Pfizer commits $1B to Arvinas for share of protein degrading breast cancer drug

The backbone of breast cancer treatment is a class of older drugs that deprive tumors of the hormones that feed their growth. Pfizer sees a new approach taken by an experimental Arvinas drug as the future of breast cancer care, and it’s committing $1 billion to the biotech in an alliance to further develop and potentially commercialize the therapy. The experimental Arvinas therapy, ARV-471, is part of a new type of medicines that leverage a cell’s built-in system for disposing of old or damaged proteins as a way of getting…

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North Carolina updates StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit – Pender County Government

Sixty percent of North Carolinians over 18 have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. shared updated public health guidance for K-12 schools to follow in the upcoming school year. “The most important work our state will do next month is getting all our school children back into the classrooms safely for in-person learning,” said Governor Cooper. “That’s the best way for them to learn, and we want their…

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The Nutrisystem Travel Guide: What to Eat on Vacation

Vacation is the time to cut loose—to spend time with the people you love most in a great new place, away from the stresses of work and home life. And if you’re like most people, it also means food—eaten on the beach, on the run and at many of your favorite types of restaurants, leaving you with questions about what to eat on vacation while leading a healthy lifestyle. You can either indulge and stall your progress, or skip all the fun stuff and miss out on the fun of…

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Carbon Health raises $350M to further expansion plans 

For the last three years, primary care startup Carbon Health has been growing at a steady pace. The company grew from seven clinics to 27 clinics by the end of 2020, and has since expanded past 80 clinics. Now, with $350 million in new funding led by Blackstone’s Horizon platform, it’s pushing toward an aggressive plan for expansion, as it looks to open 1,500 clinics by 2025. The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2015, and is looking to take on direct primary care competitors such as One Medical and…

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American Hospital Association backs mandatory coronavirus vaccinations for health workers – The Washington Post

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