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Expand Access to Mental Health Care in Underserved Communities

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 23 settembre 2019

Regroup Telehealth, a telepsychiatry company, and the Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) today announced a joint partnership aimed at expanding access to behavioral healthcare across Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.“Telepsychiatry is an ideal solution to deliver services to patients of community health centers in remote and underserved areas,” said Jordan Powell, president and chief executive officer of IPHCA. “Regroup’s ability to integrate scarce clinicians into IPHCA’s network of community health centers is extremely valuable, and we look forward to seeing an increase in patients utilizing accessible treatment.”IPHCA represents 48 community health center members that operate nearly 380 sites in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri — serving 1.4 million patients annually. Under the partnership, Regroup will connect with IPHCA’s community health centers through marketing and communication channels to educate members on the effectiveness of integrated telepsychiatry solutions. IPHCA positions its members to be the providers of choice within the communities they serve through advocacy, education and technical assistance, emphasizing a high-quality, accessible and integrated health center model of care.“Regroup is excited to enter into this partnership with IPHCA to increase access to behavioral health services across communities in these states,” said David Cohn, CEO and founder of Regroup. “Through Regroup’s innovative telepsychiatry technology, high-quality behavioral health professionals can connect with patients who may otherwise not receive care.”

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Focused on building quality cancer care products

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 3 giugno 2019

Lugano, Switzerland, June 1, 2019 – Helsinn, the Swiss pharmaceutical group focused on building quality cancer care products, in conjunction with the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), today announces Allison Barz Leahy, MD, University of Pennsylvania, as the recipient of the Anna Braglia Endowed Young Investigator Award in Cancer Supportive Care for 2019.
Conquer Cancer’s Young Investigator Award (YIA) funds physicians who are in the final years of training to aid their transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. The YIA is a one-year $50,000 grant that aims to promote quality research in clinical oncology.The recipient of this endowed YIA, Dr. Allison B. Leahy, received her medical degree from SUNY Upstate College of Medicine. She completed her Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Leahy is a recent alumna of the Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Research Training program managed by the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness at CHOP and is currently finishing her thesis work for her Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Leahy’s clinical interests include investigating the benefits and barriers of using patient-reported symptom monitoring for children with cancer in an attempt to examine the impact of this type of monitoring on the quality of life, hospitalization rate and illness severity in childhood cancer. Dr. Leahy’s YIA project is entitled Symptom monitoring using patient-reported outcomes in newly diagnosed pediatric cancer patients.Established in 2016, the endowed YIA honors the life of Anna Braglia, the wife of Helsinn Group Founder and Chairman Gabriele Braglia and mother of Helsinn Group Vice Chairman and CEO Riccardo Braglia, who passed away in 2015. Helsinn endowed this award, which is part of Conquer Cancer’s ’s Grants and Award’s Program, to encourage more aspiring physicians to move into all areas of oncology by supporting them as they move from academia into research.Riccardo Braglia, Helsinn Group Vice Chairman and CEO, commented: “Dr. Allison Leahy is an exceptional candidate for this award. Her work on patient-reported outcomes in childhood cancer has the potential to dramatically improve the quality of life for cancer care in children. At Helsinn, we strive to improve the standard of living for individuals with cancer. Dr. Leahy’s work aligns with our goals and visions to put the patient at the heart of the approach cancer care and we are delighted to be able to support her invaluable work. We wish Dr. Leahy the best with her project”
Helsinn is a privately-owned pharmaceutical group with an extensive portfolio of marketed cancer care products and a robust drug development pipeline. Since 1976, Helsinn has been improving the everyday lives of patients, guided by core family values of respect, integrity and quality. The Group works across pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and nutritional supplements and has expertise in research, development, manufacture and the commercialization of therapeutic and supportive care products for cancer, pain and inflammation and gastroenterology. In 2016, Helsinn created the Helsinn Investment Fund to support early-stage investment opportunities in areas of unmet patient need. The company is headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland, with operating subsidiaries in Switzerland, Ireland and the U.S., a representative office in China as well as a product presence in approximately 190 countries globally.

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39th Annual Health Care Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 febbraio 2019

PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, today announced that the Company will present at the Cowen and Company 39th Annual Health Care Conference on Monday, March 11, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. ET at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston.Prahlad Singh, PerkinElmer’s president and chief operating officer, will provide an overview of the Company and its strategic priorities.A live audio webcast of the presentation will also be available on the Investors section of the Company’s website at A replay of the presentation will be posted on the PerkinElmer website after the event and will be available for two weeks following.PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader focused on innovating for a healthier world. The Company reported revenue of approximately $2.8 billion in 2018, has about 12,500 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at

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Senseonics Announces Extension of Distribution Agreement with Roche Diabetes Care

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 febbraio 2019

Senseonics Holdings, Inc. (NYSE-American: SENS), a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of a long-term, implantable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for people with diabetes, today announced an extension of its distribution agreement with Roche Diabetes Care. As extended, the agreement now runs through January 31, 2021. Under terms of the extended agreement, Roche will continue its role as Senseonics exclusive distributor in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, excluding Scandinavia and Israel. In addition, the agreement has been expanded to provide Roche with exclusive distribution rights in 17 additional countries, including Brazil, Russia, India and China, as well as select markets in the Asia Pacific and Latin American regions.Senseonics also announced preliminary revenue results for fourth quarter and full year 2018. Unaudited preliminary revenue is expected to be $8.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 and $19.7 million for the full year 2018, compared to $2.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 and $6.4 million for the full year 2017. As of December 31, 2018, cash and cash equivalents were $136.8 million and outstanding indebtedness was $67.7 million.
“We are excited about the ongoing and incremental commitment from Roche, both from a geographic expansion and volume perspective. We believe that the positive reception that the Eversense® CGM System has received in Europe is validation that patients and clinicians are experiencing the transformative power of a long-term CGM system. We look forward to our expanded relationship with Roche in which we have made market expansion, with access and volume in existing and new countries, a strategic priority,” said Tim Goodnow, President and Chief Executive Officer.Mr. Goodnow continued, “We are also pleased with our fourth quarter and full year revenue results. In 2018 we achieved several significant accomplishments including the launch of Eversense in the U.S. and the extended life Eversense® XL system in Europe. The U.S. launch is progressing along with our expectations – feedback from patients has been encouraging, and we are more inspired now than ever about the potential life-enhancing benefits this product offers people with diabetes.”

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KKR Forms Hospital Management Company SinoCare Group to Provide Quality Health Care Services to Patients in China

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 27 settembre 2018

Global investment firm KKR today announced the creation of SinoCare Group (“SinoCare” or the “Company”), a hospital investment and management platform company in China. SinoCare aims to provide high-quality health care services to patients in China through the acquisition, build-out and consolidation of hospitals.SinoCare will work alongside KKR to bring top medical resources and management experience that aim to improve service capabilities and operational efficiencies to health care service providers within the SinoCare platform, as well as to address the high demand for quality medical services in China. The Company will build its platform through organic growth and acquisitions. Additionally, KKR’s support will enable partner hospitals and care centers to be on the leading edge of health care technology and global best practices.In conjunction with the launch of SinoCare, KKR also announced that the Company has acquired a majority stake in leading Chinese hospital management company, HeTian Hospital Management Co. (“HeTian”). The investment will support HeTian’s continued development of new medical practice areas, its expansion plans and scope to service more patients. The partnership between HeTian and SinoCare aims to serve as a model for how Chinese health care providers can be substantially enhanced through the support of a leading international investor and increased access to global best practices and medical resources.Established by Founder and Chairman Dr. Li Fangjun, HeTian is a leading comprehensive health care provider in China. HeTian operates two general hospitals in Anhui province – Lu’An Shili Hospital and WuHe Hospital – and Lu’An HeTian Nephrosis Specialty Hospital, an operator of three dialysis centers. The group manages a total of 1,300 beds, in addition to overseeing the construction of a new hospital with 500 beds planned to be completed by 2020.SinoCare will support HeTian’s expansion and growth through acquisitions, with a focus in third- and fourth-tier cities where medical resources are scarce and quality health care services are lacking. This is consistent with the Chinese government’s encouragement of more medical resources being extended to lower-tier cities, where there is urgent need but currently limited supply and high costs for medical treatments. There are fewer than three hospital beds per 1,000 people in China’s fourth-tier and smaller cities, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

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Istat: la classifica delle città e delle regioni più care d’Italia

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 luglio 2018

L’Istat rivede al ribasso i dati preliminari dell’inflazione di giugno, che registra un aumento dell’1,3% su base annua, dal +1,4% stimato in precedenza.”Meglio di niente, ma non basta! Purtroppo l’Istat conferma comunque la risalita dell’inflazione dal +1% di maggio e l’impennata, per quanto attenuata rispetto alla stima preliminare, sia dei beni ad alta frequenza di acquisto (+2,7%, da 2,9%) che del carrello della spesa (+2,2%, da +2,6%)” afferma Massimiliano Dona, presidente dell’Unione Nazionale Consumatori.
“Per una coppia con due figli, la famiglia tradizionale di una volta, significa avere una maggior spesa annua complessiva di 432 euro, 194 euro per il solo carrello della spesa, ossia per gli acquisti quotidiani, 177 per il cibo, 223 per i trasporti” conclude Dona.Resi noti, invece, i dati relativi all’inflazione dei capoluoghi di regione e delle regioni, in base ai quali l’Unione Nazionale Consumatori ha stilato il podio dei capoluoghi e delle regioni più cari d’Italia, in termini di aumento del costo della vita.Secondo lo studio dell’associazione di consumatori, in testa alla graduatoria dei capoluoghi più cari, in termini di maggior spesa, si conferma Bolzano, con il picco dell’inflazione, 2%, equivalente, per una famiglia tipo, ad una spesa supplementare su base annua di 665 euro, contro una media per l’Italia di 308 euro. Al secondo posto Bologna, dove il rialzo dei prezzi dell’1,6% determina un aumento del costo della vita, per una famiglia tipo, pari a 452 euro, terza Milano, dove l’inflazione dell’1,4% comporta un aggravio annuo di spesa di 413 euro.In testa alla classifica delle regioni più costose, in termini di rincari, ancora una volta, il Trentino Alto Adige, dove l’inflazione dell’1,6% significa, per una famiglia tipo, una batosta pari a 453 euro su base annua. Segue la Lombardia, dove l’incremento dei prezzi pari all’1,4% implica un’impennata del costo della vita pari a 399 euro, terza l’Emilia Romagna, dove l’inflazione dell’1,4% genera una spesa annua supplementare di 381 euro. (Fonte: Unione Nazionale Consumatori su dati Istat)

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Estate 2017: Italia tra le mete più care d’Europa, ma anche tra le più irrinunciabili

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 giugno 2017

bluvacanzeSiamo alle porte dell’estate e l’Italia si prepara ad accogliere migliaia di turisti, puntando sulle sue numerose attrazioni artistiche e naturalistiche. Mete marinare e città d’arte rientrano nella top ten delle destinazioni più gettonate dai turisti per i prossimi mesi di luglio e agosto.
Gli ultimi dati Istat riguardanti viaggi e vacanze stimano che per gli italiani il numero di viaggi con pernottamento si aggira intorno ai 66 milioni. La durata media del soggiorno è di 5,4 notti. Aumentano però anche le vacanze brevi (fino a tre pernottamenti) che nel 2016 sono cresciute del 20,7% rispetto all’anno precedente. L’82,8% degli italiani preferisce mete nazionali e si muove soprattutto nei mesi estivi (42,1%). Gli alloggi privati si confermano la sistemazione preferita (55,6% dei viaggi, 62,1% delle notti), soprattutto per i soggiorni lunghi (60,8% dei viaggi, 65% delle notti). L’auto resta il mezzo preferito e più utilizzato per viaggiare (64,2% dei viaggi), soprattutto per le vacanze brevi (76,1%, +33,7% rispetto al 2015). A seguire l’aereo (16,1%) e il treno (10,3%). Inoltre, analizzando il periodo che va dal 1 luglio al 31 agosto, l’Italia, secondo un’analisi di Hundredrooms, risulta essere una delle destinazioni più care con un prezzo medio di 190 euro a notte per due persone. Più cara di noi solo la Francia, con un prezzo

Rimini Beach Italy - Panoramic summer overview

Rimini Beach Italy – Panoramic summer overview

medio che per una coppia si aggira attorno 212 euro. Seguono Spagna (162 euro), Germania (151 euro), Austria (148 euro), Regno Unito (147 euro) e Paesi Bassi (145 euro).
I turisti, insomma, non badano a spese e non rinunciano alle attrazioni che offre l’Italia, preferendo soprattutto le località balneari.
Lo studio di Hundredrooms, che ha analizzato le ricerche degli utenti, mette in luce che la meta italiana più scelta si riconferma ancora una volta Jesolo, che avevamo visto già sul podio delle preferenze in occasione del break pasquale. Con le sue spiagge limpide non stupisce che la località veneta sia la più richiesta. A seguire un’altra città di mare nel cuore del Salento, Gallipoli, conosciuta a ragione anche come la Perla dello Ionio. L’intramontabile Roma, poi, non poteva piazzarsi molto più in basso, e infatti risulta la terza città più richiesta secondo l’analisi di Hundredrooms. Poco fuori dal podio altre due città che offrono cultura, movida, arte e tanto altro. Parliamo di Torino e Milano, che si piazzano rispettivamente al quarto e quinto posto nella classifica del meta-motore di ricerca.
Nel cuore della riviera adriatica romagnola si trova invece la sesta destinazione più richiesta dai turisti. Famosa per le sue spiagge e le sue discoteche, Riccione si popola ogni anno di giovani visitatori in cerca di una vacanza all’insegna del divertimento.
L’offerta turistica è molto variegata anche nella settima meta più ricercata d’Italia, ovvero il capoluogo della Liguria, dove è possibile visitare il famoso Acquario, ma anche la Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, musei, palazzi antichi e un centro storico incantevole.
Il riconoscimento come Capitale europea della cultura per il 2019 avrà sicuramente avuto il suo peso nel fare di Matera una delle destinazioni più appetibili d’Italia. La Città dei Sassi ha puntato molto sulla valorizzazione del suo patrimonio storico, che si è tradotto negli anni in un meritato aumento di visite. Ultime mete della top ten, ma non per questo meno interessanti, sono Catania e Verona, due città tra loro così diverse, ma così ugualmente affascinanti. La città di Romeo e Giulietta ha un bellissimo centro storico, ma Catania non è da meno, con il suo ricco patrimonio storico e architettonico: il Duomo di Sant’Agata, il Castello Ursino o, ancora, il Monastero dei Benedettini sono solo alcuni esempi di un’architettura meravigliosa.
Infine, dalla ricerca di Hundredrooms, come si può notare anche dalla tabella che segue, si evince un tendenziale aumento dei prezzi nelle località balneari tra i mesi di luglio e agosto, mentre nelle città si registra una curva opposta. Un’osservazione che può risultare utile per chi vuole risparmiare senza però rinunciare alle proprie vacanze.

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Justice and care for migrant women

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 8 marzo 2012

More women than ever before are migrating alone in search of a better life, but Caritas Internationalis says systems aren’t in place to prevent them from being exploited or abused. In a report published for International Women’s Day, Caritas says governments and social services dealing with migration need to address migrant women’s needs. In its report The female face of migration:advocacy and best practices for women who migrate and the families they leavebehind, Caritas documents the challenges faced by some of over 104 million women who are seeking opportunities outside their homelands and travelling independently from their families. Some find better jobs, education opportunities and greater freedoms. But too frequently on their journey and upon arrival they are cheated, abused, raped or discriminated against.
Caritas wants female migrants to be able to migrate in security and safety. Caritas calls for countries to adopt measures that will protect women, including pre-departure counselling, refugee registration, and labour inspection. Governments should review migration policies to assess their impact on female migrants. Caritas wants more care for families in which the mother is separated from her children. “Many women leave children behind, sometimes to take care of other people’s children abroad,” says Liebsch. “Left with relatives, their own children grow up without a mother. We need policies that keep families together at best–and at the least offer social protection to the children left behind.” Women who flee from terrible work situations, and even torture, risk going to jail when their work permit is tied to the employer who has abused them. Caritas wants female migrants, whatever their legal status, to be able to seek redress and claim their basic human rights. Migrant women have a lot to offer their own countries and the countries where they work. “Female migrants are not victims by nature but are victims of inequitable systems, prejudices and abuse,” says Liebsch. “It’s time we value their contribution by making migration policies favourable for them and by protecting them.”

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32nd Annual Cowen Health Care Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 3 marzo 2012

Novato, Calif. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. (“Raptor” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:RPTP) today announced that the Company has been upgraded to trade on the NASDAQ Global Market. Shares of Raptor’s common stock began trading on the NASDAQ Global Market on February 29, 2012 and will continue to be traded under the ticker RPTP.
“As we continue to make progress towards potentially commercializing our first product, we see this as reinforcement that we have also progressed as a corporate entity since listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market,” said Kim R. Tsuchimoto, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of Raptor. “We believe the move to the NASDAQ Global Market could bring increased market exposure and liquidity to our shares among those who recognize and appreciate our ability to meet the listing qualifications for the NASDAQ Global Market.”The Company also announced that Christopher M. Starr, Ph.D., the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, will present an overview of the company at the 32nd Annual Cowen Health Care Conference. Raptor’s presentation will take place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place on Wednesday, March 7th at 9:20am ET. A live audio webcast and 14-day archive of the Cowen presentation will be available at
Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. (Nasdaq:RPTP) (“Raptor”) seeks to research, produce, and deliver medicines that improve life for patients with severe, rare disorders. Raptor currently has product candidates in clinical development designed to potentially treat nephropathic cystinosis, Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (“NASH”), Huntington’s Disease (“HD”), aldehyde dehydrogenase deficiency (“ALDH2”), and thrombotic disorder.Raptor’s preclinical programs are based upon bioengineered novel drug candidates and drug-targeting platforms derived from the human receptor-associated protein and related proteins that are designed to target cancer and infectious diseases.For additional information, please visit

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Dal primo gennaio multe più care

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 2 gennaio 2011

“Dalla mezzanotte del 1° Gennaio scattano i nuovi aumenti delle contravvenzioni per il codice della strada il rincaro è il più basso di sempre a causa della bassa inflazione avutasi nel biennio precedente con cui si calcolano  gli aumenti da applicare alle multe come prevede l’art. 195 del codice stradale” ha dichiarato Stefano Giannini Segretario Vicario di Roma del Sulpm. “Ad esempio per un divieto di sosta si passerà da 38€ a 39€ con un aumento di un Euro” prosegue Giannini “per chi invece circola con il telefonino durante la guida si passerà da 74€ a 76€ mentre per il semaforo rosso si passerà da 155€ a 159€”.  “Sono escluse dagli aumenti” precisa Giannini “tutte quelle sanzioni che sono state modificate con i decreti estivi come la sosta dei ciclomotori sui marciapiedi e che restano immutate”. “Sono dei piccoli aumenti che vanno comunque ad incidere sul bilancio del Comune di Roma” conclude Giannini  “che ingloba quasi 2.000.000 di contravvenzioni ogni anno  chiediamo al Sindaco Alemanno che tutti questi soldi vengano destinati ad istituire nelle scuole elementari e medie corsi per l’educazione stradale in modo da favorire lo sviluppo di una nuova classe di guidatori più diligenti e accorti. L’obiettivo non è far “altra” cassa, naturalmente, ma cercare di prevenire quei comportamenti che sono la causa di incidenti sempre più spesso mortali. Roma è una città dove muoiono più di 180 persone l’anno, ed è come se sparisse un intero condominio.”

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