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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

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Research presented at Digestive Disease Week suggests that including omega-3 rich foods, or omega-3 supplements, into a healthy diet could offer additional protection against colorectal cancer alongside regular screening.

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Michigan reports a human case of bird flu, the nation’s second linked to H5N1 outbreak in dairy cows

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A second human case of bird flu infection linked to the current H5N1 outbreak in dairy cows has been detected, in a farm worker who had exposure to infected cows, Michigan state health authorities announced on Wednesday. In a statement , health officials said the individual had mild symptoms and has recovered. Evidence to date suggests this is a sporadic infection, with no signs of ongoing spread, the statement said.

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Slideshow: The 5 Types of Asthma and Their Common Triggers

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While many people may be unaware of the different types of asthma, there are 5 ways individuals can experience the condition, with common triggers that heighten symptoms.

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Health Care Shortage Calls for Diversifying the Role of Community Pharmacists in Treatment of Minor Ailments

Pharmacy Times

New research study reveals the potential of community pharmacists for minor ailment treatment, allowing for diversified patient care during growing health care shortage.

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Position Your Pharmacy for Expansion

Speaker: Chris Antypas and Josh Halladay

Access to limited distribution drugs and payer contracts are key to pharmacy expansion. But how do you prepare your operations to take the next step? Meaningful data: Collect and share clinical data regarding outcomes, utilization, and more Reporting: Limited distribution models require efficient tracking and reporting systems Workflows: Align workflows with specific pharma and payer contractual requirements For in-depth, expert insights on pharmacy expansion, watch this webinar from Inovalon.

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HHS' ARPA-H offering more than $50M for hospital cybersecurity platform pitches

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) research funding agency is floating more than $50 million to developers who can build a scalable cybersecurity platform able to keep hospitals' c | The UPGRADE program will be handing out millions to those with the best pitches on how to detect hospital cybersecurity weaknesses and deploy fixes with minimal interruptions to care delivery.

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FDA competition seeks digital endpoints for Parkinson’s

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FDA is asking artificial intelligence teams to develop a digital endpoint tool to study freezing of gait, a symptom of Parkinson’s that can have a serious impact on patients.

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FDA Approves First Biosimilars to Eylea

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Aflibercept-jbvf (Yesafili; Biocon Biologics) and aflibercept-yszy (Opuviz; Biogen) are the first interchangeable biosimilars to aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron).

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Hospitals grapple with generic drug supply shortages

Fierce Healthcare

In this week’s episode of “Podnosis,” we’re diving into the issue of generic drug shortages. | In this week's "Podnosis" episode, Fierce Healthcare’s Dave Muoio talks with Allan Coukell from Civica Rx about generic drug shortages. Coukell discusses the impact on healthcare providers, recent strategies to strengthen the drug supply chain and advice for organizations facing these shortages.

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Tony Blair Institute weighs in on use of NHS patient data

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A think tank set up by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has called for the formation of a public-private trust that could oversee the sharing of anonymised patient data with trusted researchers.

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Q&A: How Coffee Helped This Pharmacy Improve Front-End Sales

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Chris Schaffner, owner of Schaffner Pharmacy and Apothecary Coffee in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, sat down with Drug Topics to discuss his joint business venture.

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What the FDA's New Dosage Guidance Means for the Future of Clinical Research

Speaker: Dr. Ben Locwin - Biopharmaceutical Executive & Healthcare Futurist

What will the future hold for clinical research? A recent draft from the FDA provides valuable insight. In "Optimizing the Dosage of Human Prescription Drugs and Biological Products for the Treatment of Oncologic Diseases," the FDA notes that "targeted therapies demonstrate different dose-response relationships compared to cytotoxic chemotherapy, such that doses below the Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) may have similar efficacy to the MTD but with fewer toxicities.

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Wastewater testing specifically for bird flu virus will scale up nationally in coming weeks

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Less than a month ago, researchers reported for the first time the ability to scan wastewater for signs of the H5 influenza virus currently sickening dairy cows in at least nine states across the U.S. That technology is now at the threshold of real-world use. WastewaterSCAN, an infectious disease-tracking sewage surveillance network led by Stanford University and Emory University in partnership with Verily Life Sciences, has begun scaling up H5-specific testing of samples from all of its 190 sit

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FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Inavolisib for PIK3CA-Mutated Breast Cancer

Pharmacy Times

Inavolisib was submitted to the FDA for review as a first-line treatment for advanced HR-positive, HER2-negative PIK3CA-mutated breast cancer.

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Precision medicine company Tempus AI files to go public

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Three years after talks of an IPO surfaced, health tech company Tempus AI lit the fuse and is looking to go public this year. | Founded in 2015, Tempus says it’s built the world’s largest library of clinical and molecular data along with an operating system to make those data accessible and useful for providers to inform patient care.

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US senators accuse pharma firms of abusing patent system

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Lawmakers across the political divide have accused the pharma industry of abusing the patent system to keep the prices of their products as high as possible.

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5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Pharmacy Management Software

Are you still using workarounds to manage your daily operations? To achieve peak performance, it's time to explore other options for specialty and infusion pharmacy software. Streamline pharmacy operations and improve clinical performance with automated processing, real-time data exchange, and electronic decision support. Download this helpful infographic to: Drive efficiency and patient adherence from referral receipt to delivery and ongoing care – all with our Pharmacy Cloud.

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FDA Approves Tarlatamab-dlle for Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Amgen’s Tarlatamab-dlle (Imdelltra) is the first and only approved DLL3-targeting bispecific T-cell engager therapy for the aggressive form of lung cancer.

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UnitedHealth argues algorithm lawsuit should be dismissed because patients didn’t spend years appealing denials

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UnitedHealth Group should be released from a lawsuit that alleges its algorithm-based technology prematurely cut off care to its Medicare Advantage members, the company said in court filings this week, because patients and their families did not finish Medicare’s appeals process. “Plaintiffs have failed to exhaust the exclusive administrative appeal process set by the Medicare Act,” UnitedHealth’s lawyers argued.

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Rotaxane Actuators Study Unveils Promising Advancements for Drug Delivery Systems

Pharmacy Times

Researchers from the University of Manchester have developed a technique using rotaxane actuators in force-controlled release systems, enabling precise and efficient release of multiple molecules simultaneously.

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Hims & Hers expands weight loss program to include access to GLP-1 medications

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Six months after launching its weight loss program, online health and wellness company Hims & Hers added compounded GLP-1 medications to its offerings. | Six months after launching its weight loss program, online health and wellness company Hims & Hers added compounded GLP-1 medications to its offerings.

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AstraZeneca, on fast track of growth, sets revenue target at $80B by 2030

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A decade ago, with AstraZeneca in decline and some investors urging the drugmaker to sell out to Pfizer, new CEO Pascal Soriot presented an audacious plan to hike revenue to $45 billion by 2023. | After AstraZeneca achieved Pascal Soriot's ambitious $45-billion-by-2023 revenue goal, the CEO is thinking big again. On Tuesday morning, AZ unveiled its new plan to swell its revenue to $80 billion by 2030.

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Post COVID-19 Condition: The Frustrating Fight for Recognition and Treatment

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Health care providers must listen to patients who voice their experiences with post–COVID-19 condition symptoms. Only then can a clearer picture of the condition emerge for the millions of patients who have the near-invisible disease.

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Move over, wastewater. Store-bought milk could be another way to track the bird flu outbreak in cows

STAT

Scientists from the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center have managed to generate a full genetic sequence of H5N1 virus from milk, a development they suggest means commercially purchased milk products could be used to monitor the progress of the bird flu outbreak in dairy cattle and to check for important changes in the virus over time.

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Program Highlights Opportunities for Community Pharmacies to Deliver Screening, Education, and Referral Interventions

Pharmacy Times

Aligning community pharmacy interventions with top-down findings, payers’ population health priorities, and identified unmet needs can help develop a sustainable pathway.

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Unlocking biotech insights: Top 10 podcasts you need to listen to

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Unlocking biotech insights: discover the latest advancements in biotech with our top picks for podcasts. Stay informed and up-to-date with industry trends and news by listening to some of the best biotech podcasts featuring expert analysis, discussions of ethical issues, and interviews with industry leaders.

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New NIH findings on talc use and ovarian cancer pose challenge to J&J's high-stakes defense

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The more than 53,000 women in the U.S. | The more than 53,000 women in the U.S. who have filed injury lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson have added ammunition for their claims as new research indicates there is an association between long-term use of talcum-based powders and an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.

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Type 2 Diabetes Impacts Mental Health, but Continuous Glucose Monitors Can Help

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A report from Dexcom found that depression and anxiety are commonly reported in patients living with type 2 diabetes, but continuous glucose monitors can make disease management easier.

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How doctors are pressuring sickle cell patients into unwanted sterilizations

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BATON ROUGE, La. — The surgery was supposed to alleviate worry, but now, years later, Whitney Carter’s mind kept flicking back to it, wondering if it could be undone. She sometimes descended into these moods, taciturn, withdrawn, as if all hope had gone extinct. She sat on the couch in the half-light, blinds shut against the heat. The whole thing made her feel less than, like some essential part of her had been removed.

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Advancement in CAR T Cell Therapy for Patients with Multiple Myeloma Helps Predict Treatment Response and Resistance

Pharmacy Times

Researchers from the University of Leipzig Medical Center identify multiple biomarkers associated with the success of CAR T cell therapy in relapsed multiple myeloma.

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Novavax investor withdraws proxy fight after Sanofi deal

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Shah Capital Management has withdrawn a proxy campaign against the re-election of director at vaccines firm Novavax in the wake of its $1.2 billion alliance with Sanofi. The top-three investor in Novavax – which has been steadily raising its stake in the company in recent weeks and now holds around 7.9% – said it welcomed the Sanofi deal but warned that “does not mean our engagement is at an end” and it still believes Novavax would benefit from a stockholder on its board of directors.

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Report: The generative AI roadmap, its hurdles and strategies to mitigate

Fierce Healthcare

The panel that worked on the report was made up of Big Tech players like Amazon, Google and Microsoft, as well as leaders such as Harvard Medical School, the Leapfrog Group and Kaiser Permanente.

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Pharmacists Play Key Role in Warning Public About Dangers of Tianeptine Misuse

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Savannah Roberts Clary, PharmD, BCPS, CPGx, a clinical pharmacist with Aegis Sciences Corporation, talks about the dangers of tianeptine and how pharmacists can help warn the public about the potential hazards of tianeptine.

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CDC asks states and cities to keep flu surveillance at peak levels because of bird flu threat

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked local and state health officials Tuesday to maintain flu surveillance operations at peak-season levels over the summer in a bid to remain watchful for any signs of human-to-human spread of the H5N1 bird flu virus. Flu surveillance activity is generally conducted at low levels during the late spring and summer months, in recognition of the fact that as temperatures rise, transmission of seasonal flu viruses drops to minimal levels in the Northe

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Can Smoking and Its Resulting Carbon Monoxide Exposure Improve Cancer Treatment Outcomes?

Pharmacy Times

Smoking increases exposure to carbon monoxide, and this may be associated with better clinical response to autophagy inhibitors.

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ATS: Amgen, AZ say data backs Tezspire’s role in COPD

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Amgen and AstraZeneca have said their severe asthma therapy Tezspire could have a role to play in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – a key target indication for the drug – despite missing its primary objective in a clinical trial.

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Mayo Clinic taps Zipline for drone delivery of meds, supplies to hospital-at-home patients

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Mayo Clinic is partnering with Zipline to provide drone delivery service for medications and supplies directly to patients' homes as part of its advanced hospital-at-home program. | Mayo Clinic is partnering with Zipline to provide drone delivery service for medications and supplies directly to patients' homes as part of its advanced hospital-at-home program.