With ‘bold experiment’ in drug pricing, Arcutis aims to stand out in plaque psoriasis

With ‘bold experiment’ in drug pricing, Arcutis aims to stand out in plaque psoriasis

FDA approval of a new Arcutis Biotherapeutics drug for plaque psoriasis enables the company to roll out a strategy it believes will win over both payers and patients—lower prices. Arcutis set an $825 wholesale price for each tube of its topical drug, roflumilast, which will be marketed under the brand name “Zoryve.” By comparison, Dermavant … Read more

Carrot Health founder launches SPV-only health tech VC fund

Carrot Health founder launches SPV-only health tech VC fund

Two weeks ago, a team of four founders launched Engage Venture Partnersa Minneapolis-based venture capital firm focused on early stage medical tech companies. Engage is situated in Minnesota’s Medical Alley. With more than 1,000 healthcare tech companies calling the region home, the area is one of the country’s hottest incubators for medical technology innovation. The … Read more

The Apple report outlines its vision for advancing personal health, supporting clinicians

The Apple report outlines its vision for advancing personal health, supporting clinicians

Apple is providing a snapshot of how its products are helping two categories of healthcare: consumers’ personal health and fitness and the general medical community. In both categories of healthcare, Apple is working with third-party developers, health institutions and organizations to provide innovative technology, the company said in a nearly 60-page report. “We believe passionately … Read more

Coverage delays exacerbate inequity for Medicare beneficiaries

Coverage delays exacerbate inequity for Medicare beneficiaries

Imagine you’re diagnosed with a serious illness – bad news. But don’t worry, there’s a treatment – ​​good news. It is clinically tested, FDA-authorized, and has been shown to have a lower risk of complications or side effects than traditional treatments. Great news, right? Well, only if you can afford to pay for it out-of-pocket. … Read more

FDA hits pause on Beam Therapeutics’ off-the-shelf cell therapy for blood cancers

FDA hits pause on Beam Therapeutics’ off-the-shelf cell therapy for blood cancers

A Beam Therapeutics cell therapy whose precise genetic edits are intended to make it a better cancer fighter is now under an FDA clinical hold before a single patient has been dosed with the experimental treatment. Beam submitted its investigational new drug application to the regulator in late June. On Monday, Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Beam said … Read more

CDS Hooks: The “so what” of FHIR for clinicians

CDS Hooks: The “so what” of FHIR for clinicians

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series from Rimidi about CDS Hooks, a new specification that builds on FHIR, describing how EHRs can automatically invoke external platforms or apps. Read the first article here. Healthcare providers continue to be pushed to their limits. Many are working long hours, caring for an increasing number … Read more

Who won the INVEST PharmaTech Pitch Perfect contest?

Who won the INVEST PharmaTech Pitch Perfect contest?

At the INVEST PhamaTech conference last month, five startups shared their vision for how they are seeking to reinvent clinical trials as part of the Pitch Perfect contest. As a reminder, here’s a look at the companies that took part. BeCareLink Presenter: Dr. Charisse Litchman, Chief Medical Officer The startup’s platform is aimed at quantifying … Read more

Novartis, UC Berkeley-spawned startup snags $65M to keep key proteins from the cell’s trash can

Novartis, UC Berkeley-spawned startup snags M to keep key proteins from the cell’s trash can

When proteins in the body are old or damaged, cells have a way to deal with them. A molecular tag affixed to these proteins marks them for removal by the cell’s built-in disposal system. The problem is that sometimes important proteins are tagged, sending them to this trash bin. The resulting low levels of key … Read more

Report: Gen Z nurses are entering the workforce plagued by staffing shortage anxiety

Report: Gen Z nurses are entering the workforce plagued by staffing shortage anxiety

The staffing crisis among US healthcare workers continues to make headlines, with senior care and nursing suffering the worst employee deficits. More than 100.00 registered nurses left the workforce in 2021, the worst exodus the career had seen in more than four decades. The workplace climate of excessive burnout and rapid turnover is causing new … Read more

The importance of patient centricity in healthcare

The importance of patient centricity in healthcare

To meet the needs of patients as compassionately as possible, with the goal of generating better clinical outcomes, studies have found that patients today are seeking easily understandable information related to their health, clearly defined treatment options, and user-friendly technologies that provide convenient access two personal health data. According to a report on the topic … Read more