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Psychedelic psilocybin therapy for depression granted Breakthrough Therapy status by FDA
In an extraordinary step forward for the psychedelic drug research community, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just given psilocybin therapy for treatment-resistant depression a Breakthrough Therapy designation. This classification suggests the treatment has demonstrated significant potential in...
October 25, 2018
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First US Clinical Trial using Focused Ultrasound for Alzheimer’s Disease Underway
Researchers at the West Virginia University (WVU) Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute have treated the first patient in a new, groundbreaking clinical trial utilizing focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in patients with early Alzheimer’s disease. Led by neurosurgeon Ali Rezai, MD,...
October 23, 2018
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Apple and Zimmer Biomet team up to use Apple Watch to improve knee and hip surgery recovery process
As Apple pushes deeper into health care with the Apple Watch, the company is developing a plan to help people who are recovering from knee and hip replacement surgeries. On Monday, Apple announced a partnership with medical device company Zimmer Biomet, to combine...
October 19, 2018
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Merit Medical to acquire Cianna Medical for up to $200M
Merit Medical said this week that it agreed to acquire Cianna Medical and its breast cancer localization and guidance devices for up to $200 million. Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Cianna makes the Savi Scout wire-free breast tumor localization system, designed to produce audible and visual...
October 5, 2018
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Former Orlando Health Surgeon Files $100M Defamation Lawsuit Against the Health System 
A former plastic surgeon at Orlando Health has filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against the health system, alleging that the hospital fired him without cause and made false statements about him, portraying him as “mentally and emotionally unstable.” In the lawsuit,...
September 12, 2018
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Robotic Ducks to Comfort Children in Hospitals
Aflac’s robotic therapy ducks have started waddling their way to children’s cancer hospitals nationwide after making their debut at CES earlier this year. The company is distributing the robotic waterfowl through a series of events as part of its activities for National Childhood...
September 7, 2018
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Boston Scientific to acquire Augmenix for up to $600M
Boston Scientific said yesterday that it put $600 million on the table for Augmenix and its SpaceOar device. The deal for Bedford, Mass.-based Augmenix calls for $500 million in up-front cash and another $100 million pegged to sales-based milestones, Boston said....
September 7, 2018
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FDA grants Breakthrough Device status for Dthera’s Alzheimer’s Treatment
Dthera™ Sciences, the leading digital therapeutic company focusing on the elderly and individuals with neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device designation to the Company’s development-stage product, DTHR-ALZ. DTHR-ALZ, if granted...
August 24, 2018
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Exact Sciences Signs Partnership with Pfizer to Market Cologuard Tests
Sales representatives of Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, will join Exact Sciences Corp.’s sales representatives in selling the company’s non-invasive screening test for colorectal cancer to physicians and health systems under an agreement announced Wednesday. Pfizer will make...
August 23, 2018
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