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New Report on Prescription Drug Costs: PBMs "Rife with Potential Conflicts of Interest"

SCPC Praises Senate HELP Committee's Ongoing Examination of Drug Costs, says "PBM Oligopoly Maintains Anti-Competitive Stranglehold on LTC Pharmacies and Patients Under Their Care" WASHINGTON , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In thanking U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pens...

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Dignity Health Mourns the Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

SAN FRANCISCO , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dignity Health is shocked by the sudden passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee . He was a visionary leader for the city and provided stable leadership despite a contentious political environment. "I am deeply saddened about the passing of Mayor ...

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RESTANCE To Join 25th Anniversary AIDSWatch Presented by the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in Washington DC March 26 and 27

SPARKS, Nevada , December 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RESTANCE, Inc. (USOTC: ANCE) today announced plans to join in the 25 th Anniversary AIDS Watch presented by the Elizabeth Taylor Foundation in Washington DC on March 26 th and 27 th , 2018. From the RESTANCE CEO, Randy Torno : "AIDSWa...

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Capson Physicians Insurance Offering Attorneys, Not Claims Adjusters, to Facilitate Claims

AUSTIN, Texas , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In a break from traditional professional liability carriers for solo and small practice physicians, Capson is providing in-house attorneys to help facilitate claims for insureds. According to Capson Physicians Insurance President & Founder, M...

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MiMedx Announces Release Of 2018 Guidance And Shareholder Conference Call

MARIETTA, Ga. , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), the leading biopharmaceutical company developing and marketing regenerative and therapeutic biologics utilizing human placental tissue allografts and patent-protected processes for multiple sectors of healthcare, a...

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Mercury Insurance Teams up with Anaheim Ducks and CHP to Teach Teens the Dos and Don'ts of Getting Behind the Wheel

LOS ANGELES , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Anaheim Ducks and Mercury Insurance joined forces at Honda Center in Anaheim on December 9 for the second "Drive Safe Challenge," a one-day driving school immersion designed to equip young drivers with the know...

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AAOS approves diagnostic and treatment criteria for osteoarthritis of the hip

New AUC supports corticosteroid injections, physical therapy and non-narcotic medications as first line of treatment for chronic hip pain ROSEMONT, Ill. , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors approved new Appropriate ...

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Mars Petcare Turns to the Sun to Help Power a Better World for Pets

Company Partners with Ahana Renewables to Unveil New Solar Garden at California Facility to Achieve Ambitious Goals Laid Out in New Sustainable in a Generation Plan SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Mars Petcare flipped the switch on a brand new solar garden linked...

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Current Meditation™ Announces Strategic Investment Partnership Opportunity

Innovative Wellness Brand Plans Expansion in New, High-Growth Industry ...

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Gateway Rehab's CTC will continue operations at Erie and Braddock

PITTSBURGH , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gateway Rehab's independent correctional division Community Transitions Centers (CTC) announced that it would maintain its operations at Braddock and Erie, Pa. , which were previously reported to be closing.  Following recent developments...

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Hospital and Healthcare Employers Confront Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For large hospitals and healthcare employers, specialty drugs are the single largest driver of the alarming increases in healthcare costs.  To help employers grappling with soaring costs, Strategic Benefit Advisors (SBA) has released a white p...

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Capital Health Regional Medical Center Earns National Award for Quality

Only NJ Hospital, 1 of 45 in the US Named Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group ...

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Nobl and author Vicki Hess team up to offer an exclusive Employee Engagement Webinar for hospitals and health systems

LINCOLN, Neb. , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobl Health, an industry-leading digital rounding platform, and Vicki Hess, RN , MS, author and Top 5 Healthcare Speaker, are excited to announce a collaborative webinar, called Real-World Rounding: High Touch + High Tech = High Impact . This empl...

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Medtec Europe 2018 Expands Industry Association Partners to Become Most Connected and Innovative Medtec Event To Date

AMSTERDAM , December 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM is delighted to announce the addition of industry association VDE DGBMT (German Society for Biomedical Engineering) as a key event partner for Medtec Europe 2018, alongside a strengthened partnership with Fraunhofer IPA and Landesmesse Stuttgar...

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US Demand for Analytical Instruments to Reach $50.2 Billion in 2021

Increasing Research and Development Investment Expected to Drive Demand ...

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Medical Sterilization Equipment Market CAGR of 7.15% by Value During 2017 - 2022 | ReportsnReports

PUNE, India , December 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical sterilization equipment industry has been growing rapidly owing to rise in number of surgical procedures and increase in per capita expenditure on healthcare. Globally, the growth in medical sterilization equipment market is driven by gro...

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The Human Yoga Project Brings Blue Zone Philosophies to Athens, Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Zones are areas of the world where residents practice wellness habits shown to increase life expectancy by up to 10 years, develop 1/6 the rate of cardiovascular disease and have 1/5 the rate of colon and breast cancer. Americans' fast paced live...

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National Healthcareer Association Gains Louisiana Approval for Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

Louisiana professionals will have another certification option in growing field LEAWOOD, Kan. , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The state of Louisiana approved the National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT ® ) as a certification meeti...

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GSK achieves approval for Nucala (mepolizumab) for the treatment of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) for adults in the US

First targeted treatment approved for this rare eosinophil-driven disease, following FDA Priority Review Registered in England & Wales: No. 3888792 Registered Office: 980 Great West Road Brentford, Middlesex TW8 9GS ...

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Neurosurgeon performs unique surgery on man with severe neck deformity

Surgery first of its kind in the world Contact:   Elizabeth Long, APR Manager, Media & Public Relations Office: 937-762-1047 Cell: 937-367-2233 [email protected]   ...

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Massachusetts to Pioneer Next Generation Healthcare Innovation Ecosystem to Better Serve Patients

NEWDIGS Initiative at MIT leads multi-stakeholder collaboration to design and pilot a sustainable, patient-centered innovation ecosystem for a target disease CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MIT's Center for Biomedical Innovation announced today its New Drug Development Parad...

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