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Catalent reportedly to buy Paragon Bioservices for $1.2 billion

Catalent said on Monday it would buy privately held gene therapy-focused Paragon Bioservices in an all-cash deal for $ 1.2 billion, helping the drug developer expand its capabilities to make specialized and costly treatments. Paragon, backed by private-equity firms Camden Partners and NewSpring Capital, focuses on developing and manufacturing products such as complex biopharmaceuti… Health and Science

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Healthcare ETFs Lag the Broader Market Amidst Regulation Scare

Once an outperformer last, providing investors a defensive play in 2018, the healthcare sector and related ETFs are now among the worst off in 2019 as the threat of regulations weigh on this market segment. The Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEArca: XLV) reflects one of the poorest performers this year, advancing 4.2% year-to-date, compared to the 16.7% rise ...

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Healthcare ETFs Deteriorate on Congress’ Threats to Drug Prices

Healthcare sector-specific ETFs took a blow Friday after the U.S. Congress threatened legislative action on rising costs of prescription drugs and the Trump administration challenged former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Among the worst performing non-leveraged ETFs of Friday, the iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF (NYSEArca: IHF) decreased 3.0%. Meanwhile, the more widely observed Health Ca… Healthcare Industry News

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Healthcare ETFs Deteriorate on Congress’ Threats to Drug Prices

Healthcare sector-specific ETFs took a blow Friday after the U.S. Congress threatened legislative action on rising costs of prescription drugs and the Trump administration challenged former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Among the worst performing non-leveraged ETFs of Friday, the iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF (NYSEArca: IHF) decreased 3.0%. Meanwhile, the more widely observed Health Ca… Healthcare Industry News

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Low hand hygiene compliance found among healthcare workers on ICUs

Healthcare workers on intensive care units (ICUs) are regularly missing opportunities to clean their hands during the care of patients, despite its critical importance for infection control, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13-16 April). Worryingly, the authors say, hand hygiene compliance was lowest when ...

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Vital Healthcare refuses to answer questions on fees

Both Vital Healthcare Property Trust’s trustee and its manager have refused to answer questions about what authority the manager had to charge Vital for various fees. The fees the manager, owned by Canada-based NorthWest Healthcare Property Real Estate Investment Trust, charged Vital in the … Healthcare Industry News

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Vital Healthcare refuses to answer questions on fees

Both Vital Healthcare Property Trust’s trustee and its manager have refused to answer questions about what authority the manager had to charge Vital for various fees. The fees the manager, owned by Canada-based NorthWest Healthcare Property Real Estate Investment Trust, charged Vital in the … Healthcare Industry News

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Vital Healthcare refuses to answer questions on fees

Both Vital Healthcare Property Trust’s trustee and its manager have refused to answer questions about what authority the manager had to charge Vital for various fees. The fees the manager, owned by Canada-based NorthWest Healthcare Property Real Estate Investment Trust, charged Vital in the … Healthcare Industry News

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