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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

AstraZeneca reports a win and a loss in drug trials

AstraZeneca reported  a win and a loss in research findings announced this week. The company announced positive results from a  Phase III  trial which showed that Farxiga resulted in a meaningful reduction of cardiovascular death or the...

State gets waiver that could lower individual health insurance rates

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a waiver under the Affordable Care Act to create a reinsurance program beginning in...

No restaurant dog crackdown planned as health officials issue best practices...

The Delaware Division of Public Health has  issued a “best practices” memo after dog owners barked back over news that the presence of canines on restaurant decks violates state regulations. The division again noted that...

The cost of emergency rooms and MRI machines

Good afternoon everyone, At a panel discussion nearly three decades ago the president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware bemoaned the fact that Delaware had as many MRI machines as Ontario, a Canadian province with...

Personnel File: Del-One, Christiana Care, Del. Contemporary, Lyons, Sallie Mae, ...

  Del-One Federal Credit Union names CEO  The Board of Directors of Del-One Federal Credit Union announced the appointment of Ron Baron as President and Chief Executive Officer of Del-One Federal Credit Union.  Baron had been...

Report offers glimpse into victims of overdose deaths in Delaware

For the first time, the Delaware Division of Public Health has developed a demographic picture of the Delawareans who died from drug overdoses in 2017. The findings show many overdose victims are young, white, single...

2 AstraZeneca drugs see positive results in treatment of ovarian cancer, leukemia

AstraZeneca has two wins under its belt with the release of promising late-stage studies for drugs that treat ovarian cancer and leukemia. AstraZeneca and co-developer  Merck announced positive results from the European-based  Phase III...

Christiana Care rated a Best Hospital by U.S. News

For the fourth year in a row, Christiana Care Health System was rated a Best Hospital and recognized for high performance in all nine surgical procedures and chronic conditions evaluated by U.S. News &...

State gets waiver to use Medicaid funds to treat addiction at private mental health...

The Delaware  Department of Health and Social Services gained approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a waiver amendment. The wavier allows  DHSS to use federal Medicaid funding addiction-related treatment of individuals...

Longer survival periods seen in late-stage study of AstraZeneca lung cancer drug

AstraZeneca reported positive survival results from a late stage trial of  Tagrisso (osimertinib) in previously untreated patients with a type of advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Tagrisso showed a statistically-significant and clinically-meaningful improvement. The FLAURA trial met...