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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Gore medical device gets FDA approval for treating heart defects

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted premarket approval for  the GORE Gore Carioform  ASD Occluder for  treating  heart defects. The FDA approval was supported by data collected from a clinical study which demonstrated 100...

Nationwide Healthcare completes purchase of Bayhealth Hospital site

The Milford Wellness Village is one large step closer to opening for business this fall. Nationwide Healthcare Services has completed the purchase of the former (Milford Memorial) hospital property on Clarke Avenue from Bayhealth,...

Legislation that expands responsibility of prison health panel passes House

Legislation designed to expand the responsibilities of a prison healthcare review committee won unanimous approval in the House on Tuesday. Sponsored by Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth, House Bill 173 would place the Adult Correction Healthcare...

Nemours-Christiana Care partner on delivery of babies with diagnosed conditions

Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children . and  Christiana Care Health System formed the Nemours & Christiana Care Advanced Delivery Program. The  program – the first of its kind in Delaware – is designed to help...

Marijuana legalization bill comes with a bunch of red flags

Good afternoon, Bill Freeborn  offered some powerful arguments in this space  against the marijuana legalization bill now before the General Assembly. Freeborn argues that under the bill a  handful of medical marijuana dispensing locations in the...

5 Del. nursing homes on list of candidates for heightened scrutiny by feds

Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators praised the recent release of a list of 400  nursing homes that were candidates for coming under greater federal scrutiny. Five of the facilities are in Delaware. The federal Centers for Medicare...

Study of AstraZeneca’s Farxiga shows drug slowing progression of kidney disease

A study indicates that AstraZeneca drug Farxiga reduced the progression of kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. Data  presented  at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 79th Scientific Sessions in  San Francisco and  published in...

AstraZeneca’s Lynparza shows promise in treating advanced ovarian cancer

AstraZeneca and Merck & Co. have reported impressive results in a late-stage  trial of Lynparza in treating  late-stage ovarian cancer The results from the trial, presented at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)...

Legislation calls for reinsurance program to aid people with extremely high...

Lawmakers have introduced legislation this week that would create a reinsurance program to help lower the cost of premiums for Delawareans who do not get insurance through their employers. House Bill 176, which has no...

DuPont re-emerges as freestanding company

DuPont de Nemours, Inc. announced its debut as a stand-alone company following the successful separation of its Agriculture Division through the spin-off of Corteva, Inc. The transaction ends the brief existence of DowDuPont, which was...