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Brainstorm Health Daily: July 21, 2017

Happy Friday, dear Dailies. Yesterday I participated in a panel discussion on the media business. But the audience, candidly, wasn’t interested in the broadcast and print trades so much as they were in the forces disrupting them. That’s because many of those same turbulent winds are now roiling their own sector: healthcare. The conversation was part of a private gathering of some 40 healthcare… → Read More

Where the Republican Health Care Bill Stands After a Chaotic 72 Hours

The Senate's health care bill (bills, really) has been shifting at a pace that's tough to keep up with. Here's where things stand now. → Read More

Brainstorm Health Daily: July 20, 2017

Hello, readers! This is Sy. It's been a topsy turvy three days for health care reform (please consider hugging a health care reporter). The Senate's original Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), which was largely considered to be dead just two days ago, has been revived and somewhat tweaked as of this morning. And the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is already out with an analysis of that… → Read More

Donald Trump Thinks Health Insurance Costs $12 Per Year When You’re 21

Donald Trump told the New York Times that health insurance costs $12 per year when you're 21. He seems to think it's like life insurance. → Read More

In Latest Blow, GOP’s ‘Repeal-and-Delay’ Obamacare Bill Would Leave 32 Million Uninsured

It's also expected to significantly hike premiums. → Read More

This Biotech Just Gained Billions in Market Value Thanks to Its Cystic Fibrosis Drug Cocktail

Vertex's stock spiked more than 20% on promising data for its three-drug cocktail. The company has treatments for cystic fibrosis. → Read More

Brainstorm Health Daily: July 19, 2017

Digital health companies on prominent display at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference. Fortune's annual Brainstorm Tech conference wrapped up today in Aspen. And several high-tech health care focused companies were featured front and center, including Halo Neuroscience, Forward, and Pokitdok. Check out the firms (and what they do) here. (Fortune) Vertex wows with data for its cystic fibrosis… → Read More

Brainstorm Health Daily: July 18, 2017

Good morning, readers! This is Sy. Let's begin with the big news from last night: At the end of the day, a band of conservative GOP lawmakers thrust the final stake through the heart of the Senate's health care bill. But the saga of Republicans' efforts to repeal Obamacare isn't over yet. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday night confirmed what many had suspected—that even a revised… → Read More

The Senate Health Care Bill Is Dead. Here’s What Comes Next.

The Senate's health care bill is dead after two conservative GOP Senators defected. Here's what's next for the Obamacare repeal effort. → Read More

Could the Mediterranean Diet Help Fight Dementia? Here’s What We Know

Fish and chicken, fresh fruits and vegetables, and red wine could be the keys to brain health. → Read More

Brainstorm Health Daily: July 17, 2017

The year of the gene-based treatments continues with FDA priority review for Spark Therapeutics. Shares of biotech Spark Therapeutics rose 4.5% in early Monday trading after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agreed to review its gene therapy for vision loss patients who have vision loss due to a rare genetic condition called biallelic RPE65-mediated inherited retinal disease (IRD). Not only… → Read More

Brainstorm Health Daily: July 14, 2017

Happy Bastille Day, y’all. In a day when we enshrine rebellion—and liberation, naturellement—I am pleased to celebrate a revolutionary healthcare thinker, and book. The thinker is Sandro Galea, Dean of the Boston University School of Health. The book is entitled Healthier: Fifty Thoughts on the Foundation of Population Health, which was published by Oxford University Press last month. What makes… → Read More

Why Google’s Verily Is Unleashing 20 Million Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes in Fresno

Google parent company Alphabet's life sciences arm Verily will release 20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes. It's meant to fight Zika. → Read More

Brainstorm Health Daily: July 13, 2017

Healthcare is an investment, a down payment on human infrastructure. The idea is straightforward enough: The medical R&D and other expenditures we make today toward the goals of improving human health and preventing early death will ultimately pay off in a happier, more productive society—just as investing in bridges, highways, and high-speed connectivity will pay off in the long run, too.… → Read More

Why the Senate’s Latest Health Care Bill Still Looks Like It’s Doomed

Republicans have minimal wiggle room and the early reviews aren't great. → Read More

FDA Panel Backs Groundbreaking Novartis Treatment That Turns Your Cells Into Cancer Killers

An FDA panel has unanimously backed Novartis' groundbreaking CAR-T cancer treatment. It genetically modifies immune cells to kill cancer. → Read More

Brainstorm Health Daily: July 12, 2017

Happy Wednesday, fellow Dailies. Back in June, just after Senate leaders released their version of Trumpcare, I asked: “Did Senate Republicans Knowingly Craft Their Health Care Bill to Fail?” My answer to that question then was that, despite seven year’s worth of rancorous rhetoric over Obamacare, a substantial core of GOP senators didn’t truly want to be saddled with owning its… → Read More

The Gig Economy May Be Coming to a Nurse Near You

Nomad Health is expanding its digital staffing service to medicine's foot soldiers. → Read More

This Company Raised $27 Million for a Weight Loss Balloon You Can Swallow in a Pill

Allurion Technologies' non-invasive tech is also way cheaper than surgery. → Read More

Brainstorm Health Daily: July 11, 2017

Hello, readers! This is Sy. One of the biggest problems in the U.S. medical system boils down to a simple issue of supply and demand. In many parts of the country, there just aren't enough health professionals to deal with a glut of patients who need care. But, in an increasingly digital world, one solution to this shortage could involve opening up the health care job market with a gig… → Read More