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Eli Lilly and Co. will pay Canadian drug developer Transition Therapeutics Inc. $7 million and take over the development of a potential diabetes treatment heading into mid-stage clinical testing. According to the Associated Press, Transition said Monday it also could receive up to $240 million in additional payments, plus royalties, if the treatment is eventually approved and sold. It also will pay Indianapolis-based Lilly $14 million in three installments during the mid-stage study. The drug, labeled TT-401, is being developed to treat the most common form of diabetes, type 2, and accompanying obesity. Demand for drugs that treat diabetes is climbing as rising instances of obesity are causing an explosion of diabetes cases globally.

The Indiana University School of Medicine won a $1 million grant from the American Medical Association to launch a virtual health system curriculum for training medical students. The med school is one of 11 grant recipients. IU will use a teaching version of an electronic medical record system to help students use huge quantities of data to make clinical decisions, as well as to monitor the cost of their decisions. Medical school officials said the virtual health system curriculum will be better suited to the changing health care environment its students will encounter after graduation.

Starting July 1, a new state law will allow pharmacists to administer vaccinations for pneumonia, tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis, HPV infections and meningitis, according to The Statehouse File news service. Currently, the only immunizations pharmacists can administer are flu shots. Pharmacists must continue to perform immunizations under physician-monitored guidelines. More than 40 states allow pharmacists to provide immunizations, although requirements for education and oversight vary. In Indiana, pharmacists must undergo immunization training. Already, the state has more than 2,700 pharmacists trained to provide the shots and several hundred new ones are added annually.

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  1. So much for Eric Holder's conversation about race. If white people have got something to say, they get sued over it. Bottom line: white people have un-freer speech than others as a consequence of the misnamed "Civil rights laws."

  2. I agree, having seen three shows, that I was less than wowed. Disappointing!!

  3. Start drilling, start fracking, and start using our own energy. Other states have enriched their citizens and nearly elminated unemployment by using these resources that are on private land. If you are against the 'low prices' of discount stores, the best way to allow shoppers more choice is to empower them with better earnings. NOT through manipulated gov mandated min wage hikes, but better jobs and higher competitive pay. This would be direct result of using our own energy resources, yet Obama knows that Americans who arent dependent of gov welfare are much less likely to vote Dem, so he looks for ways to ensure America's decline and keep its citizens dependent of gov.

  4. Say It Loud, I'm Black and Ashamed: It's too bad that with certain "black" entertainment events, it seems violence and thuggery follows and the collateral damage that it leaves behinds continues to be a strain on the city in terms of people getting hurt, killed or becoming victims of crimes and/or stretching city resources. I remember shopping in the Meadows area years ago until violence and crime ended make most of the business pack you and leave as did with Lafayette Square and Washington Square. Over the past 10 to 12 years, I remember going to the Indiana Black Expo Soul Picnic in Washington Park. Violence, gang fights and homicides ended that. My great grandmother still bears the scares on her leg from when she was trampled by a group of thugs running from gun fire from a rival gang. With hundreds of police offices downtown still multiple shootings, people getting shot downtown during Black Expo. A number of people getting shots or murdered at black clubs around the city like Club Six on the west side, The Industry downtown, Jamal Tinsley's shot out in front of the Conrad, multiple fights and shootings at the skating rinks, shootings at Circle Center Mall and shooting and robberies and car jackings at Lafayette Mall. Shootings and gang violence and the State Fair. I can go on and on and on. Now Broad Ripple. (Shaking head side to side) Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Ashamed.

  5. Ballard Administration. Too funny. This is the least fiscally responsive administration I have ever seen. One thing this article failed to mention, is that the Hoosier State line delivers rail cars to the Amtrak Beech Grove maintenance facility for refurbishment. That's an economic development issue. And the jobs there are high-paying. That alone is worth the City's investment.

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