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Beebe Healthcare drops plans for more hospital rooms at Lewes hospital

Beebe Healthcare  is dropping plans to add rooms to its hospital in Lewes. “Hospitals and health systems throughout the country have worked very hard over the past few years to transform the way that healthcare is...

No Honey Smacks salmonella cases reported in Delaware

The Delaware Division of Public of Public Health passed on word of a recall involving a breakfast cereal. The salmonella outbreak is being linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereals. Seventy-three people from 31 states, including 24 who have been...

A win and a loss for AstraZeneca with lung cancer, Alzheimers drugs

AstraZeneca reported a win and a loss in efforts to build a drug pipeline after the long-running loss of patent protection for blockbuster products. Last week,  the European Commission   granted marketing authorization  for Tagrisso   for the...

Delaware has 2nd lowest rate of increase in suicide deaths

Delaware had the second lowest rate increase in the suicide rate among the 50 states and the District  of Columbia,  in a troubling report from the  Centers for Disease Control. Only Nevada saw a decrease...

Pediatric surgeon, health care executive to head Nemours Children’s Health

The Board of Directors of  Jacksonville, FL-based  Nemours Foundation announced Dr. R. Lawrence Moss has been selected to succeed Dr. David Bailey as the President and CEO of Nemours Children’s Health System. Moss will...

AstraZeneca-Merck drug shows promise in treatment of type of prostate cancer

AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc. presented data, which showed clinical improvement in survival with Lynparza in combination with abiraterone.  The study covered metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Lynparza is being jointly developed and commercialized  by AstraZeneca and  Merck. The...

Lilly, Incyte arthritis drug gets FDA approval

04Lilly, Incyte arthritis drug gets FDA approval Eli Lilly and Company and  Incyte Corporation, Wilmington, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved  Olumant (baricitinib The once-daily oral medication is approved for the treatment of...

Lewes business owner arrested in connection with medical marijuana fraud case

Delaware State Police arrested a Lewes business owner  after  applications for medical marijuana were submitted at  Delaware Holistic Medicine, formerly known as Disjointed. The business is located in Lewes. The investigation got underway when the...

Health Info Network, Danio Diary partner on widening available information in secure setting

Delaware Health Information Network   and Newark-based  Danio Diary  will partner on care coordination and communication initiatives to help improve healthcare outcomes for Delawareans. DHIN provides an electronic network through which hospitals, physicians, laboratories and other clinical...

AstraZeneca COPD drug falls short in Phase III trials

AstraZeneca  and MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, announced a second late-stage trial for a drug aimed at treating COPD, did not meet its goal. The trial was for Fasenra in patients with...
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