Dec 13, 2019 3-5PM ET
Friday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Cigna Uses AI to Check if Patients Are Taking Their Medications Cigna Corp. plans to expand a system that uses artificial intelligence to identify gaps in treatment of chronic diseases, such as patients skipping their medications, and deliver personalized recommendations for specific patients. The product, called Health Connect 360, integrates data from a combination of sources and analytical tools, some developed at Cigna and others brought in as part of its $54 billion acquisition of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co., completed late last year. Express Scripts, which began developing the service two years ago, rolled out portions of it to some customers this year. The complete system will be available next month to all customers of Express Scripts and Cigna that offer health benefits to employees, the company said.
Hold Big Pharma #RxAccountable for Dangerous Drugs ANH is launching a campaign and a legal initiative to get dangerous drugs off the market. You can help! Action Alert! Thousands of Americans die every year from taking prescription drugs, and millions more are hospitalized. This isn’t an aberration; it is a feature of a crony medical system in which the agency that is supposed to evaluate and approve drugs is beholden to the pharmaceutical industry. ANH is launching a campaign to remove cronyism from the drug approval process and require transparency on drug labels when a drug is newly approved. We’re also launching a legal initiative to help get dangerous drugs off the market. Go to our Legal Center to see how you can get involved. The fundamental problem is the FDA approval process itself. The data suggest that drug safety has suffered since the passage of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act of 1992 (PDUFA). This law called for drug companies to pay user fees to the FDA to fund drug approval. This is one of the lynchpins of the crony medical system because it makes the FDA financially beholden to the industry it is meant to regulate. What has PDUFA done for safety? A JAMA study found that nearly a third of drugs approved by the FDA between 2001 and 2010 had a post-market safety event. Drugs approved after the enactment of PDUFA were more likely to receive a black box warning or be withdrawn.
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New Jersey Bills S2173 and A3818 “Exemptions from Mandatory Immunizations” On Thursday, December 12, the New Jersey Senate Health Committee held a hearing on bill S2173 that will repeal the religious exemption to vaccination. The bill passed out of the 10-member committee with a vote of 6 to 4 in favor of sending the repeal of the religious exemptions to the floor. It will be voted on in the Senate on Monday, December 16th and is expected to pass. If S2173 passes on Monday, it will effectively marginalize those with religious convictions against vaccinations. It will take effect in six months and eliminate all non-medical exemptions. Guidelines for medical exemptions will be provided to state health authorities. Thus, the state will review the validity of medical exemptions. There will be no religious exemption for future mandates. Judging by California, New York and Maine, such medical exemptions would be exceedingly narrow. S2173 contains no carve-outs for special needs students entitled to a free and appropriate public education under federal law. There are no carve-outs for private, religious schools. It will apply to daycare, primary school and higher education. There is no upper-age limit for the repeal. Unlike New York or California laws, the New Jersey law would apply to higher education. Thus, under the terms of the law, a 60-year old taking a cooking class at a community college could be required to prove vaccination status before enrollment. This could include even online courses at any institution of higher education in New Jersey.
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It’s official: New FDA Commissioner Hahn wins Senate confirmation The FDA has been plenty busy without an official commissioner since former head Scott Gottlieb stepped down earlier this year, but now it has a new chief to take on the job. Stephen Hahn, formerly chief medical officer of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, secured confirmation from the Senate Thursday in a 72-18 vote, according to reports. He takes over the agency’s sprawling brief, which covers pharmaceuticals, food safety, medical devices and tobacco. Much of the conversation during Hahn’s confirmation process centered on vaping, which the FDA governs under its tobacco division, but the nominee did face questions about biosimilars, drug pricing, shortages, opioids and more. He didn’t offer much in the way of specifics but pledged to always follow science and data over politics. On pricing, Hahn said the American people “want action.” An oncologist, Hahn said “rarely a day goes by” that drug pricing doesn’t affect one of his patients.
In stunning reversal, FDA clears Sarepta DMD drug it rejected 4 months ago The FDA’s attitude toward Sarepta Therapeutics’ Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) therapies is nothing short of dramatic. In just four months, the agency shocked industry watchers twice, first with a rejection and now a reversal for the biotech’s Exondys 51 follow-on. Out of nowhere, the agency Thursday granted accelerated approval to Sarepta’s Vyondys 53 (golodirsen), a drug it turned down in August for safety reasons. The go-ahead covers about 8% Duchenne patients whose dystrophin gene bears a certain mutation amenable to exon 53 skipping. While the FDA didn’t elaborate on the sudden change of course, Sarepta said it had launched a formal dispute resolution request after receiving the agency’s complete response letter (CRL) detailing its reasons for the rejection. Sarepta worked with Peter Stein, director of the FDA’s Office of New Drugs, to resolve the concerns raised in that CRL.
Questions of The Day!
I was listening to your show today and heard you talk about a doctor that help a family and put them in a protocol to heal her gut and I wanted to know the spelling of this doctor. It sounds like doctor museum and is he a holistic doctor or MD?
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Hi Super Don, is there an option to sign up for patreon account with an annual fee VS monthly? Hope you and RSB are doing well. Also I just wanted to say, I’ve had my dog on Beta Glucan for about 3 months now, she has cancer and is doing great on it. The Vet gave her 1 month to live and that was back in May. I’m not sure if the dosage is right, I’m giving her 500 MG and she’s apx 43 pounds. That’s not the only thing I’m doing for her but it’s part of my protocol. (keto, cbd, thc oils, 100% organic diet now raw meat from the local farm, Chinese herbs )
Breast cancer risk from menopause hormones may last decades Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills, long-term results from a big federal study suggest. Although the risk is very small, doctors say a new generation of women entering menopause now may not be aware of landmark findings from 2002 that tied higher breast cancer rates to hormone pills combining estrogen and progestin. “The message is probably not clear” that even short-term use may have lasting effects, said Dr. Rowan Chlebowski of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. He discussed the new results Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Keeping health care workers safe from chemotherapy drugs Chemotherapy drugs have been used to treat cancer since the 1950s. While the drugs are often lifesaving for cancer patients, they are also linked to reproductive problems, breast cancer and other health issues in the medical staff who work with the medications. To help protect health care workers, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health conducted a survey to track how chemotherapy drugs are handled in hospitals and identify work surfaces that could be contaminated by them. The results of the survey, led by Assistant Professor Susan Arnold and Ph.D. student Hannah Kaup, were published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. The survey is the first step in ongoing research by Arnold aimed at reducing medical staff exposure to chemotherapy drugs. The researchers tracked how pharmacy technicians and nursing staff handled the drugs by visiting two chemotherapy infusion centers. One center was in a large urban hospital and the other inside a smaller, regional clinic. The researchers chose the clinics to be inclusive of different settings and determine if there were significant differences between how each handled the treatment medications. The researchers focused on identifying surfaces that are frequently touched by staff handling chemotherapy drugs, how long they are touched and by whom.
Man whose deadly farts ‘can kill mosquitoes hired to create Mosquito Repellent made from his intestinal gas’ A MAN whose farts kill mosquitoes claims to have been signed up by insect repellent companies probing the secret of his killer gas. Joe Rwamirama, 48, from Kampala, Uganda says boffins have launched a study into the chemical properties of his unique trouser toxin. The odd job man says no one in his home village has ever contracted malaria because his powers knock out insects over a six mile radius. If true, that would make his fallout zone larger than that of the atomic bomb which destroyed Hiroshima in 1945. Local barber James Yoweri said: “He is known all over the city as the man who can kill mosquitoes with his farts. “When Joe is around we all know that mosquitoes will vanish.“He is respectful of people around him and will only fart when there are mosquitoes around which bring malaria. His farts gets rid of this disease.” A Local chief who knew Joe, when he was growing up as a child, said he took him in to live with him during the malaria season and claimed no one nearby caught the disease.
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