PR Newswire | 11/6/2019

… in women. Top-line data will be reported in November 2019 . “This is an exciting time at Evofem as we prepare for our evolution from a clinical-stage company into a commercial organization,” said Saundra Pelletier , Evofem’s Chief Executive Officer. “We remain focused on two critical fourth quarter milestones – the resubmission of the Amphora NDA for the prevention of pregnancy and top-line results from the AMPREVENCE trial evaluating Amphora …

Murray S. Kessler

Perrigo Company plc Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results | PR Newswire | 11/6/2019

DUBLIN , Nov. 6, Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO), a leading global provider of “Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products TM “ , today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 28, 2019. President and CEO Murray S. Kessler commented, “Our transformation to a consumer self-care company gained significant momentum during the third quarter as a number of our strategic initiatives began to take effect. Through both organic and inorganic …

Greg Trudel

Encision Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Results | PR Newswire | 11/6/2019

… two and three, respectively. “For this fiscal year’s second quarter, net revenue declined 12%. Although this is a disappointment, it was an improvement over the 20% decline of this fiscal year’s first quarter,” said Greg Trudel , President and CEO of Encision Inc. “Because of the significantly higher material costs that were a result of the U.S. tariffs and the resulting loss, during the quarter we implemented a reduction of personnel …

Gavin Newsom

For Young People With Psychosis, Early Intervention Is Crucial | Kaiser Health News | 11/6/2019

… a href=”https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/raise/raise-questions-and-answers.shtml 18” Research /a corroborates Niendam’s view, and California lawmakers have endorsed it: The California state budget signed earlier this year by Gov. Gavin Newsom provides a href=”https://asmdc.org/press-releases/speaker-pro-tem-mullins-statement-california-legislatures-adoption-states-2019-20” $20 million /a to create early intervention programs and expand existing ones. /p p Only about half …

Carl Peck

Former Vice President and Global Head of Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology at AstraZeneca Joins NDA Partners | PRWeb | 11/6/2019

NDA Partners Chairman Carl Peck, MD , announced today that Donald Stanski, MD, a senior pharmaceutical industry executive with expertise in clinical pharmacology and pharmacometrics and a widely recognized expert in systems pharmacology modeling and simulation for drug and disease strategic data analytics, has joined the firm as an Expert Consultant. Dr. Stanski has served in senior executive roles as Vice President and Global Head, Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals …

Nathan Landsbaum

Home State Health Announces Partnership With National Council On Aging To Prevent Falls Among Seniors | PR Newswire | 11/6/2019

… loss are at a greater risk for falls. Home State Health is pleased to partner with NCOA to help address risk factors and educate our Medicare Advantage beneficiaries on ways to prevent falls,” said Nathan Landsbaum , President & CEO for Home State Health. “Whether it is assessing their homes for fall hazards, educating them on the correct usage of prescription medication or teaching them how to properly use physical activity to …