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South Korea approves allogenic stem cell drug

While there are other stem cell drugs on the market, such as Neurostem and Promostem, Cartistem sets itself apart as the “World’s First Allogeneic, Off-the-Shelf, Stem Cell Drug”

The Power of a Research Ontology

Learn how an extensible ontology can advance your research goals. Learn how an ontology defines the issues most important to the patient or research subject such as diseases, operations, medications, lab results and outcomes, allowing for a detailed analysis of patient experience over an extended period of time.

Thousands of Infusion Pumps Recalled After Several Injuries and a Death

On March 6, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it had classified the Becton Dickinson Alaris System infusion pump recall as a Class I recall, the agency’s most severe recall for medical devices that could cause serious injury or death.

Paragonix aims to build better organ transport devices

Paragonix Technologies is developing transport devices that supply organs with oxygen and nutrients.

Paragonix is also developing transport devices for the lung, pancreas, kidney and liver designed to improve donor organ quality and extend donor organ preservation time. Cardiac transplantation is considered the gold-standard therapy for patients in end-stage heart failure.

QUEST hospitals saved lives and cut $4.5 billion

In three years, 157 hospitals participating in the Premier healthcare alliance’s QUEST®: High Performing Hospitals national collaborative have saved an estimated 24,820 lives and reduced healthcare spending by nearly $4.5 billion.

Physician groups ask Florida attorney general to block Aetna-Humana merger

The American Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association are calling on Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to reject the proposed merger of health insurer giants Aetna and Humana, according to a March 14 release from the AMA.

Florida Blue pledges $7 million in community COVID-19 relief

Florida Blue, the state’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, has announced today it will invest $7 million into its community for COVID-19 relief, more than tripling its initial donation.

Blood center joins study to lessen post-donation reactions

Donating blood helps save lives and has positive benefits for donors, such as improving their emotional and physical health. People who donate blood may also experience side effects, such as minor bruising or feeling lightheaded.

Global Blood Bank Reagents Market To Reach A New Threshold of Growth By 2026

The global Blood Bank Reagents Market research report gives point to point breakdown along with the data of Blood Bank Reagents market’s analytical study, regional analysis, growth factors and leading companies. The research report about the market provides the data about the aspects which drive the expansion of Blood Bank Reagents industry.

Disinfecting port protector gets FDA OK

Ivera Medical has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Curos disinfecting port protector meant to minimize the risk.

January is National Blood Donor Month: Help nation’s blood supply during COVID-19

The American Red Cross, America’s Blood Centers and AABB have issued a joint statement encouraging individuals to donate blood and convalescent plasma during the month of January.

Florida regulators approve Aetna’s acquisition of Humana’s Florida-based affiliates

Florida insurance regulators have approved Aetna’s acquisition of Humana’s affiliates there, but with conditions, according to a consent order issued last week.

Ten indicted in $1.4B multi-state hospital testing fraud scheme

Ten people have been indicted in connection to a scheme of using rural hospitals across multiple states to allegedly bill private insurance companies for fraudulent laboratory testing claims.

Humana Foundation invests $1.84 million to address social determinants of health

The Humana Foundation is investing $1.84 million to address the social determinants of health in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Jacksonville, Florida.

Cigna, Integrated Independent Physicians Network in Florida form ACO

Cigna has teamed up with Integrated Independent Physicians Network in Florida for an accountable care organization model that rewards doctors for having a healthier population and saving money.

Proposed Florida Constitution amendment would require supermajority to adopt single-payer health care system

A proposed Senate resolution calls for lawmakers to place a state constitutional amendment question on the ballot in 2022, asking voters to require a two-thirds majority margin of the Florida Legislature to enact any measure installing a single-payer health care system in the state.

DOJ Tells 11th Circ. New Law Supports Oscar’s Fla. Blue Case