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This Week in Health News: 11 Stories You Need to See
Saturday, December 16, 2023

A roundup of the week's most newsworthy health industry press releases from PR Newswire, including partnerships to study lung cancer, suicide prevention, and Hepatitis C.

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the healthcare industry stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.

The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.

    1. CVS Health highlights path to accelerating long-term growth through
       building a world of health around every consumerCVS Pharmacy today CVS
       CostVantage, a new approach that evolves the traditional pharmacy
       reimbursement model and brings greater transparency and simplicity to the

    2. Zepbound(TM) (tirzepatide) is Now Available in U.S. Pharmacies for Adults
       Living with ObesityFollowing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
       approval on Nov. 8, 2023, people living with obesity can now access
       Zepbound in six doses (2.5 mg, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 12.5 mg, 15 mg)
       through a prescription that can be filled at retail and mail-order

    3. Lung Cancer Research Foundation and the International Association for the
       Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Announce New Research PartnershipIASLC and
       LCRF have created this Team Science award to focus on furthering the
       development of novel therapies, including immunotherapeutic approaches,
       for patients with oncogene-driven lung cancers. It is the intent of the
       two organizations to fund work that will have the potential to increase
       survivorship, and have a near-term benefit for these patients.

    4. Assisted Living Locators Offers Tips for Families Transitioning Loved
       Ones into Senior Care"Shifting to senior care is a significant decision,
       often filled with emotions and uncertainties," says Angela Olea, RN,
       Assisted Living Locators Founder, Brand President. "The holidays,
       however, provide a natural setting to discuss and reassure our loved ones
       of our unwavering support throughout this transition."

    5. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Announces Annual Research
       Grants Totaling Over $9 MillionThe 27 grants awarded this year address
       six key suicide research areas: (1) Neurobiological, (2) Genetics, (3)
       Psychosocial, (4) Clinical Treatment, (5) Loss Survivor and (6) Community

    6. Montefiore AIDS Center Awarded $6.8 Million to Curb the Disproportionate
       Impact of HIV on Black, Hispanic & LGBTQ+ Communities"We have made
       tremendous strides in addressing HIV and AIDS. But since the beginning of
       the HIV/AIDS epidemic, communities of color and people who identify as
       LGBTQ+ remain at higher risk and unacceptable disparities remain," said
       Barry Zingman, M.D., the principal investigator at Montefiore for all
       three grants and Medical Director of the Montefiore AIDS Center.

    7. Quest Diagnostics and CDC Expand Public Health Research Collaboration to
       Better Understand Hepatitis C Burden in the United StatesUnder the new
       agreement, Quest will perform both HCV antibody testing and molecular RNA
       testing using HIPAA-deidentified "remnant" specimens randomly selected
       from clinical test specimens.

    8. Jasper Health Unveils Medicare Focused Cancer Care Navigation Leveraging
       AI, Aligned with New Reimbursement CodesThis groundbreaking virtual
       solution aligns with national efforts and marks a turning point in the
       transformation of cancer care navigation. Having Medicare reimburse for
       cancer navigation services will make, "an enormous difference in people's
       lives," said Dr. Jill Biden, who championed the White House's initiative.

    9. PrecisePK and Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority Join Forces to Optimize
       Antibiotic Dosing in Indigenous CommunitiesBy integrating PrecisePK's
       innovative Bayesian precision dosing tools, the Cherokee Indian Hospital
       Authority demonstrates a commitment to harnessing technology for
       optimizing patient-specific treatments and enhancing healthcare outcomes
       for Native American communities.

    10. TeselaGen Announces Spin-Off, Built Biotechnologies, Aims to Advance DNA
        ManufacturingBuilt will specialize in advanced DNA manufacturing
        workflows and will provide molecular biology services and products
        crucial for unlocking advancements in cell and gene therapies,
        agricultural biotechnology, phage genomics, and beyond.

    11. Survey: 2/3 of Parents Unaware that Type 1 Diabetes is Identifiable
        Before SymptomsIn DLC's online survey of 1,000 parents of children aged
        17 and younger, findings indicate that parents may misunderstand T1D
        risk and are unaware of screening options to identify risk early.
        Importantly, parents said they would be interested in screening options
        that would help improve their child's outcome if diagnosed with T1D.

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