Industry News

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Boehringer Ingelheim and Hanmi Pharmaceutical have entered into a collaboration agreement for the development of HM61713, a therapy for lung cancer.
South Korea conducts experimental plasma therapy on MERS patients
The virus, which was first confirmed in a patient on May 20th, killed 36 people, infected 186, triggered widespread panic and school closures, and stymied growth in Asia's fourth-largest economy
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Emergency medicine experts say evaluating a paramedic service based on its response times is a tricky proposition at best, but these response times have come under scrutiny in New Jersey.
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A new $250 “First Responder Fee” was approved by the Long Beach City Council to be collected whenever Long Beach Fire Department paramedics provide medical service.
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AstraZeneca and Kyowa Hakko Kirin have entered into an agreement for an exclusive option to commercialize the antibody benralizumab for the treatment of asthma and COPD in Japan.
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Acorda Therapeutics received $1.4M to develop a delivery system for a dry powder version of lung surfactant to treat neonatal respiratory distress syndrome.
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THERAMetrics has been granted a patent for a pharmaceutical kit that includes targeted treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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National Jewish Health has been named the second top respiratory hospital in the nation by US News & World Report.
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The six-minute walk stress echocardiography test is prognostic for development of pulmonary hypertension in connective tissue disease, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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Although more American teens are using marijuana, their use of alcohol and cigarettes has decreased, a new study finds.
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Leading respiratory societies, including the ATS and ERS, have issued updated guidelines on the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
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US News & World Report's annual best hospitals list ranks Mayo Clinic and Cincinnati Children's Hospital as No 1 in adult and pediatric pulmonology, respectively.
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Physio-Control will distribute the McGrath MAC EMS Video Laryngoscope to EMS customers in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
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Joseph Lewarski, a healthcare industry veteran, will join Drive Medical subsidiary DeVilbiss Healthcare as vice president of Global Respiratory and Sleep Categories.
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The 21st Century Cures Act would require the FDA to streamline its drug approval process, consider more flexible forms of clinical trials, and incorporate patient experience into its decision-making process.
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Circadiance has acquired the SmartMonitor and NeoPAP product lines from Philips.
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The DuoResp Spiromax inhaler from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries received an award at the 2015 Medical Design Excellence Awards.
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Medical device makers, facing sluggish sales and increasing pressure to prove the value of their products, are beefing up guarantees to compensate US hospitals if a device does not perform as expected.
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Hawaii recently became the first state to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to youth under the age of 21. In most states the legal age is 18.
CVS Quits US Chamber of Commerce Over Its Tobacco Lobbying
CVS Health is quitting the US Chamber of Commerce because of the trade group’s purported efforts to lobby against anti-smoking laws in countries around the globe.