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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Blood Bank makes appeal for donations as supply dwindles

The Blood Bank of Delmarva has issued an urgent appeal for the community to donate blood and platelets to help patients in need.  It takes more than 350 donors per day to supply the 19...

European Union gives AstraZeneca-Merck drug OK for treatment of type of advanced breast cancer

AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc. announced the European Commission has approved jointly developed Lynparza as a treatment of adult patients with a type of metastatic breast cancer. Dave Fredrickson, executive vice President, oncology, said: “With...

21-year-old smoking age bill headed to governor’s desk

Despite unanimous opposition from House Republicans, a bill that bans selling cigarettes and vaping gear to those under 21 is expected to be signed into law. The bill cleared the lower chamber by a vote...

Patrons, staff at Middletown restaurant advised to check on possible exposure to...

The Delaware  Division of Public Health disclosed that employees and patrons of Buffalo Wild Wings at 540 W. Main St., Middletown, may have been exposed to the Hepatitis A virus between March 31 and April...

Lycra introduces upgraded fiber for personal care uses

The Lycra  Co.  unveiled the  new T859 Lyrca HyFit  fiber for diapers, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene at  a recent trade show. The fiber from the  company that was  sold by Koch Industries’  Invista, is...

Christiana Care earns Most Wired designation for tech expertise

Christiana Care Health System has earned the  Most Wired designation  from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. Christiana Care is the only health care organization in Delaware and one of only 5 percent of...

State seeks to add Walgreens to opioid epidemic lawsuit

In a recent court filing in Delaware’s ongoing civil lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry over the prescription opioid crisis, the state again alleges that  Walgreens had a role in the addiction epidemic as both...

Flu makes return during past month and that’s bad news for the elderly

Flu  in Delaware and across the U.S. remains elevated with an increase in the number of influenza A (H3N2) viruses circulating over the last month. H3N2 viruses are typically associated with more severe illness in...

Amerihealth Caritas cuts ribbon on wellness center in Bear

AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware, a Medicaid managed care health in Delaware formally  opened a new community wellness center in Delaware. AmeriHealth Caritas marked the opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and CEO Paul...

AstraZeneca inks potential $6.9 cancer drug deal with Japanese company

AstraZeneca is betting big on with a potential $6.9 billion agreement with Daiichi Sankyo Company for trastuzumab, a promising medicine for cancer treatment. The company will help pay for the deal for the Japanese company’s...