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8,000+ ChristianaCare employees receive flu vaccine in one-day event

For the second year in a row, ChristianaCare vaccinated the majority of its 12,000 caregivers from the flu in a single day event - #HitMeWithYourFluShot. The event is designed to support ChristianaCare’s voluntary employee vaccination...

Blood Bank of Delmarva issues plea for donations

The Blood Bank of Delmarva, citing a critical shortage, has issued a plea for donations A release stated the blood bank has seen a  "significant decline in regular blood donors, and the region’s supply has reached...

Medical marijuana on Concord Pike

Hello everyone, Delaware Business Now  had a record-shattering week when it came to page views. The reason? Publicly traded cannabis giant Columbia Care quietly issued a press release announcing the opening of medical marijuana dispensaries in...

AstraZeneca gets FDA OK for injector use of drug that treats severe asthma

AstraZeneca announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the self-administration of asthma drug  Fasenra in a pre-filled, single-use auto-injector. The approval was  supported by data from recent trials.  Mene Pangalos, executive vice president, BioPharmaceuticals...

Cannabis giant opens store in north Wilmington

Columbia Care Inc. has launched a credit card and  opened a medical marijuana dispensary on Concord Pike in north Wilmington The dispensary is the second in Delaware for the publicly traded medical marijuana giant, which...

$20 million brain injury rehab center under construction near Lewes

Northern New Jersey-based J.G. Petrucci Co., Inc., a  development and design/build construction firm, started construction  on a  home and community-based brain injury rehabilitation center near Lewes. The development and design/build construction project features 78 units...

State downplays concerns over putting brakes on incorporations of cannabis companies

The  law firm of Dorsey and Whitney  is warning that the Delaware Secretary of State’s office is casting a wary eye on cannabis companies seeking to incorporate. The Minneapolis law firm has an office in...

Medical Society, St. Francis Healthcare alliance comes up with $10.1 million in Medicaid savings

Delaware Care Collaboration came up with  $10.1 million in savings for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) in 2018 – a 10.85 percent savings rate. The collaborative is a  partnership of Saint Francis...

EbrightHealth makes headway in trimming Medicare costs

A coalition of Delaware health care organizations reported progress in trimming Medicare costs. EBrightHealth ACO reduced overall health care spending by $11.3 million, as compared to the CMS benchmark, for its 50,000 Medicare beneficiaries in...

New Castle County Chamber announces health insurance plan for groups of 6-100

The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, Benefits Connection, has partnered with Aetna to introduce Aetna Funding Advantage. The health plan will be available to County Chamber members beginning Dec. 1.  Businesses and...