Making LIFE Better: NYTimes chronicals the journey from the Jarvic 7 to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

Produced by Retro Report for The New York Times, A CHANGE OF HEART shows how  the modern-day SynCardia Total Artificial Heart has come full circle from its origins as a permanent heart to successfully pioneering use as a bridge to transplant to a new FDA clinical study for permanent use. Watch the documentary and hear what this life-saving and life-changing innovation means to the most important person…a patient.

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Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton to lead Center for Innovation in Brain Science

The University of Arizona announced the appointment of Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton as the inaugural director of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Innovation in Brain Science. Effective May 9, Dr. Brinton will join the UA from the University of Southern California where she has served as the R. Pete Vanderveen Chair in Therapeutic Discovery and Development. Continue reading

HB2310 Recieves All Ayes in Senate HHS Committee

HB2310: biological products; prescription orders permits a pharmacist to substitute a biological product for a prescribed biological product if certain conditions are met, and outlines requirements relating to the substitution.  HB2310 received a 6 -0-1 vote  and Do Pass as Amended  recommendation from the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on March 9, 2016.  Read the Senate Fact Sheet.  The next step in the process is review by the Senate Rules Committee.
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