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GSK’s Prices Breo On Par With Advair For COPD

The wholesale acquisition cost of GlaxoSmithKline’s once-daily COPD medication Breo is the same as Advair, reflecting the high reimbursement hurdle for new respiratory medicines.

Robin McGraw Launches When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Robin McGraw, two-time New York Times bestselling author, television personality and lifelong philanthropist, proudly announces the launch of When Georgia Smiled, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The foundation's mission is to create and advance programs that help women and children, especially those affected by domestic violence, live healthy, sa...

Liver cells under the microscope

The purpose of the University of Queensland’s Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM), located at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), is to promote, support and initiate research and teaching in the applications of microscopy and microanalysis. Appropriately, the centre is now home to Australia’s first in-situ sectioning electron microscope. CMM...

TGen Drug Development (TD2) partners with Horizon Discovery to offer an integrated personalized medicine service

          Alliance aims to define the future of oncology drug development SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., and Cambridge, U.K. — April 12, 2010 — a strategic alliance announced today between TGen Drug Development (TD2) and Horizon Discovery Limited will significantly advance personalized medicine. The partnership will create a beginning-to-end solution for...

IS Pharma and Helsinn Healthcare Announce Strategic Alliance

January 7th 2011: IS Pharma plc (“IS Pharma” or the “Company”: LSE: ISPH), the international speciality pharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Helsinn Healthcare S.A. (“Helsinn”), a pharmaceutical group based in Lugano, Switzerland. As the two companies develop their businesses in the field of cance...

PerkinElmer Buys Labtronics, Vertex Rival Merck Partners with Genentech, ThermoFisher Acquires Phadia, & More Boston-Area Life Sciences News

We saw news on both the drugs and medical devices sides of the life sciences industry in New England this week. —PerkinElmer (NYSE: PKI), a Waltham, MA-based provider of life sciences tools, said it acquired Labtronics, an Ontario, Canada-based provider of electronic laboratory notebook products. Deal terms weren’t disclosed. —Two-year-old Foundation Medicine of Boston revealed ...

GE Healthcare expands Shanghai Fast Trak Training Center to serve growing biopharmaceutical industry in China.

Expansion adds IN Cell, Biacore and DeltaVision technologies for drug discovery and development Company outlines plans for university outreach scheme Chalfont St Giles, UK – 21 March 2012 – GE Healthcare, the healthcare business of GE (NYSE: GE) announced today the official opening of its expanded Fast Trak Training Center in Shanghai, China.  The opening ceremony was ho...

OncoEthix In-Licenses OTX015, an anticancer Bromodomain inhibitor from Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 15 - OncoEthix, a Swiss-based company specializing in oncology drug development, has in-licensed a compound, OTX015, from Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC).  OTX015 is a synthetic small molecule targeted to BET bromodomains 2/3/4 (BRD2/3/4). Recent scientific publications have shown that inhibition of BRD2/3/4 down-regulates MYC transcription, fol...

Gene Mutations and Autism

Researchers reveal complex role of genes in autism.

Genetics and Psychology

The intricacies of psychology and the corresponding neural mechanisms in the brain mostly remain a mystery to scientists. A fascinating but complex mystery. But new research suggests that genetics may have a more significant role to play in psychological disorders. This has come to light through research into evolutionary mechanisms that may have actually selected in favour of these conditions, ...

Rosen Law Firm Files Securities Fraud Class Action Against Poseidon Concepts Corp.-- POOSF

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Rosen Law Firm, P.A. today announced that it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of investors who purchased the stock of Poseidon Concepts Corp. (OTC:POOSF) during the period from May 9, 2012 to February 14, 2013 seeking to recover damages for violations of the federal securities laws. To join the Poseidon class action, visit the firm's web...

Bangor, ME-EMMC Opens Dedicated Breast Surgical Practice

Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) opened a dedicated breast surgical practice Jan. 2, reportedly the state's first. The EMMC Breast Surgical Specialists office, located on the third floor of EMMC's Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer, offers patients convenient access to pre- and post-surgical services as well as medical and radiation oncology, genetic research, nurse navigation, behavioral...

Illumina CLIA lab subscribes to Clarity LIMS to augment existing informatics infrastructure

Victoria, BC, Canada, Feb. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GenoLogics Life Science Software, a leading provider of laboratory information management systems (LIMS) designed for today's omics labs announced today that the Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory has signed a subscription license agreement for Clarity LIMS.  Under the agreement, Clarity LIMS, alongside internally developed systems withi...

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...

Vital Images' TAVR planning app lands 510(k) clearance

The FDA has cleared Vital Images, a Toshiba Medical Systems unit, to market a planning application for transcatheter aortic v -More- 

Long Island Digital Summit 2013 Speakers Announced; Includes Industry Leaders From Facebook, Google, Bing, and More

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The second annual Long Island Digital Summit, presented by The EGC Group, Long Island's leading marketing and digital services agency, in association with 1-800-Flowers.com, today announced its speakers and agenda for the event that will be held on April 9th, 2013 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. For 2013, the Digital Summit incl...

Burden of Impaired Vision $269 Billion Annually

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Essilor, the world leader in ophthalmic optics, today launches the first organization dedicated to socio-economic-related vision issues: the Vision Impact Institute. Today's most widespread disability, impaired vision, affects 4.2 billion people across the world, of which 2.5 billion remain uncorrected. (Photo:  http:/...

Korea Orphan Drug Centre Presentation

Read about the importance of the government in ensuring the success of orphan drugs in Korea as presented by the Korea Orphan Drug Centre (KODC). [...]

Cachet Financial Solutions Provides Mobile Deposit Capabilities to Texas Trust Credit Union

MINNEAPOLIS, April 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cachet Financial Solutions, a leading provider of remote deposit capture solutions (RDC), is pleased to announce that Texas Trust Credit Union has launched Cachet's mobile deposit technology within their mobile banking application – making deposits easier and more convenient for their members. By integrating Cachet's Select Mobile™ Deposit tech...

Is Kythera's Double Chin Drug A Winner?

ByC.R. Jackson:One biotech company I am excited about is Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (KYTH). Kythera is developing ATX-101, an investigational injectable drug for the reduction of unwanted submental fat, commonly known as "double chin."Kythera's potential first-in-class injectable drug candidate is a proprietary formulation of synthetic deoxycholic acid, an endogenous compound that is present ...

ABThera Negative Pressure Device in Delayed Abdomen Closure

For temporary abdominal closure in open abdomen management, the ABThera negative pressure device might be better than an older technique, a new paper says. Reuters Health Information

Chronic Pain Alleviated By Minimally Invasive Cryoneurolysis

Using a tiny ball of ice, a minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment called cryoneurolysis safely short circuits chronic pain caused by nerve damage, according to data presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Sc...

Imagine Being a Young Girl Living in Poverty. Then Add to that, Not Being Able to Afford Feminine Hygiene Products.

(PRWEB) May 05, 2013 Imagine being a young girl living in poverty. Then add to that, not being able to afford feminine hygiene products. Many young girls in poverty stricken countries miss a week of school or even drop out every month. It happen...

Top Plastic Surgeon in Atlanta Interviewed About Breast Implants on Real Self

Dr. Mark Deutsch, a plastic surgeon in Atlanta and founder of Perimeter Plastic Surgery, gave advice about breast implant recovery time on Real Self, a community review site. Atlanta, Ga (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Dr. Mark Deutsch, a plastic surgeon in Atlanta, has continued his participation in question and answer sessions on realself.com by providing answers to questions about breast implants. Most r...

2013 FDA Drug Approval Calendar

BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Gilead Sciences and Amarin highlight the updated list of biotech and pharmaceutical companies with FDA drug approval decisions expected for the remainder of 2013. The next era of hepatitis C therapy could begin on Dec. 6, if FDA approves Gilead's sofosbuvir. Amarin is hoping FDA approves an expanded label for its prescription-grade fish oil pill Vascepa on Dec. 20. Sarept...

Uneasy about robots caring for the elderly? Read this

The New York Times Bits blog has one of the better articles I’ve read about caregiver robots for the elderly. The aging population plus fewer family caregivers, fewer available human aides and relentless advances in technology are making the ro...

GlaxoSmithKline, Cell Therapy Catapult deal

XTANDI® (Enzalutamide) Capsules Receives Health Canada Approval for Treatment of Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer in Patients Previously Treated With Docetaxel

Tokyo and San Francisco, CA – June 3, 2013 – Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503) and Medivation, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDVN) today announced that after a priority review, Health Canada has approved XTANDI® (enzalutamide) capsules for the treat...

Mayo doctors propose higher — and new — 'sin taxes'

CC/Flickr/Fried DoughMayo anesthesiologists Dr. Michael Joyner and Dr. David Warner propose increasing current taxes on alcohol and tobacco and implementing new taxes on fatty foods and sugary beverages.Two Mayo Clinic physicians have joined the growing ranks of health professionals who believe we should be using our tax codes to help change behavior and improve health.In a provocative commen...

Lineage Therapeutics Markets Authorized Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector

HORSHAM, Pa., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineage Therapeutics Inc. has announced the US launch of its generic epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector, the authorized generic of Adrenaclick® by Amedra Pharmaceuticals LLC, for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions in people who are at risk for or have a history of anaphylaxis. The product is available as a two-pack ...

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...

First New Treatment for Concussion in Decades

The current treatment for concussions involves rest, reducing sensory stimulation to the brain, and treating symptoms as they arise. Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP discusses the first breakthrough in the last several decades in the understanding and treatment of concussions. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 The incidence of traumatic brain injury (cerebral concussion) has become a public ...

Regina Benjamin Resigns as Surgeon General

After once hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back to promote physical activity during her tenure as the nation's top public health advocate, the family physician will ponder 'other challenges.' Medscape Medical News

Biomet Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Scheduling of Next Case Management Conference in Federal Biomet Hip Replacement Litigation

The Firm is actively filing Biomet hip lawsuits in the federal litigation established in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana on behalf of patients who may have been injured by the Biomet M2a Magnum metal-on-metal hip implant. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the scheduling of a Case Management Conference in the federal Biomet hip lawsuit litigation...

Cytokinetics' CEO Discusses Cytokinetics and Astellas Announce Collaboration in the Field of Skeletal Muscle Activation Conference (Transcript)

Cytokinetics, Inc. (CYTK) Cytokinetics and Astellas Announce Collaboration in the Field of Skeletal Muscle Activation Conference Call June 25, 2013 8:30 am ET Executives Sharon A. Barbari - Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer Robert I. Blum - President & Chief Executive Officer Fady I. Malik - Senior Vice President, Research and Early Development Analysts Ch...

DentalSpots.com Helps Find Recent Grads to Fill Texas Dental Jobs

Across the country schools at all levels - high schools, community colleges, four year schools and dental schools - have graduated a new class of students who are looking for Texas dental jobs. Most dental practices, however, have a difficult time finding graduates with the exact skills needed to fill their open Texas dental jobs. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Across the country schools at all...

Dr. Vernon Stanley to Present EKG Interpretation Workshops at Houston Area Nurse Practitioners (HANP) Conference on August 16, 2013

How-To Medical Education Courses Teach the Fundamentals of Accurate EKG Interpretation at the HANP Conference in Houston, Texas. For more information about Dr. Stanley's 12-Lead ECG and other courses, visit http://www.ecgcourse.com. ATLANTA and FAYETTEVILLE, West Virginia (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Dr. Vernon Stanley, one of the nation’s foremost electrocardiography (ECG) educators, will present...

AVX'S PROPRIETARY X7S DIELECTRIC ENABLES THE FIRST 1206 SIZE 100V MLCC WITH 4.7 MICROFARAD CAPACITANCE & 125 DEGREES C MAX TEMP

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the first 1206 size, 100V MLCC capable of exhibiting capacitance of 4.7μF and withstanding operating temperatures of up to 125°C. Designed for use in industrial power supply circuits, the new 1206, 100V MLCCs exhibit high voltage re...

Statute Of Limitations for Filing a Product Liability Claim for DePuy Faulty Hip Implants Is Nearing

The Farber Law Group is providing important information regarding the statute of limitations applicable to people who had their DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip Implant devices recalled and wish to file a claim against Johnson & Johnson for damages. Bellevue, Washington (PRWEB) July 10, 2013 The Farber Law Group recommends that patients implanted with the recalled DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip Impla...

The Effectiveness of Dr. Allen’s Device for Prostate Enlargement Helps to Avoid BPH Medications with Their Side Effects, States Fine Treatment

The Thermobalancing therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) can protect men from long-term medications which, as new report shows, may worsen their general health, highlights Fine Treatment. Dr. Allen’s Device increases blood circulation in the prostate gland naturally, whereas antibiotics and medications are unable to reach enlarged prostate easily. London, Great Britain (PRWEB) July 10,...

Janssen submits NDA for "breakthrough" leukemia and lymphoma drug ibrutinib

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a unit of US health care giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), has submitted a New Drug Application to the US Food and Drug Administration for its "breakthrough" cancer drug ibrutinib.

DJO Global ‘Stimulates’ Total Knee and ACL Rehabilitation Market with the Announcement of FDA-Clearance for Its Empi Phoenix Muscle Stimulator

New Device Allows Surgeons to Prescribe Supplemental Home Physical Therapy Total Knee Replacement and ACL Repair Patients to address muscle atrophy before and after surgery DJO Global, Inc. announced the launch of the Empi PhoenixTM, an electrical stimulator designed to help simplify treatment of muscle atrophy before and after surgery for total knee r...

Invivoscribe FLT3 Method Patent Claims Upheld

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/13 -- Invivoscribe Technologies, Inc. ("Invivoscribe") has successfully defended the method claims at the core of international patents covering FLT3 internal tandem duplication (FLT3 ITD) mutation testing. The German Federal Patent Court on July 9, 2013 upheld in slightly amended form all of the original method claims of the German part of European Patent ...

Diet Doc Weight Loss Diets & Plans Now Eliminate Excess and Embarrassing Body Fat With Prescription Only Diet Pills Created Specially for Diet Doc's Clients

Diet Doc's new diet pills are specially formulated by American pharmacies to burn body fat quickly and are seamlessly incorporated to work in combination with personalized weight loss diets and individualized meal plans. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 27, 2013 With weight gain and weight-related illnesses on the rise, people all over Los Angeles California are looking for effective diet pills t...

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Bard Trial Scheduled to be Retried July 29, Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports

The firm is currently offering transvaginal mesh lawsuit evaluations to women who allege they sustained injuries from Bard transvaginal mesh implants. (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 The first federal bellwether trial for a Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuit was scheduled to start over today in Charleston, W.V., according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, a law firm that represents hundreds of...

Have You Heard? New Hearing Aid "Test Drive" Program Now Available

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - August 01, 2013) -  Unitron U.S., part of a global company that develops innovative hearing technology, today announced that its Flex:trial™ program is now available at more than 250 hearing healthcare provider clinics across the country. The announcement follows an extensive nationwide pilot program that won praise from both patients and providers alike. The Fl...

Mulling The Pros And Cons Of A Govt. Shutdown

Congressioinal Republicans are at odds about whether they should try to block all funding for the health law's implementation -- even if it triggers a government shutdown. Some say it wouldn't work anyway and might bring with it a high political cost. But a new poll shows blame would likely be split evenly between Democrats and the GOP. NPR: GOP Debate: Is Obamacare Fight Worth A Go...

Riviera Partners, a Top Tech Recruiting Firm in SF Bay Area, Opens New York Office

San Francisco, CA, Aug. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Riviera Partners, a market leader in comprehensive search and recruiting services for the technology industry, has formally expanded to the East Coast with its opening of a Manhattan office. The opening of the office follows on the recent hiring of Kevin Bijas and Anthony Cenzano in New York. In addition to the new satellite office, the demand ...

Chrysler Group and Kaiser Permanente Bring Passion for Health and Wellness to Promote Healthier and More Sustainable Multicultural Communities; They Ask: How Fit Is Your Community?

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies to create an interactive health pavilion experience at Excellence in Journalism conference Pavilion will feature health, nutrition, and exercise education programs in an engaging demonstration of best practices in health and wellness Partnership enables both companies to bring their passion for health and wellness beyond their corpor...

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: Federal Ethicon MDL Status Conference Coming Up in West Virginia, Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports

The firm is currently offering Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuit evaluations to women who allege that they sustained injuries from transvaginal mesh implants. (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Transvaginal mesh lawsuits involving Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon are progressing in federal court in West Virginia, according to court documents. The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, a vaginal mesh law firm, e...

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