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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Christiana Care part of group making   $55M bid for Hahnemann’s 550+  residency slots

Wilmington-based Christiana Care was part of a consortium of health care systems that made an apparently  successful $55 million  bid for Hahnemann University Hospital’s more than 550 residency slots. The auction took place in U.S....

Governor signs bill that makes pre-existing health conditions guarantee the law in...

Governor John Carney  signed  Senate Bill 35 and Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 92, two pieces of legislation that put provisions of the Affordable Care Act (Obama care) into Delaware code. The bill includes...

AstraZeneca-Merck drug Lynparza shows promise in prostate cancer treatment

AstraZeneca and  Merck & Co., Inc. announced positive results from the Phase III PROfound trial of Lynparza (olaparib) in men with a type of advanced prostate cancer. Results from the trial showed a statistically-significant and...

AstraZeneca gains momentum

Good afternoon, After many setbacks, AstraZeneca is on a roll. Two of its cancer drugs are moving toward blockbuster status, the Fierce Pharma  website reported.   One of the blockbusters, Lynparza, a  drug developed with Merck,  is showing...

State employees get surgery concierge option that aims to cut costs and improve outcomes

Employer Direct Healthcare has a  new partnership with the State of Delaware after winning a competitive Request for Proposal issued by the State in March of 2018 for third-party Centers of Excellence  services. In early...

Cary patients who were prescribed controlled substances urged to seek treatment options

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services is asking patients of a New Castle County physician who prescribed controlled substances have been urged  to seek other options. Cary is listed as oprating  a pain...

Pharma company Incyte reports higher earnings in first half

Incyte Corp. reported higher net income in the second quarter and first half. Generally accepted accounting principles net income for the quarter ended June 30  was $105 million compared to net income of $52 million...

Concord Pike getting medical marijuana store

The Delaware Department of Public Health approved Columbia Care’s plans for a new location off Route 202 in late spring. The store-dispensary  north of Wilmington could open in the next few months, according to...

Hospital systems face uphill fight in vying for Sussex emergency center

Two Delaware hospital systems face  a tough  fight in  seeking approval from the state to build a stand-alone emergency department in the center of Sussex County. A state recommendation  argues  that there are enough emergency...

Delaware makes headway in driving down state’s cancer death rates

Cancer screening and early detection efforts continue to drive down Delaware’s cancer death rates, according to  state public health officials. Officials are pointing to  dramatic improvements in the all-site mortality rate among non-Hispanic African-American men,...