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Roswell Park: Testing out a miracle vaccine

RPCI CEO Candace Johnson Photographer:Jim Courtney ​It’s not often you see the CEO of an $800 million hospital literally jumping for joy. But that’s what happened in October when Candace Johnson shared the news that Roswell Park Cancer Institute received key federal approval to pursue clinical trials for a lung cancer vaccine in partnership with a Cuban research institute. It’s not often you see the CEO of an $800 million… Read Article →

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Some more anecdata

Another in our informal series chronicling the sad state of ACA as it relates to previously insured (“grandmothered“) folks: First up, Ben and his family have been clients for many years. His current plan isn’t fully ACA-compliant, but he’s being “allowed” by the Rocket Surgeons in DC to keep it another year. It boasts a $3,000 per person ($6,000 family) deductible, then pays 100% for covered expenses. The plan just… Read Article →

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Questor share tip: Focus on retail pays off for Clipper Logistics as internet returns rise

357.5p Questor says hold “We’re totally obsessed with retail, that’s all we do” – so says Tony Mannix, Clipper Logistics’ chief executive. The strategy seems to be working well for the company. Last week it reported a 16.5pc jump in sales to £141.5m in the first half of the year, while pre-tax profits climbed 25.5pc to £6.9m, thanks to solid growth figures across its online shopping division and other delivery services…. Read Article →

The Hub Adds Intelligent Spider to Their Monitoring Platform

London, United Kingdom, December 02, 2016 –(PR.com)– Content scraping on the internet can be a highly controversial topic. In some spheres such as search engines, content scraping is essential and in other spheres such as premium or copyright content, it is unwanted and or illegal. Looking at the search engine use case alone, scraping is very much an essential and everyday part of the internet. The Hub has now added… Read Article →

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SynGen raises $1 million with debt and equity financing in third financing round of year

SynGen Inc., whose Howe Ave. headquarters are shown here, recently raised $1 million in… more SynGen | PR Newswire The venture capital round is at least the third this year by the Sacramento-based medical device company. SynGen Inc., whose Howe Ave. headquarters are shown here, recently raised $1 million in… more SynGen | PR Newswire Sacramento medical equipment company SynGen Inc. recently raised $1 million with debt and equity financing,… Read Article →

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Friday LinkFest

Odds-and-ends from the past couple of weeks: ■ Continuing to defy the “death by attrition” model of Long Term care insurance, almost 97% of federal employees participating in government-sponsored LTCi plans opted to keep them, despite rate hikes averaging 83%. What does that tell you? ■ Regular readers may recall the frustrating story of Martin Shkreli, who “jack[ed] up the price of a life-saving drug more than fiftyfold.” Well, FoIB… Read Article →

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FTSE 100 skids below 6,700 and pound edges above $1.26 ahead of US jobs report

Britons are set to splurge this Christmas despite uncertainty created by the EU referendum. Ashley Armstrong reports:  Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has had no effect on the majority of shoppers Christmas spending plans, according to fresh figures.  The average UK adult expects to spend £280 on Christmas gifts this year, according to a survey by PwC of 2,000 shoppers across the country. More than two-thirds of adults surveyed (67pc) said… Read Article →

GoMedigap Becomes the #1 Rated Company in Insurance Category

Round Rock, TX, December 01, 2016 –(PR.com)– According to TrustPilot, a well-known 3rd party company review site, GoMedigap has become the highest rated company in the insurance category for customer satisfaction. With over 800 reviews on the TrustPilot review platform at the time of this release, GoMedigap has maintained an “Excellent” rating and a near perfect score of 9.8 on a scale of 0-10, boosting them to the #1 position…. Read Article →

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GSK awards $400,000 to local nonprofits focused on health & wellness

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Tuesday Morning HealthyLinks

■ The folks at Cigna tell us that the IRS has extended the reporting dates for 1095’s (these are the forms carriers and employers use to demonstrate that individuals have abided by the tax penalty Mandate). They were originally due out by January 31st of next year; that’s been moved back over a month, to March 2nd. Yay. ■ FoIB Holly R tips us to this interesting story about how… Read Article →