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New TB vaccine could save millions of lives, study suggests

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/28 10:17P Donald G. McNeil Jr.
In what may be a watershed moment in the fight against tuberculosis, the world’s most lethal infectious disease, an experimental new vaccine has protected about half the people who got it, scientists reported Tuesday in a study published in The...

Longer shifts linked to increased stroke risk

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/23 8:57A Caitlin Mullen
Putting in more time at work might benefit your career but could leave you at greater risk of a stroke. A study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke determined long working hours — classified as more than 10 hours daily at...

Drug companies head off opioid trial with $260m settlement

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/21 7:07A Hannah Kuchler in New York
Teva Pharmaceuticals and three distributors of opioid painkillers reached a settlement with two U.S. counties over their alleged role in the opioid addiction crisis on Monday, just moments before the start of what would have been a bellwether trial.

Tenet Healthcare names CEOs in Memphis, Detroit

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/21 4:48A Jason Bolton
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, the parent company of Saint Francis Hospital, announced last week that Sally Deitch will be chief executive over the Memphis market and Saint Francis’ hospitals. In addition, Deitch will oversee Tenet’s Mid-South...

Local developer taking 100% leased medical office to market

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/16 4:51A Ryan Salchert
Dallas-based developer Cawley Partners has taken one of its newest office projects to market. Cushman & Wakefield’s U.S. Healthcare Capital Markets team is representing Cawley in the sale and marketing of a 101,608-square-foot medical office...

With decade of defiance, vaping industry found room to grow

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/13 10:39P Katie Thomas and Sheila Kaplan
In 2009, not long after Dr. Margaret Hamburg became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, a package arrived at her home. Inside was a clunky device called an e-cigarette.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas partnership to begin opening medical centers

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/10 1:52A Chris Mathews
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) — the largest insurance provider in the state — and Sanitas USA will soon open four new medical centers in the Dallas region as part of a partnership. Sanitas and BCBSTX announced plans to open 10...

Integer Holdings Corp. acquires assets from Pennsylvania manufacturer

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/7 10:00A David Ajamy
Integer Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITGR), a medical device outsource manufacturer headquartered in Plano, announced Monday that it has acquired assets from US BioDesign.  Founded in 2011, the Quakertown, Pennsylvania company is a manufacturer of...

How lean management can revolutionize health care

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 10/6 7:00P J. Michael Rona
Miraculous things happen in medicine in the United States every day, but health care remains a key issue for Americans because it can often be expensive, hard to access, and frequently unsafe with highly variable quality and patient and staff...
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