US President Donald Trump on Saturday hand-picked Scott Gottlieb to lead US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) – the regulatory agency that approves every food and drug products marketed in America.The appointment is still to be confirmed by the US Senate.Gottlieb, 44, served in several senior positions at the US FDA during the George W Bush administration. He was trained as a physician and is known as a conservative health policy expert with deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry.Gottlieb is also a partner at New Enterprise Associates, a large US-based venture capital firm. The firm’s investments include life-sciences companies. In addition to his service on several pharmaceutical companies’ boards, Gottlieb is a consultant for London-based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.Close Gottlieb's proposed appointment as US FDA commissioner assumes significance given the Trump’s promise of reducing regulation at US FDA as one of his key priorities to make … [Read more...] about Why Scott Gottlieb, the new US FDA chief, could be good news for Indian drug makers
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Viswanath PillaMoneycontrol News Habil Khorakiwala, chairman of Wockhardt on Thursday welcomed the Union Budget 2018 and its emphasis on healthcare spending.Khorakiwala who heads the Rs 4,000-crore turnover Mumbai-based company which is into pharmaceutical and hospitals, however, expressed apprehension over the government's track record of implementation.Close In an exclusive telephonic interview to Moneycontrol, Khorakiwala gave 6.5 points out of 10 to the Budget, said chronic shortage of medicines, lack of infrastructure and skilled manpower could pose challenge in rolling out the ambitious National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) that aims to provide Rs 5 lakh health insurance to 10 crore poor families. related news 373 infra projects show cost overruns of Rs 3.89 lakh cr Zomato looks to become profitable by end-2020 Five of top-10 most valued firms add Rs 56,877 cr in m-cap Below are edited excerpts of the interviewWhat is your overall view on the … [Read more...] about Habil Khorakiwala welcomes govt health proposals, but cautions against brouhaha
The rape survivor from Unnao, who was airlifted to Delhi and admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital here, is extremely critical and on ventilator, doctors attending to her said on December 6."The condition of the patient is extremely critical and she is on ventilator. Even her vitals are very low," said Dr Shalab Kumar, Head of Burn and Plastic Surgery at the hospital.The Delhi Traffic Police on December 5 provided a "green corridor" for hindrance-free movement of the ambulance carrying her from the airport to the hospital.Close "We have set up a dedicated ICU room for the patient. A team of doctors are consistently monitoring her health condition," Dr Sunil Gupta, Medical Superintendent at Safdarjung Hospital, said. related news Rahul Gandhi must return as Cong chief soon: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel PM greets people of member countries on SAARC charter day UK PM Johnson visits Hindu temple, vows to partner with PM Modi to build new India The rape survivor … [Read more...] about Unnao rape case: Day after being set afire, rape survivor critical and on ventilator
In clinics around the world, a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning is starting to supplement or replace humans in common tasks such as analyzing medical images. Already, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, “every one of the 50,000 screening mammograms we do every year is processed through our deep learning model, and that information is provided to the radiologist,” says Constance Lehman, chief of the hospital’s breast imaging division. advertisement advertisement In deep learning, a subset of a type of artificial intelligence called machine learning, computer models essentially teach themselves to make predictions from large sets of data. The raw power of the technology has improved dramatically in recent years, and it’s now used in everything from medical diagnostics to online shopping to autonomous vehicles. But deep learning tools also raise worrying questions because they solve problems in ways that humans can’t … [Read more...] about Machine learning could transform medicine. Should we let it?
It was a cry for help that inspired entrepreneur Eric Coly to launch his startup. The former investment banker was approached by a close friend who confided to him that she needed counseling, but she couldn’t find a therapist. Or more specifically, she couldn’t find an African-American therapist. She wanted someone who could understand her experience as a woman of color. advertisement advertisement Coly, a Senegal native diagnosed with depression, understood her frustration too well. He had also experienced the gap between the counseling needs of minorities and the availability of the services. It’s a common issue: Of the 100,000 therapists in the U.S, 86% are white, 5% Hispanic, 5% Asian, and 4% African American. Meanwhile, the American landscape looks far more diverse: The population is 62% white and 38% racial/ethnic minority, with the latter expected to grow to the majority by 2050. “Take aside the stigmatization and the lack of access … [Read more...] about This app matches marginalized communities to therapists who share their background