PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sandoz Inc announced today that its first two injectable medicines with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags will be available this month to US hospitals through its collaboration with Kit Check, Inc., a leader in automated medication management solutions for hospitals.

The first two medicines include Anectine 200 mg/10mL and Rocuronium 50mg/5mL and 10mg/5mL (paralytics to relax muscles during surgery or other medical procedures). Several more Sandoz medicines are expected to be made available to Kit Check’s hospital partners through early 2021.

“Maintaining inventory of critical medicines is vital for hospitals to effectively treat patients, especially during COVID-19. Several products included in our collaboration with Kit Check are important hospital medicines that physicians rely on for immediate treatment of critically ill patients,” said Carol Lynch, President of Sandoz, Inc. “This aligns with our strategy to supplement our ongoing work through disruptive channels to ensure

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When you start a business, one of the first questions you ask yourself is if you should be doing this alone or if you need help. This decision determines whether your company is a solopreneurship or a partnership. Some entrepreneurs work better by themselves, but others realize the benefit of having a partner.

In some operations, it’s beneficial to have someone you can rely on to share the burden. In the most fortunate cases, you and your partners complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses, ensuring a better success rate for your business. In other cases, a partner could muddy decision making or over-complicate a simple business. To help business leaders who are still on the fence, eight experts from Young Entrepreneur Council examine the important factors to explore when deciding whether to take on a business partner.

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OPEC faces a critical moment in its 60-year history with the coronavirus crushing crude demand and prices, discord among its members, and threats from a world seeking cleaner fuels.

Founded on September 14, 1960, by Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela who sought to control crude oil output, OPEC currently comprises 13 members including nations from Africa and Latin America.

The 60th anniversary “comes at a critical moment in its history”, UniCredit analyst Edoardo Campanella said in reference to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

“Its ability to steer the oil market in its favour has never been put in question to the extent it is now,” he noted.

The Vienna-based institution convenes for regular meetings to assess the state of supply and demand in the marketplace, and its pronouncements can still spark major price swings.

That ability has dimmed in recent years however, prompting it to join

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On Main Street in historic Ellicott City, there are layers of old and new architecture stacked on one another. There are surviving intricate details that have lasted the test of time and others that have washed away. And now there is something — and someone — watching over it all, creating a permanent record.

a man wearing a stone building: Ron Peters talks about his concerns for the waterways in Ellicott City on Friday, Sept. 18.

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Ron Peters talks about his concerns for the waterways in Ellicott City on Friday, Sept. 18.

Ron Peters, an active Ellicott City community member and business owner, has 22 cameras watching over Old Ellicott City at all times. From the bottom to the top of the Main Street hill, and further up the road at the Ellicott City Colored School, Peters has a complete view of the historic district.

This view coincidentally caught two hours of the July 2016 flood that ripped through Ellicott City and the entirety

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Vulnerability management is a key component of modern strategies to combat cyberattackers, but which industries perform well in this area?

The general public faces phishing attempts, spam, malvertising, and more in their daily lives. However, in the business realm, successfully targeting major companies — including banks, industrial giants, and medical facilities — can be far more lucrative for cybercriminals.

Stolen bank account data can be used to conduct fraudulent payments; information can be taken for the purposes of cyberespionage, and in the industrial sector, disrupting core operations can impact everything from energy supplies to water availability for customers. 

One of the common avenues for attacks against the enterprise is the exploitation of unpatched vulnerabilities, and so it is crucial for organizations to maintain frequent patch cycles that tackle the most high-risk security issues for their networks promptly. 

However, not every business — and not in every industry — perform patch

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Acquiring another company takes time and research. Unfortunately, businesses that are new to acquisitions aren’t aware of the critical elements of such a transaction. Conducting proper due diligence research can inform the business’s decisions.

As with all negotiations, if you enter the discussion with adequate information, you keep yourself from being blindsided. Negotiations always favor the party with more data, and knowing what elements are a priority to the discussion isn’t always easy. To help, 16 experts from Forbes Business Development Council share some of the crucial elements business leaders need to keep in mind as they navigate an acquisition transaction.

1. Cultural Fit

The due diligence process is often based upon standard items, such as financial, employee or intellectual property information. However, one key element business leaders must keep in mind during the acquisition process is cultural fit (e.g., management style, employee engagement practices, values, etc.) The

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  Axway works with National Oilwell Varco to innovate and ensure critical
  business services are online 24/7

Integration of AMPLIFY™ API Management and Microsoft Azure enhances customer
experience in a hybrid world

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PHOENIX -- September 17, 2020

Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA) announced it is integrating with Microsoft Azure to
provide an open API platform that helps National Oilwell Varco  (NOV) deliver
reliable and secure business services around the clock.

NOV is a leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of equipment and
components used in the energy industry. In line with its commitment to
pursuing purposeful innovation and fostering a service-first culture, NOV
worked with a team from Axway to integrate AMPLIFY API Management in a
hybrid-cloud configuration deployed for high availability.

"Our APIs are an integral part of our digital transformation strategy, and we
wanted a trusted partner that would meet our long-term operational needs,"
explains Manoj Kona, Director, 
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  • Apple unveiled a new fitness service called Apple Fitness Plus on Tuesday.
  • The service, like Peloton, offers digital fitness classes led by charismatic trainers that can be viewed on your phone, iPad, or Apple TV.
  • It’s unclear if Apple will be able to challenge Peloton’s appeal, considering Peloton has built a fervent, cult-like following and community.
  • Regardless, Apple Fitness Plus is an important part of Apple’s long-term plan for the Apple Watch, enabling it to keep users hooked and expand the watch’s appeal beyond hardware updates.
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Health has been one of Apple’s major priorities for years, ever since the original Apple Watch debuted in 2015. But the company took a major leap forward in its health ambitions with the introduction of two new Apple Watches and a digital fitness service on Tuesday.

Taken together, the announcements show that Apple has its sights set

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“This is a pretty bad report,” said Del. Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights.

Sen. Lionell Spruill Sr., D-Chesapeake, suggested that the state “replace the top management,” but Wiley, leader of the small business supplier diversity agency, gave a detailed account of the struggle to replace the former executive director and retired loan officials at the authority from jobs that compete with the banking industry for talent.

Wiley appointed Howard Pisons, former president and CEO of Community Bankers’ Bank, a year ago, but the COVID-19 pandemic erupted just six months into his tenure.

The public health emergency has raised the stakes for the authority, charged with administering a grant program that Northam created to help ease pressure on small businesses with federal emergency funding that is scheduled to expire at the end of the year.

“Small businesses are hurting,” Plum said. “Do you have the ability to get that money out to

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The World Health Organization has collaborated with the MAGIC Evidence Ecosystem Foundation to come up with ‘living Covid-19 guidance’ focusing on corticosteroid use.

Corticosteroids are a class of steroid hormones that are produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates, as well as the synthetic analogs of these hormones. These steroids are inexpensive and deemed as essential medicines by the WHO.

The guidance strongly recommends systemic corticosteroids in patients with severe and critical Covid-19. The guidance also includes a conditional recommendation of corticosteroids for patients with non-severe Covid-19.

The report published in the British Medical Journal stated that content experts, patients, clinicians, and methodologists from all around the world came together to produce recommendations for clinical practice.

They mentioned in their study that systemic corticosteroids reduce the need for invasive mechanical ventilation and its harms are likely to be nil.

The experts, however, mentioned that systemic corticosteroids may increase the risk

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