Kaiser Permanente Colorado Strike

3 hours ago in Kaiser Permanente Message Board

The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions announced late Monday their roughly 80,000 workers will walk off their jobs as part of a seven-day strike beginning Oct. 14 in California, five other states and the District of Columbia.

“We believe the only way to ensure our patients get the best care is to take this step,” said Eric Jines, a radiologic technologist at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. “Our goal is to get Kaiser to stop committing unfair labor practices and get back on track as the…

CVS Tobacco Free

4 hours ago in CVS Health

I'm happy they stopped selling cigarellos but the profit margin on them is paltry, maybe 10%. It sounds better to say they are giving up $2 billion in sales when the profit wouldn't even be close to that.

Merit Medical Systems Layoffs

4 hours ago in Merit Medical

I was let go after 3 years last week and so were a number of my colleagues. Expect more between now and the end of the year.

hugo robotic surgery system

4 hours ago in Medtronic

The pictures from that tweet were taken down on Twitter. Did anyone screenshot it or save them ? Verb's device looked sick.

MitraClip CS Expansion

4 hours ago in Abbott Vascular

What a Week! 3 #MitraClip cases in 1 day! The instantaneous results are like waving a magic wand. From Class IV #HeartFailure to home in a day! Procedures like #tavr / #tavi & this help me touch lives truly! #MondayMotivaton#NewIndia#Cardiology#heartdisease#hearthealth#heartpic.twitter.com/b630Jb7Dm0

MitraClip is an amazing product and you would be lucky to sell it.

Do any Medical Device or Pharma Sales Reps use WeWork?

4 hours ago in Medical Sales General Discussion

I'm an RM for a device company and most of my team is in the same city as me or within driving distance. I've considered getting a desk at a WeWork near me for $250 per month. It would get me out of my home office and they also give you credits for a conference room each month. I would be able to host team meetings if I need to.

Free coffee and internet. It would save the company money when meeting with reps because I wouldn't have to expense coffee or snacks during a meeting.

Is this a complete …

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation for FARXIGA in Heart Failure

13 hours ago

AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the development of FARXIGA (dapagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death or the worsening of heart failure in adults with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) or preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).

The Cost of the Health Care Workforce

4 hours ago in General Healthcare Discussion

The Cost of the Health Care Workforce

According to Hodgin (2019), “the United States healthcare system is the most expensive in the world, reaching $3.5 trillion in 2017 ($10,739 per person) and comprising 17.9% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).” Healthcare costs are beginning to reach unreasonable levels which hinders America’s “international competitiveness, burdening U.S. families, and…

Driving for Uber in my company car

4 hours ago in Medical Sales General Discussion

I doubt Uber cares. They are super corrupt. Just ask them not to tell your company and I bet they'd be cool with it. The question is, do you use their gas card or pay for your own gas?

SmileDirectClub Files for IPO

5 hours ago in Align Technology

“I don’t know what the growth possibilities are for this company, but they don’t make money now,” Eric Krull of Krull Asset Management said Thursday on Benzinga’s PreMarket Prep trading show.

SmileDirectClub reported a $53-million loss in the six months ended June 30, nearly doubling year-over-year.

“We’ll see what the public’s appetite is for a company that doesn’t make any money,” Krull said, noting that few IPOs have produced any gains for investors this year.

Intact Vascular to Announce One-Year Data from TOBA III Clinical Trial

13 hours ago

​Intact Vascular, Inc., a developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, today announced that the one-year data from its Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty (TOBA) III clinical trial will be presented during the High Impact Clinical Research session of the 31st

Nuvectra Layoffs

7 hours ago in Nuvectra

Drees shopped it around pre Spinoff. Who knows what they were wanting for it then though

Joseph Zubretsky aka "JZ"

10 hours ago in Molina Healthcare

CEO Joseph M. Zubretsky made $15.2 million last year while the insurer's median employee brought home $65,652.

In 2018, the Long Beach, California-based insurer's top executive netted a total compensation package of $15,219,770, 232-times as much as the median employee, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday afternoon.

Molina Healthcare employees received a total compensation of $65,652, though the company noted that it significantly reduced its workforce througho…

National Lipid Association’s New Position Statement on Use of Icosapent Ethyl in High and Very-High-Risk Patients Recognizes Importance of Addressing Residual Cardiovascular Risk in Patients on Statins

14 hours ago

​Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ: AMRN), a pharmaceutical company focused on improving cardiovascular health, today announced that the National Lipid Association (NLA) has issued a position statement recognizing the cardiovascular risk-lowering effects of icosapent ethyl based on the landmark REDUCE-IT cardiovascular outcomes study.

Aspen Dental at Walgreens

10 hours ago in Dental Reps General Discussion

What's with all the dental practices starting up in pharmacies and grocery stores like Wal-Mart and Target?

There are now two Aspen locations in Walgreens in Florida.

Is 7-11 next?


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