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Thursday, April 25, 2019

State health department releases app on using life-saving naloxone for overdose victims

The  Division of Public Health  launched  a new  mobile device  app that provides  step-by-step instructions on how to use naloxone during an opioid overdose. OpiRescue Delaware is a free, state-supported app available for download on...

Christiana Care joins nonprofit that aims to improve access to affordable generic drugs

Christiana Care Health System  has joined Civica Rx, a new nonprofit organization created to give health systems access to reliable generic drugs. Civica Rx is a collaborative initiative designed to reduce costs and create greater...

More good economic news

 Good afternoon everyone, Word that Incyte plans to add to its campus just outside Wilmington adds to the string of  wins for the state's economy. A while back,  the publicly traded company  had acquired  an office...

AstraZeneca-Merck drug Lymparza shows promise in treating pancreatic cancer

AstraZeneca and MSD Inc,  known as Merck & Co., Inc. announced promising results from a late stage study of Lymparza in the treatment of    pancreatic cancer. Results from the trial showed improvement in progression-free...

ProPublica: Behind the scenes, health insurers use cash, gifts to sway which benefits employers...

The pitches to the health insurance brokers are tantalizing. “Set sail for Bermuda,” says insurance giant Cigna, offering top-selling brokers five days at one of the island’s luxury resorts. Health Net of California’s pitch is not...

2nd medical marijuana dispensary in northern New Castle County to open...

A  New Jersey organization is expected to open a medical marijuana dispensary in the Newark area on Friday, the  Newark Post reported.  Compassionate Care Reseach  Institute received the contract for the facility in 2017,  but...

Wilmington PharmaTech plans to hire 139 for R&D-manufacturing site in Bear

  Wilmington PharmaTech  plans to hire 139 new employees and spend $18 million on a new research and manufacturing facility, to be located on 2309 Sunset Lake Road (Route 72)  south of Newark. The company presented...

Ribbon cut on The Refuge treatment home for substance abuse patients

The ribbon was cut last week  The Refuge, a treatment home in Bear. The center is for men with substance abuse disorders. The event was hosted by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Service. The...

Drug regulator extends review period for use of Incyte drug in treatment of rare...

Incyte Corp. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the review period for the supplemental New Drug Application use of Jakafi for the treatment of patients with acute graft-versus-host disease. Jakafi...

Incyte-Lilly arthritis drug shows promise in treating severe skin condition in 2 late...

Eli Lilly and Company Incyte Corporation  announced that a baricitinib showed success in two late studies of baricitinib for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, a serious skin disease. Lilly is...