Novavax preps to meet global demand, plans capacity for 2B Covid vaccine doses

Novavax preps to meet global demand, plans capacity for 2B Covid vaccine doses

  With three Covid-19 vaccines now authorized by the FDA, focus is now turning to manufacturing capacity. As Novavax prepares to add its vaccine to the mix, it is gearing up to meet global demand with the projected capability of

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4 signs your compliance program is out of date

4 signs your compliance program is out of date

Life sciences companies tend to consider themselves leaders when it comes to compliance policies. In one sense they’re right. The close sales relations between their distribution agents and state-linked doctors and hospitals have long made them vulnerable to corrupt practices

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Geisinger Health Plan, Tomorrow Health partner to make getting home care supplies easier

Geisinger Health Plan, Tomorrow Health partner to make getting home care supplies easier

            Danville, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health Plan and Tomorrow Health announced Tuesday that they have entered into a partnership that will provide patients easy access to medical equipment and supplies at home. This announcement underscores how Covid-19

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Biden invokes federal law to broker Merck, J&J Covid vaccine manufacturing alliance

President Biden

  Merck will shoulder some of the manufacturing work for Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, an alliance President Biden brokered under a federal law that gives him the authority to secure production of critical products during national emergencies. With the

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Going through their own pregnancies, founders launch hybrid maternity clinic

Going through their own pregnancies, founders launch hybrid maternity clinic

Adrianne Nickerson and Elaine Purcell launched maternity care startup Oula in 2019. The company began taking virtual visits in December and opened its first clinic on Tuesday. Photo credit: Oula Going through their own pregnancies, Adrianne Nickerson and Elaine Purcell

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Apervita, Diameter Health join forces to improve data quality for value-based care contracting

Apervita, Diameter Health join forces to improve data quality for value-based care contracting

                  A new health IT partnership aims to improve clinical data quality and thereby increase the volume of data available for care quality measurement. The partnership will combine Chicago-based Apervita and Farmington,

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FDA rejects Athenex’s oral chemotherapy, asks for another clinical trial

Breast cancer cells

Athenex’s lead drug candidate, an oral formulation of the chemotherapy paclitaxel, is intended to bring patients comparable, if not better, efficacy and fewer side effects than the intravenous version. But the company now faces questions about the drug’s safety in

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Payers are erecting higher hurdles to care: How can hospitals clear them?

CMS proposed rule requires payers to streamline prior authorizations

If you haven’t paid attention to the financial health of large insurers during the pandemic, it’s never been better. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of hospitals and patients. Both are struggling to hurdle escalating barriers to scheduled care due

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Einstein Healthcare Network, Jefferson Health to merge after FTC drops challenge

Einstein Healthcare Network, Jefferson Health to merge after FTC drops challenge

A healthcare merger saga that began in 2018 is finally drawing to a close. The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that it would no longer challenge the proposed merger of Einstein Healthcare Network and Jefferson Health, clearing the path forward

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CMS rule requires insurers to cover tests for asymptomatic patients

Beckman Coulter seeks authorization for $4 antigen test

As the Food and Drug Administration OKs more Covid-19 tests for asymptomatic patients, the Biden Administration is bolstering requirements for insurers to cover them. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued guidance on Friday clarifying that health plans can’t

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