Liver injury leads FDA to pause Sanofi’s tests of MS drug acquired in $ 3.7B deal

Liver injury leads FDA to pause Sanofi’s tests of MS drug acquired in $ 3.7B deal

Sanofi multiple sclerosis drug candidate tolebrutinib boasts a key feature: the ability to reach into brain and spinal cord tissue to provide its therapeutic effect. But liver problems have been reported in some patients dosed with the experimental treatment, leading the FDA to pause the drug’s pivotal clinical trials. According to Sanofi, the FDA based … Read more

LGBTQ patients’ preventive health knowledge lags behind the general population, report says

LGBTQ patients’ preventive health knowledge lags behind the general population, report says

As Pride Month comes to a close, it is important to remember that members of the LGBTQ community still experience significant health disparities compared to the general population in the US Research shows nearly one-sixth of LGBTQ Americans avoid or delay medical treatment because of discrimination, and about 30% find it difficult to access care … Read more

Trinity Health Of New England partners with telehealth startup to help more mothers breastfeed

Trinity Health Of New England partners with telehealth startup to help more mothers breastfeed

The issues of choice and motherhood have dominated headlines over the past week. This discourse has centered around a woman’s choice to have a child, but there is also a lesser-discussed maternal choice becoming eliminated for some women: the choice of how they will feed their newborn. The US has a severe lack of accessible … Read more

Feds commit $ 3.2B to lock in Covid-19 wax supply ahead of fall vaccination campaign

Feds commit $ 3.2B to lock in Covid-19 wax supply ahead of fall vaccination campaign

The federal government has reached a deal to pay $ 3.2 billion to secure a new supply of the Pfizer / BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine that includes shots specifically adapted to the omicron variant that is now dominant. The agreement announced late Wednesday covers the purchase of 105 million doses. The government also has the option … Read more

Improving health equity through decentralized clinical trials

Improving health equity through decentralized clinical trials

A recent webinar by Medable discussed steps it’s taking to improve clinical trial design through decentralized clinical trials (DCT). The Covid-19 public health crisis has accelerated the adoption of DCT. But life science companies are taking steps to do more to increase diversity in clinical trial recruitment. Part of that effort involves figuring out how … Read more

Tomorrow Health raises $ 60M to get more payers on its home care coordination platform

Tomorrow Health raises $ 60M to get more payers on its home care coordination platform

The highly fragmented nature of the home care sector often results in delayed access and frustration for seniors hoping to age in place and patients seeking to manage their chronic conditions at home. When Tomorrow Health co-founder and CEO Vijay Kedar was coordinating his mother’s home care after she was hospitalized for a serious lung … Read more

Standard RPM programs end up creating more work for physicians, Cadence CEO says

Standard RPM programs end up creating more work for physicians, Cadence CEO says

“Technology is only as good as the impact it has on both patients and clinicians,” said Chris Altchek, founder and CEO of remote patient monitoring company Cadence. Cadence built its platform based on this idea. The startup, headquartered in New York, seeks to eliminate the burdened physicians face due to the huge volume of data … Read more

Bayer, Amgen join $ 120M financing for startup aiming to expand genetic meds delivery

Bayer, Amgen join $ 120M financing for startup aiming to expand genetic meds delivery

ReCode Therapeutics was formed around new science potentially enabling delivery of genetic medicines to various organs in the body, and the startup has encouraging data for its therapeutic candidates targeting the lungs. Now the biotech startup has $ 120 million to show that it can deliver on the technology’s promise in other organs and cell … Read more

Metaverse in healthcare – MedCity News

Metaverse in healthcare – MedCity News

Virtual and augmented reality have been a growing trend in healthcare, with hospitals applying the tech for surgery prep, reducing patient anxiety, and helping patients better understand how a procedure will be done. The virtual world will be part of the upcoming INVEST Digital Health conference, scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, in Dallas and presented … Read more

Amwell CEO on MedCity Pivot Podcast: Sometimes “we are punished” for biz models that have nothing to do with our approach

Amwell CEO on MedCity Pivot Podcast: Sometimes “we are punished” for biz models that have nothing to do with our approach

It’s the best of times. It’s the worst of times – for telehealth companies, that is. No one category has seen its value in healthcare delivery be proven during the pandemic so much so that the digital transformation of healthcare has catapulted from nice-to-have to must-have. Yet, no other category has seen a reversal of … Read more