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Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit

Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit

Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit

Johnson and Johnson Trial Begins in Norman

IncSmart Oklahoma (Small Business and Startups) - Oklahoma opioid lawsuit is the first state to be watched nationally for ongoing health crises.  The Attorney General filed suit in June of 2017 accusing Johnson and Johnson of intentionally creating the drug crisis.   The Attorney General said they aggressively marketed to doctors knowing there was an addiction problem.  If the case is settled out of court, it will set a precedence for the county at large in the state suites that are filed or are pending,  In a previous law suit against OxyContin, the state was awarded several hundred million dollars that the state will use for addiction research. 
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Wisconsin Skin Tissue Business

Wisconsin Skin Tissue Business

Wisconsin Skin Tissue Business

Stratatech Growing Research Center in Madison

IncSmart Wisconsin (Small Business and Startups) - Wisconsin skin tissue business is planning expansions.  Stratatech is proposing an expansion worth $28 million dollars.  Stratatech is a Madison based company that grows skin tissue to treat burn victims.   It has built a new building on Science Drive in University Park.  This expansion triples it's current space from 13,000 square foot to 35,000 square feet.  The US Department of Health and Human Services has already provided Stratatech with $86 million dollars, and hopes to provide $160 million dollars in the future.  
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Reduced Emissions at Pennsylvania Steel Plant

Reduced Emissions at Pennsylvania Steel Plant

Reduced Emissions at Pennsylvania Steel Plant

$1 Billion State of Art Upgrade

IncSmart Pennsylvania (Small Business and Startups) - US Steel is investing over $1 Billion dollars in state of the art upgrades to reduced emissions at Pennsylvania steel plant south of Pittsburgh.   The Edgar Thompson Plant in Mon Valley Works facility will reduce emissions that convert coke oven gas into electricity that will power other sections of the steel plant.  US Steel will build a cogeneration power plant at it's Clairton Coke Works.  The introduction of the new technology will start in 2022.  
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Georgia Company Awarded Patent

Georgia Company Awarded Patent

Georgia Company Awarded Patent

Holon Solutions Patient Data

IncSmart Georgia (Small Business and Startups) - Holon Solutions, locate in Alpharetta Georgia, is awarded a US Patent for it's patient data software.  This new software platform will allow for health providers to find and correct patient care gaps.  The new system called CollaborNet, will show data from all healthcare companies instead of just the healthcare company software where the patient is located.  Patient date can now be located on any electronic health record.  
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Measles Outbreak in Washington

Measles Outbreak in Washington

Measles Outbreak in Washington

Once Eradicated Virus is Back

IncSmart Washington (Small Business and Startups) - Measles Outbreak in Washington.  Two months of the steady growing outbreak is concentrated among children that have never been vaccinated.  Clark County Washington is situated north of the river from Portland Oregon.  The spread of the disease is also related to cases in Seattle and Vancouver.  The situation in Washington is dangerous. 
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District of Columbia Prescription Drug Pricing

District of Columbia Prescription Drug Pricing

District of Columbia Prescription Drug Pricing

Trump Ending a Rigged System

IncSmart District of Columbia (Small Business and Startups) - District of Columbia Prescription Drug Pricing.  Prescription drugs and global freeloading.  President Trump is proposing that Medicare base what it pays for  prescription drugs on what other industrialized countries pay, (such as Germany and France).  European prices for the same drugs are much lower.  Trump wants to attack the root problem of high drug prices.  Azar will save 17 billion dollars in drug pricing over the next 5 years (3.4 billion a year).  
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Research on Bdellovibrio in New Jersey

Research on Bdellovibrio in New Jersey

Research on Bdellovibrio in New Jersey

Predatory Bacteria to the Rescue

IncSmart New Jersey (Small Business and Startups) - Research on Bdellovibrio continues art Rutgers University in New Jersey.  Natural predatory bacteria to the rescue for  antibiotic resistant strains.  Lab studies have shown that Bdellovibrio can attack Tuberculosis, the plague, and many germs that have become resistant to antibiotics.  Bdellovibrio has also been shown to attack 145 out of the 168 human pathogens.  
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New Jersey Individual Mandate

New Jersey Individual Mandate

New Jersey Individual Mandate

IncSmart New Jersey (Small Business and Startups) - New Jersey moves closer to their own individual mandate for insurance.  The New Jersey legislature passed to bills for the governor to sign, against the voters will.  The Democratic legislature in New Jersey is looking for ways to stabilize the insurance industry in the state.  
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Florida Cancer Drug Price Gouging

Florida Cancer Drug Price Gouging

Florida Cancer Drug Price Gouging

NextSource Biotechnology LLC

IncSmart Florida (Small Business and Startups) - Florida drug company is accused of price gouging.  Cancer drug, Gleostine, has skyrocketed nearly 1400% since it's purchase from Bristol-Myers Squib from NextSource.   This potentially life saving drug is now out of reach for patients suffering from brain tumors and Hodgins lymphoma.  Stories of Martin Shkerli come roaring back before 2018 begins.

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District of Columbia Ends Obamacare

District of Columbia Ends Obamacare

District of Columbia Ends Obamacare

 Mandate is over

IncSmart Washington DC (Small Business and Startups) - Congress votes to end the individual mandate on Obamacare. Absence of the mandate penalties, Americans will voluntarily forgo enrolling in health care coverage, instead of losing coverage.  The CBO says the repeal of the mandate will not result in a catastrophe for the American health industry, but just ends forcing all Americans to purchase insurance they may not need or want.  The penalty for not having health coverage in 2017 is $695 per adult and $348 per child.  This ends up being 2.5% of the household income, whichever is greater.  Four million taxpayers paid the penalty in 2016.

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Sabre Healthcare Launches Ohio Telemedicine

Sabre Healthcare Launches Ohio Telemedicine

Sabre Healthcare Launches Ohio Telemedicine

Remote Physician Care Accessible 24-7

IncSmart Ohio (Small Business and Startups) - Sabre Healthcare launches Ohio Telemedicine.  Sabre has partnered with TeleCare Partners Group to make remote physician care accessible 24-7.  Telehealth technology makes physician care available at any time, day or night, without having to transport a patient to a physician's office or hospital.  When customers are aided by an on site nurse and a tech cart equipped with medical equipment, a doctor can see and talk to patients via video and assess their condition.

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Fresenius Kabi Expands in North Carolina

Fresenius Kabi Expands in North Carolina

Fresenius Kabi Expands in North Carolina

Wilson To Add Over 450 Jobs

IncSmart North Carolina (Small Business and Startups) - Fresenius Kabi announces expansion in Wilson North Carolina.  The expansion of its current pharmaceutical production facility in Wilson, will also include and the construction of a new manufacturing facility.  The German company will enlarge its 100 employee production facility and build a new manufacturing plant. The company’s expansion project is designed to increase the thre production of generic medicines in pre-filled syringes.
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Florida Medicare Fraud Raids

Florida Medicare Fraud Raids

Florida Medicare Fraud Raids

South Florida Leads the Nation in Medicare Fraud

IncSmart Florida (Small Business and Startups) - Billions of dollars have been lost over the last decade to Medicare fraud.  South Florida leads the pack for criminals. 400 suspects have recently charged nationwide with falsely billing $1.3 billion to the taxpayer funded Medicare program.   20 % of these arrests were from Florida.  South Florida is far ahead of other regions where Medicare fraud is wide spread, such as Detroit, Los Angeles and New York.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions described the roles of 115 medical professionals charged in the healthcare fraud offenders.  The largest in the nation's history.  More than 1000 local and federal officials were involved in the raids. 

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Indiana Medicaid Recipients

Indiana Medicaid Recipients

Indiana Medicaid Recipients

State to Require Some Medicaid Recipients to Work

IncSmart Indiana (Small Business and Startups) - Indiana might become the first state to require work for Medicaid recipients.  There are five other states pursuing the same goals.  They include Kentucky, Arizona, Arkansas, Wisconsin and Maine.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service,  a federal agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services, has give permission to states that want to experiment with work requirements for able bodied recipients.  Indiana estimates 33,000 will choose not to participate. 

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