Tag: Healthcare

Best Buy Ventures Into Healthcare, Paying $400 Million For Current Health

Late last month, famed consumer electronics company Best Buy announced a revolutionary move: investing in healthcare. The press release detailed Best Buy’s decision to acquire Current Health, “a leading care-at-home technology platform that brings together remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and patient engagement into a single solution for healthcare organizations.” Deborah Di Sanzo, President of Best […]

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Did FOX Hosts Suggest Omicron Covid-19 Coronavirus Variant Is Made Up?

Rachel Campos-Duffy and Pete Hegseth (pictured here) along with Will Cain discussed the new Omicron … [+] variant of the Covid-19 coronavirus on Fox & Friends and tied it to surprise, surprise, politics. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images) GC Images You can’t make this stuff up. On Saturday, Fox & Friends TV show hosts Rachel Campos-Duffy, […]

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Vaccine Shares Soar As Dow Drops 1,000 Points, Oil Tumbles Over New Covid Variant Concerns

Topline Shares of Covid-19 vaccine makers soared Friday as oil and stocks plunged marking their worst day of the year as fears over a new, possibly vaccine-resistant variant of coronavirus sent shockwaves through global markets and triggered new travel restrictions around the world.   A new coronavirus variant was identified in South Africa. AFP via Getty […]

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EU Regulator Clears Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine For Children Aged 5 To 11

Topline The European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the use of Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 on Thursday, paving the way for countries to expand access to the shot as the bloc struggles to contain a new wave of infections.  EMA authorized the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine for use in kids […]

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Amazon Care Inks Deal With Hilton, Yet Again Proving Its Might In Innovative Disruption

Amazon’s long list of accomplishments just grew a one line-item longer: a newly inked and ground-breaking deal with one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Hilton. The deal entails Hilton employees being able to access Amazon’s healthcare platform for on-demand medical services, upending the traditional model of employee health insurance services. This deal is a […]

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Covid Surge ‘Worse Than Anything We’ve Seen’: Germany Mulls Tough Restrictions As Europe Targets Unvaccinated With Lockdown, Compulsory Shots

Topline German Chancellor Angela Merkel said boosting vaccination rates will not be enough to contain soaring coronavirus infections across the country, Bloomberg reported, calling for tough action as countries across Europe come down hard on the unvaccinated and prepare drastic measures to smother the outbreak.  European countries are implementing pandemic restrictions for the unvaccinated. AFP […]

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CVS Taps Pharmacy Leader To ‘Enhance’ HealthHub Store Formats

Signage at a CVS Pharmacy store in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. … [+] Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg © 2021 Bloomberg Finance LP CVS Health has created a new chief pharmacy officer position to oversee the drugstore chain’s “omni channel pharmacy strategy” that includes an “enhanced version” of the company’s fast-growing […]

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NYC Expands Covid Booster Shots To All Adults, Joining California, Colorado And New Mexico

Topline New York City is making Covid-19 booster shots available to all adults, city officials announced Monday, the latest region to expand eligibility beyond federal guidelines, which only recommend the shot for older and at-risk adults. NYC expanded eligibility to covid booster shots. Getty Images Key Facts Health Commissioner Dave Chokshi said he issued a […]

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Tuskegee University And UAB Awarded $13.7M To Further Health Disparities Research

NewsOne Featured Video Historically Black colleges and universities throughout the country have been at the forefront of leading research surrounding racial health disparities and two HBCUs recently received a major boost to advance their efforts. The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Tuskegee University were awarded a multi-million dollar grant for the expansion of their […]

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Lockdown And Restrictions Resurface In Europe As Continent Battles Another Covid Surge

Topline The Netherlands is poised to impose Western Europe’s first Covid-19 lockdown since the summer on Friday, according to multiple news reports, part of a string of new restrictions across the continent this week as governments struggle to contain record coronavirus cases. Parts of Europe are reintroducing Covid restrictions AFP via Getty Images Key Facts […]

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Government Legal Battle Looms Over Who Should Take Credit For Moderna Vaccine

Topline The U.S. National Institutes of Health is doubling down on its right to be credited on some of  Moderna’s key Covid-19 vaccine patents, according to Reuters, setting the stage for a legal battle with the biotech firm that could determine the shot’s future price and availability. The U.S. NIH and Moderna disagree on who […]

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Nearly 1 Million Kids Get Covid Vaccine In First Week Of Rollout, White House Says

Topline Approximately 900,000 children ages five to 11 will have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as of Wednesday, the White House said, according to multiple outlets, suggesting early success of the kids’ vaccine rollout after the Pfizer/BioNTech shot was approved for them last week—though vaccine hesitancy remains a concern. Nicole Fahey, of […]

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U.S. Inks $1 Billion Deal For Extra Doses Of Merck’s Antiviral Covid Pill

Topline The U.S. government has purchased an additional 1.4 million courses of Merck’s antiviral Covid-19 pill, the company announced Tuesday, almost doubling the country’s stockpile as nations around the world rush to claim limited supplies of the drug.  The U.S. agreed to purchase more courses of molnupiravir, if approved by regulators. Merck Key Facts The […]

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Astroworld Festival Videos: ‘There Is Someone Dead’, ‘Stop The Show’ Pleas Going Unheeded

At least 8 people died and dozens were injured when crowds surged at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Fest … [+] 2021. (Photo by Omar Vega/FilmMagic) FilmMagic General rule: when someone says “there is someone dead,” you should bleeping stop what you are doing bleeping immediately and investigate further. And when people combine the words “dead” and […]

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Sen. Ted Cruz Trolls Big Bird After Sesame Street Covid-19 Vaccine Tweet

Sesame Street’s Big Bird and friends perform at the 76th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in … [+] Herald Square November 28, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images) Getty Images Look like Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had a bird about a tweet from @BigBird. On Saturday, the Twitter account for Sesame […]

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Billions Wiped From Covid Pharma Heavyweights—Including Moderna, Regeneron, Merck—As Pfizer’s Antiviral Pill Triggers Selloff

Topline Shares of Covid-19 vaccine makers plummeted Friday morning after Pfizer announced it would seek regulatory approval for an antiviral pill to treat the disease, triggering billions in market value losses as the market responds to a promising and potentially game changing development. Moderna shares fell after Pfizer’s announcement. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Key […]

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Microsoft launches cloud-powered marketing, supply chain, and retail solutions

Beyond updates across Azure, this week at its Ignite 2021 conference, Microsoft has announced additions to its Dynamics 365 business app and industry portfolio, including Microsoft Customer Experience Platform, a marketing solution that is aimed at helping customers personalize, automate, and orchestrate customer journeys. Another — Microsoft Connected Spaces — is designed to let organizations leverage […]

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India: One Possible Answer To Achieving Worldwide Equity For Covid-19 Treatment

The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has taught the world so many things. Perhaps one of the most important lessons it has provided is regarding the philosophical aspects of community driven healthcare—the idea that society must work together to achieve better healthcare outcomes. Certainly, as it became evident early in the pandemic, disease can only be contained […]

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To Prevent Erectile Dysfunction Get Covid-19 Vaccines, Warn Urologists, Tim Meadows

Comedian and SNL alum, Tim Meadows, pictured here with a bunch of men, had a message for those still … [+] unwilling to get the Covid-19 vaccine. And it wasn’t hard to see the reasoning. (Courtesy of Quality Meats) Courtesy of Quality Meats This group of urologists have a bone to pick with people who […]

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Start at Step 7: Accelerating Innovation in MedTech and Life Sciences

In the history of innovation breakthroughs, some myths remain strong. In the hardware world, game-changing devices get built in the garage. For life sciences, the eurekas come in basement labs. In these origin stories, the heroes are usually a pair of scrappy, go-it-alone engineers or scientists. They build everything from scratch and on their own, […]

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U.S. Purchases Additional 50 Million Pediatric Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine, Pfizer Says

Topline The U.S. government has purchased an additional 50 million doses of Pfizer and BioNTech’s pediatric Covid-19 vaccine, the two companies announced Thursday, as regulators are poised to green light the shot for use in children as young as five. The U.S. government purchased an additional 50 million doses of Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine, which is […]

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Lyft & Uber’s Newest Focus: Trying To Solve A Huge Problem In Healthcare

Once celebrated for their ingenuity in disrupting the public transportation industry, Uber and Lyft have simultaneously been working on something else: expanding their reach into the multi-trillion dollar healthcare market. Both Lyft and Uber have been diversifying their healthcare related offerings in unique and creative ways. Most notably, both companies pledged their support towards vaccine […]

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Mammoth Biosciences Inks $691 Million Deal To Develop Crispr Gene-Editing Therapies

Topline Mammoth Biosciences, a biotech company using gene-editing Crispr technology for medicines and diagnostics, announced Tuesday it has signed a deal with Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a biotech heavyweight best known for its cystic fibrosis therapies, to develop new treatments for genetic diseases delivered directly into the body, signaling more mainstream medical use of gene therapy after […]

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Report: Third-party attackers have breached 44% of health care orgs

A report by critical access management leader SecureLink reveals that, in the last 12 months, 44% of health care organizations have experienced a data breach caused by a third party. Developed in partnership with Ponemon Institute, the report examines the worrisome rise in health care cyberattacks — especially from third parties — during the pandemic, […]

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Covid, Mental Health And High Costs—Here’s What Americans Say Are Their Biggest Health Problems

Topline Americans are far more concerned about the costs of healthcare, drug abuse and uneven access to treatment than other countries, though they are less worried about waiting times and staff shortages, according to a new survey by Ipsos, as health systems around the world are stretched to their limits with the Covid-19 pandemic and […]

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Is Covid Really to Blame for the Nursing Shortage?

As many as two-thirds of nurses, by some estimates, have said they’ve considered leaving their jobs over the past few months. Given the various horrors of the last year and a half, it’s easy to understand why: Stories of crowded city pandemic wards and medical staff sourcing their own PPE are impossible to shake. In […]

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Is Covid Really to Blame for the Nursing Shortage?

As many as two-thirds of nurses, by some estimates, have said they’ve considered leaving their jobs over the past few months. Given the various horrors of the last year and a half, it’s easy to understand why: Stories of crowded city pandemic wards and medical staff sourcing their own personal protective equipment are impossible to […]

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