Healthcare reform

SaNOtize inks agreement with Indian biotech Glenmark to commercialize Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray for COVID-19 treatment in India and other Asian markets

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:00pm

Available as a simple nasal spray, it is designed to kill the virus in the upper airways, preventing it from incubating and spreading to the lungs.

Key Points: 
  • Available as a simple nasal spray, it is designed to kill the virus in the upper airways, preventing it from incubating and spreading to the lungs.
  • The committee has recommended a Phase III clinical trial to be conducted in Indian patients in the weeks to follow.
  • SaNOtize developed and patented a Nitric Oxide Releasing Solution platform technology (NORS) to treat and prevent microbial infections in 2017.
  • SaNOtize Research & Development Corp. is a biotech company based in Vancouver, BC working to commercialize the multi-faceted antimicrobial properties of a liquid that produces nitric oxide.

AHF: ‘Providence Journal’ Rejects Ad Skewering CVS’s PBM Abuse

Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 5:50pm

AHF intended to run the ad this week in the Providence Journal and had been communicating back and forth with the papers advertising department regarding suggested possible changes or edits to the ad.

Key Points: 
  • AHF intended to run the ad this week in the Providence Journal and had been communicating back and forth with the papers advertising department regarding suggested possible changes or edits to the ad.
  • However, after making some initial changes suggested by the Providence Journal, the papers ad reps then advised AHF the ad could not run.
  • The Providence Journal is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the United States.
  • While we are disappointed that the Providence Journal will not run our Corporate Vampires Suck advocacy ad, we are not entirely surprised.

AHF: The G20 Manifesto Calls on Leaders to Vaccinate Our World!

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 10:26pm

The Manifesto outlines seven actions G20 leaders must take before the meeting to Vaccinate Our World and put the world on a path to defeating the pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • The Manifesto outlines seven actions G20 leaders must take before the meeting to Vaccinate Our World and put the world on a path to defeating the pandemic.
  • Were issuing this Manifesto and starting a countdown to the G20 summit in Rome because there is currently no sense of urgency to vaccinate our world.
  • G20 leaders must be the catalyst for ensuring global vaccine equity, and their annual meeting is the ideal venue to make it happen.
  • The G20 Manifesto lists specific actions that can help get lifesaving vaccines to everyone who needs them.

VA Secretary Denis McDonough to Address Disabled Veterans

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 1:58pm

DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will hold its annual national convention at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street and Tampa Marriott Water Street in Tampa, Florida, July 31Aug.

Key Points: 
  • DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will hold its annual national convention at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street and Tampa Marriott Water Street in Tampa, Florida, July 31Aug.
  • During the joint opening session Saturday, July 31, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough will deliver an address, focusing on his priorities as head of the nations second-largest federal department, to an audience of approximately 3,000 ill and injured veterans, their families and supporters.
  • For 100 years, DAV has stood as an organization of veterans serving veterans as they make the critical transition from military service to civilian life, said DAV National Adjutant Marc Burgess.
  • It is dedicated to a single purpose: keeping our promise to Americas veterans.

Socially Determined Accelerates Time-to-Value for SDOH Insights and Initiatives with Enhancements to SocialScape® Platform

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 2:00pm

Socially Determined , the Social Risk Intelligence company for organizations committed to addressing the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), today announced a significant set of enhancements to its SocialScape platform.

Key Points: 
  • Socially Determined , the Social Risk Intelligence company for organizations committed to addressing the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), today announced a significant set of enhancements to its SocialScape platform.
  • SocialScape is a HITRUST-certified platform that received an A+ rating from KLAS Research based on rigorous, in-depth and anonymous interviews with Socially Determined clients.
  • Socially Determined provides Social Risk Intelligence solutions to organizations committed to addressing the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) impacting their communities and populations.
  • Socially Determined is headquartered in Washington, DC and operates a second office in Blacksburg, VA. For more information, follow Socially Determined on Twitter ( @SocDetermined ) or LinkedIn ( www.linkedin.com/company/socially-determined ), or visit www.SociallyDetermined.com .

ACRO Releases Toolkit to Help Advance Decentralized Clinical Trials

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 11:00am

At the same time, they understandably express concern about the quality and integrity of the data as trials are decentralized.

Key Points: 
  • At the same time, they understandably express concern about the quality and integrity of the data as trials are decentralized.
  • With the DCT Data Flow Maps project, ACROs Decentralized Clinical Trials Working Party aims to provide transparency and clarity on the processes for keeping data secure, confidential, and accurate, said Jackie Kent, Chief Customer Officer at Medidata and Vice-Chair of the ACRO Board of Directors.
  • The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) represents clinical research and technology companies that provide a variety of specialized services to support the development of new pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices.
  • ACRO member companies operate in more than 100 countries across the globe and conduct or support the conduct of the majority of clinical trials worldwide.

Statement of the American Dental Education Association on Faculty, Staff, Students and Residents of Oral Health Professions Schools Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 11:24pm

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) urges its member institutions and programs to advise and strongly encourage their faculty, staff, students and residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Key Points: 
  • The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) urges its member institutions and programs to advise and strongly encourage their faculty, staff, students and residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • They exist as a patient care/education entity and must consider the health and safety of those they employ, educate and serve.
  • About ADEA: The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is The Voice of Dental Education.
  • Our mission is to lead and support the health professions community in preparing future-ready oral health professionals.

DKT International Announces $1 Billion Commitment to Advance Goals of FP2030

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 4:16pm

Through both financial and direct services, DKT has pledged to generate 400 million non-abortion Couple Years Protection (CYPs) across more than 90 countries between 2021 and 2030.

Key Points: 
  • Through both financial and direct services, DKT has pledged to generate 400 million non-abortion Couple Years Protection (CYPs) across more than 90 countries between 2021 and 2030.
  • The organization will also invest $1 billion of discretionary resources, including the procurement of commodities, between 2021 and 2030.
  • In complete alignment with the movements ongoing mission, DKT is committing to the new initiative of FP2030.
  • FP2030 seeks to serve the unmet need for contraception of millions of women in 69 of the worlds poorest countries .

Teva Generic Medicines Saved the United States $28.8 Billion in 2020, and a Total of $43.1 Billion Across Major Markets, According to Independent Analysis

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 12:30pm

In addition, the Companys economic activity supported nearly 250,000 jobs and contributed $52 billion to economic output across 15 countries.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, the Companys economic activity supported nearly 250,000 jobs and contributed $52 billion to economic output across 15 countries.
  • During 2020, Teva continued to provide access to quality affordable medicines, despite the challenges brought by the pandemic, said Kre Schultz, President and CEO of Teva.
  • The Companys economic activity also supported more than 57,000 U.S. jobs and contributed $15.7 billion in economic output in the United States.
  • Across 9 major markets in Europe, Teva saved healthcare systems $9.6 billion in 2020, supported more than 100,000 jobs and contributed $29.5 billion to economic output.

AHF Calls on Federal Gov’t to Protect Pharmacies Protesting PBMs

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 11:30am

New York and New Jersey are considering bills that would require disclosure of clawbacks to enhance oversight and transparency of PBMs.

Key Points: 
  • New York and New Jersey are considering bills that would require disclosure of clawbacks to enhance oversight and transparency of PBMs.
  • PBMs are determined to continue business as usual gouging pharmacies despite local laws and bans outlawing the practice, added Weinstein.
  • Earlier this year, AHF launched an advocacy campaign to take on PBMs that are undercutting community pharmacies and driving up drug prices.
  • To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org , find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us @aidshealthcare .