Formula Shortage Spurs Demand at Milk Banks

he Biden administration to allow more national imports and Abbott Laboratories' plan to restart formula production in Michigan. As a result, The Milk Bank in Indianapolis says demand for donated human milk has risen 89% in the last 10 days. ... Read More

IDHS Names New EMS Medical Director

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has named Dr. Eric Yazel as the new chief medical director for Indiana EMS. He currently serves as Clark County health officer and succeeds Dr. Michael Kaufmann, who stepped down in April.... Read More

FDA Approves New Lilly Diabetes Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug from Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) to treat type 2 diabetes that is also shown to help with weight loss. The FDA says Mounjaro "was effective at improving blood sugar and was more effective than the other diabetes therapies with which it was compared in clinical studies."... Read More

Viral Video Leads to Booming Sales for Indy Startup

Just a few weeks ago, Indianapolis-based startup Sunny posted a TikTok video that unexpectedly went viral, and orders are now exploding for its hygiene care product created by two young female entrepreneurs. Sunny has designed a menstrual cup and unlike others on the market, it comes with an applicator.... Read More

Nursing Home Operator Leaving 8 Locations

A Warsaw-based nursing home operator is detailing plans to terminate its operating leases at eight Indiana locations, affecting nearly 700 employees. In a series of notices to the state, Miller's Health Systems Inc. says, however, that it expects the new operator of each facility "will hire most if not all of the MHS employees currently working" at those locations.... Read More

Anthem Completes Purchase of Integra Managed Care

Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has completed its acquisition of Integra Managed Care, a Managed Long-Term Care Plan in New York. While financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, Anthem says Integra's employees have joined its government business division.... Read More

Life Sciences Icon Not Ready to Retire

For nearly a half century, Purdue University researcher Dr. Philip Low has worked in his laboratory in West Lafayette, testing and developing therapies for a range of human maladies and pathologies. ... Read More

IU to Grow Nursing Program with $16M Gift

The Indiana University School of Nursing at IUPUI has received a $16 million gift from IU Health it says will help grow the school's undergraduate student enrollment by 50% over the next three years. IUPUI says the funds will support expansion of classroom, lab and simulation space, as well as student support services.... Read More

Former Colts QB’s Firm Expands into Mental Health Services

Indianapolis-based ProTeam Tactical Performance has unveiled a platform to support the mental health efforts of police and fire departments. The company, co-founded by former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jim Sorgi and former St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Joey Vandever, says SHIELD allows departments to take a proactive approach to behavioral health. ... Read More

Biotech Firm Completes $1.6M Seed Round

West Lafayette-based Novilytic LLC has completed a $1.6 million seed round with support from the Purdue Foundry and Elevate Ventures. The biochemistry analytics company, which is headquartered at the Purdue Research Park, says it protects and secures lifesaving drugs through the use of nanotechnology.... Read More

Healthiest Employers of Indiana Named

Four central Indiana companies are included in the 2021 Healthiest Employers of Indiana list from First Person Advisors and Springbuk, both of which are based in Indianapolis. The winning companies were selected from more than 300 applications that were scored on six metrics.... Read More

Parkview to Expand Veggie Rx Program

Parkview Health in Fort Wayne has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture totaling more than $460,000 that will be used to support efforts to reduce food insecurity. Parkview says the funding will support its Veggie Rx to HEAL program, which provides fresh produce and nutrition education to low-income adults who are at-risk for food insecurity and chronic health conditions in Allen County.... Read More

IU Health Sees Q1 Operating Loss

Indiana University Health is reporting a first quarter operating loss of $29.8 million. The Indianapolis-based health system says expenses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic outpaced gains in operating income.... Read More