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WHO’s new initiative aims to speed up action on diabetes

April 16, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The World Health Organization’s new Global Diabetes Compact aims to bring a much-needed boost to efforts to prevent diabetes and bring treatment to all who need it ̶ 100 years after the discovery of insulin. The Compact is being launched […]


Innovation, News, Research

J&J asked Pfizer and Moderna to help study blood clot risks but they declined, report says

April 16, 2021

Via: CNBC

Johnson & Johnson privately asked Covid-19 vaccine rivals Pfizer and Moderna to join a study looking into the potential risk of blood clots but the companies declined, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Executives […]


News, Regulatory

White House to spend $1.7 billion tracking dangerous new Covid variants

April 16, 2021

Via: CNBC

The Biden administration announced Friday it will allocate $1.7 billion toward tracking the highly infectious coronavirus variants that now pose a major threat to the United States’ fight against the pandemic. The funds, taken from the $1.9 trillion Covid relief […]


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Abiomed enrols first subject in Impella heart pump trial

April 16, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Abiomed has enrolled the first patient in the PROTECT IV trial, which aims to obtain the clinical evidence needed to get a Class I guideline recommendation for Impella heart pumps in high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (HRPCI). The first patient was […]


Innovation, News, Research

New Side Effect From mRNA COVID Vaccines?

April 15, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

Herpes zoster reactivation — a.k.a. shingles — following COVID-19 vaccination in six patients with comorbid autoimmune/inflammatory diseases may be a new adverse event associated with the Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine, suggested a new report. At two centers in Israel, there have […]


News, Regulatory

House Passes Bill to Forestall $18 Billion in Medicare Cuts

April 14, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

The House voted 384-38 Tuesday evening to rescind one of two scheduled Medicare cuts, sending the bill on to President Biden for his signature. “Today the house meets on the heels of huge milestones for our country — more than […]


Biomarker, Innovation, News

Biognosys, Siemens partner for diagnostic biomarkers discovery

April 14, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Biognosys and Siemens Healthineers have entered a strategic agreement to expedite the diagnostic protein biomarkers discovery and assay development. This deal will combine Biognosys’ expertise in unbiased biomarker discovery technologies and solutions with Siemens Healthineers’ biomarker assay development, lab testing […]


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States rush to replace J&J vaccine appointments after FDA recommends pause

April 13, 2021

Via: CNBC

More than a dozen states took steps Tuesday to halt inoculations with Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, shortly after the Food and Drug Administration recommended to pause its use after reports some women developed a rare blood clotting disorder. The […]


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Teen EUA Sought for Pfizer Vaccine; J&J Vax Probed; 40% of Marines Shun Shots

April 12, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

On the heels of its recently released data in teens ages 12-15, Pfizer and BioNTech said they applied to the FDA to expand emergency use authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine to include that age group. Meanwhile, real-world data from Israel […]


EHR & EMR, News

Microsoft Accelerates Industry Cloud Strategy for Healthcare with the Acquisition of Nuance

April 12, 2021

Via: EMR Thoughts

Microsoft Corp (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Nuance Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUAN) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Nuance for $56.00 per share, implying a 23% premium to the closing price of Nuance on […]


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WHO says Covid pandemic is growing ‘exponentially’ at more than 4.4 million new cases a week

April 12, 2021

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization said Monday the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic is now “growing exponentially,” with more than 4.4 million new Covid-19 cases reported over the last week. Maria Van Kerkhove, the agency’s technical lead for Covid-19, said “we’re […]


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WHO says more than 87% of the world’s Covid vaccine supply has gone to higher-income countries

April 9, 2021

Via: CNBC

Wealthy countries have received the vast majority of the world’s supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses, while poor countries have obtained less than 1%, the World Health Organization said at a press briefing Friday. Of the 700 million vaccine doses that […]


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Orthopaedic surgeons see slow volume recovery from COVID-19

April 9, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

Orthopaedic procedure volumes, and by extension sales of knee and hip implants, have been strongly dented by the number of COVID-19 cases. With vaccination campaigns now well underway, there are hopes that routine healthcare can resume in the U.S. and […]


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Is the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Working? We’re Not Sure Yet

April 8, 2021

Via: Time Health

After four months and 171 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered across the U.S., more than a few of us are eager to know: are the shots working? Thus far, available evidence can half-answer that question: The vaccines are working […]


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Researchers address the issue of drug shortages

April 7, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The two researchers are among the first to address the issue of drug shortages in contexts outside of the US; their study will look at the supply of medicines in Europe, with a focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The […]