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Cannabis companies ramp up hiring

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Cannabis companies ramp up hiring
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Inside the DC clash over how to help schools reopen safely

Welcome to Dispensed Daily , your daily dose of healthcare news from Business Insider’s healthcare editor Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer and the healthcare team. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Today in healthcare news: Congress debates how to reopen schools, how the pandemic’s shaping Google […]
Inside the DC clash over how to help schools reopen safely
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Cannabis executive pay revealed

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Cannabis executive pay revealed
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What Republicans want in the next coronavirus bailout package

Welcome to Dispensed Daily , your daily dose of healthcare news from Business Insider’s healthcare editor Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Today in healthcare news: a lot of updates from Capitol Hill from our very own senior reporter Kimberly Leonard, […]
What Republicans want in the next coronavirus bailout package
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ICYMI: Read Republicans’ coronavirus liability protection plan

Welcome to Dispensed Daily , your daily dose of healthcare news from Business Insider’s healthcare editor Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Welcome back! Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start. Today’s healthcare news: the leaked draft of Republicans’ […]
ICYMI: Read Republicans’ coronavirus liability protection plan
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A second primary-care company is gearing up to go public

Hello, Welcome to Dispensed, Business Insider’s weekly healthcare newsletter. This week, amid rising coronavirus hospitalizations and political attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci for his response to the pandemic, we covered new developments in the vaccine race, what’s on deck for the next coronavirus stimulus package, and another primary care IPO […]
A second primary-care company is gearing up to go public
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We just got our first official look at Moderna’s early coronavirus vaccine data

Welcome to Dispensed Daily , your daily dose of healthcare news from Business Insider’s healthcare editor Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Today in healthcare news: The first published data on Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, the TLDR; on Oak Street Health’s upcoming […]
We just got our first official look at Moderna’s early coronavirus vaccine data
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Here’s what top analysts expect in the next coronavirus bailout

Welcome to Dispensed Daily, your daily dose of healthcare news from Business Insider’s healthcare editor Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer.Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, Happy Tuesday! Today, a look at what’s inside Congress’s next coronavirus stimulus bill, a plant-based coronavirus vaccine makes it into human […]
Here’s what top analysts expect in the next coronavirus bailout
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We got the inside story of the downfall of Civilized, a cannabis media startup that raised $7 million, then had to shut down after a takeover offer fell through

Civilized Worldwide, a cannabis media startup, raised $US7 million to create the “premium lifestyle and media brand” for cannabis consumers around the globe. With investments from high-profile backers like the comedian and author Chelsea Handler and Canopy Rivers, the venture arm of Canopy Growth, Civilized and its husband-and-wife founders were […]
We got the inside story of the downfall of Civilized, a cannabis media startup that raised $7 million, then had to shut down after a takeover offer fell through
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We just got a better look at Walmart’s growing healthcare ambitions

Welcome to Dispensed Daily, your daily dose of healthcare news from Business Insider’s healthcare editor Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, We’ve made it to the start of another work week. Hope everyone’s found some time to take off this summer […]
We just got a better look at Walmart’s growing healthcare ambitions
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The first trials to figure out if coronavirus vaccines work are starting in the US, and scientists are looking for thousands of volunteers. Here’s how to sign up.

Researchers are now building a registry of adults interested in volunteering for clinical trials to test coronavirus vaccine candidates. Signing up for the database takes about 10 minutes. You can do it online here. The US National Institutes of Health launched a trials network that includes more than 100 research […]
The first trials to figure out if coronavirus vaccines work are starting in the US, and scientists are looking for thousands of volunteers. Here’s how to sign up.
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The biotech giant Gilead just laid out its pricing strategy for the first effective coronavirus treatment, and it’s charging up to $520 a vial for remdesivir

After months of anticipation, Gilead announced Monday the price of remdesivir, the first effective coronavirus treatment. The California drugmaker will charge governments of developed countries, including the US, $US2,340 for a five-day treatment course. US private insurers will pay 33% more, or $US3,120 for the standard five-day treatment course. Hospitalized […]
The biotech giant Gilead just laid out its pricing strategy for the first effective coronavirus treatment, and it’s charging up to $520 a vial for remdesivir
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The coronavirus is devastating communities of colour. The Trump administration’s top doctor blames ‘structural racism’ and shares his plans to take action.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams says “structural racism” and social determinants of health, including poverty, are to blame for why the novel coronavirus has caused more hospitalizations and deaths among communities of colour. Communities of colour already had worse health outcomes than white people before the pandemic, but the coronavirus brought […]
The coronavirus is devastating communities of colour. The Trump administration’s top doctor blames ‘structural racism’ and shares his plans to take action.
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Dispensed: Coronavirus hospitalizations are rising again — Healthcare CEOs avoid donations to Trump — Tech titans take on healthcare

Hello, Welcome to Dispensed, Business Insider’s weekly healthcare newsletter. Some news to start off this week’s roundup of the biggest healthcare stories from the team: We’ve gone daily! We’re calling it Dispensed Daily, and it provides your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. That’s right, there’s another daily […]
Dispensed: Coronavirus hospitalizations are rising again — Healthcare CEOs avoid donations to Trump — Tech titans take on healthcare
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The $96 billion biotech Gilead will start testing a new version of the first effective coronavirus treatment, and it could make remdesivir available to vastly more patients

The biotech giant that developed the first effective coronavirus treatment is now looking to expand its impact. Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O’Day said Monday that the company would start testing an inhaled version of the antiviral drug remdesivir in August. Currently, the drug is given as an intravenous infusion. If […]
The $96 billion biotech Gilead will start testing a new version of the first effective coronavirus treatment, and it could make remdesivir available to vastly more patients
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11 ways post-traumatic stress disorder can affect your body

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is caused by a severe traumatic experience and can affect your body, as well as causing mental impairment or anguish. People with PTSD may suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), which can potentially cause a heart attack or stroke. Studies have shown a potential link between […]
11 ways post-traumatic stress disorder can affect your body
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We just got our first sign that a cheap steroid can treat coronavirus

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We just got our first sign that a cheap steroid can treat coronavirus
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The $25 billion coronavirus testing problem — no one wants to cover the cost

Hello, Welcome to Dispensed Daily, your daily dose of healthcare news from Business Insider. My name’s Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and I’m a healthcare editor here at Business Insider. I typically write our weekly healthcare newsletter, Dispensed. Starting this week, we’re testing out a daily version of the newsletter. Let me […]
The $25 billion coronavirus testing problem — no one wants to cover the cost
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The FDA just revoked an emergency OK for the malaria pill hydroxychloroquine in coronavirus patients, as clinical evidence piles up against the drug

US health regulators will no longer allow the emergency use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday it has revoked the emergency use authorization issued for the antimalarial medications. The FDA had previously allowed the drugs to be used in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. […]
The FDA just revoked an emergency OK for the malaria pill hydroxychloroquine in coronavirus patients, as clinical evidence piles up against the drug
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Dispensed Daily: Developing a coronavirus drug based on patients’ blood — COVID-19’s effects on the nervous system — Economic assistance programs are ending

Hello, Welcome to Dispensed Daily, your daily dose of healthcare news from Business Insider. If we haven’t met yet, my name’s Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and I’m a healthcare editor here at Business Insider. I typically write our weekly healthcare newsletter,Dispensed. We’re testing out a new daily format for our BI […]
Dispensed Daily: Developing a coronavirus drug based on patients’ blood — COVID-19’s effects on the nervous system — Economic assistance programs are ending
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The UK drugs giant AstraZeneca wants its US rival Gilead to consider a merger

AstraZeneca approached Gilead and asked it to consider a merger, according to Bloomberg. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg said the contact happened in May but AstraZeneca “didn’t specify terms for any transaction.” A source told the news outlet that Gilead is not currently interested in merging with another […]
The UK drugs giant AstraZeneca wants its US rival Gilead to consider a merger
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The first high-quality study of malaria pill hydroxychloroquine just found it doesn’t help prevent coronavirus infections

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine doesn’t help prevent coronavirus infections in people who were recently exposed to the virus, study results set to be published Wednesday show. It’s the first high-quality trial to test the malaria pills as a preventive treatment. More than 800 volunteers were randomly assigned to take hydroxychloroquine […]
The first high-quality study of malaria pill hydroxychloroquine just found it doesn’t help prevent coronavirus infections
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Teams of healthcare workers are spending their days flipping seriously ill coronavirus patients onto their stomachs to help them breathe. They say it save lives.

Proning, or flipping patients onto their stomachs to help them breathe, has been around for a while, but the tactic has become more common during the coronavirus pandemic. Positioning coronavirus patients on their stomachs improves breathing because it helps open up airways in the lungs that are filled with fluids. […]
Teams of healthcare workers are spending their days flipping seriously ill coronavirus patients onto their stomachs to help them breathe. They say it save lives.
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A judge refused to release ‘pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli from prison, citing his ‘delusional’ claim that he could cure Covid-19 for free

A judge denied Martin Shkreli’s request to be released from prison, citing his “delusional self-aggrandizing” claim that he could cure COVID-19 for free. Shkreli also said he had “severe allergies” and asthma that put him at higher risk of complications from the disease, but prison records showed he hadn’t taken […]
A judge refused to release ‘pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli from prison, citing his ‘delusional’ claim that he could cure Covid-19 for free
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Meet Stéphane Bancel, the CEO of Moderna, a company developing a coronavirus vaccine in record time that is showing early signs of success in a preliminary study

Stéphane Bancel is the CEO of Moderna, the company that translated the genetic code of the coronavirus into a vaccine. Moderna released results on Monday that said its vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19; human trials began in March. It typically takes several years to develop a vaccine. The […]
Meet Stéphane Bancel, the CEO of Moderna, a company developing a coronavirus vaccine in record time that is showing early signs of success in a preliminary study
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Experts predict chaos and crime during coronavirus vaccine rollout

Progress on a coronavirus vaccine is moving at record speed, with some experts predicting widespread availability by spring 2021. But without a solid plan for distribution, bioethicist Arthur Caplan told Business Insider “there will be fights about who gets priority.” Clinics and pharmacies could be mobbed, with a vaccine black […]
Experts predict chaos and crime during coronavirus vaccine rollout
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Dozens of ICU workers in Stockholm are being paid 220% of their salary during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a ‘crisis situation’ deal that goes back to long before the outbreak

Around 100 frontline doctors, nurses and nursing assistants in Stockholm, Sweden, have more than doubled their salary fighting the coronavirus, the country’s main medical union told Business Insider. This is thanks to a “crisis situation” agreement, struck between various medical unions and employers, which requires staff to potentially work more […]
Dozens of ICU workers in Stockholm are being paid 220% of their salary during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a ‘crisis situation’ deal that goes back to long before the outbreak
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Sweden said it didn’t need a lockdown because people could be trusted to socially distance themselves. The government still says the strategy is working.

Sweden is sticking with its unusual coronavirus strategy, relying on people to take responsibility and follow guidelines instead of implementing lockdown measures like most other countries with outbreaks have done. There’s only a handful of restrictions in place, like a ban on gatherings of more than 50 people, while shops, […]
Sweden said it didn’t need a lockdown because people could be trusted to socially distance themselves. The government still says the strategy is working.
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15 surprising ways pollution could potentially affect your health

Researchers have found a link between exposure to air pollution and numerous health issues, such as an increased risk of stroke or kidney disease. One study found that people living in highly polluted areas of London had a 40% higher risk of developing dementia than others. Exposure to pollution has […]
15 surprising ways pollution could potentially affect your health
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The US paid millions of taxpayer dollars to a company for thousands of much-needed ventilators. But the company is busy selling more expensive models abroad.

Millions of taxpayer dollars were spent on developing portable, easy-to-use ventilators to prepare for a national health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic – but not a single one is in the federal stockpile. The US Department of Health and Human Services signed a $US13.8 million contract with health technology giant […]
The US paid millions of taxpayer dollars to a company for thousands of much-needed ventilators. But the company is busy selling more expensive models abroad.
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‘I know without any doubt that I’m going to lose colleagues’: New York hospital workers at the front line describe the stark reality of their working conditions, comparing facilities to a ‘petri dish’

Hospital workers in New York – the epicentre of the US coronavirus outbreak – describe the stark reality of treating patients amid a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). One doctor described working conditions like a “petri dish” as coronavirus patients flood hospital hallways, The New York Times reported. As […]
‘I know without any doubt that I’m going to lose colleagues’: New York hospital workers at the front line describe the stark reality of their working conditions, comparing facilities to a ‘petri dish’
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We just got some promising early data on Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine. Here’s the inside story of how the biotech upstart developed the shot in record time.

The biotech Moderna developed a potential coronavirus vaccine in record time, zooming past Big Pharma competitors. Stephane Bancel, the company’s CEO, sat down with Business Insider to discuss the technology platform that drove its speed and how the company hopes to pioneer a new way of developing vaccines. “The speed […]
We just got some promising early data on Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine. Here’s the inside story of how the biotech upstart developed the shot in record time.
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US jails and prisons are ‘fertile grounds for infectious disease’ and preventing the spread of coronavirus behind bars will be a challenge, say experts

There are 2.3 million people incarcerated in the US. Like the flu, coronavirus prevention is dependent on frequent handwashing and isolation from people who are sick. In jails and prisons, where people are living in close quarters, that will be a challenge. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. More […]
US jails and prisons are ‘fertile grounds for infectious disease’ and preventing the spread of coronavirus behind bars will be a challenge, say experts
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Xi Jinping finally appeared on the front lines of China’s fight against the Wuhan coronavirus. Here’s what that could mean for his response to the crisis.

Xi Jinping made his first physical appearance related to the fight against the deadly coronavirus that has killed more than 1,100 people. Messaging about appearance seemed to be tightly controlled and coordinated by the government-controlled media. Xi emerged as tensions over the coronavirus and the government’s response continued to boil, […]
Xi Jinping finally appeared on the front lines of China’s fight against the Wuhan coronavirus. Here’s what that could mean for his response to the crisis.