Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 22

INDUSTRY NEWS Johnson & Johnson to End Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America By Tiffany Hsu and Roni Caryn Rabin nytimes.com - Johnson & Johnson is discontinuing North American sales of its talc-based baby powder, a product that once defined the company’s wholesome image and that it has defended for decades even as it faced

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 21

INDUSTRY NEWS Solutions from Around the World: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation During COVID-19 By Melinda K. Abrams, Reginald D. Williams II, Roosa Tikkanen, Tanya Shah, and Matt Pantell Commonwealthfund.org - As Americans heed the advice of public health and government officials to remain physically distanced from neighbors, friends, and relatives to fight the

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 20

INDUSTRY NEWS These women entrepreneurs are making medical and healthcare facilities available to allFrom a medical tourism platform, a medical equipment e-marketplace to a portal helping the elderly with doctor’s appointments, these women-led medtech startups are doing their bit to keep you in the pink of health. By Nirandhi Gowthaman Yourstory.com – With

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 19

INDUSTRY NEWS This Coronavirus Is Unlike Anything in Our Lifetime, and We Have to Stop Comparing It to the Flu by Charles Ornstein Propublica.com - As a longtime health care reporter, I see the unfolding coronavirus pandemic as representing everything I’ve read about — from the early days of epidemiology to the staggering toll of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic —

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 18

INDUSTRY NEWS More drugmakers hike U.S. prices as new year begins By Michael Erman reuters.com –  Drugmakers including Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY.N), Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD.O), and Biogen Inc (BIIB.O) hiked U.S. list prices on more than 50 drugs on Wednesday, bringing total New Year’s Day drug price increases to more than 250, according to data analyzed by

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 16

INDUSTRY NEWS  Leapfrog Releases Bi-Annual Hospital Safety Grades By John Commins Healthleadersmedia.com - One third of the 2,600 general, acute care hospitals across the nation rated in The Leapfrog Group's fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grades got an 'A,' grade, while 1% flunked, the patient safety monitors said. Leapfrog grades are based upon process and structural measures such as hand hygiene, risk mitigation, and discharge communication, as well

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 15

INDUSTRY NEWS  Key Takeaways from HLTH  By Laura Carabello   Digital. Technology. And more Digital Technologies  Technology and digital solutions dominated the conversation and the exhibit floor:  AI, machine learning, remote monitoring, advanced analytics, robotics and devices to diagnose, treat and resolve just about any disease or condition.    If the human touch of doctors, nurses and

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 14

Americans pay up to 67 times more for drugs than those in other countries By Maia Anderson  beckershospitalreview.com– A report released Sept. 23 by the House Ways & Means Committee shows that Americans pay on average nearly four times more for prescription drugs than 11 economically similar countries. The report, titled "A Painful Pill to Swallow: U.S. vs. International Prescription Drug

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 13

South Korean CDMO consolidates, plants flag in California by Eric Palmer fiercepharma.com – South Korean conglomerate SK Holdings jumped decidedly into contract manufacturing a couple of years ago with deals for API plants in Ireland and the U.S. Now, it is rolling those into a group that includes its plant in South Korea in