Latest trends in MBA degrees: Shorter duration, more specialized and you can get one at Vanguard

Business schools have sought to attract more students by offering more online and part-time MBAs, and specialized degrees such as a masters in business analytics. Drexel runs an entire program for Vanguard employees. Time management is the biggest issue for students.

Why the stock of this biotech in Malvern has nearly tripled in 6 months

The firm, which went public in November, has a value of more than $300 million, a sign that the market expects big things from the company, which had no 2018 sales. Still, its drug candidates are intriguing investors.

Why the stock of this biotech in Malvern has nearly tripled in 6 months

The firm, which went public in November, has a value of more than $300 million, a sign that the market expects big things from the company, which had no 2018 sales. Still, its drug candidates are intriguing investors.

Two U.S. senators request PBM pricing inquiry, citing Pennsylvania and Ohio Medicaid programs

The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee expressed concern for “inappropriate profiteering and potential anti-competitive practices in state Medicaid programs."

Two U.S. senators request PBM pricing inquiry, citing Pennsylvania and Ohio Medicaid programs

The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee expressed concern for “inappropriate profiteering and potential anti-competitive practices in state Medicaid programs."

ScoutBio raises another $20M for pet treatments based on gene therapy technology

Scout targets more general veterinary conditions. It is developing proteins that could be injected in single shots for targeting more general veterinary conditions, such as kidney disease, chronic pain and atopic dermatitis.

ScoutBio raises another $20M for pet treatments based on gene therapy technology

Scout targets more general veterinary conditions. It is developing proteins that could be injected in single shots for targeting more general veterinary conditions, such as kidney disease, chronic pain and atopic dermatitis.
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As lawsuits mount, Philly-area pharma company reports 20,000 opioid-related deaths to FDA

The fatality reports represent some of the information being pried loose amid roughly 2,000 lawsuits now pending against opioid makers and distributors.

If Philly job growth doesn’t keep up, millennials will go where the good jobs are, new study warns

Campus Philly mined 1.2 million LinkedIn résumés to compare retention of college graduates to that of other cities and to tag the largest employers for about half of the local college graduates. Vanguard, Comcast, and Penn Medicine were all on the list of top employers.

Big medical bet: Why this Philly area pharma company’s shares jumped 65 percent in a week

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals in suburban Philadelphia is in the final stages of a clinical trial of a drug for treating a rare genetic condition.

CVS spreads same-day prescription deliveries to 36 states

CVS Health is expanding same-day prescription deliveries nationwide in the latest push by drugstores to keep customers who don't want to wait and are doing more shopping online

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Why Philly skyline turns police blue Wednesday night; and how Israel and Ireland diplomats rally local business folks for the old world

The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce says it has sold more than 450 tickets, a record, to its annual gala at the Crystal Tea Room Wednesday night. The Irish American Business Chamber & Network on March 1 summoned more than 600 to pack the Union League’s Lincoln Room for its yearly lunch

N.Y. attorney general suit makes new allegations on how AmerisourceBergen ignored ‘red flags’ in distributing opioids

“The one area in which Amerisource has consistently stood out as compared to its major competitors,” the suit says, “is its unwillingness to identify suspicious orders, even among customers that regularly exceeded their thresholds and presented multiple red flags.”

FDA excoriates a chain of suburban Philadelphia pain clinics for 'egregious’ claims about CBD

The FDA will also form a "high-level internal agency" to explore how CBD products can be legally marketed. They also fired off a number of warning letters to companies making "egregious" claims for the compound.

After Purdue opioid settlement, more Pennsylvania counties want out of Delaware County court

“It’s my opinion that we are not getting a fair shake to get our cases to trial in a reasonable amount of time” in Delaware County, said attorney Joseph Cappelli, who represents Bensalem Township and 14 counties, largely in western Pennsylvania.

Selling CBD in food is illegal, FDA says. So why are so many retailers selling it?

Many retailers are adding CBD to foods. But the FDA rules are clear: “You can’t add a drug to a food.” Still, there’s something magical that happens when a few drops of CBD are added to food. The price goes up.

Bala Cynwyd venture fund raises $273 million to profit from colleges’ ‘life-changing’ products

The fund says it has signed what it calls “exclusive long-term contracts” that give it an early crack at backing professorial ventures at universities like Penn, Caltech, Harvard, Columbia, Duke, University of Michigan and others.

Pennsylvania opioid cases are bottled up in Delaware County, and some want out

The suits are on their third Delco judge. Counties are still vying for spots on the leadership team overseeing the cases. And drug firms have yet to turn over any internal documents.

Pa.-based Rite Aid’s top executives leave as 400 jobs are cut in wide shakeup

Rite Aid Corp. said it will part ways with its top managers and shed about 400 jobs, cutting about $55 million in costs as the drugstore chain tries to turn itself around.

Nuns, Teamsters, city government and Vanguard all pressure AmerisourceBergen on opioids

"The wave of changes we’re seeing are somewhat unprecedented in the shareholder world,” said Michael Pryce-Jones, a senior analyst for the Teamsters.

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