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  • Insys agrees to pay $4.45 million to resolve Illinois opioid lawsuit
    Posted on August 18, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Insys Therapeutics Inc has agreed to pay $4.45 million to resolve a lawsuit by Illinois' attorney general claiming it deceptively marketed an addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug for off-label uses. […]

  • Surgeries to remove weight-loss devices on the rise
    Posted on August 18, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Reuters Health - Doctors are doing fewer weight-loss procedures to implant adjustable bands around the stomach and more operations to remove the devices or alter them, a U.S. study suggests. […]

  • Alcohol may impair tired drivers even if they aren’t drunk
    Posted on August 18, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Reuters Health - People with blood alcohol levels below the legal cutoff for being considered drunk may still be unsafe drivers if they’re also sleep deprived, a small experiment suggests. […]

  • India threatens Philip Morris with 'punitive action' over alleged violations
    Posted on August 18, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc with "punitive action" over the tobacco giant's alleged violation of the country's anti-smoking laws, according to a letter sent to the company by the federal health ministry. […]

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  • IVF rates on NHS has fallen
    Posted on September 23, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Figures show the provision of free IVF on the NHS in England has fallen to its lowest level since 2004.Fertility Fairness says there has been a steady decline in the number of providers offering the recommended three cycles of treatment.The NHS says it does not have "unlimited resources". National Institute for health and Care Excellence guidelines say women aged under 40 should be... […]

  • Major IT crash causes 'critical incident'
    Posted on September 22, 2016 at 10:18 am

    A major IT fault at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has left it unable to report pathology tests for nearly a week.The hardware failure caused the collapse of the trust’s Telepath pathology system, which has remained offline despite efforts to recover it.The trust has been forced to declare a "critical" internal incident – the second highest level below "potential service failure&quot... […]

  • Face-down restraint being used in mental health wards
    Posted on September 21, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Despite the government and the NHS saying it should stop, face-down physical restraint, which can restrict a patient's breathing, is still being used in mental health wards in England.In 2013/14, 22.4% of recorded incidents of restraints were face-down, falling to 18.5% by 2015/16.Some healthcare trainers say face-down restraint can sometimes be the only appropriate way of keeping staff and patients s... […]

  • Mental health support service launched for children
    Posted on April 21, 2016 at 7:22 am

    The Department for Education and Department of Health have launched a new interactive resource, MindEd, in a bid to tackle rising concerns about mental illnesses in young people.This resource is for concerned children and their families to seek help.  &nbs […]

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  • Thenue Housing Association Launches New “Self Service App”
    Posted on March 22, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Thenue Housing has launched an exciting digital “app” which will provide a new way for customers to engage with the Association. The totally free Self-Service app uses the latest software from 1st Touch ( to offer a range of services via phones or tablets. Thenue is hailing the app as “great digital advance” and says it is part of its Digital Strategy to ensure that people can contact the Association as easily as possible. Thenue... Source: RealWir […]

  • Italtel And Exprivia To Launch New Telemedicine System
    Posted on February 24, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Jointly developed smart health solution integrates Italtel’s DoctorLINK and Exprivia’s eLifeCare platformsMilan, February 24, 2017 – Italtel, a leading telecommunications company in IT System Integration, managed services, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and all-IP solutions, and Exprivia, an international group enabling the digital transformation process through added value solutions, today announced they will launch an advanced telemedicine solution. The solution brings together Italtel’s DoctorLINK open web platform with Exprivia’s eLifeCare, revolutionizing home care by providing the... Source: RealWir […]

  • Medelinked Open Health Platform Now Features Medelinked Health Score
    Posted on December 14, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Enhanced user interface makes getting key information and insights about individual health easierPCHA Connected Health Conference, Washington, DC, 14th December 2016 - Medelinked is a secure mobile and online health platform that empowers people to take control of their health, from building their health profile to discovering, connecting to and sharing their health and wellness information with their trusted healthcare providers.Demonstrated for the first time at PCHA Connected Health Conference, Washington, DC, Medelinked now features... Source: RealWir […]

  • 1st Touch Launches iAppoint Scheduling For Social Landlords
    Posted on November 2, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    1st Touch (, the UK’s leading system innovator for the social housing sector, has announced the launch of iAppoint. The all-new self-service module will help social landlords to streamline customer appointment scheduling by speeding up and enhancing the processes involved. In addition, as online services cost only a fraction of call centre responses, the potential cost savings for landlords are also significant.As iAppoint is linked to the landlord’s back office system, the highly accessible technology... Source: RealWir […]