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AstraZeneca completes purchase of rare disease specialist Alexion Pharmaceuticals

AstraZeneca completed the $39  billion acquisition of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The closing of the acquisition marks the company’s entry into medicines for rare diseases.  Pascal Soriot, AstraZeneca CEO, said: “Today, we welcome our new colleagues from...
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Delaware to receive $100 million in opioid settlement with Johnson & Johnson and distributors

Delaware will receive more than $100 million from a $26 billion opioid settlement with pharmaceutical distributors and the manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson. The settlement comes after allegations that manufacturers and distributors knowingly produced and distributed...
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Bayhealth, ChristianaCare, Highmark plan to offer Medicare Advantage product

The state's two largest hospital systems and Highmark  Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware plan to offer a Medicare Advantage plan for 2022, subject to  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approval. Under the program, ...
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Delta now most widespread Covid variant as new cases show modest rise

Both deaths in the past week were from individuals not fully vaccinated As expected, the faster-spreading Delta (India) variant is now the most widespread coronavirus strain in Delaware, according to the weekly report from the...
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State keeps eye on delta Covid-19 variant as daily case numbers rise from pandemic...

"We're in a much better place," a cautiously optimistic Gov.  John Carney said at Covid-19 briefing and town hall event Tuesday night. The streamed update was held on the same day governor ended a 16-month...
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Carney ending emergency order, schedules town hall for Tuesday night

  Gov.  John Carney on Monday signed an order that officially lifts the Covid-19 State of Emergency effective at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13. Carney first issued the State of Emergency on March 13, 2020,...
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Delaware goes more than a week without a death tied to Covid-19

According to the Delaware Division of Public Health's weekly report, Delaware has gone more than a week without a death from Covid-19 complications.  The seven-day average of new positive cases moved up to 28 as...
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Saint Francis’ parent makes Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory

Saint Francis parent Trinity Health announced that effective immediately, the nationwide health ministry will require all colleagues, clinical staff, contractors, and those conducting business in its health care facilities to be vaccinated against Covid-19. A...
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Uptick continues in Covid-19 cases, hospital stays

According to the dashboard from the Delaware Division of Public Health, Delaware's rate of positive Covid-19 cases rose to 1.7% this week, following a low of  1% earlier in the summer. The higher case rate...
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Delaware reports 1 illness linked to Tyson precooked frozen chicken products

The Delaware Division of Public Health has  confirmed one case of Listeria associated with a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to recalled Tyson Foods ready-to-eat chicken products. The  products were sold through a...