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J&J sees positive third-quarter earning gains on drug sales
By Jaimy Lee | October 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Johnson & Johnson reported higher-than-expected third-quarter earnings, fueled in the U.S. market by a 33% increase in drug sales and a modest uptick in hospital utilization rates.
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Lower Costs of Care and Improve Outcomes with Minimally Invasive Surgery
Christina Galoozis, Modern Healthcare Custom Media | October 14, 2014
Despite its numerous advantages, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is widely under-utilized in the United States, as we shared in a recent post. “MIS is increasingly recognized as a better option for patients due to the lower cost, quicker recovery and fewer risks for complications compared...
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Kimberly-Clark spinning off healthcare unit Oct. 31
By Adam Rubenfire | October 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Kimberly-Clark Corp. has set Oct. 31 as the spinoff date for its healthcare business. The divestiture will create a new publicly traded company, Halyard Health, according to a recent Kimberly-Clark Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
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Experts starting to admit it may take vaccine to stop Ebola in West Africa
Canadian Press | October 06, 2014
As West Africa's Ebola outbreak continues to rage, some experts are coming to the conclusion that it may take large amounts of vaccines and maybe even drugs to bring the outbreak under control.
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Reform Update: Ascension Health bars Genentech sales reps from its hospitals
Bob Herman | October 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Pharmaceutical giant Genentech has come under a maelstrom of criticism from hospitals for its decision to change its distribution methods for three widely used cancer drugs, and now the nation's largest not-for-profit health system is responding with a bold message.
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U.S. will increase production of the Ebola drug ZMapp, but may not meet demand
New York Times | October 02, 2014
Federal officials are planning to sharply increase production of ZMapp, which is viewed by many experts as the most promising experimental drug for treating people infected with Ebola in West Africa.
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Sunshine on teaching hospitals: The Top 10
Jaimy Lee | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS' publication Tuesday of industry payments to healthcare providers included financial support for clinical research at teaching hospitals.
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3 Steps to Vitalize Shared Decision-Making
Christina Galoozis, Modern Healthcare Custom Media | October 01, 2014
As more healthcare organizations move toward a value-based care reimbursement model, it may seem that nothing short of complete system overhaul will allow organizations to meet every one of the patient-centered goals laid out by the Affordable Care Act.
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FDA cites Hospira for drug manufacturing violations
Bob Herman | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Drugmaker Hospira said Wednesday that it received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration regarding poor manufacturing quality at one of its facilities in Australia.
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Genentech's distribution change for cancer drugs upsets hospitals
Bob Herman | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Drugmaker Genentech is changing the way it ships three high-profile cancer drugs to hospitals, which are concerned that the new process will grossly inflate their already high costs and potentially affect patient care. Genentech contends the change is designed to ensure patient safety and access to...
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