Category: Health Care

Call Amy Cowperthwait the accidental entrepreneur. Cowperthwait is a School of Nursing faculty member at the University of Delaware, and a few years ago she decided that the simulated patient training being given to medical personnel could be substantially improved. Her first step was to team up with the UD theater program to create a…

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Christiana Care Health System have partnered to provide a program designed to help bring swift assistance to mothers and babies with prenatally diagnosed conditions. The Nemours & Christiana Care Advanced Delivery Program is the first of its kind in Delaware for babies with prenatal diagnoses requiring surgical/non-surgical intervention. “We…

Should Delaware repeal Certificate of Need laws? Caesar Rodney Institute kicks off debate

By Peter Osborne The Free Market-leaning Caesar Rodney Institute has launched a campaign to convince state lawmakers to repeal Delaware’s Certificate of Need (CON) laws governing approval of new healthcare facilities, expansion of existing facilities, and even purchase of new equipment. “The health care market is dynamic and has changed significantly, especially over the last…

By Tim Holly  Many employers have been tracking the marijuana issue with great interest.  The most recent version of the bill to legalize non-medical use of marijuana (HB 110) was released on May 16.    This provision is significantly different from what was originally proposed, but it is substantively the same as what we saw near the end of…

Incyte Corporation has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) for the treatment of steroid-refractory acute GVHD in adult and pediatric patients 12 years and older. Jakafi is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for this indication. “For the first time, patients with steroid-refractory acute GVHD, and the physicians…

Christiana Care Health System is opening the Comprehensive Pain Center on the Christiana Hospital campus. The outpatient center will focus on non-opioid pain treatment to patients with acute or chronic pain. “Christiana Care is taking a leadership role to help patients combat pain while limiting the use opioid drugs, which have created an enormous health…

Highmark Delaware has announced a plan to give up to $1 million in grants to organizations tackling the opioid epidemic in the state. In 2018, Highmark Delaware gave a total of $325,000 in BluePrints for the Community grants — a donor-advised fund at the Delaware Community Foundation — to support four organizations that are on…

Attorney General Kathy Jennings has joined 42 states and Puerto Rico in a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers alleging a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition, and unreasonably restrain trade for more than 100 different generic drugs. The lawsuit, filed  by Connecticut Attorney…