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Thursday, April 25, 2019

AstraZeneca inks potential $6.9 cancer drug deal with Japanese company

AstraZeneca is betting big on with a potential $6.9 billion agreement with Daiichi Sankyo Company for trastuzumab, a promising medicine for cancer treatment. The company will help pay for the deal for the Japanese company’s...

DuPont completes probiotics expansion in New York state

DuPont  announced it has completed construction on a new probiotics fermentation unit at its Rochester, NY  facility. The unit, now largest in the world, is part of a nearly $100 million investment to expand probiotics capacity...

Bayhealth preparing for medical residency programs

Bayhealth plans  to launch residency teaching programs for doctors who have recently graduated from medical school – known as  Graduate Medical Education (GME). “Residency programs create the opportunity to provide more physicians to serve...

AstraZeneca type-1 diabetes drug gets European OK

The European Commission has approved Forxiga (dapagliflozin) for use in type-1 diabetes as an adjunct to insulin in cases when insulin alone does not provide adequate control. This is the first approval of Forxiga for the...

Drug treatment screening clinic opens near New Castle

The Delaware  Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) and its partners have opened the Bridge Clinic near New Castle to provide screening and referrals to treatment, as well as additional services. The Bridge...

Beebe Healthcare CEO out after more than two decades at post

Beebe Healthcare CEO Jeffrey Fried  is exiting the medical organization, with the  board chair  stating that the system "wishes to move ahead in new directions." David Herbert, chair of the board stated, “We are all...

Highmark earns customer service awards

Highmark Inc. earned three 2018 Contact Center Industry Awards of Excellence  for providing best-in-class customer service and employee satisfaction for its Federal Employee Program. Highmark is the Blue Cross affiliate for Delaware. The Contact Center Industry...

University, VA Medical Center launch academy that aims to improve patient experience

Representatives of the Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center recently gathered for the VA Patient Experience Academy kickoff. The program will be offered by the University of Delaware, with classes at its STAR Campus in...

AstraZeneca drug gets orphan status for treatment of rare lung disease

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) for AstraZeneca's saracatinib, a potential new medicine for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis a rare type of lung disease that results...

AstraZeneca reports promising results for drug in patients with diabetes and a prior...

AstraZeneca is reporting positive results from a  sub-analysis of a late-stage trial that showed that Farxiga reduced the relative risk of cardiovascular events by  16 percent for patients with type 2 diabetes who had...