The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Bikoro in Equateur Province today (8 May). The outbreak declaration occurred after laboratory results confirmed two cases of EVD.
The questionnaire raised queries on the basis of key parameters like empathy for healthcare providers, quality content and motivation for patients. However, qualities like credible scientific content and values not related to promotional activities emerged as strong criterion for building trust.
The US-Based MiMedx group's (a manufacturer of regenerative medicine) shares fell 20% after the federal prosecutors charged three healthcare professional for accepting bribes from Mimedx. Of these shares, 7.5% recovered when closing for the day.
With a view to widening the scope of treatment for ovarian cancer patients, EU regulators have greenlighted MSD’s Lynparza and stamped approval for a new dosing regimen and tablet formulation for AstraZeneca.
AstraZeneca is back at it again with asset sales. The company, which has taken some flak for a series of deals to offload asset rights, inked an agreement with Luye Pharma for legacy antipsychotic Seroquel and an extended-release version.
EHR vendor Allscripts has made an agreement to purchase patient communication app maker Health Grid for $60 million in cash, with an additional $50 million in earnout payments based on Health Grid achieving certain revenue targets over the next three years, according to a recently registered SEC filing. The merger of the two companies is expected to close sometime during Q2 2018.
The Lifeline Express was introduced to meet two gaps: giving medical treatment in the remotest villages and providing lower-income people with free treatment. The train runs all over India, reaching the remotest places and halting in one place for a month before proceeding.
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