April, 2022

AbbVie, Genmab, with new data, prep FDA application for dual-acting cancer drug

Bio Pharma Dive

Fresh trial results intensify competition with Roche to deliver the first lymphoma drug that marries antibody technology with an immunotherapy pathway

Cardiologists say information on wearables isn’t always useful.

World of DTC Marketing

Gadget firms — starting with Apple and now Fitbit, which Google owns — are selling wearable devices that check heartbeat rhythms and alert users when something is out of sync, according to KHN.com.

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Moving away from genetic continental ancestry categories in research and medicine

Scienmag

In a Policy Forum, Anna Lewis and colleagues argue that, for researchers and others who want to invoke genetic ancestry, there is a scientific and ethical imperative to move away from continental ancestry categories and to instead embrace a view of genetic ancestry that reflects continuous variation and historical depth.

Pharma can now track the most relevant patent info – fast and at scale

Elsevier

Since its initial release in January 2021, AI-fueled Patent Expansion in Reaxys has won the respect of pharmaceutical companies trying to stay ahead of their competitors by keeping track of the latest patents around drug discovery and new therapeutics.

2022 Research: The Rapid Rise of Ocean Freight Visibility

Download this a benchmark study from FourKites and The Journal of Commerce exploring how international shippers’ usage of global supply chain visibility technology has evolved since the onset of global disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Psilocybin Helps Alleviate Depression Symptoms, Small Study Says

NY Times

The chemical derived from psychedelic mushrooms helped alleviate symptoms of depression and generated detectable neural responses that lasted weeks.

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Smartphone-based skin cancer diagnostic certified for use in UK

Pharma Phorum

An artificial intelligence-powered digital tool for diagnosing skin cancers developed by Skin Analytics has been cleared in the UK as a Class IIA medical device, setting up broader use of the technology in patient assessments.

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DTC marketers addicted to TV

World of DTC Marketing

TV creates awareness quickly when you have a big audience, but TV is a waste of money when your audience is small. I can get better results using digital laser targeting and targeted print ads, but DTC marketers are like TV because it makes them feel important within their company.

Breakthrough in how buildings can promote health and well-being

Scienmag

Having understood the ill-effects if sick building syndrome and the need to better conserve energy by incorporating green features, architects are also utilizing certain elements of an architectural design system shown to reduce stress, improve sleep, promote physical and mental health, thereby improving the quality of life for its inhabitants.

Valneva and Pfizer report positive Phase 2 data for Lyme disease vaccine in children

BioPharma Reporter

Valneva and Pfizer report positive Phase 2 pediatric data for their Lyme disease vaccine candidate, VLA15: and now plan to include this population in an upcoming Phase 3 trial. Bio Developments

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Bill Gates: We Must Develop Drugs Much Faster in the Next Pandemic

NY Times

The more rapidly we are able to produce safe, effective drugs for quick-spreading pathogens like the coronavirus, the more lives we can save. Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Research Science and Technology Clinical Trials

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An Innovative & Creative Problem Solver Approach to Selling in the Medical Device Space

Speaker: Steve Goldstein, Sales Leader

Currently in sales or involved in a business that depends on strong sales results? Join Steve Goldstein, Sales Success Coach, Motivational Speaker and Medical Device Sales Leader from Gold Selling LLC. You will absorb critical strategies to become a trusted partner in greater sales success.

Digital interventions cut heart failure mortality, study shows

Pharma Phorum

An analysis of 10 clinical trials of digital health interventions targeted at patients recently hospitalised for acute heart failure has found they improve outcomes compared to standard care.

A promising cancer drug leads Regeneron to reconsider its aversion to M&A

Bio Pharma Dive

Regeneron has agreed to purchase Checkmate Pharmaceuticals for $250 million, the first acquisition of a publicly traded company in the biotech's nearly 35-year history

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HCPs sound off on pharma marketing

World of DTC Marketing

We just finished talking to over 200 hundred HCPs about pharma marketing and salespeople to measure any differences since before the pandemic. Attitudes are indeed changing, but one need remains clear: access to data obtained during clinical and ongoing trials.

Living near fast food restaurants in South Asia may increase risk of Type 2 diabetes

Scienmag

Globally, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is increasing.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Pfizer set to acquire COVID-19 smartphone detection app for $100m

BioPharma Reporter

Pfizer is set to acquire Australiaâs ResApp - a company developing a smartphone app to detect COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases based on the userâs cough - for $100m AUD ($74m USD). Bio Developments

McKinsey Opened a Door in Its Firewall Between Pharma Clients and Regulators

NY Times

The firm let consultants advise both drugmakers and their government overseers, internal records show. Who we know and what we know” was part of their pitch.

Overcoming the 4 leading barriers to cardiovascular disease patient recruitment

Clairnes

The post Overcoming the 4 leading barriers to cardiovascular disease patient recruitment appeared first on Clinical Trial Recruitment & Management Services. Blog Cardiovascular disease

Medicare finalizes policy limiting coverage of Biogen Alzheimer's drug

Bio Pharma Dive

Treatment with Aduhelm would only be covered for patients enrolled in a clinical trial under the policy, which largely follows a draft proposal released in January

Covid comments hurt survivors

World of DTC Marketing

Over 70% of people have been exposed to medical or health-related misinformation. Of those exposed, almost half are not confident in their ability to discriminate between accurate health information and misinformation. Social media is cited as the most common source of misinformation.

Solar beats nuclear at many potential settlement sites on Mars

Scienmag

The high efficiency, light weight and flexibility of the latest solar cell technology means photovoltaics could provide all the power needed for an extended mission to Mars, or even a permanent settlement there, according to a new analysis by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley.

Why the drug pricing debate is focused on insulin

Pharma Phorum

The treatment has been around for over a century but insulin has still become the centre of the ongoing discussion over pricing of pharmaceutical products. Ben Hargreaves looks at why insulin’s price is so controversial and whether this could be set to change.

New Drug Slashed Deaths Among Patients With Severe Covid, Maker Claims

NY Times

A late-stage trial was halted after strong early results, according to the company, but the data have not yet been published or peer-reviewed. your-feed-science Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Clinical Trials Veru Inc. Food and Drug Administration United States

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Xtalks Voices: NIH Experts Share Insights on Increasing Clinical Trial Diversity

XTalks

Increasing clinical trial diversity remains a topic of significant importance in the clinical trial space. In the US, up to 80 percent of participants in medical research studies are Caucasian.

Biotech startups face 'trickle-down effects' as sector's IPO drought endures

Bio Pharma Dive

The slowdown has already forced many biotechs to wait longer to go public. There are early signs private financing deals may be flagging as well

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Three biggest threats to healthcare

World of DTC Marketing

Right now, voters are worried about inflation and rising fuel prices, but they ignore the imminent threats to their healthcare. American healthcare continues to be under assault, and unless we address these issues, a severe health issue could bankrupt families. THREAT 1: OBESITY AND DIABETES.

The first scientific expedition to Panama’s unexplored Cordillera de Coiba sets sail

Scienmag

Last year, Panama expanded the Cordillera de Coiba marine protected area from 17,223 to 67,908 square kilometers (6,650 to 26,219 square miles).

Upskilling in a digital health world

Pharma Phorum

It’s no secret that digital technologies are playing a significant role when it comes to shaping the next era of healthcare.

Patients Taking Experimental Obesity Drug Lost More Than 50 Pounds, Maker Claims

NY Times

The data have not yet been peer reviewed or published. But experts said the drug may give people with obesity an alternative to bariatric surgery. Obesity Weight Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Bariatric Surgery Diet and Nutrition Research Clinical Trials Eli Lilly and Company

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Clinical trial evolution, innovation center of Oracle Health Sciences event

Outsourcing Pharma

The two-day Oracle Health Sciences Connect will gather an array of research experts to discuss how to make the most of emerging technologies and practices. Clinical Development

Satellite Bio launches with new approach to bioengineering tissues

Bio Pharma Dive

Backed by $110 million in venture funding, Satellite is led by Dave Lennon, formerly head of Novartis Gene Therapies

American healthcare is too profitable

World of DTC Marketing

(FT.COM) The U.S. healthcare system is bedeviled by greed, with drug companies, device manufacturers, hospital organizations, physician groups, and insurers scrambling to grab a slice of the more than $3 trillion we spend on medical care each year. We have access to the most cutting-edge treatments.

Meat consumption must fall by at least 75 percent

Scienmag

Every EU citizen consumes around 80 kilograms of meat per year. But every juicy steak, every delicious sausage has a price that we do not pay at the counter, because livestock farming damages the climate and the environment. Ruminants for instance produce methane, which accelerates global warming.

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US study finds high rates of unneeded antibiotic prescribing

Pharma Phorum

A study has found that there is still a very high level of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing to patients in the US, particularly to older and Black patients.

Covid Drugs Save Lives, but Americans Can’t Get Them

NY Times

Once again, a dysfunctional health care system has hindered our pandemic response. Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Insurance and Managed Care Doctors Vaccination and Immunization Paxlovid (Drug) Evusheld (Drug) Pfizer Inc United States

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