Tag Archives: Data

OIG: HHS data silos impede efforts to improve nation’s health

How the Department of Health and Human Services manages, shares and secures its data is among the top management and performance challenges facing the agency. That’s the assessment of the HHS Office of Inspector General, which contends that failure to modernize the agency’s data practices will severely limit its ability to improve the health and… Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline’s Nucala cuts severe asthma attacks in ‘reassuring’ interim real-world data

GlaxoSmithKline’s Nucala is facing an uphill climb in its battle for supremacy in severe asthma. On the hunt for a leg up, GSK is looking to real-world studies for a competitive advantage in Nucala’s sole indication—and it may have just scored one. After 12 months of use, Nucala cut severe eosinophilic asthma attacks by 69%… Read More »

Research project gathers data, images to improve breast cancer diagnosis

A research initiative is using a cloud-based approach in an effort to improve breast cancer care, aiming to develop personalized screening approaches. The Athena Breast Health Network, a long-established breast health collaborative, is conducting the initiative, aiming to use a digital engagement platform that seeks to achieve a couple aims—to provide a more secure and… Read More »

MedCo’s PCSK9 challenger steals the show at ESC with winning data

Whatever worries lingered around The Medicines Company’s longer-lasting PCSK9 cholesterol fighter should clear up now, thanks to a set of pivotal phase 3 data that shows the drug is at least as safe and effective as its two marketed rivals. In a 1,617-patient study, inclisiran cut bad cholesterol by 54% when added to statin therapy, a… Read More »