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

Landlord ordered manager to harass Texas tenant into moving

Landlord ordered manager to harass Texas tenant into moving

A corporate landlord told management of Siegel Suites in San Antonio, Texas, to harass a tenant in order to make them want to move, according to a US House subcommittee report. Screengrab from Google. A corporate landlord wanted a tenant in Texas gone, and ordered the manager of a San Antonio property to harass them … Read more

Repeat offender Stephon Washington gets 40 years in jogger knife attack case

Repeat offender Stephon Washington gets 40 years in jogger knife attack case

McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Stephon Washington, 23, of McKinney, was sentenced to 40 years in prison after a jury convicted him for aggravated robbery. “Women should feel as safe as men to enjoy outdoor exercise without fear of a knife-wielding stranger’s violent attack. This verdict helps protect our citizens from a female predator bent on … 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

Browns QB Deshaun Watson Suspended For 6 Games: Report

Browns QB Deshaun Watson Suspended For 6 Games: Report

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was suspended for six games Monday for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct made against him by two dozen women in Texas, two people familiar with the decision said. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been publicly released. Watson, … 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