Feb15

Glenmark to spin off originator drugs business

The US-based subsidiary will bring together existing research and development and manufacturing businesses in the US, India and Switzerland.

Feb15

HCSC and Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute team up on new healthy food delivery service

The initiative – dubbed FoodQ – was initially launched in 25 zip codes in Chicago typically considered “food deserts,” geographic areas with a dearth of affordable and nutritious food options.

Feb14

CMS reveals new payment model for emergency ambulance services

Through the Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport model, CMS will pay ambulance suppliers and providers to transport Medicare beneficiaries to an alternative location (like an urgent care clinic) and to provide treatment in place with a practitioner.

Feb14

Irish software startup nabs $25M Series C to speed up clinical trials

The startup’s platform is meant to digitize and modernize the still largely manually and paper-based process of running and managing clinical trials.

Feb14

AstraZeneca formally removes two failed Phase III studies of cancer drug Imfinzi

The studies – in lung and head and neck cancers – produced negative results late last year. Several Phase I Imfinzi and tremelimumab studies were also removed, but others were added to the company’s pipeline.

Feb14

AI is best leveraged when it’s tied to outcomes

“If we just talk about AI without tying that to better access globally, lower costs, … better outcomes for our patients at the end of the day — we’re not leveraging this transformational technology in the right way,” GE Healt…

Feb14

Vor Biopharma raises $42M in Series A round to advance AML cell therapy toward clinic

5AM Ventures and RA Capital Management led the round. The company is developing hematopoietic stem cells engineered to be protected from targeted immunotherapies.

Feb14

11 cybersecurity tips from the first federal chief information security officer

At HIMSS, retired Brigadier General Greg Touhill, who served as the inaugural U.S. chief information security officer under President Barack Obama, offered insight on how hospitals and healthcare organizations can keep data safe.