Civica Rx has announced that 12 health systems have joined effort to reduce chronic drug shortages of generic medications. We are thrilled to welcome these highly-regarded health systems to Civica. We thank them for joining us to make essential generic medicines accessible and affordable in hospitals across the country. ”— said Martin VanTrieste, CEO of Civica Rx.SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, UNITED STATES, January 8, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Civica Rx has announced that 12 health systems, representing approximately 250 hospitals across the United States, have joined the new not-for-profit generic drug company as founding members. When combined with hospitals represented by the initial governing members of Civica Rx, approximately 750 U.S. hospitals have joined the mission-driven venture so far, with many more health systems expressing interest. Civica Rx was established in 2018 by three philanthropies and seven leading health systems that experience first-hand the impact of … [Read more...] about Civica Rx Names 12 New Founding Members as Additional Health Systems Join to Reduce Chronic Drug Shortages
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Nursing leader and phlebotomy expert will lend expertise as advisors while medical technology veteran assumes role of Chief Commercial Officer SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vascular access technology innovator Velano Vascular continues to aggressively expand in pursuit of its mission to dramatically remake blood collection as a more efficient, effective and safer standard of patient-centered care. As part of this growth, the company today announced the hiring of Richard Foust as its first Chief Commercial Officer and the addition of two industry experts - former Intermountain Healthcare SVP of Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Executive Kim Henrichsen and Center for Phlebotomy Education Director Dennis J. Ernst - to its Advisory Board. /EIN News/ -- More than one billion inpatient blood draws occur around the world every year, informing nearly 70% of all medical decisions. Yet this procedure is made more difficult and less efficient through the use of … [Read more...] about Velano Adds to Leadership Team and Advisory Board to Accelerate Adoption of Novel Human-Centered Standard of Care for Inpatient Blood Draws
/EIN News/ -- SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Predictive Technology Group, Inc. (OTC/PINK: PRED), a leader in the use of data analytics for disease identification and subsequent therapeutic intervention through precision therapeutic treatments, announces that it has acquired Regenerative Medical Technologies, Inc. (RMT). The acquisition includes an allogeneic stem cell product design, intellectual property, access to data and medical records from patients in 13 clinics, and clinical trial methodology for degenerative disc disease (DDD). Concurrent with the acquisition of RMT, Rick Obray, M.D. joins as Chairman of the Predictive Clinical Advisory Board. Dr. Obray received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After completing a spine and musculoskeletal fellowship at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Obray completed an interventional pain fellowship at Mayo Clinic, making him one of the few physicians in the country to … [Read more...] about Predictive Technology Group Acquires Regenerative Medical Technologies, Inc.
TRENTON, N.J. — There is another opioid crisis happening in the U.S., and it has nothing to do with the overdose epidemic: Hospitals are frequently running out of widely used injected painkillers. Manufacturing shortages are forcing many doctors and pharmacists to sometimes ration injected opioids, reserving them for the patients suffering most. Other patients get slower-acting or less effective pain pills, alternatives with more side effects or even sedation. Medical groups are urging regulators to help, saying some people having surgery, fighting cancer or suffering with severe burns are getting inadequate pain control. They also say shortages frequently cause medication switches that could lead to deadly mistakes. Earlier this month, the American Medical Association declared drug shortages a public health crisis, saying it will urge federal agencies to examine the problem as a national security threat and perhaps designate medicine factories as critical infrastructure. … [Read more...] about U.S. hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage
AVERT PRETERM TRIAL studies the impact of interventions based on early risk identification /EIN News/ -- SALT LAKE CITY, June 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sera Prognostics, a women’s health company, announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in the AVERT PRETERM TRIAL. This is the second intervention study to use Sera’s PreTRM® test to identify women at high risk of early delivery that will receive proactive interventions with the goal of reducing the rate of premature delivery and improving newborn health. The principal investigator for the study is Matthew Hoffman, M.D., MPH, FACOG, Marie E. Pinizzotto, M.D., Endowed Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware. According to the March of Dimes1 one in ten babies are born prematurely every year in the U.S. and 502 percent of these births have no known risk factors. Historically, physicians have lacked effective tools to identify the great majority of … [Read more...] about Sera Prognostics Collaborates with Christiana Care Health System to Launch New Preterm Birth Study with PreTRM® Test