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Vishal Gulati

April 4, 2016

Did Endo Pharma Make Opioid Addiction Problem Worse by Reformulating its Pills?

But the drug’s manufacturer, Endo Pharmaceuticals, reformulated Opana in 2012. The new pills featured a coating that was intended to make them more difficult to abuse by crushing them into powder or dissolving them. Source: Opana Coating Led Users To Inject Rather Than Snort Pills : Shots — Health News : NPR Some will blame it on the […]

April 3, 2016

Fashionable Prosthetics Use 3-D Printers For Personal Pizzazz : Shots – Health News : NPR

One of Create’s first clients was retired Army Capt. Bergan Flannigan, who ordered a black cover for her prosthetic leg, imprinted with the World War II icon, Rosie the Riveter. “I just think she’s cool,” Flannigan explains. “She’s a pioneer for women’s rights.” Source: Fashionable Prosthetics Use 3-D Printers For Personal Pizzazz : Shots – […]

April 3, 2016

Children with autism focus differently from children without autism – could be used for diagnosis.

  Until now, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been identified using parental reports, clinical observations and interviews with the children themselves. If the newly published techniques proves to be sound, it gives doctors alternative ways of detecting ASD that are less subjective, effective at an earlier stage, and also useful in measuring the […]

April 3, 2016

What we don’t know about the brain has a huge cost. Human and Financial

Forum Pharmaceuticals’ rare, high-risk strategy to launch ambitious late-stage trials for schizophrenia with a single major investor has ended in failure, triggering a company-wide reorganization. Source: With two PhIII schizophrenia trials in ruins and Alzheimer’s on hold, Forum chops staff and considers options – FierceBiotech Fierce Biotech is reporting major restructuring of Forum Pharma (previously […]

April 3, 2016

Let Patients Read Their Medical Records 

One solution may be to encourage more patients to read their medical records. Doctors may be motivated to write more thoughtful and accurate notes if they know their patients will be reading them. While patients have had the right to access their medical records since 1996, when the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was […]

April 3, 2016

Whole-genome breakthrough promises tonic for healthcare – FT.com

Commentators have long looked forward to the “thousand-dollar human genome” — the ability to sequence accurately all 3bn letters of an individual’s DNA for less than $1,000. In 2016 it seems likely to happen, 15 years after the completion of the Source: Whole-genome breakthrough promises tonic for healthcare – FT.com Funny reading this on 1st […]

April 3, 2016

Hello Financial Times, Theranos and Zenefits Are Not Prototype Digital Health Companies

The Financial Times is going all negative on digital health. The problem with being so immersed in the sector is that you have to remain tuned into signs of downturn. But two of the examples used in the piece, Theranos and Zenefits are not really digital health as I see it. In the eyes of […]

April 3, 2016

Fashionable Prosthetics Use 3-D Printers For Personal Pizzazz : Shots — Health News : NPR

One of Create’s first clients was retired Army Capt. Bergan Flannigan, who ordered a black cover for her prosthetic leg, imprinted with the World War II icon, Rosie the Riveter. “I just think she’s cool,” Flannigan explains. “She’s a pioneer for women’s rights.” Source: Fashionable Prosthetics Use 3-D Printers For Personal Pizzazz : Shots — Health News : […]

March 8, 2016

5 Things I Learnt at #PitchatPalace 5.0

    14 healthcare companies — 3 minutes each — drinks & networking Healthcare is hot again: I have been in the healthcare ecosystem for over a decade and UK has been a great place for healthcare innovation but the current level of enthusiasm is higher than what I have seen anytime before. Innovator diversity is […]

February 28, 2016

The animals that sniff out TB, cancer and landmines | Mosaic

When I first read about the idea that animals can smell out cancer or other diseases I have to say, it didn’t pass my ‘sniff test’ but evidence seems to be accumulating so it is something that us worth looking at. They seem to be detecting (or shall we say, screening) TB patients using rats […]