Category: Health

STL County Council debate animal control legislation that would raise the requirements for director position

On Tuesday the St. Louis County Council questioned a piece of legislation that would require the director of the animal division to be a licensed veterinarian.  The bill sponsored by Councilwoman Hazel Erby stems from constituents voicing their concerns about the conditions of the county’s animal shelters and the qualifications and conduct of the current manager, Beth Vesco-Mock.  Erby and others also voiced their concerns about Vesco-Mock, stating that she is not a licensed veterinarian.  […]

RELEASE: PierianDx Announces Partnership with Cancer Genetics to Provide Comprehensive Precision Oncology Testing and Workflow Solution

PierianDx, the leading genomics technology company that enables precision medicine programs and molecular testing for healthcare organizations, announced today a partnership with Cancer Genetics, Inc. (CGI) (Nasdaq: CGIX) to provide a comprehensive precision oncology testing and workflow solution to enhance patient care. CGI is a leader in enabling precision medicine for oncology through molecular markers and diagnostics. The partnership combines CGI’s Focus::NGS® offering, a suite of next generation sequencing (NGS) tests providing a comprehensive view of the […]

RELEASE: Centene to present at Oppenheimer 28th Annual Healthcare Conference

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today it will present at the Oppenheimer 28th Annual Healthcare Conference, to be held March 20-21, 2018, at The Westin New York Grand Central in New York City. Centene is scheduled to present on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 8:35 a.m. Eastern Time. A simultaneous live audio webcast is also available at: A webcast replay of the presentation will be available afterwards via the Company’s website at […]

RELEASE: Monsanto harnesses digital logistics transformation with JDA

As the digital transformation continues across the supply chain, sustainable agriculture company Monsanto identified a need to standardize end-to-end transportation processes globally to drive future customer interactions and improve customer experiences, while meeting their ever-changing needs and expectations. Monsanto selected JDA Software, Inc. as its partner to help realize its multiyear vision for its logistics organization. As a result, Monsanto has completed an impressive three-year journey to deploy the full scope of JDA Transportation Management […]

RELEASE: 4M Building Solutions invests in cutting-edge electrostatic sprayer to provide customers with highest qality cleaning services

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — 4M Building Solutions is excited to announce our latest investment in our commitment to providing first-class quality services to customers and safeguarding clients’ facilities from harmful germs. The purchase of the Clorox® Total 360® System adds an additional layer of surface protection and creates an even safer environment for clients, helping to eliminate bacteria, viruses, and pathogens that can cause infections like Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and fast-spreading stomach bugs like norovirus. The […]

Centene invests in cloud-based pharmacy benefit manager to to create next generation pharmacy management solution

Centene Corporation announced Tuesday it has invested in RxAdvance, a cloud-based pharmacy benefit manager based in Massachusetts. Clayton-based Centene said it will “use its best-in-class technology platform to improve health outcomes and reduce avoidable drug-impacted medical and administrative costs.” In addition to the investment, the deal includes a customer relationship. Centene has the right to expand its equity investment in the future. Financial terms in the deal were not disclosed. “Centene has established a transformative partnership […]

RELEASE: D2 Consulting’s new training program positions specialty pharmacies for sales success

ST. CHARLES, Mo. /PRNewswire/ — D2 Consulting, ( a leading life sciences consulting firm offering commercialization services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device manufacturers, today announced a comprehensive sales training program designed to help specialty pharmacies build and maintain a world-class sales organization. Unlike traditional retail pharmacies, specialty pharmacies focus on dispensing a class of therapies known as “specialty medications.”  Specialty medications are complex and difficult to access and therefore providers seek specialty pharmacy expertise and […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen delay final vote on buffer zone bill for second straight week

PHOTO: Planned Parenthood protest in St. Louis, by Paul Sableman The St. Louis Board of Aldermen will have to wait at least another week to take a final vote on a bill that would create a buffer zone between protesters and healthcare facilities, including Planned Parenthood. If passed, the new law would increase safety around health facilities by creating an eight-foot buffer zone between protesters and the facilities. The bill states that no one “shall knowingly […]

RELEASE: 22 senior living communities receive nationwide honor

/PRNewswire/ — SeniorVu® recognized 22 senior living communities nationwide for exceptional development of their community census in 2017. Awards are presented annually based on criteria regarding number of tours scheduled, number of tours completed and number of move-ins in 2017. “It’s one of the most important metrics our sales and marketing team tracks throughout the year.  To be recognized for the daily, monthly and yearly effort to drive occupancy to quality levels is good for […]

Buffer zone bill could get a vote on final passage at Board of Aldermen meeting

PHOTO: Planned Parenthood protest in St. Louis, by Paul Sableman For the second week in a row, the bill that would create a buffer zone between protesters and healthcare facilities, including Planned Parenthood, could get a vote for final passage by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen Friday. With the legislative session quickly coming to a close, the bill would need to get final passage in the next two weeks before the board goes on spring break, […]