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Buck Consultants’ Private Health Insurance Exchange Serves 400,000 Participants for 2014 Health Care Enrollment

RightOpt®, the private health insurance exchange from Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company (NYSE:XRX), is servicing more than 400,000 active participants during the fall open enrollment period. Since it became available earlier this year, employers using RightOpt include Arby’s Restaurant Group, Bob Evans Farms, Church & Dwight Co., Inc...

Dr. Thomas Mone Brings the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique to Patients Seeking Gum Recession Treatment in Braintree, MA

Braintree, MA periodontist Dr. Thomas Mone now provides The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum grafting surgery. Braintree, MA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Dr. Thomas Mone now offers The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a minimally invasive treatment for receding gums that allows dental professionals to repair recession without the invasive surger...

Allison Doupe (1954–2014)

Neuroscientist and psychiatrist who linked birdsong and human speech.

Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit News: Parker Waichman LLP Alerts the Public to the June Release of Yale’s Infuse Bone Graft Study

Medtronic commissioned Yale University researchers to conduct independent studies of its Infuse bone graft products, allegedly in response to a report by an industry journal charging that the company had failed to reveal that the products could cause potentially critical complications. FDA warnings and a U.S. Senate investigation into Medtronic’s Infuse practices have also dogged the device make...

Biotech rumour mill: Elan put itself on the market

In the biotech rumour mill, Irish drug firm Elan, a big biotech company, puts itself up for sale. Irish big biotech company Elan put itself up for sale on Friday, seeking to fend off a hostile bid, in the biotech rumour mill, by Royalty Pharma  that shareholders will consider next week. Elan urged its shareholders not to tender [...]The post Biotech rumour mill: Elan put itself on the market a...

C8 Sciences Launches Intuitive New Version of ACTIVATE™ Software to Help ADHD in the Classroom

Sophisticated brain cross-training program fuses computer and physical exercises designed to win the battle against ADHD in the classroom, amongst other dynamic applications. New Haven, CT (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Connecticut-based C8 Sciences, developer and marketer of a sophisticated brain cross-training program developed by Yale neuroscientists that combines computer and physical exercises de...

Positive results from COMBI-v study of Mekinist and Tafinlar

Results published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that treatment with the combination of trametinib (Mekinist) and dabrafenib (Tafinlar) significantly improved overall survival (OS) compared to vemurafenib monotherapy in previously untrea...

FDA clears Purdue's harder-to-abuse hydrocodone Hysingla

Privately held Purdue wasted no time in crowing about having the first and only hydrocodone product to be recognized by the FDA as having abuse-deterrent properties expected to deter misuse and abuse via chewing, snorting and injection – the ro...

CareFusion Acquires Vestara

San Diego’s CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) says it has acquired Vestara, an Irvine, CA, company with technology that automatically identifies, sorts, and segregates hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste for proper disposal. CareFusion, which plans to rebrand Vestara’s EcoRex technology as the Pyxis EcoStation, did not disclose the cost of its acquisition. However, the Health Data Ma...

Pfizer Selects Exco InTouch’s Novel eDiary Technologies to Initiate First Ever Patient-Centered Clinical Trial

(20 June, 2011) Exco InTouch, the leading provider of patient communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, has announced that its novel eDiary technologies have been selected by Pfizer, the world’s leading pharmaceutical company, as part of the first ever Participatory Patient-Centered (PPC) clinical trial. The pilot study will utilize Exco InTouch’s lead...

Imperial Innovations Group plc

Imperial Innovations to appoint Nigel Pitchford as Managing Director of Healthcare Investments Imperial Innovations Group plc (AIM: IVO, "Innovations", or "the Group), the UK's leading technology commercialisation and investment company, will appoint Nigel Pitchford as Managing Director of Healthcare Investments with effect from 4 January 2012. Nigel is a highly experien...

Exco InTouch Wins Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award in Recognition of Significant Growth

(Sawbridgeworth, UK, October 24 2011) Exco InTouch, the leading provider of patient communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, today announced that it is a winner of the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 50. The awards, now in their 14th year, are an independent ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK, based on percentage growth in revenue over...

Astex Pharmaceuticals to Present at World Epigenetics Summit December 8th

DUBLIN, Calif., November 30, 2011 – Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTX), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics, today announced that Tom Heightman, Ph.D., director, medicinal chemistry, will co-chair and present at the 2nd World Epigenetics Summit: Unlocking the Commercial and Therapeutic Potential of Epigenetics Research on Dec...

CATACHEM INTRODUCES NEW RAPID TEST FOR ETHYLENE GLYCOL POISONING

  • QUALITATIVE ETHYLENE GLYCOL RAPID TEST KIT • SIMPLE, FAST AND ACCURATE • NO SPECIAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED • LIMITED INTERFERENCE FROM:   GLYCEROL, TRIGLYCERIDES, HEMOGLOBIN, OR BILIRUBIN • 1 YEAR TEST KIT SHELF LIFE   ETHYLENE GLYCOL POISONING Catachem introduces the VetSpec™ Ethylene Glycol In-Vitro Diagnostic Chemistry rapid rea...

Network Pharmacology – a novel approach to drug discovery

A new drug discovery model, network pharmacology, is being developed, and its potential has been recognised by the UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, as he visited the opening on a new facility. Based on advances in chemical biology and network science, network pharmacology is a distinctive new approach to drug discovery. It involves application of network analysis to determine the se...

New Data on RPL554 in COPD to be Presented at ERS Annual Congress

3 September 2012 - London, UK – Verona Pharma plc (AIM: VRP.L), the drug discovery and development company with first-in-class drugs to treat respiratory diseases, announces that new data on the Company’s lead compound RPL554 will be presented at this year’s European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Vienna. The presentation, ‘New Targets for Bronchodilato...

The number of epilepsy cases in the US will increase by 10.3% over the next decade.

The number of epilepsy cases in the US will increase by 10.3% over the next decade, according to the latest report by research and intelligence firm GlobalData. The company’s new epidemiology report * forecasts that the active prevalent cases of epilepsy will increase from an estimated 2.2 million in 2012 to an estimated 2.5 million cases by 2022. Although millions of people in the...

Immuno Biotech organises world's first GcMAF Immunology Conference

St Peter Port, Guernsey - 25 February 2013 - The world's first GcMAF conference will be held on the19th, 20th and 21st of April in the attractive woodland Conference Centre at the Holiday Inn Frankfurt, Germany. Sponsored by Immuno Biotech Ltd, the conference will have talks by leading scientists and doctors from around the world and feature new research papers on the uses of GcMAF to rest...

Worse outcomes for adults given lactated Ringer's solution during resuscitation

PLoS Med2013;10:e1001394In Japan, management of cardiac arrest outside hospital can include an intravenous infusion of lactated Ringer’s solution. These infusions, usually around 200 or 300 ml, were...

States Take Up Mental Health Care, Stricter Gun Control As Shooting Fallout Continues

Fallout from recent mass killings involving the mentally ill have states scrambling to figure out how to best treat these patients as well as considering stricter gun controls -- which, in turn, is drawing the ire of the National Rifle Association. Bloomberg: Expecting Mental Care To Curb Shootings Overlooks Neglect Counting on improved mental-health care to help avert gun violence such as th...

Breakthrough in sight for cataract treatment

Scientists have made a discovery about the shape of the eye that could boost the effectiveness of human-made lenses used in cataract operations.

VX-787 Showed Significant Antiviral Activity and Reduced the Severity and Duration of Influenza Symptoms in Phase 2 Challenge Study

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that treatment with VX-787 in a Phase 2 influenza challenge study resulted in statistically significant improvements in viral and clinical measurements of infection. VX-787 is an investigational new class of medicine for the treatment of influenza and is designed to directly inhibit replica...

India Government Approves Bedaquiline For Resistant TB On Fill-In Basis

India's government decided to make available the bedaquiline drug for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis, doing so on an experimental basis to fill a void of treatments.

Language in Medical Documentation—Reply

In Reply: I agree with Mssrs Dittmar and Weller that there is a trade-off between medical jargon and vernacular language. All professions develop their own language out of necessity to communicate with colleagues quickly and to protect themselves fro...

Mylan settles with Shionogi and Andrx over Fortamet; Merck & Co diagnostics deal with Luminex

US generic drugmaker Mylan (Nasdaq: MYL) has entered into a settlement agreement with Japan's Shionogi (TYO: 4507) and privately-held Andrx that will resolve patent litigation related to metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets USP, 500mg and...

Follow-up Of Results, Complications Of Combined Rhinoplasty, Genioplasty

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery Study Highlights Dario Bertossi, M.D., of the University of Verona, Italy, and colleagues examined the long-term results and complications of combined rhinoplasty (nose) and genioplasty (chin). (Online First) The study inv...

U.S. subsidiary of Bracco Imaging gets new CEO

Vittorio Puppo has been tapped to replace Carlo Medici as CEO of Bracco Diagnostics, the U.S. subsidiary of Bracco Imaging.  -More- 

Sexism: A revealing experiment

Few of the depressing statistics on women in science pinpoint hard evidence for bias against individuals (see, for example, Nature495, 22–24; 201310.1038/495022a). So I conducted a small experiment of my own.We know that successful grant applicatio...

The AAPS Journal: Generic Development of Topical Dermatologic Products, Part II: Quality by Design for Topical Semisolid Products

Type: Brief CommunicationThe emergence of quality by design as a relatively new systematic science and risk-based approach has added a new dimension to pharmaceutical development and manufacturing. This review attempts to discuss the quality by desig...

Merck in pharma licensing and option deal with Xenon

Big pharma company, Merck, in pharma licensing deal with Xenon stemming from a previous option agreement. Xenon announced that the big pharma company has exercised its pharma licensing option to exclusively license small molecule compounds for a novel target for the potential treatment of cardiovascular disease. In 2009, Xenon and Merck entered into a strategic alliance [...]The post Merck in pha...

Athleta Esprit de She Celebrates the Art of Fitness at Nationally Renowned Cherry Creek Arts Festival July 6

Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE:LTM) announced today that its premiere athletic event series designed exclusively for women, Athleta Esprit de She – The Spirit of Her Race Series, will be featured as part of the world-class and award-winning Cherry Creek Arts Festival on July 6. The Athleta Esprit de She Run will featur...

Bismarck, ND - Hoeckle Named Sanford Hospice Manager

Sarah Hoeckle was recently named Sanford Hospice manager. Hoeckle has been with Sanford Health for two years and previously was a registered nurse with Sanford Home Care. As hospice manager, Hoeckle will be responsible for planning, implementation, delivery and supervision of services provided to hospice patients and families, as well as collaborating with patient care teams. Sanford Healt...

Encouraging outcomes for Sweden's extremely preterm babies

JAMA2013;309:1810-20Among 707 extremely preterm babies born alive in Sweden between 2004 and 2007, 491 (69%) survived to a corrected age of 2.5 years. They had significantly more disabilities than...

Prasco announces agreement with WellSpring for the Authorized Generic of DIBENZYLINE®

CINCINNATI, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prasco Laboratories announced today it has signed an exclusive distribution and supply agreement with WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corp. for Phenoxybenzamine Hydrochloride Capsules, USP.  As part of the agreement, Prasco, LLC is prepared to immediately market the authorized generic of DIBENZYLINE® (phenoxybenzamine hydrochloride capsules, USP), u...

INC Research Rated "Top CRO" by Investigative Sites Globally

Company achieves top overall ranking in 2013 CenterWatch Global Investigative Site Relationship Survey, receiving the highest "excellent" scores in six out of seven working relationship categories among all CROs included in the surveyRaleigh, N.C., May 1, 2013 - INC Research, LLC, a therapeutically focused global clinical research organization (CRO) with a Trusted Process® for deliverin...

Cleveland Clinic And VHA Select New Name For Strategic Health Sourcing Company

LAS VEGAS, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Clinic and VHA have unveiled the name of their new company: Excelerate Strategic Health Sourcing. The name comes three months after both organizations announced the joint venture, which is fully operational beginning today. Excelerate is a unique provider-led model that brings evidence-based clinical outcomes to product decision making. ...

Things I Won't Work With: Dimethylcadmium

Cadmium is bad news. Lead and mercury get all the press, but cadmium is just as foul, even if far fewer people encounter it. Never in my career have I had any occasion to use any, and I like it that way. There was an organocadmium reaction in my text...

Period Vitamin for Post Menstrual Syndrome Relief, Not Just PMS: New Report from Period Vitamin Sheds Light on Often Ignored Post Menstrual Syndrome

Period Vitamin researchers’ report says as many as one-third of all women experience post menstrual syndrome during their reproductive years. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 PMS doesn’t just stand for Premenstrual Syndrome anymore, it can also stand for post menstrual syndrome, according to a new report from Period Vitamin researchers. Entitled, “What is Post Menstrual Syndrome Disorde...

Kenneth Mahaffey Quits DCRI for Stanford

Mahaffey is the second Duke physician to head to Stanford in the past two years, following in the footsteps of Dr Robert Harrington. Heartwire

Kinase Market Profiling - In House & Outsourced Trends 2015 Forecast in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com

“Kinase Profiling Trends 2013” is the new market research report added to ReportsnReports.com store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 This market report summarizes the industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on kinase profiling carried out in May 2013. The full report provides the data, details of the breakdown of the responses for each question, its segmentation and the estimate...

Quit Trichotillomania Treatment Review and Secrets Exposed by Daily Gossip Magazine

Daily Gossip reveals Quit Trichotillomania guide: a new system by Valerie Barden to get rid of a person's compulsive urge to pull out one's own hair. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Daily Gossip is a specialized online publication that provides readers with useful medical materials to help them fight against the disease that affects the majority of them. According to the author of the Pe...

Arthritis and Joint Relief Cream (Air) Made with Green- Lipped Mussel Launches in the US

DBH USA LLC introduces AIR-Active Instant Relief Cream, an all-natural alternative for joint pain. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 DBH USA LLC http://www.airdbh.com launches two all- natural products, a cream and supplement, that contain GlycOmega®-PLUS an innovative formula that contains    Green-lipped mussel from New Zealand that has been clinically proven to r...

Image of the Month: Unilateral Thigh Pain in 9-Year-Old Male

A 9-year-old boy presents to the ED with his mother after 6 days of worsening left thigh and knee pain. What's the diagnosis? American Academy of Emergency Medicine

GlycaNova introduces Ganodex skin cream treatment for eczema and psoriasis

Norway's biotechnology company GlycaNova has launched a new over-the-counter skin cream, known as Ganodex, for the treatment of complaints or symptoms eczema and psoriasis.

Actavis and Medicines360 Announce Partnership to Advance Women’s Access to Affordable IUDs

Actavis Acquires U.S. Commercial Rights for LNG20 Intrauterine Device (IUD) Medicines360, a non-profit pharmaceutical company, and Actavis, Inc., a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced a historic partnership to support Medicines360’s mission to reduce cost as a barrier to accessing women’s birth control. The Medicines360...

Trust, But Verify: GAAP Versus Non-GAAP

By Paul Price: The Same, Yet Different. It used to be simple. Companies reported earnings in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). Media sources published the news. In recent years company managements and sell-side analysts have taken to adjusting GAAP data higher. Those better sounding profit numbers are called Non-GAAP. (Click to enlarge) The non-s...

Rocky Mountain Sunscreen Gives the Low-Down on Covering Up

RMSunscreen.com gives the facts on how many burns are the result of misapplication of sunscreen, rather than the sunscreen itself. ARVADA, CO (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 A common scenario for beach goers, outdoorsmen and people that love to go outside in the summer is applying sunscreen, going out into the sun, and still getting burned. Rocky Mountain Sunscreen, the leading online retailers of bulk bro...

Emergency department relief? Keep doctor offices open late

Patients often are unaware that evening or weekend appointments are an option, leaving many to view the ED as the choice for face-to-face care.

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