Author Archives: Patricia Silva PhD

Second Opinion Option for IPF and Other Rare Disease Patients Now Part of Express Scripts and PinnacleCare Services

A Rare Conditions Care Value (RCCV) program providing access to “second opinions” for patients with rare diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) was recently launched by two U.S. health management companies, Express Scripts and Pinnacle Care. Second Opinion, as the service is called, offers precisely that— another opinion…

Digital Health Company patientMpower Launches New Lung Transplant App

The digital healthcare company patientMpower recently released a new platform called patientMpower for Lung Transplant for patients with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and other conditions who have received a lung transplant. In January, patientMpower was one of three winners of the $1 million IPF Catalyst Challenge, an award given to projects focused on…

BerGenBio Therapy Reins in Lung and Liver Tissue Scarring, Research Shows

BerGenBio’s bemcentinib (BGB324) stops the progression of aggressive tissue scarring in the lungs and liver, preclinical-trial research shows. Researchers published the findings in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The article is titled “Targeting of TAM Receptors Ameliorates Fibrotic Mechanisms in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.” The results were also presented…

HGE Health Extends Telemedicine Service to Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients

HGE Health of Philadelphia is partnering with the Temple Lung Center to offer a telemedicine disease management program for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients in the United States and elsewhere. The healthcare technology company already has a similar program for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. The Temple Lung Center, part…