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Health Network partners with California company on end of life directives technology

Vynca, a provider of  advance care planning solutions, and Delaware Health Information Network have established a partnership. Vynca, Palo Alto, CA,  offers a software solution to capture, store, and access medical orders for Scope of Treatment forms, ...
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UD and Delaware State join $6 million research project aimed at lowering drug prices

Sarah W. Harcum of Clemson University is leading a team that has received $6 million for research that could help lower the cost of several drugs that run into the thousands of dollars per...

Rehoboth Jazz fest donates $15,000 to Beebe foundation

The Beebe Medical Foundation recently received a $15,000 donation from the Delaware Celebration of Jazz, producers of the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival. This generous gift was presented to the Foundation by board members, Dennis Santangini...

AstraZeneca lung cancer drug earns ‘breakthrough’ designation from FDA

    AstraZeneca and MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm,  announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Imfinzi (durvalumab) for the treatment of patients with a...

Beebe offers state-of-the-art cancer detection imaging system

Beebe Healthcare now offers the  Discovery  MI PET/CT imaging system from GE Healthcare.  Beebe Healthcare installed the new PET/CT scanner at the Beebe Health Campus- Rehoboth Beach on Route 24 in late May.  “Beebe Healthcare...

Wilmington psychiatrist indicted on insurance fraud charges

Joint work by the Delaware Department of Insurance and Delaware Department of Justice led to the indictment of Dr. Karl McIntosh on 14 felony counts including theft, health care fraud, insurance fraud and identity...

State’s two senators vow to work to improve health care bill after ‘skinny repeal’...

Both U.S. senators from Delaware heaped praise on U.S. Sen. John  McCain, who cast the deciding vote against the “skinny repeal” of the Affordable  Care  Act.  U.S. Sen. Chris Coons issued the following: “The bill rejected...

AstraZeneca could get $8.5 billion from cancer drug development deal with Merck

AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc entered a  cancer collaboration to co-develop and bring to mark  AstraZeneca’s Lynparza (olaparib) for multiple cancer types.  As part of the agreement, Merck will pay AstraZeneca up to $8.5  billion,  including...

AstraZeneca gets European OK for breast cancer drug

AstraZeneca announced that the European Commission has approved Faslodex (fulvestrant) for the treatment of a type of advanced breast cancer.   The EU approval is based on data from the Phase III FALCON trial. In the FALCON trial,...

Highmark Walk event in Delaware raises nearly $159,000

The 2017 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, held in six locations across Pennsylvania and Delaware, helped 214 local non-profit organizations raise a record-breaking $1.46 million. This marks the sixth consecutive year that the walks...