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Actos Lawsuits Move Forward, as Second Pilot Bellwether Trial in Federal Actos Bladder Cancer Litigation is Put on Hold, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

The Firm is representing clients in Actos lawsuits that allege long-term use of the Type 2 diabetes drug caused bladder cancer. New Yor, New York (PRWEB) January 26, 2014 Actos lawsuits (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/actos/Actos-Lawsuit.html) alleging long-term use of the Type 2 diabetes drug can cause bladder cancer continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation now unde...

7 Pillars of a Successful Compliance Program

Rigorous exclusion monitoring sets the stage for a comprehensive program.

Safety Beds for Special Needs Children and Adults Designed by SleepSafe® Beds Now Offered by Rehabmart.com

This patented bed system has been created with input from healthcare industry professionals as well as the end users, and addresses the 7 zones of entrapment research conducted by the FDA Hospital Bed Safety Workgroup. With a choice of low, medium and high beds, the SleepSafer® High Bed is generally the most appropriate selection for more active users. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) June 09, 2013 Reha...

One Call Care Management to Acquire TechHealth, Inc.

One Call Enters Physical Therapy Market; Solidifies Position as Nation’s Largest, Most Experienced Provider of Best-in-Class Services for Workers’ Compensation One Call Care Management (One Call), the nation’s leading provider of specialized cost containment services to the workers’ compensation industry, today announced plans to acquire TechHe...

Elimidrol Reviews Roll In, Continue to Astonish

Success rate of Sunrise Nutraceuticals' new opiate withdrawal detox formula reveals product that works exceptionally well for users. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Several months after its much-anticipated release, Sunrise Nutraceuticals’ one-of-a-kind opiate withdrawal support supplement continues to impress. As the Elimidrol reviews pour in, feedback has been overwhelmingly positive—...

Niveus Medical Inc.

The Muscle Stimulation System 110 from Niveus Medical Inc. combines electricity with localized cooling to help prevent atrophy and associated deconditioning in hospital patients facing extended periods of bed rest.

A comparison of non-integrating reprogramming methods

A comparison of different ways of generating induced pluripotent stem cells helps researchers choose the most appropriate method for particular applications.

mumms® Hospice Software to Host Silver Conference in New Orleans on June 4th and 5th, 2015

New Orleans, LA, December 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- mumms Software has announced that their Silver Conference will be held on June 4th and 5th, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans. mumms will celebrate 25 years of serving the hospice and palliative care community by providing users with extensive training in Hummingbird, the revolutionary software that is changing the way the world thinks about...

Injectable Epinephrine: An Epidemic of Misuse

Has the misuse of injectable epinephrine reached epidemic proportions? Dr Gary Stadtmauer explains why this problem has grown increasingly worrisome. Medscape Allergy & Immunology

State of the Union 2015: A Healthcare Review

The Healthcare Economist’s annual tradition is upon us. I review the President’s State of the Union address, identify all healthcare related comments, and provide commentary.  So without futher ado… And in the past year alone, abo...

PPD Expands GMP Laboratory in Athlone, Ireland

Analytical testing facility adds state-of-the-art cell-based lab capabilities Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) has expanded its good manufacturing practices (GMP) operations in Athlone, Ireland, by adding a new, state-of-the-art laboratory for cell-based assays to its existing portfolio of services at the facility. The new laborator...

Boston heart surgeon shot and killed at Harvard teaching hospital

A prominent Boston cardiovascular surgeon died late Tuesday night, 20 January, after being shot in an exam room area at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching hospital in Boston affiliated with...

Symplmed Announces FDA Approval of Prestalia® for Treatment of Hypertension

Approval expands unique product offerings available through bpCareConnect Symplmed Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Prestalia® (perindopril arginine and amlodipine) tablets, licensed from Servier (Suresnes, France), for the treatment of hypertension. Prestalia, the first fixed-dose combinati...

From nuts and spice to food on ice! Lab M’s fungal media range suits wide variety of foodstuffs

Friday 16 September 2011; Bury, UK: Lab M’s specialist range of culture media for the isolation of yeasts and moulds is tailored to ensuring the recovery of these organisms from a broad range of foodstuffs, providing the convenience of purchasing from a single supplier. The most recent inclusions in Lab M’s range of more than 20 yeast and mould products are Dichloran Rose Bengal...

Synergy Health Announces Contract Extension With Homerton University Hospital

Swindon, UK (11 November 2011) – Synergy Health plc, the leading provider of specialist outsourced services to healthcare providers, is pleased to announce that Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has extended its contract with the company, entering into a new sterile services agreement (for decontamination of surgical instruments) which also includes the supply of over 10...

Kallik Announces Global Contract Win with Medical Device Supplier Coloplast

  - Centralised, end-to-end artwork and content management capabilities of Kallik AMS360™ will vastly reduce labelling & packaging change management cycles and keep the company in regulatory compliance - Tamworth, UK – September 24th, 2012 – Artwork management and generation company Kallik today announced that global medical device specialist Coloplast A/S will...

Screening Test for Stuttering

A screening test for children starting school that could accurately detect early signs of a persistent stutter is a step closer, British experts say. The Wellcome Trust team says a specific speech test accurately predicts whose stutter will persist into their teens. About 1 in 20 develops a stutter before age, but just one in 100 stutter as a teen and identifying these children has so far be...

Over Two Thirds Of Sunbed Users Concerned They Are Aging Their Skin

Results of a survey by the charity Cancer Research UK show that more than two thirds (68%) of people who use sunbeds are concerned that the practice is aging their skin. The research, which polled 2,500 UK adults in January, was released to coincide...

Medical Marijuana Inc.'s & Dixie Elixirs' Tripp Keber, to Appear on iCannabis Radio tonight

DENVER, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC: MJNA), a leading hemp industry innovator, is pleased to inform its shareholders that Board Member, Tripp Keber will appear on iCannabis Radio this evening.  The program will begin at 7pm Mountain Time.  Mr. Keber, CEO of portfolio company Red Dice Holdings, the owner of the Dixie Elixirs brand, will appear on tonigh...

Surgery for NSCLC in the era of personalized medicine

Advances in surgical oncology have improved patient safety and provided less-invasive procedures. In the era of personalized medicine, the value of surgical specimens for understanding tumour biology, extended indication of surgery, the role of surgi...

IBM's Watson Does Drug Discovery?

I saw this story this morning, about IBM looking for more markets for its Watson information-sifting system (the one that performed so publicly on "Jeopardy". And this caught my eye for sure: John Baldoni, senior vice president for technology and sc...

International One Health Congress 2015 in Amsterdam

February 2, 2013 - The 3rd International One Health Congress will take place from 15-18 March, 2015 in Amsterdam RAI.

Procurement Transplant Coordinators Report Difficulty Learning Fundamentals of Their Jobs and Studying for the CPTC Exam: Feeling Disconnected with the Transplant Field

Scottsdale, AZ, March 08, 2013 --(PR.com)-- New to the organ procurement field, studying for the CPTC Exam, or wanting to connect with transplant professionals from all over the world? Starting as a new procurement coordinator is quite challenging and understanding the complex processes in the world of organ transplantation can be overwhelming. The field is specialized and unique and only a minor...

Dorothy Hamill Endorses Smooth Fitness Equipment

Smooth Fitness, LLC, the largest online retailer of home fitness equipment, is proud to announce that World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Dorothy Hamill has been named a spokesperson for Smooth Fitness Equipment. According to Hamill, her commitment to promoting health and wellness led her to partner with Smooth Fitness. Hamill stresses the impo...

Kowa Gets Approval For Orange-Flavored Hyperkalemia Drug Kalimate

Kowa Pharmaceuticals attained approval for orange-flavored hyperkalemia agent Kalimate 20% oral solution (calcium polystyrene sulphonate) March 15.

Eddingpharm to Distribute Breast Cancer Drug for GSK in China

Eddingpharm, a Shanghai company, signed a collaboration agreement with GlaxoSmithKline China that gives Eddingpharm exclusive rights to market and distribute Tykerb in China. Tykerb was recently approved by the SFDA as a treatment for patients with H...

Abbott: Galectin-3 Assay Sees Approval And Builds Takeover Case For La Jolla Pharmaceuticals

By Brian L. Wilson: Abbott Bringing More Interest to Galectin-3 We saw fresh news regarding Galectin-3 last week from Abbott Labs (ABT), which continued its excellence in the diagnostic products market with the CE marking of the Architect Galectin-3 assay in Europe (link). Note that the CE Marking is similar to an FDA approval, and clears the product for market launch.This is exciting, as Galec...

SK Biopharmaceuticals Announces U.S. FDA’s Authorization of IND for SKL15508

The Korea-based international pharmaceutical company, SK Biopharmaceuticals, announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the Investigational New Drug (IND) application for SKL15508 to treat cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia (CIAS). SK Biopharmaceuticals has developed this novel drug since 2007, takin...

Albuquerque Numotion Branch Moves to New Location

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Numotion branch in Albuquerque, NM has moved to a new location. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130402/CG87448LOGO) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120726/CG47303-a) The new address is 5501 Wilshire Ave. NE, Suite D, Albuquerque, NM 87113. Phone and fax information remains the same; (505) 338 - 6100, fax (50...

Quest National Services, LLC Opens Another Office in North Central Florida

Gainesville, FL, April 28, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Quest National Services, LLC “QuestNS” currently celebrating its Fifth Anniversary is pleased to announce the expansion into the North Central Florida market. A leading provider of Medical Billing, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), HIPAA Compliance Solutions, and Billing Audits QuestNS serves clients in over 20 states and is pleased to now ...

Highmark announces Allegheny Health Network as its new integrated delivery network focused on preserving health care choice and providing high-quality care

PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark today announced the creation of Allegheny Health Network as the region's newest integrated delivery care system focused on preserving health care choice and providing affordable, high-quality care. Having secured final review and approval from the Pennsylvania Insurance Department on Highmark's Form A filing, the hospitals and providers of W...

Biotechnology essay competition: Biotechnology and sustainable food practices

Biotechnology Journal announces our second biotechnology essay competition with the theme “biotechnology and sustainable food practices”, open to all undergraduate students.

Foundation Medicine to Present Clinical Data on its FoundationOne™ Cancer Genomic Profile at the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting

Foundation Medicine, Inc., a molecular information company that brings comprehensive cancer genomic diagnostic testing and analysis to routine clinical care, today announced that 12 abstracts highlighting the company’s progress in clinical cancer genome sequencing will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting...

Michael Johnson Performance Offers Linear Speed Mechanics Improvement Webinar, Hosted by HydroWorx

HydroWorx and Michael Johnson Performance have teamed up to offer a free webinar that illustrates the best practices for improving linear speed mechanics using aquatic techniques on an underwater treadmill. (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Four-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson is no stranger to an athlete’s need and desire to continuously become stronger and faster. He also knows a thing or two ...

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...

The Perfect Fit Knee: Personalized Knee Replacement Implants Are Here

Surgeons at The Florida Knee and Orthopedic Centers are now utilizing a breakthrough technology in knee replacement implants commonly referred to as ‘The Perfect Fit Knee’. Patients are having knee implants exclusively created to produce a personalized knee that is designed to follow the shape and contour of their existing knee. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 ‘The Perfect Fit Knee’ i...

Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr. Roberto Sandoval joins Beverly Hills Hair Restoration World Class

Dr. Roberto Sandoval is joining the Los Angeles hair restoration clinic as an elite hair transplant surgeon. He brings with him a deep understanding of the struggles of hair loss, the benefits of hair restoration and a refined technique. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Beverly Hills Hair Restoration is proud to announce the appointment of elite hair transplant surgeon Dr. Roberto Sandoval...

PhySynergy, LLC: Physician-Run Medical Services Organization for Anesthesia Groups Launched

New firm positioned as alternative to anesthesia management companies and physician practice management companies. Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 A group of anesthesiologists today announced the formation of its new company, PhySynergy, LLC. The privately held, physician-run medical services organization (MSO) offers membership-ownership engagements to anesthesia groups and other medical p...

revMD.com Acquires Medical Practice Billing Contracts in Yuma, AZ

revMD.com announced their acquisition of Yuma area medical practice coding, billing and collections contracts from Texas-based practice management firm TurnKeyMD, effective June 1, 2013. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Serving medical practices throughout the U.S., Scottsdale-based revMD.com is experiencing record growth in the delivery of healthcare revenue cycle management services nationwide...

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 ...

High School Dropouts More Likely to Have Drug and Alcohol Abuse Problems

Adolescents that drop education for a bottle, pill or needle end up having lots of troubles. Recovery Associates’ Adolescent Track gives them structure, support and counseling to stop their drug use. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 15, 2013 High school dropouts tend to have more time on their hands. Many times, using and abusing drugs or alcohol is one way they get involved with other activiti...

Pine Nut Oil is a Proven Remedy for Stomach Ulcers

With Men’s Health Month underway here in June, the leading producer and supplier of Siberian pine nut oil, PineNutOil.org, reminds those suffering from stomach ulcers of the all-natural healing elements within pine nut oil. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Men often deal with gastrointestinal health issues as they get older and do not pay close attention to what they are consuming on a daily ...

STOCKS NEWS SINGAPORE-Index rises; Hankore, Cordlife jump

Singapore shares rose on Friday, with trading volume dominated by small-cap stocks such as HanKore Environment Tech Group Ltd and Cordlife Group Ltd, but gains may be capped as investors await the U.S. jobs data.

Data Management Vendor’s Error Causes Cytokinetics to Revaluate ALS Trial

Programming errors in a vendor's EDC system meant some patients were mistakenly given placebo during a trial of an ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) drug candidate being developed by Cytokinetics.

Cook Medical Launches Hemospray™ - A Hemostatic Spray For The Treatment Of Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeds, UK

Cook Medical has chosen the annual meeting of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) to introduce an innovative endoscopic spray for use in nonvariceal bleeds in the upper GI tract to the UK market. Hemospray, which has undergone a clinical st...

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